Let's Get Two

Let's Get Two

America's past time from those who enjoy it: the fans. We're gonna spend the spring, summer and fall going to check out the best game at all levels: MiLB, MLB, Independent Leagues, College and High School.

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May 13, 2021 111 min

INTO THE WOODS: The Northwoods League Preview

At the end of the month, the Northwoods League kicks off! And we’ve been to two of our favorite ballparks for the first time in….well…too long. 

0:00:46 - The First Pitch: Why I love the Northwoods League.

0:01:41 - On Deck: Ryan Voz, president/commissioner of the Northwoods League and co-owner of the Willmar Stingers.

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https://twitter.com/NWLbaseball
northwoodsleague.com

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After over 500 days, we’ve got Minor League baseball back. Let’s get into it.?

First Pitch: Presented by baseballmapper.com, we’re out at Del Diamond.?

0:00:57 Show. Me. The Merch:? Shoutout to the good folks at Ballnine for the cool shirt!? We’re ranking Star Wars night jerseys and talking about the way I marathon the films.

Teams included:

Sugar Land Skeeters
Erie Sea Wolves
Normal Cornbelters

Brooklyn Cyclones
Charlotte Knights
Daytona T...

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The baseball show from the fan’s perspective.


0:01:01 The First Pitch - The fair weather fans are out in force already and it’s only April. Don’t be the guy or gal I wouldn’t want in my foxhole. Sponsored by www.thebaseballmapper.com


0:06:46 Holler and a Swaller - Presented by The Hitter Sports, we’re drinking Alamo Bourbon from Alamo Distillery and toasting a great friend to the show.
https://alamodistilling.com/


0:08:43 On Deck - We’...

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April 14, 2021 74 min

Packed episode. Let's go around the horn! 

0:00:44 The First Pitch - I talk about one of the most tired subjects in baseball: should Pete Rose be in the hall of fame.

0:05:05  Show. Me. The Merch - 

Check out these teams for some great gear

PORTLAND SEA DOGS

Find them here:

https://www.milb.com/portland

DANVILLE OTTERBOTS

Find them here:

https://www.mlb.com/appalachian-league/danville

TULSA DRILLERS

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https://www.milb.com/tul...

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April 7, 2021 80 min

‘Baseball is 90 per cent mental. The other half is physical’ - Yogi Berra

0:00:44 The First Pitch - The season is starting for the major leagues! Up next, the minors. So remember to support your local ball club.

0:04:48  Good Wood - The MLB pulled the All Star Game from Atlanta. We think, for once, the MLB made the right move and in a timely fashion.

00:17:14: On Deck - Hannah Huesman serves as a Mental Skills Coach for the Philadelph...

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It's beginning to look a like baseball....opening day is here!

0:01:03 The First Pitch- Opening day! Let’s GOOOOO.

0:05:12 The McEntire Mule - A Missouri based Razorback in a Longhorn’s Diamond.

0:15:34 Who’s On First - Amy Johnson from the Corpus Christi Hooks

0:24:30 On Deck - Patrick and Cory created the ultimate baseball traveler’s tool: baseballmapper.com

0:43:20 Holler and a Swaller - We’ve got a new bourbon to toast the new s...

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0:00:44 The First Pitch- Jessica got Jim tickets to The Long Time and the #SandlotRevolution and might have gotten a peak at part of baseball’s soul. 
Find them here:
https://thelongtime.com/
https://texasplayboysbaseball.com/

0:05:49 Show Me The Merch - We’ve got some great gear from the Kalamazoo Growlers and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers. ASTROS Fans: a cool contest for you. 
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https://northwoodsleague.com/kalamazoo-growl...

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OPEN: I’m turning 45 and I have had a lot of wonderful experiences so far: a military career, a film career, a cool ass film festival and this baseball show. It’s also St. Patrick’s Day and I share a limerick that got me sent home from school in the 2nd grade.

0:08:10 - Who’s On First: Tom Kelley from Baseball Ireland is here to talk about growing the sport on the Emerald Isle.

Find them here: https://baseballireland.ie/

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OPEN: Spring Training as started and the joy and euphoria over the beginning of baseball has led to the inevitable overreaction of Spring Training results. In this, as in all things, we turn to Lou Brown. 


0:05:21: THIS JUST IN - THIS JUST IN: Matt Durkin from the Kernels Collegiate League is here to unveil the new teams and they are amazing.  Twitter.


0:09:44: LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAY BALL - Jim saw BOTTOM OF THE 9th with Joe Manganiell...

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OPEN: A new season is upon us. And it’s time to be dipped in ‘magic waters.’ Jim’s opening quote is from FIELD OF DREAMS and we need it now more than ever.

0:06:07: SHOW. ME. THE. MERCH: Jim is finally revealing his#NationalHatDay haul:

Erie Sea Wolves

Tri-City Chili

Holly Springs Salamanders

Spearfish Sasquatch

Waterloo Bucks

Daytona Tortugas

Williamsport Crosscutters

Peoria Chiefs


0:12:40 HOLLER AND A SWALLER: We’ve not a new brew from Tex...

