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Outfielder Wynton Bernard of the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes drops by to talk about the changes in MiLB this season as well as one surprising change coming up in 2023. What’s the housing situation been like? And how challenging is that ‘Topes Slope in centerfield? Suzie and Patrick ponder the question: Is Derek Jeter overrated? Their answer may surprise you. Plus,…

The BBWAA sent a strange message by electing David Ortiz and not Barry Bonds. Todd Helton got 7.1% closer to being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Drew Goodman from AT&T SportsNet shares his thoughts on Cooperstown while digging into the Frontier League’s new sudden-death tiebreaker and the history of legendary Rockies’ coaches. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Tom Tsuchiya, plaque sculptor for the Baseball Hall of Fame, describes his experience designing Larry Walker’s plaque. We get his first take on David Ortiz making it to Cooperstown and the work ahead of him for the seven members in the Class of 2022. Plus, learn about the sculptures he’s been making for Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati since 2003 and his interactions with legends Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench. “Todd Helton gains ground on Baseball Hall of Fame, David Ortiz elected to Cooperstown” by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced David Ortiz as the only new member in the Class of 2022 as all other players on the ballot received less than 75%. Todd Helton took another step closer to Cooperstown by appearing on 52.0% of ballots from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Writers from Purple Row and RoxPile – Justin Wick, Noah Yingling and Kevin Henry – discuss the mixed messages sent by voters and predict what year Helton may earn enshrinement. “Today we see Helton’s Hall of Fame progress” by Justin Wick “David Ortiz calls writer obscenity live on Boston radio” by Noah Yingling “The one-and-done All-Star team of Baseball Hall of Fame rejects” by Bill Felber DON’T FORGET TO…

Despite not hearing his name on Tuesday during the Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, Todd Helton took another step closer towards reaching Cooperstown. David Ortiz received 77.9% of votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and was the only one on the 30 player ballot to reach the required 75% mark.  Ortiz slugged 541 home runs during his 20-year...

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Talking all-things Class of 2022 for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com gives his nuanced thoughts about the differences between players like known PED-users Barry Bonds and Álex Rodríguez. Plus, where does the man banned from the game, Pete Rose, fit into the conversation. Manny competes in the toughest game yet of Taco’s Or Tears: Hall of Fame Edition. Second Edition (feat. news of Larry Walker’s HOF selection) of “The Blake Street Bombers” by Manny Randhawa DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Todd Helton’s heroics were wasted again on Friday. In a way, it seems fitting for Todd Helton’s career. His heroics are overshadowed by someone else on the Colorado Rockies failing, and therefore taking the spotlight off of him. On Friday night in San Diego, Helton made up for an earlier error, which allowed the Padres to score the game-tying run,...

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Jason Giambi earned his paycheck on Wednesday.The slugger was re-signed in the offseason to provide Todd Helton with a few days off and to provide a big bat off of the bench late in games. He has struggled throughout most of the season, but he pulled through Wednesday night, hitting a walk off home run off of Red Sox closer...

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