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 850,000 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!

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 Episode 146 – The Most Important Dodgers Games Ever... This Week | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4010

The Dodgers dominated the Houston Astros for 17 of 18 innings over the weekend, but the bad taste of a Kenley Jansen blow up and an awful ESPN broadcast ruined it all. Looking forward, as the Padres welcome LA to San Diego, the Blue Heaven boys welcome professional Padres fan Ryan Hart to preview a big series at Dodger Stadium south. Since we got slammed the last time we talked Padres on our own, bringing in a person fully knowledgable in all things Padres just made sense. Hart, the host of the Bleav in Padres Prospects podcast, join us on some wide-ranging Friars topics ahead of the three game series. Additionally, Clint and Brook air their frustrations over MLB's plan to remove booze from postseason celebrations. And, of course, they come up with their own solutions. To advertise on this show, please visit or email Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 145 – A Little Too Much Dodgers Hubris (with Guest Buster Olney) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4124

Ok, we're owning up to it... we might have to accept the self-accusations of being guilty of a bit of hubris. Earlier in the week, we looked in the rearview mirror at the Padres while the Dodgers were simply charging up for the playoffs. Three days later, things aren't so peachy for Los Angeles. The rotation is down two arms after Dustin May took a liner off the foot and Walker Buehler hit the IL again with a nagging blister issue. Focusing on Buehler, we welcome first-timer friend of the show, ESPN's Buster Olney to assess where the Dodgers are, and where they might be with Walker come October. Additionally, we hear from MLB experts through Olney their thoughts on what is going on with slugger Cody Bellinger. Finally, we preview the weekend series against the Astros and look at how this is a very different club than LA faced at the end of July. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 144 – All Aboard the Dodgers Bullpen Struggle Bus | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3376

After an eventful week, the Blue Heaven boys return and enjoy the fruit of their trolling from the last episode. Padres twitter fans aside, there's also Dodgers notes to talk about. For one, the suddenly shaky bullpen. The question has to be asked, is Dave Roberts reverting back to his old ways with in-game management and overreliance on select relief arms? Next, the guys look at what will likely be the playoff rotation for the Dodgers and compare against what the club might actually do. Additionally, we look ahead to potential playoff matchups that LA could be looking at in the new 3-game first round in October. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 143 – Dodgers Deadline, The Padres Got Castro But They Still A** Tho | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4018

After a mostly uneventful but shocking trading deadline for the Dodgers, we mourn and breakdown the loss of one of our favorite friends of the show Ross Stripling who was sent to the Blue Jays on Monday. Meanwhile, the Padres made a huge splash that has their fanbase getting way ahead of itself while the Diamondbacks blew it all up. Clint and Brook assess the MLB trade deadline as a whole after a busy August 31st.  We also discuss the records set by the Dodgers in the last week and settle on how meaningful the new NL home run record for a month is in a season featuring the designated hitter. For this week's Jim Beam Hot Shot segment, the guys and the audience slam the playoff bubble proposed by MLB. Not to say the idea is bad, but the planning once again screws over the Dodgers... thanks, Rob Manfred. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 142 – Dodgers Mid-Season Review, and Trashing the Unwritten Rules | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5243

The first 30 games have come and gone for the Dodgers and that means there's only half a season left. Clint and Brook along with Gary making his return break down some key moments and stats from the first half of the 2020 campaign. Additionally, we touch on the trade deadline once again and put on our GM hats to fix a team that doesn't need much fixing. Next, in the inaugural Jim Beam Hot Shot segment, Clint, Brook, and Gary dig into the big unwritten rules debate stemming from Fernando Tatis Jr's 3-0 grand slam. Long story short, no one is overly happy with these decrepit ideologies from the old guard of baseball. All this and a whole lot more in this extended episode of Blue Heaven! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 141 – Salty Dave Caves, Dodgers Take Off | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4272

The hashtag #SaltyDave made it's way around Twitter after Dave Roberts hit a boiling point with questions about his lineup decisions. After a tense Zoom call with local media, Doc finally caved and gave in to the pressure and let Mookie Betts hit leadoff full time. The Dodgers haven't lost since. With Dave out of his own way, Mookie found another way to help as Austin Barnes personal hitting coach. Sort of. We talk about the resurgent Real AB and the new catching conundrum the Dodgers are facing behind the plate with rookie Keibert Ruiz in the big leagues. We turn to Dodgers Nation's prospects expert SDDodger Tim Rogers to learn all about the new kid in town. And finally, with the trade deadline two weeks away, we wonder if the Dodgers have any real needs to fill from outside of the organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 140 – A "Much Love to Austin Barnes" Show | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2906

