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 98 – Won't Somebody Please Think of the Astros Fans? | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4565

What is this, a crossover episode? Joined by Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles, we're digging into the other side of the Astros sign-stealing scandal -- how do Houston fans feel? On today's show: More Astros Scandal with Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles Arenado-Gate 2020 Booing in Anaheim? Retro Jacket Giveaway!! New hoodie bundle giveaway! Clint and Brook try and understand what went down at the most ill-timed event of recent memory... Astros FanFest. The event presented the opportunity to show how unprepared the organization was to have key members implicated in the scandal in front of cameras and media. Also at FanFest, Astros supporters spoke out about the news. Keeping with this, we ask Houston native and Big Swing Podcast co-host Cooper Surles about the general feeling amongst Astros fans. In other news, new drama swept over baseball as Rockies' All-Star Nolan Arenado had some interesting things to say about his organization after being pulled off the trading block. Finally, we wonder aloud if it's worth it to travel to another team's ballpark to boo the Astros. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 97 – More Angry Dodger Fans, and Salary Arbitration Thoughts | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2031

In our first extra innings show of 2020, we go through more angry comments from fans about the Astros cheating punishment, and Alex Cora as a person. Plus salary arbitration talk and why Max Muncy and the Dodgers are apart on a contract. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 96 – Dodgers Big Mad at the Astros | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4314

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred handed out punishments in the offseason-long Astros cheating scandal and it got Dodgers Nation big time upset. Joined by baseball scribe Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr on Twitter), Clint and Brook dig into the fallout from this ruling, and what it means for the tarnished legacies of Clayton Kershaw and Dave Roberts, among others. On today's show: Astros Judgement Day Cora Out in Boston Alex Wood is Back 2020 Rotation Outlook Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 95 – The Red Sox are Dirty Cheaters | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3699

New year, new Blue Heaven! With guest Dan Preciado -- Dodgers Nation writer -- Clint and Brook battle sickness and catch up on a whole lot of nothing for Los Angeles and another new MLB cheating scandal. On today's show: Them Dirty Sox 2020 Vision Jersey Giveaway Winner So What the Hell is Gonna Happen? The Red Sox are dirty cheaters and the guys talk about the maniacal Alex Cora in all of this. Next, we announce the winner of our Walker Buehler jersey giveaway and our new giveaway. Also since we've been gone, the Dodgers lost Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Stan Kasten went grumpy again. Clint argues that his "my way or the highway" style is not good for business. Finally, with Mookie Betts and Frankie Lindor rumors gone cold, we wonder what comes next for Los Angeles -- and whether or not this is it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 94 – Passing on 6’s and 7’s at Club Hot Stove | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4098

On the last show of the year AND the decade of the 2010s, Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski surprising the Blue Heaven boys by popping in and talking hot stove, Hollywood lifestyles, and nostalgia from the last 10 years of Dodger baseball. On today's show: Mookie at what Price? Hollywood lifestyles Bellinger giveaway winner Dodgers All-Decade Team And More!  The big news over the weekend came when Anthony Rendon fired oddball shots at his Anaheim press conference. This leads to wonder about what "Hollywood lifestyle" he thinks happens 30 miles away from Angel Stadium. In more hot stove news, Mad Bum is off the table as he took his talents to the desert. With the Dodgers' hypothetical back against the wall as free agents sign left and right, Brook wonders if we have to trade for David Price just to not go home alone. We announced the winner of our Cody Bellinger MVP collage giveaway, and let you know about a cool baseball book as a stocking stuffer. Next, we wrap up the decade by waxing nostalgic about our top 3 moments from the 2010s, and listing our Dodgers All-Decade team -- even Chicago native Rick Krajewski! Thank you all for the support and we will see you official in the new year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 93 – Dodgers Winter Meetings Strike Out | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4537

The Dodgers struck out at the winter meetings, at least in the eyes of most fans. Walking away with their tails between their legs and only Blake Treinen in tow, what comes next for Los Angeles? On today's show: Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon: NOT Dodgers! Reactions to Cole’s Deal and ALMOST Dodgers deal What’s Next for LA? (Lindor, Pitching, Etc) Nolan Arenado Rumors Swirling Madison Bumgarner….What The Hell Josh Donaldson In The Mix? First up, we have to recap what went terribly wrong for the Dodgers at the winter meetings. Friedman and company goes 0-3 on the big names; shocking everyone with both a $300M offer to Cole and nothing to Rendon. Of course, it wasn't all terrible as LA came away with one potentially premium name in Blake Treinen. Nevertheless, the wonder is 'what comes next for the Dodgers?' Francisco Lindor has been mentioned often, but could one of Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado, or Kris Bryant sneak into the picture. Still, the team needs pitching, and while Dellin Betances and Josh Hader have been linked, Clint focuses on Madison Bumgarner, much to the chagrin of Brook and Gary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 92 – That's A Lot Of Bacon! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3770

