First Pitch Strike

First Pitch Strike

First Pitch Strike Podcast is all about MLB. We cover your favorite teams, the plays, the homers, the defense, and any other fun information we can in 30 or so minutes. Aaron and Ethan Casey are a father and son duo discussing the sport they love. Aaron is a former coach and umpire, a current board member for the local Legion team and a national scorekeeper for American Legion Tournaments. Ethan is a former All-State Legion player and current coach for the same team he starred for as well as the current umpire. Their expertise will provide you a unique point of view. As fans, they’ll share some of your perspectives as well. Hopefully, they’ll provide a laugh or five as well through their quips. Welcome aboard and enjoy your ride through the MLB with the Casey boys.

Episodes

October 4, 2021 69 min
Ethan and Aaron are joined by Say It Again Network friends Chrystal and Michael as we look back at the season and what’s ahead for the playoffs. From horrible predictions to touching moments; no hitters to retiring umpires and everything in between we had it all in 2021. Somehow we all agreed: White Sox to win it all.
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COVID and work nearly did Aaron in, but he and Ethan are back and discuss the stretch run to the playoffs. Salvador Perez gets props for his record breaking 46th HR; the Padres limp to the finish line and a whole bunch of random topics make this episode’s final cut.
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August 20, 2021 61 min
Ethan and Aaron return after a long break. They jump right into the Dog Days of Summer. Tyler Gilbert is a stud, Field of Dreams was a great production and Chris Bassitt well wishes after getting hit. Ethan also highlights a few throwback jersey wishes.
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Aaron is joined by MLB Daily Beat host Mike El-Far to discuss All Star Week so far. From HR Derby to All Star MVP predictions.
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June 29, 2021 68 min
What is Rob Manfred doing? We dive into what MLB is doing with sticky substances and enforcing inspections. The four hitters most likely to draw a free pass from us. And a heartfelt shout out to Josh Naylor.
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June 13, 2021 60 min
From running bases to the infield fly rule and what makes a ball fair or foul; the last week or so has seen a failure to understand the rules. Ethan and Aaron help the Astros and Dusty Baker understand all of the above. We discuss the difference between an injury and just being hurt while Kevin Pillar and Jacob DeGrom keep rolling. Plus we’re giving away FREE MERCH!!!
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Ethan and Aaron are joined by Kyle and Ryan from the First Line Podcast. The guys discuss a little baseball and a lot of hockey in this special edition of First Pitch Strike.
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May 24, 2021 71 min
As a pitcher, Ethan shares his observations about the 7 no hitters already thrown this year. Aaron provides his thoughts on the contributing factors to no no’s. And DON’T be the 3rd out at 3rd base.
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Aaron and Ethan sit down with long time writer and previous Rockies pre and post game host Tracy Ringolsby. From Nolan Ryan to his days in Kansas City and what he’s doing now. We even slip in some Wyoming athletics into the conversation.
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April 30, 2021 57 min
The NL West has had a lot to talk about this week. Rockies part ways with their GM and the Padres/Dodgers rivalry heats up. We torch an umpire and for a horrible call. We’re still looking to give away free merch!
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There have been several game changing occurrences because of batters being hit by a pitch this year. Ethan and Aaron dive into the logistics of the HBP. Congratulations to Yadir Molina. The Mets need to figure out what to do with Brandon Nimmo. Plus, we’re giving away some merch!
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April 7, 2021 43 min
Aaron and Ethan share their observations from the first weekend plus of the 2021 season. From mammoth home runs to pitchers on top of their games, there is a little of everything, including a benches clearing brawl with a suspension. What happens with the Padres with the Tatis injury? Finally, the move of the All Star game to Denver is a hot topic for many.
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Ethan and Aaron are joined by Joshua Morelion and Michael Flores from the SIA Network and RJ Prince, one of Ethan’s former teammates. We dive right in and predict not just division winners and a World Series Champ, but we also give you a few end of season awards.
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Spring Training is in full swing. Tatis Jr, DeGrom and Giolito look like they’re ready to start the season. Aaron and Ethan discuss their performances, highlight the starting rotations of the Dodgers, Padres and Mets and spend way too much time talking about Daniel Vogelbach. Ethan also shares his love of defense and Aaron uses Yadier Molina as the example of defense. Finally, we also wish Tony Wolters a better eye at the plate...
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March 7, 2021 61 min
With the beginning of the spring games, Aaron and Ethan highlight the good of what they’ve seen so far. What prospects are making it hard on teams to send them to the minors/alternate camp. They touch on Kevin Mather and his remarks as well as welcoming back two cancer survivors.
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February 22, 2021 56 min
Spring Training is finally here! We discuss the excitement that is Spring Training, what we’re looking forward to and ask a few questions about historical scenarios. And there are 3 “Don’t Be Stupid” winners this week.
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February 9, 2021 55 min
Today the Casey’s dive into the Nolan Arenado trade, Trevor Bauer signing and should MLB players skip the line for a COVID vaccination? Also, the introduction of the “Don’t Be Stupid” weekly award.
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January 30, 2021 50 min
Josh Morelion from Drive Thru Review joins the discussion. Another, “Don’t Be Stupid,” moment that the Mets took immediate action on. Hot Stove league heating up and what’s gonna happen with AZ Cactus League.
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January 17, 2021 42 min
Aaron and Ethan review the recent trades and how they impact the teams involved. What’s better - mortgaging the future or dealing to win now? And a little love to Tommy.
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January 8, 2021 59 min
A new year brings resolutions and goals. Better hitting; better pitching; more home runs; fewer home runs; more wins, more Joe Kelly faces and whip cream. No topic is taboo; some topics revisited; all topics brought some laughs.
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