Call To The Bullpen
Hosted by David Payne and Brad Zsampar, Call To The Bullpen is the Capital Region’s home for professional baseball content. Every week of the Major League Baseball season, Call To The Bullpen will cover exciting news and stories in the world of professional baseball. The show will also feature special guests, from CSMN bloggers to current and former ballplayers.
Episode 29: Bring The 'Roids Back
Brandon Lara-Mack joins David and Brad to discuss the Dodgers, Division Series recaps, Championship Series live reactions, manager roulette, speculate who could fill the Mets GM position, and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network
October 19, 2021
Episode 28: Playoff Picture
David and Brad dream up a “historic playoff bracket” that snowballs into a US history lesson. Also discussed: Dugie wants to pitch, Giancarlo Stanton is a top player in baseball, the Rockies need to burn it down, Wild Card Game recaps, Division Series live reactions, and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
October 11, 2021
Episode 27: 162 Down
The 2021 MLB regular season has come to an end. Jimmy Miller joins David and Brad to reflect on their favorite moments from the 2021 MLB season. Also discussed: Who deserves the Cy Young? Is Jon Lester a Hall of Famer? Could Manny Machado be traded? Offseason targets for the Mets and Orioles, and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
October 4, 2021
Episode 26: The $500 Million Man
Juan Soto is the best hitter in baseball, and it’s not particularly close. David and Brad also break down the latest in the MVP and Cy Young races, defend Manny Machado’s leadership, trash talk the Blue Jays and Astros, and more.
September 26, 2021
Episode 25: Down To The Wire
With just 2 weeks left in the regular season, David and Brad discuss tight races in both stats and standings. Also discussed: Camden Yards gets snubbed for hosting the All-Star Game AGAIN, Robbie Ray vs Branson Hyde gets added to MLB Fight Night, proposed Wild Card changes, and more.
September 19, 2021
Episode 24: Meet The Mess
Call To The Bullpen - Episode 24: Meet The Mess Mets fan and CSMN baseball writer Jimmy Miller joins David and Brad to discuss the Mets recent spiral of scandals. Also, Adam Michalesko of Out On A Limb calls in to talk about his experience working at the 2021 Little League World Series.
September 6, 2021
Episode 23: One Last Ride?
In the last episode before rosters expand, David and Brad make predictions for which active players will join Albert Pujols in the 500 home run club. Also discussed: Yadi extension, Orioles losing streak, sticky suspensions, and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
August 30, 2021
Episode 22: A Tale Of Two C.D.'s
Chris Davis hangs up his $161 million cleats, the Yankees blow a game in a cornfield, MLB has a new top prospect, Miguel Cabrera is one home run away from 500, and more on Episode 22 of Call To The Bullpen presented by CSMN.
August 15, 2021
Episode 21: Trade Deadline Catch-Up
Jimmy Miller and Trevor Kniffin are back to react to and grade the MLB trade deadline’s biggest trades with Co-Hosts David and Brad. Also discussed: Kumar Rocker doesn’t sign, why is Brett Gardner in center field still, boom-to-bust pitchers and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
August 2, 2021
Episode 20: Trade Deadline Roundtable
To Celebrate the 20th episode of Call To The Bullpen Rays superfan Zac Cronk, CSMN Media Influencer Brandon Lara-Mack, and Start Spreading The News co-hosts Kyle Milligan and Trevor Kniffin join David and Brad to discuss the looming trade deadline and what it holds for the Dodgers, Rays, Yankees, and Orioles. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
July 25, 2021
Episode 19: Out On A Limb
Co-Host David Payne is joined by professional baseball player and host of Out On A Limb Adam Michalesko to talk about the grind of independent baseball, the Phillies, the Home Run Derby, podcasting, and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
July 18, 2021
Episode 18: All-Star Pre-Game Sho
On the Call To The Bullpen: All-Star Pre-Game Sho, David and Brad preview the MLB All-Star Week festivities including the Futures Game, MLB Draft, Home Run Derby, All-Star Game, and more! Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
July 11, 2021
Episode 17: America's Pastime
Brad and David address the elephant in the room, 4th of July plans, Team USA Olympics preview, and Best/Worst umpires of the week. PLUS Start Spreading The News Co-Host Kyle Milligan and CSMN blogger Mike O’Brien call in to talk Yankees on Episode 17 of Call To The Bullpen presented by CSMN.