Previewing a week of games against the Padres and Angels, Clint and Brook talk about what needs to go right for the Dodgers in baseball's 4th week. Plus, once again the Astros play the victim... how long can this happen? And finally, we fix the Dodgers' lineup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 139 – Casinos, Clubs, and COVID! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3464

The Marlins and now the Cardinals have been ravaged by virus outbreak in each of their respective clubhouses. Commissioner Manfred played hardball with the league for all of about 24 hours, threatening to shutdown operations if teams continued to struggle with protocols. Then he remembered all that money the league would be leaving on the table and pulled back on that threat... The Blue Heaven boys slam the Cardinals and the rumored way they contracted the virus. Additionally, they commend the Dodgers for identifying and tightening up their relaxed attitude toward MLB's protocols. Next, we stay on the boys in blue and talk about the best things, and the most concerning things from the first week plus of the season. Finally, we break down part of our conversation with top prospect Josiah Gray who gave us the inside scoop on what's going on at that alternative minor league site at USC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 138 – Free Joe Kelly, Fire Rob Manfred | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3034

After an extended offseason of failure and an otherwise flop of a tenure, the Blue Heaven Boys have seen enough of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. The coward and his cronies took it upon themselves to suspend national treasure Joe Kelly the equivalent of 22 games in a regular season. Clint and Brook are untethered and their rage knows no bounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 137 – Don Mattingly is Still Trying to Screw the Dodgers! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4436

Baseball hits its first virus hurdle thanks to Don Mattingly and the Miami Marlins (because of course). The Blue Heaven boys react to MLB's response and go to the well one more time to point out that Rob Manfred is the worst. Next, we break down the up and down first series for the Dodgers and identify some of the good and some of the bad. With the Dodgers heading to Houston next, we bring in our most famous friend of the show from Texas (no, not Ross) Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles joins us to tell us where his allegiance lies these days. Plus we poked some fun at the ESPN nightmare broadcasts. Finally, we dive into part of our chat with Dr. Gregory Charlop about the mental toll players are facing playing long-term without fans in the stands. Real ones, not cardboard cutouts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 136 – This Sooks The Big Tuna | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3221

It's opening day but in true 2020 fashion, the Dodgers are dealt a blow after getting news about their scheduled starter Clayton Kershaw. Save for that, Dodger fans receive one of the best gifts they could have asked for... a Mookie Betts contract extension! We break down the contract plus LA's 30 man roster to start the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 135 – Buttons Are Hard (with John Hartung) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3866

Opening day is THIS WEEK and Clint went way too hard booking guests for the occasion. Using parts of our conversations with Joe Davis and Joc Pederson, we added SNLA anchor John Hartung to the mix to talk about how good this Dodgers team is and can be in 2020. Plus we review the continually improving no fan experience at Dodger Stadium, and get some awards predictions from guests John and Joe. Finally, we wrap up a shutdown-long conversation about Brook's infamous mustache. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 134 – Talkin' Shop with Joe and Joc (with Joe Davis and Joc Pederson) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2382

The guys jumped on the phone with Joc Pederson AND Joe Davis (not at the same time) talk about the upcoming season. Plus with Joc, we learn about how he got his swoll new look and make him choose between pizza or ice cream in This or That. Joe Davis is pumped to do something weird and historic in the booth at Dodger Stadium this year. And he makes some predictions for the 2020 season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 133 – Blue Erick After Dark (featuring Dave Roberts) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4454

Kenley returns after a battle with COVID and we wonder if it's the best move for a 32-year-old with a heart condition. Both Brook and Clint became SNLA famous and friend of the show Dodgers producer Erick V helps make it known. Additionally, using that fame, we pull Dave Roberts onto the show unofficially for the first time. There's a lot going on at summer camp for the boys in blue... Joc Pederson went to the "gun show" during the shutdown, Kershaw and Stripling look good, and young pitching are on full display. As is star left fielder Chico. Plus you can buy seats at Dodger Stadium this year. Sort of. Cody Bellinger is struggling a bit, and Mookie Betts is proving to be more valuable than advertised. And finally, season awards and leaders predictions! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 132 – There's a Baseball Schedule for Dodger Baseball! (with Guest Tim Rogers) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3894

Dodgers "summer camp" officially started and a new, shortened season schedule dropped like it was hot... is baseball really coming back? Well, not if COVID has it's way. In this up and down emotional roller coaster, Clint and Brook talk about the schedule (which includes those Astros) and look at out of the box options to replace David Price in the starting rotation with prospects expert Tim Rogers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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