Memorial Day means it’s time to start getting serious about baseball

May 28, 2023 Baseball Basketball - NBA Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Memorial Day is one of my favorite days of the year.

First of all, there is never a bad day to honor our veterans and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I love seeing all of the American flags flying. It is a…

Back When There Was Baseball: Mike Garman

May 24, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Mike Garman is our guest this week. Mike pitched in the Majors from 1969-1978 and was the 3rd overall pick out of the 1967 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox. Mike pitched for the Red Sox, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers and Expos in his career…

Back When There Was Baseball: Joe Sambito

May 18, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

We are privileged to speak with pitcher Joe Sambito this week. Joe took part in two of the best League Championship series in history (1980 NLCS Phillies/Astros and 1986 ALCS Angels/Red Sox). He became a left-handed short relief…

Back When There Was Baseball: Charlie Leibrandt

May 11, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

This week on Back When There Was Baseball, Rex and Steve take a look back at a "control/finesse" pitcher, which you don't see very often in today's game. His name is Charlie Leibrandt and he pitched in the majors from 1979…

Less arrogance, more acuity please

May 7, 2023 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents

Boy, my soapbox was starting to collect dust just sitting in my closet.

After watching one specific incident in Major League Baseball this past week, and seeing highlights from others I decided it was time to bring the good ol’ soapbox out for…

Back When There Was Baseball: Jim Lefebvre

May 4, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is the 1965 National League Rookie of the Year. His name is Jim Lefebvre and he played with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1965-1972 then continued his career in Japan for four more years. Jim also managed the…

Grand Slam

April 30, 2023 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Football Hockey - NHL

Pittsburgh hit a titanic home run this weekend.

No, not the baseball team. Though the Pirates are the talk of the Steel City. Or at least they were until last Thursday night.

The team that hit a real home run this weekend was the…

Back When There Was Baseball: Leo Mazzone

April 26, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

We are blessed to have one of the greatest pitching coaches of all-time with us this week.  Leo Mazzone joins us to talk about his career as a pitching coach and how he was able to keep the Atlanta Braves in contention each year with…

Back When There Was Baseball: Dave Phillips

April 19, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Do you remember the Disco Demolition Night in 1979? If so, the crew chief of that event is our guest this week. His name is Dave Phillips and he was an umpire in the American League from 1971-2002. Dave recalls that event in Comiskey…

Sports Authors Showcase: The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse by Wayne Taylor

April 18, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

The subject of today's podcast is the book The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse: Roundhouse Curveballer, The Duke of Port Royal by Wayne Taylor. Rex interviews Wayne and discusses baseball in the time period…