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 131 – Put Kenley on PEDs! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4840

With baseball finally set to return, the Blue Heaven boys are excited for something they've been missing since October... real-life Dodger talk! The Dodgers are heading to "summer camp" this week and we wonder what we'll learn over the next 20 or so days. With a twist! Additionally, the Dodgers set their inaugural 60-man roster for the season but came up a few names short. While the list is currently set at only 51, one name glaringly missing is that of free-agent catcher Russell Martin. And we are not OK with it. In real-life human news, former LA outfielder Andrew Toles resurfaced in a less than ideal way. The guys talk about Tolesy and the support from the fan base that tugged at their heartstrings. Finally, in a loosely structured "this or that" segment, the Clint and Brook use Matt Kemp's recent release as a springboard to some great audience participation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 130 – Baseball is BACK! (w/Guest Ross Stripling) | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4502

It's official! Baseball is coming back in less than a month and we get our Dodgers back in our lives. Clint and Brook break down the biggest new rules and important notes for the upcoming shortened 2020 season. Plus we react to some of those rules with 4-timer guest Ross Stripling! Included in the new rules for the season is the universal designated hitter, big extra innings alterations, and a big opportunity for pitchers to cheat with a to-be-implemented wet rag for moisture to mitigate going to the mouth. Strip shares his thoughts on the DH and how it affects teams on both sides of the ball.  On the talk of the new extra innings rule, the guys work to greatly refine what the changes should look like -- including adding to Justin Turner's home run derby idea. Playing Debbie Downer's, there are also real-world issues set to cause concerns for baseball's less-than-triumphant return. Nationwide COVID spikes all but guarantees a fair amount of players will likely test positive for the virus when officially checking into spring training 2.0. However, Brook says don't immediately panic. Finally, we discuss some fun or easy things that we'd like to see changed or added to the season. That plus too much Brook mustache talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 129 – Top 10 Things More Reliable Than Rob Manfred | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3047

Is it real or are we getting yanked around once again? On Monday reports surfaced that club owners and MLB finally agreed to honor the original March 26 agreement signed by players. The Dodgers are coming back! ...but not so fast. Clint and Brook dig into some news hot off the presses surrounding baseball and what comes next. Plus things go brilliantly off the rails in an all-new segment, the Blue Heaven Top-10 List. In this inaugural edition, we list 10 things more reliable than baseball and Rob Manfred.  Also featured is the most important question of all: when can Brook shave his mustache? The audience sounds off. And hypothetical complaints 4. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 128 – Robert D. Manfred... Unequivocal Failure | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3757

Embarrassing. Trash. Failure. Words, names, and descriptors are being thrown at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred after his incredible success in destroying the game of baseball. Awkward public negotiations have gone from bad to just plain ugly. Clint and Brook are back in the studio together and ready to let loose on Rob with our live audience. In other news, notorious cheater Alex Cora came out of hiding to throw Houston Astros players under the bus with him. The Astros whose punishment was also a huge failure on the part of Rob Manfred. Finally, the guys chat about an impressive haul by the Dodgers in a shortened 5-round MLB draft.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 127 – Rob Manfred Has No Idea What He's Doing | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4028

MLB made it's latest and worstest proposal to the players on Monday -- ok, maybe not the worst -- and it got fans in an uproar. Negotiations continue to drag out and push the already shortened season back. With hopes of a July 4th opening day out the window, Clint and Brook slam commissioner Rob Manfred for his continued failures at bringing the owners and players to a middle ground. In other news, it was a busy week for the Blue Heaven boys as they made their rounds talking to some friends of the show, including long-time FOTS Fred Claire who says it would be the biggest failure of everyone involved's lives if a season doesn't happen in 2020 over money. Plus we talk about some highlights of a new gaming series we started with Dodgers swingman Tony Gonsolin. Finally, we touch on the upcoming MLB draft and what LA may be thinking with its 6 picks in 5 rounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 126 – Former Dodgers GM Slams MLB Leaders | Blue Heaven Podcast Bonus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3988

Joined by former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire, the Blue Heaven boys cover the bases of where baseball is at today and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 125 – Be Better. Baseball Coming Soon? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3858

The nation is reeling as we continue to just how far behind humanity is. Brook and Clint are here to bring a change of pace and slight escape from the anarchy, but they each have something they want to say first. In an otherwise baseball loaded show, the guys discuss the latest developments between MLB, club owners, and players. The very public negotiations are going back and forth and it ain't quite pretty. The latest rumored proposal has the league trying to pitch a 60 game season to players which begs the question: how valuable is a World Series win in a 60 game season? Plus there were some sneaky updates about the 2020 All-Star Game that gave the midsummer classic some hope. And in random player news, Trevor Bauer wants to be a Dodger, and former Dodger Adrian Gonzalez missed the mark with a controversial suggestion for the league and its owners. Please subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 124 – Beginning of the End | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3671

