Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast show

Dodgers Nation: Blue Heaven Podcast

Summary: Join your Blue Heaven Podcast hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We use our 750,000 fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth! Overtime Media; Your Sport. Your Team. On your time. Overtime is a Sports Podcast Network covering Pro and College Sports leagues and teams with entertaining and insightful podcasts.

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 Episode 64 – Clint's Gripes | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4420

Our Clint Pasillas is ready to go off on a few Dodgers subjects that are grinding his gears, but rants responsibly. On today's show: - Let the kids play - Joc is not a 1B - Dodger Jersey Giveaway - First half grades - All-Star voting is annoying Joined again by Gary this week, Brook and Clint enjoy the baby Dodgers, and think it may be time to make some tough roster decisions to let the kids play. From there, Clint is fully prepared to challenge the questionable decision making behind the Joc Pederson experiment at first base. He brings the Dodgers home/road winning record splits into account for why the team should not be squandering games, even with a big division lead. We announce the winner of our Cody Bellinger jersey giveaway, and introduce the next Dodgers Nation giveaway. Check it out at! Producer T has some hot questions from the live stream audience, including some trade talks, and thoughts on potential playoff roster construction. Additionally, the true first half of the Dodgers season has come and gone, which means it's issue first half grades. Plus the MLB All-Star voting process was a joke. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 63 – RIP Rich Hill | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3620

Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill hits the injured list, and we all mourn his injury. On today's show: - Rich Hill contingency plans - Fun with Ross Stripling - Dodger thoughts - Madbum vs Muncy II: Electric Boogaloo We lead off with warm thoughts toward the fallen Rich Hill, and wonder who will be his replacement in the rotation. Brook says it will NOT be Madison Bumgarner. We mix in several cuts from our great interview with Ross Stripling. In case you missed it, you should check it out here. The Dodgers are the first team in baseball to the 50 game win mark, and Brook pleads that they not waste a golden opportunity to win a championship. Clint feels that Joe Kelly may have actually found his groove in a new role.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 62 – The One With Ross Stripling | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3234

It's not super often that you get a real life big leaguer in your office, so we took full advantage of the opportunity with Dodgers swing man Ross Stripling. On today's show: - Getting to know Ross - Insight into "The Big Swing" podcast, hosted by Ross and long-time friend Cooper - How much he and other big league athletes pay attention to social media - Favorites, plus "this or that" - And questions from Twitter Get to know Thomas Ross Stripling better than you ever thought you did with this fun filled, exclusive interview. We delve into topics including how he became a pitcher, his favorite player growing up, and who he tried to most emulate as a pitcher. Plus we get to know all about his podcast "The Big Swing." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 61 – RIP Corey Seager | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3816

Corey Seager injured his hamstring and the Dodgers are down a star shortstop for at least a month. The guys are very sad about this fact. On today's show: - RIP Corey - Darvish and the Cubs are in town - The Curious Case of Joe Kelly - Mad Bum Thoughts - Fashion Show Judges Clint wonders if Corey's milk-hate was the culprit while we dig into the numbers the Dodgers will be missing from their lineup. The real question is "who can help in the interim" when it comes to the shortstop position. With or without their shortstop, there is baseball to be played and the Cubs of Chicago are in town. Clint prepares himself to welcome Yu Darvish back to Dodger Stadium on Saturday. Brook doubles back and looks back at the long-standing free agents Keuchel and Kimbrel, and how they affect the national league playoff picture. We welcome @diamondhoggers Clint Evans back to the show to discuss 2019 Joe Kelly, and whether he can pull out of it this season, or even before his contract is up in 2021. Later, Brook wins the internet, and his battle with all of Padres Twitter as San Diego starter Chris Paddack gets sent to SINGLE-A in the minor leagues. We discuss which umpire is worse: Joe West, or Angel Hernandez. Plus surprising all-star voting updates, and thoughts on Mad Bum vs fun in baseball. In the final section, producer Tamara walks us through the Dodgers' fashion choices at the 5th annual Blue Diamond Gala. Judging ensues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 60 – Rick Heaven: A Dodgers Podcast | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4409

Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski joins us in studio for our monthly update by the numbers. Thank you, Rick! On today's show: - The Dodgers starters are SO good - The bullpen not so much - Key bench bats - The Will Smith experience - The Bash Brothers Experience First we lead off with the news that FINALLY the Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Kuechel saga has come to a close. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball, and the starters are leading the charge. Rick deep dives into Hyun-Jin Ryu's historic season thus far.  The bullpen numbers are better, but the results are not. Plus we appreciate David Freese in Dodger blue. Austin Barnes is coming back, which means that the Will Smith experience has come to a close... and it was a good experience. Rick loves the Lonely Island's "Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience," but Brook not so much. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 59 – We're Naaaaaasty | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3875

