Welcome to Barbecast 91! After a guestless episode last week, we’ve returned with TWO special guests for this week’s pod, both currently inhabiting the Southern League. First (at 18:15 ), we talked to Twins minor league outfielder Daniel Palka. Daniel comes on the pod a little under a year after we first saw him in the Diamondbacks organization with the Visalia Rawhide and commended him on his walk-up song. After being traded to the Twins in the off-season, Daniel’s had a good start to the 2016 season with Double-A Chattanooga. We asked him about a bunch of stuff, including…
- his experience as an aerospace engineer
- his favorite BESR bats
- suddenly stealing 24 bases last year
- the process of choosing a walk-up song
- his Backyard Baseball lineup
- …and more!
After Daniel (at 56:40), we brought on Brandon Liebhaber, the voice of the Jackson Generals, to discuss things related to being the voice of the Jackson Generals, such as…
- How a Los Angeles native ends up in Jackson, Tennessee by age 23
- What a broadcaster can learn/take from Vin Scully
- Tyler O’Neill and Guillermo Heredia
- Jerry Dipoto’s magic
- being overrun on the radio by Rush Limbaugh (?!?!)
- …and more!
After Brandon (at 1:33:45), another B-Ref Battle brought to you by Baseball-Reference went down. Names were shared. Laughs were had. And then we moved on. We concluded (at 1:41:20) with a Varsity Baseball Update about the end of our respective D-III schools’ baseball seasons with similarly crushing losses in regionals, before looking ahead to the excitement of men’s league baseball. Then we say goodbye. Thanks for listening <3
Music: 2Pac/Biggie (Daniel’s walk-up song)
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