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 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 53 – Ready for D. Mountain | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4097

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 52 – Puigin' Around | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2657

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 51 – Dodgers Hit Rocky Bottom | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3516

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 dodgersnation.com, 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 50 – ESPNolan Arenado | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2494

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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 49 – Rick and the Blue Heaven Boys! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3772

Week one of the Dodgers 2019 season has come and gone, and with the help of our friend, Dodgers stats man Rick Krajewski, we break down the hot bats, and concerns in the bullpen. Before getting into the big fun, Brook provides an update on Clayton Kershaw's rehab outing on AAA opening day in OKC. Clint digs into the positives: The long ball and the 2-out knock, and the negatives: bullpen, where art thou? Craig Kimbrel finds his way into the conversation. Brook gives us his first hot take for the season, and Clint rehashes an old hot take of his regarding manager Dave Robers that still has him concerned. We bring our first edition of a new segment "Tweet of the Week", plus Unpopular Opinions: Dodger Stadium edition which feature a kid being bullied into throwing a game homerun ball back onto the field. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 48 – Dodgers Opening Day: ALL OF THE HOMERUNS | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3495

The Dodgers 2019 season is here and they came out with a BANG! Los Dongers were in full swing on opening day as Brook mostly sort of called his shot. Clint is proud of Austin Barnes and his multi-hit effort. The 25th man turned out to be Brock Stewart, and the guys were a little suspect from the get go. Then he allowed 3 runs in the 9th inning. Our new correspondent Tamara hit the streets of LA to ask fans an important question. Friend of the show SDDodger Tim stopped by DNHQ 2 to talk about the vibe at Dodger Stadium for opening day. Plus, we re-air our KTLA piece from the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 47 – Dodgers Season Previews! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2967

Clint and Brook take a shot at calling the 25th man on the roster. Plus, starting rotation concerns after losing Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill to the Injured List to start the season. Plus season predictions on Wins, HR leader, the Wins leader, and one bold prediction. And with MLB running wild with player extensions, we wonder who on the Dodgers should be extended sooner rather than later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 46 – Hanging with Mr Ruehle! | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4170

Dodgers organist and musical director Dieter Ruehle join us this week in Blue Heaven to catch up and chat about the upcoming season! "Money" Mike Trout went out and got PAID, so the guys discuss the contract and how it looks for him, baseball, and the Dodgers plans for future offseasons. Living in the now, we look at some poll results grading the Dodgers' most recent offseason. The results were quite a surprise. We enjoy some in-game updates from Walker Buehler's first start of the Cactus League season -- he touched 99mph. Buehler and rotation mate Clayton Kershaw are ruled out for Opening Day starts, so the guys discuss their next options up. Plus, Clint is concerned about Max Muncy, Dieter loves himself some Madonna, and Brook apparently cannot cook at all. And a final call for some Opening Day homerun predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 45 – Julio's Kid Gloves | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3907

This week in Blue Heaven, we have some positive updates on Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager, but acknowledge that time is running out for Opening Day starts for both of them. In other non Kershaw/Seager talk, Kiké Hernandez is a man en fuego, Alex Verdugo deserves a real shot at a starting gig, and the Dodgers are putting the kid gloves back on when it comes to Julio Urias. Brook and Clint reminisce with the live stream about their favorite Dodger games of all time, and their favorite Dodgers of all time. MLB outdoes themselves with really terrible rule changes they're test driving in the Independent Atlantic League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 44 – Jerry Hairston Knows All The Things | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3934

Blue Heaven welcomes back the original friend of the show, we call him "The gHoat" -- or the "greatest Hairston of all time" -- Mr. Jerry Hairston Jr! Before chatting with J Hair, Brook and Clint discuss some highlights of the recent Dodgers Nation trip to Arizona for spring training. With Jerry, the discussion opens with concerns with Clayton Kershaw and his closing window for opening day. Jerry pulls from his own experience to let us know where Corey Seager could be at this point in time. Plus we ask about his thoughts on Russell Martin, and the Bryce Harper contract. In the second half of the show, Baseball America is high on the Dodgers, and super low on the D-backs. Brook is really high on Stetson Allie. And Dustin May is a beast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 43 – Bryce Harper Power Hour | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4556

Bryce Harper rumors rocked Dodgers Nation this week, and the Blue Heaven Boys™ got it covered from all angles. Bryce Harper is guaranteed to be a Dodger by the end of the week... unless he isn't. Clint and Brook discuss the fallout of both signing and not signing the free agent outfielder. Clayton Kershaw is struggling with shoulder issues early in camp leading Clint to ask about the possibility of evoking the lemon law. Talking down off the ledge, the guys discuss the bountiful depth the Dodgers have in the rotation. Future "FOTS" DJ Peters early showing in the Cactus League season has the guys impressed, plus Yimi Garcia is making a run at a bullpen spot for 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Episode 42 – Puig Your Lazy Friend | Blue Heaven Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4255

This week on the podcast Machado is a Padre, Puig made some questionable statements to Cincinnati media, and baseball could be heading toward a work stoppage. But first we remember Don Newcombe, a Dodger legend we lost ahead of episode 42 of the podcast. Spring training is a week old, and Manny Machado "hustled" to the contract finish line before Bryce Harper. Brook and Clint discuss the agreed upon 10-year, $300M deal with the Padres, and how Corey Seager looking healthy makes it ok to let him go. Next, we welcome DN Editorial lead Tim Rogers on to the show to discuss some misconceptions with free agency, and how MLB owners really have no reason to want to fix a broken system that is headed toward a work stoppage in 2022. In the second half of the show, our live audience wants to know what's going on with Andrew Toles after he didn't report to camp. Yasiel Puig made us question his comment to the Dodgers in his last few seasons after he made some questionable comments regarding his contract status. Clint suggests that the Dodgers protected Puig more than we all realized, and that everyone conveniently swept a lot under the rug when it came to his time in blue. Clayton Kershaw was named to make his ninth straight opening day start for the Dodgers, but Brook wonders if that is the right call. Plus Clint understands the latest changes that Cody Bellinger is trying with his swing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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