Recorded just 30 minutes before Gerrit Cole signed with the Yankees, the boys talk to SDDodger Tim Rogers about whether the free agent was ever an option for Los Angeles. Plus more hot hot stove and how the Dodgers could come away as off-season winners before spring training. On today's show: Reactions to the Strasburg Deal What's Next for LA? Dodgers Nation Holiday Giveaway! Angry Kasten Nike Jersey Thoughts Record amounts of money are being spent and none of it by the Dodgers... will they once again squander big opportunities? Clint and Brook talk to Tim Rogers live from the winter meetings in San Diego. Team president Stan Kasten is once again is being defensive to the narrative that the Dodgers are cheap. Clint rants on why he's not wrong, but he's dead wrong. Plus Bellinger and Ryu earn an accolade, the new Nike jerseys have some people upset, and MiLB's plan to legalize it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 91 – Pouring One Out For Yimi | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4082

After 40 new free agents hit the open market on Monday, a bunch of Andrew Friedman type players came into the picture for Los Angeles. But the buffet of fresh meat didn't come without a casualty as Yimi Garcia was released into the wild where he could eventually haunt the Dodgers. We assess some key players to look at for LA before digging into the MLB Hot Stove. As things heat up, we're now hearing about conversations between the Dodgers and big time free agents like Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, and Gerrit Cole.  Plus Joc to Chicago rumors make a return engagement for the off-season. Next, with the winter meetings coming up, we wonder if anything big will happen during the 5-day free for all. Clint is the lone soul on bold island (whatever that means). Finally, while looking at some MLB headlines, Josh Hader is reportedly on the trade block and Brook explains why that can never, and will never happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 90 – I'll Take the Title and Show Up For the Parade | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4863

With DN postgame host Doug McKain in the house, the Blue Heaven boys are talking Rich Hill's injury and more thoughts on the Astros scandal (with some help from the Dodgers). Plus we go off on why you shouldn't believe everything you read during hot stove time, and some reasons we're thankful to be Dodger fans. On today's show: Rich Hill's Future A Positive Spin on the Astros Scandal MLB's Cold Stove Dodgers Headlines What are we Thankful For? With Rich Hill having undergone a major elbow operation, does that guide him back to the LA on the cheap, or should we let him ride off into the sunset? Having Doug McKain in the house with us, we had to get his take on the Astros scandal. Along the way, we hear from Ross Stripling and Joc Pederson and their takes on Houston. Plus a re-creation of Austin Barnes' new favorite knock-knock joke. In the MLB cold stove, Brook is REALLY unhappy with Travis d'Arnaud's new contract with Hotlanta, and Yasmani went and got paid as we wonder why Grandal was such a hated player with the Dodgers.  With weak tweets and rumors popping up during the coldest point of the hot stove, Clint and Gary caution fans to read too much into everything they see.  As we parse through headlines, Dodgers play by play man Joe Davis gave us great opening day news, but MLB commissioner is behind minor league news that gave everyone mixed feelings. Finally, everyone shares one thing they're thankful for as Dodgers fans ahead of Thanksgiving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 89 – Cry and Eat with PBS and Mark Langill | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3986

One of our favorite Friends of the Show -- and someone on the Mount Rushmore of Blue Heaven guests -- Dodgers team historian Mark Langill joins us to talk about a documentary we are very excited about, along with some thoughts around the Astros cheating scandal and more. On today's show: Even more on them cheating Astros MVP Cody Discussing LA history and the upcoming PBS documentary "Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA" Plus quick hit hot stove has us talking more Francisco Lindor trade talks More and more keeps dropping in the Astros' sign stealing scandal -- often thanks to internet hero "Jomboy" -- and it's truly wild. With the help of Mark, we add in a historical perspective to the story. Cody Bellinger became the sixth Dodger to win an NL MVP since the franchise moved to Los Angeles six decades ago, and it proves to be a great segue to talk about the upcoming PBS documentary highlighting that time. "Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA" has everyone -- even Mark -- excited. The documentary premieres on PBS SoCal and KCET on Thanksgiving night.  Finally, we sneak in a bit on the hot stove chat continuing to surround Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 88 – In An Ideal Rick World | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3876