Following up on the teased segment from last week about the Dodgers 99 cent store duct tape bullpen. On today's show: - A comeback for the ages by the cheaters - Bullpen held together by 99 cent store duct tape - Bellinger is the best RF in baseball -- an FRG apology - Bill Buckner: More than an error First we relive a comeback for the ages as we break down all the things that went right for the Dodgers on Wednesday night against the Mets (despite accusations of "cheating" which is really just preparing for a series). Of course, some of that was only possible thanks to the much maligned bullpen. Last week we teased a segment where we broke down the broken bullpen... this week we got to it. The extra week gave Dodgers Nation's editorial team more time to break down the bullpen, which only helped Clint and Brook's argument surrounding their mediocrity.  The gang celebrates Women in baseball on the day that Friend of the Show Sue Jo receives a promotion. Clint officially apologizes to Cody Bellinger for past indiscretions.  Brook helps us remember the late, great Bill Buckner, who was actually MORE THAN JUST AN ERROR, ESPN! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 58 – Black Holes of Ratchetness | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4807

With the Dodgers saddles with TWO off days in one week, what better time for a podcast that is described as "it's lit" by friend of the show Mark Langill. On today's show: - 50 game letter grades - Special guest: Dodgers Senior Producer Erick Vazquez - A Vintage Brand giveaway! Leading off the show, Clint feels that the 50 game mark is a good time look back and issue some letter grades for the boys in blue. Vintage Brand Before welcoming Erick onto the show, our friends at Vintage Brand have partnered with us to giveaway a prize in honor of Memorial Day! Starting Saturday, May 25, Vintage Brand will be running a 20% off offer through father’s day! Listen to the show and answer the question at Senior Producer Erick Vazquez Next we meet and get to know the man behind some of our favorite videos from the Dodgers and at Dodger Stadium. We learn about: - His friend Woody - How he got the Dodgers job - His favorite stadium food - and more! We ran long with the conversation, but it was a fun time for sure! Thanks for joining us, Erick! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 57 – Heavy on the Julio Urias | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4319

In a mixed bag of a week, Clint and Brook power through a few unfortunate topics in an otherwise great week for the Dodgers. On today's show:Kenley’s Communication BreakdownStruggles against former DodgersThe Julio Urias Situation (ft. Tim Rogers)And an introduction to our new Dodgers Nation postgame show hostLeading off, Brook navigates us through the news involving Julio Urías as we welcome our resident Julio expert, @SDDodger Tim Rogers. In more positive notes surrounding the Dodgers over the last week, we peer into some points involving Hyun-Jin Ryu, Kenta Maeda (both great, then bad), Joc's 100th career HR, and more! The Dodgers and Kenley Jansen appear divided over pitch selection and game planning. We look at an interesting pattern emerging with Jansen and his battery-mates before Clint breaks into an impressive monologue about the big man. #DNpostgame Dodgers Nation welcomes media veteran Doug McKain aboard as our new host of the post game show. We learn a little about him in a segment. Lightning Round In the Lightning round, producer Tamara has some hot topics for Brook and Clint to touch on, including the Dodgers struggles against former teammates, Farhan Zaidi's uncomfortable body language, JT and his shaky D, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 56 – Dodgers Who's Hot, Who's Not? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4219

With the guys being pushed up against an upcoming game, they bring out their A-game. On today's show: -We preview the series vs the Nationals -Dodgers: “Who’s hot, who’s not (ft. Cody Bellinger since the shoulder) -We play a little point, counter point -And the tweet of the week With the first segment of the show acting as a series preview, Brook and Clint look at the big time pitching match ups ahead. Afterwards, with a whole lot of surprisingly fun stats, the fellas look into "who's hot, and who's not." Plenty of JT, CT, and Dugie featured in the "hot" side of the ledger. Plus concerns with Cody since the shoulder incident, Kenley's Kimbrel comments, and is Seager tired? Point, Counter Point The Dodgers signed free agent catcher Travis d'Arnaud. We discuss the "why?" Matt Kemp is free agent. We discuss the potential for a re-return. How long can Kenta Maeda stay in the rotation? How many clean outings until you feel comfortable seeing Joe Kelly? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 55 – Cody Thoughts | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4188

Thanks to Cody and the Dodgers, these podcasts keep getting more jam packed! On today's show: - An exclusive chat with the newest Dodger, Matt Beaty - Cody Bellinger, you are ridiculous (with Rick Krajewski!) - Month one concerns - A look at some polls - Visiting Manny in SD Clint has an opportunity to chat with the newest Dodger Matt Beaty about his first day in the big leagues. Check out the full interview on our YouTube page! Brook and Clint are blown away with the month that Cody Bellinger put up in April. Clint enlists Dodgers stat man Rick Krajewski to break some of them down. For of that full conversation, visit our YouTube page! Not Everything is Dandy in Dodger Land AJ Pollock hit the IL. CT3 continues to get playing time, and struggle with it. Plus Corey Seager's struggles are beginning to amplify. Brook breaks down the latest poll results from social media before the guys offer up a little series preview from the upcoming set against the Padres in San Diego. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 54 – An Evening with Mark Langill | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4736

