The Baseball Bucket List Podcast

The Baseball Bucket List Podcast

On each episode of The Baseball Bucket List Podcast we chat with a different fan about their favorite baseball memories, bucket list items, and what the game means to them. Interested in being a guest? Submit a request at https://baseballbucketlist.com/podcast

Episodes

August 11, 2022 39 min

Matt Burns lives in California and his father Tom lives in Oregon. The pair recently completed a whirlwind trip to the Pacific Northwest where they saw 17 games in 16 different ballparks over the course of 19 days. We get into that specific trip, Matt's affinity for traveling and writing, and of course, their favorite baseball memories. Tom and Matt also share some of their favorite things about the baseball community and why t...

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Jennifer Oddo is a long-time Braves fan living in the Atlanta area. We discuss her love of Chipper Jones and how she has seen nearly all of his career milestones in person. We also get into the Braves' 2021 World Series Championship, how the move from Turner Field to Truist Park was received by fans, and, what it is like to attend a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown.

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My dad, Victor DiTommaso, returns to the show this week! This time as a guest host, he interviews me about my incredible trip to LA for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. We chat Home Run Derby, Fan Fest, and all things Midsummer Classic. Plus we get some insight from Dad about how the All-Star Game has changed over the years.

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John Herbert and Josh Gentry are Texas Rangers fans who have been friends for two decades and are in the midst of visiting all of the MLB ballparks. We chat about their travels, some of the hilarious scenarios they've found themselves in, and their thoughts on the new Globe Life Field. John and Josh also give their best advice on how to get the most out of traveling for baseball, and explain why a trip itinerary isn't alway...

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John Racanelli is a Cubs fan living in La Grange, Illinois. He is actively involved in the Chicago chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), and is also the chair of the SABR Landmarks Research Committee. John shares some great baseball memories, including how he once got to enjoy a beer with Larry Biittner and reminisce about the walk-off homer Biittner hit at John's first ballgame. We also discuss plenty a...

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Tarri Haina is a Yankees Fan currently living in Lake George, New York. His World Baseball Classic jersey filled with collectible baseball pins earned him the nickname Stadiumman, which was given to him from none other than Met's superfan, Pinman.  We discuss how he got started with his collection, his favorite pins, and  what it's like to go through security wearing the jersey.

We also chat about his favorite baseball mome...

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Dave Hyett is a 4th grade teacher in the Philadelphia area. He has been a life-long Phillies fan and collector of outdoor adventures. We discuss his love for the Phillies,  Game 5 of the 2008 World Series, what makes minor league baseball great, and why everyone should pay a visit to the Reading Fightin' Phils.  We also reminisce over baseball cards of the 80s and 90s, and about the best childhood game - Wall Ball.

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Believe it or not, this week's episode marks one year of The Baseball Bucket List Podcast! This week, instead of a regularly structured episode, I'm sharing 3 lessons I've learned through baseball over the last year.  Each lesson includes supporting clips from interviews. We'll be back to our regular format next week. A huge thank you to all of the listeners and guests who have made this last year possible!

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Jake Schneider is a life-long Twins fan from Sartell, Minnesota. We hear stories about his boyhood hero, Kirby Puckett, and other interactions with Rocco Baldelli and Harmon Killebrew. We also get into Jake's hobby of woodworking while listening to baseball games, and the the time Bert Blyleven complimented him on one of his pieces.

Check out the show notes page for a photo of the Blyleven carving:   https://baseballbucketlist....

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Matt Graifer, also known as The Young Professor, is the in-game host of the Daytona Tortugas and the Bananannouncer for the Savannah Bananas.  Matt shares how he got started in the sports entertainment industry and what he considers to be the best parts of minor league baseball. We also discuss how different teams craft their in-park and on-field entertainment as well as the varying levels of freedom teams have at different levels ...

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Tim Flattery lives in West Des Moines, Iowa and is the host of The Moonlight Graham Show. We touch on his love for the game and the Minnesota Twins, his playing career, and why baseball may just be better on the radio. Tim also gives a detailed first hand account of last summer's Field of Dreams game and explains what it meant to native Iowans. Plus, we get the story of how and why he started The Moonlight Graham Show, where he...

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Phil Stokoe lives in Tampa, Florida and is a big minor league baseball fan. His dog Panda Bear is also know as The Baseball Poodle, and together they have visited 14 ballparks and crossed off some big time bucket list items. Phil shares how he got started with baseball as a kid, what lead to a long hiatus from following the sport, and how he and Panda Bear have become the face of Bark in the Parks everywhere.

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Kelly G. Park is a Cardinals fan from Western Kentucky, and the author of a two volume book set Just Like Me: When the Pros Played on the Sandlot. We chat favorite baseball memories, bucket list items, and what it's like to sit down and talk with greatness. Kelly also shares some of his favorite stories from  dozens of interviews with former MLB, Negro Leagues, and AAGPBL players about their childhood time playing baseball. He ...

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Joey Nigro is a Dodgers fan from Northeast Ohio. He shares how his mom contributed to his love of sports, but that it was a Scholastic Book Fair that made him a life-long Dodgers fan. We talk about his wife's journey to becoming a fan of the game, his bachelor trip to Cooperstown, and about a viral Tiktok video that earned his son a custom jersey from the LA Dodgers.

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Scott Mackay lives in Kent County, England and is the starting centerfielder for the Kent Mariners. We chat about how baseball is growing in the UK, and how players are using it as a means to stay fit both physically and mentally. Scott shares how a Twitter video of Tatis Jr.  reignited his love for the game, and how he hasn't looked back since. We also get insight into the most popular MLB teams across the pond, and how the La...

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Jaden & Javier Solis are a father and son duo from Gridley, California. They are big time  fans of the Braves and Cristian Pache. Listen as they tell us the story of how, with help from Twitter, Jaden was able to meet Pache on the field of the Oakland Colosseum. We talk about why they each love baseball, and some of their favorite baseball memories including the time Javier had dinner with Austin Riley, and the time Jaden spent...

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Derek Malinowski is a life-long Cubs fan from the Chicagoland area. He shares how the 1998 home run race got him hooked on baseball as a kid, and what it was like to watch the 2016 Cubs bring home a World Series title. We also discuss the journey he and his wife, Jackie, are on to complete their Cactus League Bucket List, and see the Cubs play at all 30 MLB ballparks.
 
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John Scukanec is a Mariners fan from Washougal, WA. He is currently in the middle of a #Catch365 challenge and is a huge Ken Griffey Jr. fan. We hear stories about his Field of Dreams Quest, the time Griffey Jr. played a practical joke on him, and when he and his friends rented out the entire Salem-Keizer Volcanoes stadium for an overnight stay. We also get into his bucket list retirement plan and some special moments shared with h...

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Laura Agnew and Dylan Dobert are a couple currently living in the Capitol Region of New York. They have plans to attend games not only at every MLB, MiLB, and independent baseball league ballpark, but also all of the MLS, College Football, NHL, AHL, ECHL, and SPCHL stadiums and arenas. We discuss how their love of sports came to be, what makes them Rays fans, and how they got involved with the Adopt a Minor Leaguer program.

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Ethan Bryan is a life-long Royals fan from Springfield, Missouri, whose epic first ballgame got him hooked at an early age (thanks George Brett!). His book A Year of Playing Catch: What a Simple Daily Experiment Taught Me about Life highlights his journey of playing catch every day for an entire year. We get into the life lessons learned over that year, who some of his amazing catch partners have been, and a great program created b...

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