The Astros cheated -- which we all knew -- but Ken Rosenthal and The Athletic, along with former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers, blew it all up for the show 'stros. Rick, Clint, and Brook first take to task the duty of naming the scandal before breaking down what we know so far.  The question is raised, how can the club be punished for their crimes? Next, after weeks of talking about potential free agents coming to the Dodgers, it's time to dig into the trade market. Mookie Betts and Kris Bryant are names thrown out by special guest Chris Rose of MLB Network fame, but the all important name Francisco Lindor is chosen one. Rick breaks down "Lindor vs Seager: Shortstop 2020" by the numbers as Clint and Brook talk trade packages.  On a quick free agency hit, Josh Donaldson is finally linked to the Dodgers, which leads to question about change in clubhouse dynamic for next season. Finally, we talk about MLB award season and make one final push for hardware hopefuls Hyun-Jin Ryu and Cody Bellinger. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 87 – I Might Die Without Ever Seeing a Championship | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4075

The Blue Heaven Boys have moved back to recording on Tuesday nights and it fired them up for some free agency talk, and Dave Roberts rantings. On today's show: Resetting the free agent market Book review with a doggo MLB Award Season Brook's Gripes Before we get started, Clint begs the internet for a beer sponsor for the show! But with that out of the way, he also opines that Stephen Strasburg opting out with the Nats only throws a small wrench into the off-season while Boston slugger JD Martinez ruined the market by not opting out of his contract with the Red Sox.  With Boston's desire (need) to cut payroll, 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts likely finds his way onto the trade market and muddies things up for free agent bats. Namely Anthony Rendon. Plus the boys dig into ESPN's Jeff Passan's musing that Rendon to LA could likely be a thing. Next we welcome author Amanda Smith onto the show to chat about her book "Le Renard Argenté: The Silver Fox At War," and the wildness that is the internet machine. Finally, MLB award nominations have been announced and everyone has an opinion about the nominees, and perceived snubs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 86 – The Dodger Bros! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4741

"Our" Nats won the World Series which means that the off-season is FINALLY here in earnest! On today's show: The Real Off-Season is Here! Congrats to the Nats Free Agency Round 1 Kenley’s 2020 Contract Status And More! The lesser evil won, and "The Dodger Boys" discuss all the goings on of the second half of the World Series, including the impending "Trea Turner rule," and the unfairness of Kershaw vs Verlander narratives. Clint enjoys all the Harper memes to no end and Howie Kendrick is the real MVP. Next we welcome SD Dodger Tim Rogers onto the show to discuss the real start of the off-season. The Dodgers have newly minted free agents, and we wonder who's coming back. Plus other premiere free agents hit the market in World Series loser Gerrit Cole, and WS winner Anthony Rendon. Discussions about the chances they end up in Dodger blue are undoubtedly wild. Plus Lindor talk, Seager and Pollock talk, and Pederson's last dance -- the big off-season is at our doorstep. Finally, Kenley doesn't opt out, and Brook has big January plans for Clint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 85 – Life Long Nats Fans | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4858

As life long Nationals since October 10th, Brook and Clint are enjoying every minute of Washington monster trucking over the Houston Astros. On today's show: Issues with Dodger Stadium Upgrades Lawsuit SZN 2020 Organization Outlook Kenley's Closer Status Brook is short and sweet with his words of wisdom for the 'Stros as we watch their organization crumble around them. Clint feels weird watching Dodgers Twitter root for the Nats in the best way they can. Plus other news headlines from the week including Cody Bellinger's Gold Glove nomination, and Chavez Ravine residents pushing back on off-season stadium renovation plans at City Hall. Former Dodger catchers are in the news as David Ross becomes the Cubs' manager, and Paul Lo Duca gets sued by umpire Joe West. From the fans, we dig into some 2020 organization topics, including front office personnel as well as players we expect to see next season. Giancarlo Stanton and Kenley Jansen are discussed, to name a few. And "Friend of the Show" Rick Krajewski asks us about our Mount Rushmore of podcast guests while Tinaa Hill wants us to shout out Tinaa Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 84 – We Lost to the Walgreens Team!! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4010

We're off and on still very much not over it. It's been one week since the tragic undoing of the Dodgers and the Blue Heaven Boys are learning how to cope and look forward. On today's show: How about them Nats More reactions A too early look at free agency Big changes finally coming? Trade Joc; sign Cole Howie F'n Kendrick and the Nats are proving to be a very good team, just like FRG predicted and we wonder if it's only right to root for them in the World Series... which it is because we sure ain't going Astros or Yankees! We go in on Rob Manfred's balls and deconstruct the notion that playoff baseballs cost Los Angeles when it mattered most. Next we catch up on everything that's happened since our last episode. Tommy and Vin reacted the early exit. Roberts and Friedman are back (of course), Honeycutt is retiring, and Bob Geren is likely headed elsewhere. With a number of changes likely hitting the coaching staff and front office, Clint wonders if this is the off-season where big changes finally come on the player front. Will they actually be in on free agents like Cole and Rendon? Will they trade Joc or Seager? Will Pollock be back in 2020? No doubt this off-season will be hot... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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