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The Top Step with broadcaster Dave Sims

Dave Sims is the current play-by-play broadcaster for the Seattle Mariners on Root Sports Northwest, and has called Mariners games since 2007. Throughout his career, he has also covered many college basketball games including George Mason University's upset of the University... Continue Reading →

The Top Step: Little League vs Travel Baseball

David Mendell wrote an article in the Washington Post in May about the effects travel baseball teams have on community and little league baseball teams. Paul and I talked with local little league veterans, John and Maria Lagana, about what... Continue Reading →

The Top Step with Dave Jageler

Here is our show with Dave Jageler. Make sure to click on the “Our Nationals Pastime” link to get to the video.

Our National(s) Pastime

In an attempt to get our podcast off the ground, I thought it would be a good idea to bring on our show some bigger names. Steve and I were planning to attend the Nationals game this past Wednesday, so I thought we should contact some members of the media and see if any of them will agree to come on our show with us. I figured we might as well give it a shot, but I was not necessarily expecting much of a response. So when Dave Jageler, the play-by-play radio commentator for the Washington Nationals, responded to me on Twitter and said he would like to record an episode with us, to say that I was ecstatic is quite the understatement.

Steve also was very successful in his contacting endeavors. Steve was able to set up an interview with Rich Waltz, the TV commentator for the Miami Marlins. We had trouble…

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The Top Step: Marlins and Nationals with Rich Waltz

Paul and I were set to attend the Marlins and Nats game on May 28th and record our second podcast about our two favorite clubs. But just for the sake of it, we each contacted commentators from our team to... Continue Reading →

The Top Step: Dissecting Baseball’s Borders

In April, The New York Times published a fascinating study done by Tom Giratikanon, Josh Katz, David Leonhardt, and Kevin Quealy. They looked at the distribution of baseball fans according to team, by zip code and county. They then compiled their data in an all-inclusive,... Continue Reading →

The Top Step: An Original Podcast

In an effort to spice things up here in my baseball media world, I've decided to--at least for a short time--start a podcast in which I will discuss various aspects of the lovely game of baseball and interesting headlines in... Continue Reading →

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