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 68 – Jesica and Matt Beaty: The Beaty Bunch | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3875

Dodgers Nation is very happy and excited to welcome Dodgers rookie slugger Matt Beaty and his wife Jesica into our office to chat about big league life since we last spoke. Also on today's show: - Dealing with big league success - Jesica's website - Dealing with trade rumors - Superstitions and more! Leading off with the obvious stuff, we ask about what makes Matt so good at being clutch, and discuss the Beatys first almost 3 months in the big leagues. We break down all of the goings on surrounding the "Matt is a dirty player" incident, and Jesica's take on the internet, and response on their website We ask Matt how much he pays attention to the numbers, and the hot ticket item, dealing with trade rumors around the deadline. The Fun Stuff Next we dig into thoughts on nicknames, and learn a few new ones from Jesica, and have some fun with his superstitions coming up through the minor leagues We learn about Matt's prowess as a cook, and get thoughts on bat flips, including his own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 67 – Kenley, Kelly, and the Lack of Relief | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5006

Clint and Brook welcome Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski back to the show as we chat about the struggle bus LA bullpen, and enjoy the Yeli v Belli NL MVP blood bath. Also on today's show: - The weird Philly series - Defensive issues with Pollock over Verdugo - MLB Trade SZN updates - Rick's personal first half highlights The Dodgers are 4-3 since the All-Star break after splitting a weird series in Philly. The bullpen busted out all of their greatest hits when it comes to struggling as the boys in blue limp back home. Plus we look at "plunk SZN" as the team got hit by a lot of pitches, and lost utility man Chris Taylor for the foreseeable future. We dig into some of the numbers surrounding the bullpen and wonder if Kenley Jansen can remodel his game after hall of famer Mariano Rivera later into his career. Plus, Joe Kelly has been better of late, but still not 100% ready for prime time. Corey Seager's post-IL slump is dispelled by Rick using the power of stats, and everyone has praise for future friend of the show Gavin Lux after a huge day in triple-A. The argument is made that Alex Verdugo should be in center over AJ Pollock, and that he should play every day (even with AJ hitting well). The Fun Stuff Next we look into how great the "Yeli vs Belli Blood Bath battle for NL MVP" is for baseball, and equate it to another great battle between superstars in MLB history. Clint argues that Bellinger has the edge thanks to his softball player pre-game cocktail. And finally, we give the floor to Rick as he regales us with his first half highlights, including Hyun-Jin Ryu, an 8 home run opening day, and Orel Hershiser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 66 – Let's Be Frank | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4380

The All-Star break has come and gone in baseball, but we're not done with the festivities! July is here and that means trade season is here for the Dodgers! Leading up to the trade deadline, Brook and Clint will be welcoming Dodgers bloggers, podcasters, and influencers from all walks of social media to take discuss the stretch run of the season. On today's show: - Joc Jack Derby - MLB Trade SZN - First Half Highlights - Two Franks, One Mail Bag - The easiest $300 mill you’ll ever make Joining Brook and Clint in studio this week are Frank Lopez and Frank Martinez, hosts of the "Let's be Frank" podcast! The conversation is heavy on all trade possibilities. We discuss the Dodgers biggest apparent trade target in Pirates' closer Felipe Vazquez, and what it would take to get that move done. Everyone answers an important question: Who is your untouchable prospect in the system? The stream has a lot of Joc Pederson-centric questions, including whether he could be moved this deadline. Plus each Frank gives their version of the next 3ish months for the Dodgers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 65 – MLB Trade SZN | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4362

July is here and that means trade season is here for the Dodgers! Leading up to the trade deadline, Brook and Clint will be welcoming Dodgers bloggers, podcasters, and influencers from all walks of social media to take discuss the stretch run of the season. On today's show: - July Trade SZN - All-Star Snubs - Coors baseball in London - The GM game Joining Brook and Clint in studio this week are Dodgers Nation news desk writer Daniel Preciado, and Vince Samperio from Chavez Ravine Fiends and the Locked on Dodgers podcast. Trade talk leads off the chat as the live stream chat once again has bullpen improvements on their minds. Of course, Madison Bumgarner eventually makes his way into the conversation. The National League All-Star rosters were announced and Clint feels that there are a few key Dodgers names missing. Plus we look out at the next 3 months of the baseball season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Episode 64 – Clint's Gripes | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4465

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: 3665

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: 3279

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: 3861

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: 4454

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: 3920

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: 4852

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: 4364

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: 4264

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: 4233

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: 4781

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


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