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January 13, 2021 112 min

Open:

We’re dedicating the episode to baseball fan and hat aficionado Jon Laurendeau (12/3/1960 - 12/28/2020). Jon was a a great friend to Erik Mertens. Check out Erik’s segment. For more about Jon.

Since the finale, we’ve got new lids from:

Hagerstown Suns

Asheville Tourists

Norfolk Tides

Madison Mallards

Corpus Christi Hooks

Vermont. Lake Monsters

Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Everett Aqua Sox

Wilmington Blue Rocks 


0:06:48 - Show & Tell: Sc...

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Open: My take on the realignment of the minor leagues and the decision to boycott the MLB next year. 


0:09:31: Jeff Knaster, Andy Tomczeszyn and James Christopher discuss the realignment of the minor leagues and its affect on baseball longterm.


0:42:18 Eric Jarinko (Greenville Drive)


0:58:38. Jeff Lantz - Senior Director of Communications, Minor League Baseball


1:13:27 Tom Resienweber - Erie Times-News


1:23:06 Closing

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December 10, 2020 130 min

The LET’S GET TWO Holiday Episode

(OPEN) It’s finally here! Our holiday episode! And we have a gift for all of our listeners!!!

(0:3:24) HOLLER AND A SWALLER: As this season of Let’s Get Two winds down, we’ve got Rogue Brewery from Newport Or and Saint Arnold out of Houston, Texas. 

(0:08:38) SHOW ME THE MERCH:  Baseball Santa game early and left me some cool gear from the Spokane Indians, Frisco Rough Riders and the Southern Maryland...

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December 4, 2020 110 min

Open: My bold declaration and promise for the 2021 MLB season and a congrats to the Northwoods League.

0:03:56: Holler and a Swaller: We’re toasting the folks in Minor League Baseball by raising a Saloon Door Brewing. 

0:08:32: Show. Me. The. Merch.: We’ve got Christmas gear from the Erie Sea Wolves and an Omaha Storm Chasers Mystery Box. 

0:18:30: Mahoning Valley Scrappers- Jordan Taylor is here to talk about the Scrappers movement i...

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November 19, 2020 120 min

Let's Get Two S2 E79 “Turkey Day”

OPEN: Despite it being 2020 and a tough year that isn’t going to go out the easy way, there are things to be thankful for.  Wearing the sweet Baseballism cap. 

Shoutout to Jourdan and Jessica! 

(0:06:25): WHO’S ON FIRST: John and Ashlie of the Columbia Fireflies join us to talk their journey in baseball, the 2020 season that wasn’t and how they chose to react to getting “dumped on Twitter.” Great ...

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November 10, 2020 79 min
  • OPEN: I start out with some background on my military experience. I then talk the election results and try to add my thoughts on how we can come together. Dedicated to Nathan Bybee.

  • (0:15:48) THIS JUST IN: The New York Yankees have cut ties with the Trenton Thunder and the Staten Island Yankees. The ‘what’ is one thing, the ‘how’ is abhorrent. 

  • (0:18:46) MINOR LEAGUE MIND: Jess Knaster and I talk the latest developments in MiLB Contr...
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    Let's Get Two S2 E77 “Directions to the Void”

    OPEN: The Election is today. Let’s try to be adults about this.

    (0:09:24) Big League Chew: Scott talks the fall out of the World Series, Blake Snell and why 2020 might not be the only year that sucks for baseball.

    (0:24:04) Minor League Mind with Jess Knaster: Some of the MiLB Dominoes are about to fall.

    (0:40:07) Go Go Astros:  Andy and I talk about Dusty, Qualifying Offers and the ...

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    OPEN: We know who Senator Sasse of Nebraska is. And not just because of his “butt cut” and that’s a problem. 

    (0:08:59) Big League Chew: We have a World Series match up! Scott and I make picks.

    (0:22:23) Go Go Astros: Andy and I start to unpack the 2020 Astros season after losing game 7.

    (0:47:24) Show Me The Merch: New gear from the LeHigh Valley Iron Pigs and the Lake Elsinore Storm.

    (0:50:06) Holler and a Swiller: Drinking the Texas...

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    OPEN: Are the Astros victims of karma?

    (0:05:43) GO GO ASTROS: One more chicken, 27 more outs?

    (0:12:17) HOLLER AND. SWALLER: We’re drinking Independence Brewing’s Native Texan and toasting Joe Morgan. Presented by The Hitter Sports. 

    (0:15:25) LIGHTS, CAMERA, PLAYBALL: Andy is here to talk our favorite sports show, Ted Lasso. 

    (0:29:24) WHO’S ON FIRST: We’ve got Anderson Rathbun of the Burlington Baseball club. He’s here to talk about...

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    October 10, 2020 54 min

    Let's Get Two S2 E72 “Innovators Summit

    OPEN: 162 - 60 = 16. Call in ManFraud math.

    (0:06:24) Holler and Swaller 1:  We are drinking Circle Brewing’s Tuxedo T Shirt and toasting Darrell Mitchell, Stu Clary, Trina and Taylor Bentley. Check out Make and Matter!

    (0:10:29) Go Go Astros: Andy and I are playing with house money baby. 

    (0:25:33) Show. Me. The Merch: Hardy the Hat Guy has gifted me with an “Indiana Baseball Starter kit...

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