In another jam packed episode of the Blue Heaven Podcast: Concerns with the team: are they putting themselves in the best position to win daily? Plus an evening with Dodgers Team Historian, and South Pasadena native, Mark Langill. The club continues to struggle with "playoff contending" teams, but Clint wonders if the Dodgers are possibly playing the wrong guys day to day, or if they truly are a deeply flawed team right now. Cody bat 6th in the lineup twice this week... that is all. Kenley Jansen continues to struggle, and Joe Kelly is lowering his ERA somehow while still giving up runs. Mark Langill in the house As we lead off with Mark in studio, Brook helps us all get to know him better with a series of semi-rapid fire questions. In some of the in-depth and "hard hitting" subjects, Mark talks Dodger fans off a ledge and suggests to just "let the movie play." Plus we touch base on Cody Bellinger's record March/April, and Clayton Kershaw's impact historically on the Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 53 – Ready for D. Mountain | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4052

On an all new, jam packed episode of the Blue Heaven Podcast: - Praise for Julio Urias - Starting pitching becoming a… strength? - We talk to our friend of the show Tim Rogers about Rich Hill’s first rehab outing - Blue Heaven’s Tweet of the week - Plus our pregame coverage from today with KTLA With the show acting an iteration of the #DNpostgame show, Brook and Clint first review the exceptional outing from Julio Urias in Milwaukee. With his 6 IP and 1 hit allowed acting as a last ditch effort to remain in the rotation. Cody Bellinger remains en fuego as he shows no signs of lingering issues with his knee, and Alex Verdugo needs to play! Clint has some fun with numbers as the guys examine the recent hot streak by the starting rotation. Rich Hill Update SDDodger Tim Rogers joins us to provide an update on Rich Hill's rehab outing for the Rancho Quakes. Plus an interview with D. Mountain himself. On social media, the fanbase spoke out about their thoughts with the team in the return of our polls segment. Plus we spent some time talking Dodgers baseball with Derrin Horton and KTLA 5 ahead of Julio's start in MIL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 52 – Puigin' Around | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2612

Today on the Blue Heaven Podcast: - Cody's not dead - Puig's wild day - New Kershaw, who dis? - Plus statistic surprises Cody Bellinger got drilled in the knee on Monday and Dodgers nation lost it. Whether the HBP was intentional comes into question. Yasiel Puig made his return to Los Angeles, and while we're tired of talking about the break up,  but with headlines including Puig being fashionably late again, this subject couldn't not be discussed. Clayton Kershaw made his 2019 season debut and it covered the full gambit of expectations: - Of course, he served up a homerun - Of course it was to Yasiel Puig - However, he finished strong - But surprisingly mainly getting by using the slider In the final segment, Clint and Brook each review some shocking stats involving Joc Pederson, and Max Muncy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 51 – Dodgers Hit Rocky Bottom | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3471

From the high of week one to the lows of a sweep in Dodger Hell II (St. Louis). Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register visits Blue Heaven from the evil land of St. Louis to help try and ease the jump-ship mindset of Dodger fans. We go over some of the good, the bad, and ugly with 5 topics ranging from whether Cody Bellinger's hot start is sustainable, to will Chris Taylor ever hit again. Kershaw returns It was announced that Clayton Kershaw would be making his season debut on Monday at Dodger Stadium, on Jackie Robinson Day, against Yasiel Puig and the Reds. Must-watch TV for sure. Brook walks us through some of his favorite editorials from the passed week here our, including: - Dodgers: Alex Verdugo Talks About Why He Uses Volver Volver For Walk-Up Music - The Dodgers Are Filing A Lawsuit Over 42,000 Missing Tommy Lasorda Bobbleheads - ESPN Breaks Down Dodgers Future Success; If They Don't Make Another Move - Should The Dodgers Consider Moving Walker Buehler To The Bullpen Temporarily? Plus the latest Tweet of the Week, and Brook's thoughts on MLB Food Fest 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 50 – ESPNolan Arenado | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2449

Episode 50 of the Blue Heaven podcast is here. 50! Thank you so much for the support. The fellas discuss the Dodgers' weekend sweep of Colorado, which included Cody Bellinger being on another planet. But it also included the embarrassing ESPN national broadcast from Sunday night. (You know know Alanna Rizza throws a subtle Twitter jab your way, you've done a bad job, ESPN...) With the loss of Hyun-Jin Ryu to another groin injury -- however severe -- the guys take a look at all the options to take his place in the rotation. Heading into week 3 of the season, Brook is concerned that AJ Pollock (has started all 11 games) and Kenley Jansen (10.0 IP) are being overused at the get go. Clint is worried that Joc has fooled the fan base yet again while Alex Verdugo sees way too much bench time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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