July 4, 2021
Episode 16: A Joke Of A League
Brandon Lara-Mack calls in, Wander Franco (FRAHN-CO) is here, massive The Show 21 update, the most embarrassing week in recent memory, best and worst umpires of the week, and more on Episode 16 of Call To The Bullpen presented by CSMN.
June 28, 2021
Episode 14: Gas 'Em Up
Baby Birds, Substance Crackdown, Celly Callouts, Technical Difficulties and more on Episode 14 of Call To The Bullpen Presented by CSMN
June 6, 2021
Episode 13: Dirty Little Secret
On Episode 13 of Call To The Bullpen presented by CSMN: The introduction of the sour rankings, basebrawls, baseball’s “dirty little secret,” The Show 21 roster update, and more...
May 30, 2021
Episode 12: Year Of The Pitcher
No-Hitters are on the loose, Tony LaRussa VS Rob Manfred for the “Most Hated Man In Baseball” Belt, Gio Urshela is underrated, trade proposals for the Yankees, and more on Co-Host Brad Zsampar’s first episode of Call To the Bullpen Presented by CSMN.
May 23, 2021
Episode 11: John Means Business
Episode 11: John Means Business...Host David Payne discusses no-hitters, rats VS raccoons, Albert Pujols, power rankings and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
May 9, 2021
Episode 10: The Ump Show
Special guest Brad Zsampar joins to discuss brutal umpires, don’t accuse Miggy of stealing signs, John Means’ domination, power rankings and more. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
May 2, 2021
Episode 9: A New Breed of Super-Team
In episode 9 of Call To The Bullpen host David Payne is joined by Brandon Lara-Mack, host of the Mack Packed Podcast, to talk about the defending World Series Champions. Plus, a power rankings shake up and break down. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN
April 25, 2021
Episode 8: Meet The Mets
Host David Payne and CSMN baseball blogger Jimmy Miller cover a crazy first week for the Mets, Pablo Sandoval pinch runs, and the Power Rankings get a shake up in Episode 8 of Call To The Bullpen presented by CSMN
April 18, 2021
Episode 7: Opening Week Special
In the first episode of the 2021 MLB regular season, host David Payne introduces new segments: Quick Hits, Highlights, Top Storylines, and Power Rankings. Kyle Milligan and Brad Zsampar call in. Call To The Bullpen is presented by CSMN.
April 11, 2021
Episode 6: Spring Cleaning
In the final episode of spring training, host David Payne covers current events and recaps Call To The Bullpen’s 2021 predictions with MLB Opening Day right around the corner. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
March 28, 2021
Episode 5: Fantasy Jersey Draft
Host David Payne is joined by Brad Zsampar, Bobby Lane, and Danny Bukes for a fantasy jersey draft in this week’s episode of Call To The Bullpen. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
March 21, 2021
Episode 4: Signature Stories
Host David Payne covers MLB current events and tells his favorite autograph stories in this week’s episode. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
March 14, 2021
Episode 3: Power Hour
Host David Payne gives the first Power Rankings of the MLB season, and is joined by CSMN baseball blogger Jimmy Miller to name the 2021 Pre-Season All-MLB team and discuss his recent blogs. Call to The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
March 7, 2021
Episode 2: Back To The Future
Great Scott! Host David Payne and CSMN baseball blogger Brad Zsampar time travel in this week’s episode. First stop is the past to talk about Hall of Famers and reveal the first ever CSMN Hall of Fame vote. Second stop is the future to discuss baseball’s top prospects. Hop in and hold on tight, this episode is a wild one. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
March 1, 2021
Episode 1: Offseason Recap
Host David Payne recaps the events of the MLB offseason and gives 2021 predictions and a special tribute to Hank Aaron with special guest and CSMN Founder Kyle Milligan. Call To The Bullpen is presented by Capital Sports Media Network.
February 21, 2021