In this episode of the Podcast Peter Bean and Andrew Hendriks speak with the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays broadcast team Joe Siddall. Joe will be joining Jerry Howarth in the broadcast booth this season as his new partner on the Jays radio broadcasts. The announcement was confirmed Saturday.
In the interview Joe shares the story of how this process got started with an email from Howarth offering condolences for the loss of his son Kevin. He also tells us how Bob Elliott’s column on the Canadian Baseball Network played a role in leading him to his new role.
Joe also discusses his time with the Expos and being the catcher for Denis Boucher’s debut in Montreal. He also talks about his time working for the Detroit Tigers and throwing BP to Miguel Cabrera.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Ontario Terriers with their 18U Head Coach Scott Scott Vandevalk. Scott has a lengthy history with baseball in Ontario and talks about that in this interview. Scott also discusses his thoughts on the challenges facing baseball in the province and what improvements he would like to see.
In the second part of the interview Scott tells us about the Terriers history, alumni, coaching staff and team philosophy. We also review some of his players on the 2014 draft list.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Abbotsford Cardinals of the BC Premier Baseball League, with their assistant coach Derek Florko. This interview is part of our lost files from the end of last year. We are pleased to be able to share this interview with you now. In the interview Derek talks to host Peter Bean about his coaching style and impressive resume of work with the Cardinals, Yale Academy and Sandlots baseball BC. He also talks about the current level of talent in the BC Premier League. Derek reviewed the history of the Cardinals program as well as the teams core philosophy of developing good people above all else. Derek also covered some recent alumni of the program who were drafted or signed by Major League clubs including Kurtis Kostuk and Jared Mortensen.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we discuss the book "Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos" with author and CBN contributor Danny Gallagher. The subtitle for the book: "Howe the best team in baseball ended up in Washington 10 years later" is extremely appropriate. In the book Danny and his co author Bill Young review all the factors that lead to the assembling of the 94 team as well as how a series of unfortunate events and decisions lead to the exodus of the beloved Expos from Montreal to Washington D.C..
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast Peter Bean and Andrew Hendriks are joined by CBN founder Bob Elliott for our 2014 Kick Off episode. The conversation starts off with a special announcement from Andrew Hendriks. The remainder of part 1 of this episode features an in depth conversation on the Toronto Blue Jays. We talk pitching, catching, the off-season and it's lack of activity, free agents, Jose Bautista and his attitude, as well as the Manager's and General Manager's future with the team. Part 2 will be posted later this week.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we feature the Toronto Mets. Our guest is one of the programs founders, John Jepson. John is the Chairman of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario and shared his thoughts of the state of the game in the province in the first part of the interview. In the second half we talked in depth about the history and philosophy of the Toronto Mets. John also gives us a scouting report on Zach Pop, a member of the Mets who is rated #2 on the 2014 CBN Draft List.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we speak with Milwaukee Brewers closer Jim Henderson. Jim talks to us about his time with the Okotoks Dawgs and what it’s like being the programs first major leaguer. He also talks about his perseverance in the minors where he played 10 seasons. Jim discusses what it means to him to be a closer, and shares the story of how he heard of his promotion to the big leagues – which maybe one of the best ever.
Episode 26 also marks another milestone for the podcast as in this episode we introduce our new co-host Andrew Hendriks (@77hendriks). Andrew will be a regular host on the show going forward.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast, we profile the Parksville Royals of the BC Premiere Baseball League. Joining us to talk about the team is head coach Dave Wallace.
In the first part of the interview Dave talks about the current state of the game in British Columbia as well as across Canada. He also discusses how he feels we can improve development for young players in Canada. In the second part of the interview Dave reviews the history and philosophy of the Parksville Royals program.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Great Lake Canadians with Adam Stern. Adam has a lengthy history in Canadian baseball. He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2001 by the Atlanta Braves and played 5 seasons in the major leagues for the Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles. He is a two time Olympian and spent 8 year with the Canadian National Team. He also appeared in the 2006 and 2009 WBC. In the first half of the interview we talk to Stern about his history with baseball. In the second half we talk in depth about the Great Lake Canadians program, which is a newcomer to the amateur baseball scene in southern Ontario.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Tecumseh Thunder. To discuss the program we are joined by Dave Cooper. Cooper is a legend in the local baseball landscape. He played for multiple Canadian championship teams as well as a stint with the Canadian National Team. In the first part of the interview Dave and speaks about his history with the game of baseball, the state of the game in southern Ontario and his proudest moments coaching Canadian youth . In the second half of the interview Dave talks about the Tecumseh Thunder and Lacasse Park where they play.