The first official 2020 season pitch from MLB and club owners to players fell flat on its face on Tuesday. As expected, money was the big sticking point. Still, the Dodgers proved to be smart enough financially while other clubs are throwing in the towel. Yes, LA agreed to continue to pay all club employees (understandably some with cuts) while other teams turn to furloughs and layoffs. With all that, we know that this final week of May is more important than any of the previous 10 or so weeks combined. ...can baseball figure it out? CT3 spilled the beans and let fans know that Dodger Stadium is now open to players, offering a glimmer of hope at a crucial time. Also on the show, the fifth Dodgers Zoom Party was a bit lacking but still provided some fun tidbits. For example, Dodger president of baseball ops Andrew Friedman is apparently a fan of Dodgers Nation merch. Additionally, the guys discussed some of the best trades in recent Dodger history before catching up on a non-baseball topic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 123 – You Can't Let Money Be Worse Than COVID | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4279

California Governor Gavin Newsom has all but paved the way for the Dodgers to play at Dodger Stadium early in June. But the league needs to come together on an agreement before anything significant happens this year. A week has passed since MLB and its club owners sent a proposal to the players union. Since then, we've learned about the health precautions that will reshape the 2020 season, but billionaires and millionaires appear to be at an impasse over money. Will money really end up being worse for baseball than coronavirus? Plus we take a look at the most recent view of the ballpark renovations happening at Dodger Stadium. In short, they look really good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 122 - Living at the Mercy of Baseball Players | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4102

After Monday's MLB news drop, it's time to catch up on all the latest standing in the way of Dodger baseball. And the main thing standing in the way of players playing baseball now... is the players. But it's not entirely their fault. Is the deal proposed by MLB and agreed upon by the 30 team owners fair to the players? Money may be the root of no baseball in 2020. Additionally, the guys discuss the two worst points in the proposal: the universal designated hitter and the 14 team playoff system. Finally, we're Reddit famous thanks to our "Hypothetical Complaints" segment of the show so we bring the third installment of the series. Plus, Clint has some beef he wants to talk about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 121 – The Final Countdown...? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2894

It's finally almost maybe time for us to get a sliver of real, approved information on whatever the baseball season will look like in 2020. Yeah... it's been a rough go of things. While the Dodgers are unconfirmed -- very on-brand for the club -- several teams have reportedly told their players to start ramping up for a mid-June spring training redux. Then, talks have a first week of July start to the regular season. With all that, what does that mean for the Dodgers? Clayton Kershaw says he's on board as long as he's playing at Dodger Stadium and other big league parks. But there are a whole lot of logistics and variables to consider, fans included. Plus we appreciate the story of how Dodgers play-by-play man Joe Davis eventually ended up in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 120 – Don't Be Ign'ant | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4241

Another week, another start-of-the-season MLB rumor to dig into. However, this one seems to have more teeth than past "sources." We discuss whether July is a realistic target for the Dodgers and MLB to return to play in earnest. Next, we discuss what we loved and what we could do without on the Dodgers second Zoom Party in as many weeks. Plus could this be the end of the road for Kiké Hernandez in LA? On today’s show: Almost baseball szn? Dodgers Zoom Party post-game show II KBO 101 Kiké’s Last Ride? And More! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 119 – I Would Love to Smell That Old Lady at a Baseball Game Right Now | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4165

Battling through karma and technical difficulties, the guys talk about the sights and sounds of the Dodgers' first-ever Zoom video party. Plus Vin Scully inspired some great Dodger stories from fans and the Blue Heaven boys. On today’s show: Dodgers Zoom Party Review Show Vin Scully Love Dodger Stadium Stories Creeper Mustache Battle feat. Enrique Hernandez And More! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 118 – Your 5 Least Favorite Dodgers of All Time... But Recently | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3386

On today’s show: MLB News Power Minute Isolated Major League Fitness Announcing our Giveaway Winner 5 Most Disliked Dodgers Hypothetical Complaints II And More! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 117 – Major League Biohazard Testing | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3883

MLB can keep pretending that its goal isn't to be the first sport back at it in America, but actions speak louder than words. Week two of Bio-Dome talk now adds an actual biohazard wrinkle. With the help of friend Jerry Hairston Jr, the guys talk about the latest in the world of baseball. On today’s show: Big League Thoughts with J Hair Umbrella Corp: MLB Edition 42 Cap Giveaway Reading your Reviews And More! Visit: dodgersnation.com/giveaways Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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