The Stick is brought to you by (tH)inkSlinger! "Where words collide!" Each episode host Jimmy Flame narrates either a player spotlight from baseball's vast archives or an interesting event from baseball history. New episodes spring up all the time, so be sure to subscribe and tune in regularly. The Stick hits it outta' the park every time! Produced by House Of Fire Productions.
Final episode of The Stick! Thank you for tuning in since 2014! Look for Jimmy Flame's new podcast Talkin' Trash w/ Jimmy Flame. Will be available wherever you enjoy listening to podcasts. Until then SEE YA!
Just when you thought 2020 couldn't get any crazier the New York Times reports that the Pentagon's UFO Unit is about to drop some insane details about vehicles they've recovered with origins not of this Earth! Oh, and baseball is back! What a combination of things to talk about, right?
Dubbed “The Me decade” by Tom Wolfe, the 1970s saw events ranging from the rise of disco to the fall of Saigon, and ultimately the dramatic fall of disco. In baseball, meanwhile, it was all about cool hairstyles and mini-dynasties, with the A’s, Reds and Yankees each winning two—or in the A’s case, three—World Series in a row. It would seem, then, that the talent was condensed around a few teams. But that’s not true. There are other players, and, in fact, other teams to consider as well. No, really! There are. In this episode of The Stick, Jimmy Flame narrates the player profile of Cesar Cedeno. Brought to you by http://www.thinkslinger.org
William H. “Wee Willie” Keeler was one of the smallest players ever in major league baseball at 5-foot-4, 140 pounds. But he had one of the biggest bats in the game, both figuratively and literally, weighing up to 46 ounces. Jimmy Flame narrates this episode's Player Profile! Sponsored by http://www.thinkslinger.org
Ever since Babe Ruth launched Major League Baseball into the live-ball era with his majestic home runs, stunned fans have been asking: "How far did that go?" Well way back in 1905 Andy Oyler of the Minneapolis Millers hit a ball that left people completely flummoxed. Including the opposing St. Paul team on a particularly rainy day.
Check out the story plus other odd baseball facts that are too strange to be made up, RIGHT HERE! On The Stick, hosted by Jimmy Flame.
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Baseball became the United States' popular "pastime" partially because of the cholera outbreak. People fled to the suburbs to avoid infection and brought a primitive version of baseball (called "Base Ball" two words) with them. From there the game captivated the weeklies and sportswriters began covering the peculiar game, meant to provide the leisurely class with an outlet to get fresh air and exercise. However, gambling and the spirit of competition took hold, and thus the birth of professionalism in baseball.
Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around Fourth of July weekend in neutral ballparks without fans, a plan that envisions expanding the designated hitter to the National League for 2020.
Singer/songwriter Dick Deluxe is my special guest on the show and he talks about quarantine in New Orleans, how he's passing the time during the Coronavirus pandemic (hint: lotsa living room performances streamed on Facebook Live), and, of course, we discuss lots and lots of wrestling. From Sputnik Monroe to Johnny Valentine, Wahoo, Da' Crusha', Texas Rasslin' in the '60s and '70s, Paul Boesch and his brief stint working as The Wrestler magazine's official correspondent to the Texas territory in the late '60s-early '70s, and much much more!
This is a MUST HEAR episode.
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Baseball, like every public event in the world, is shut down indefinitely because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Jimmy Flame delivers a fiery discussion and explores 10 unresolved questions regarding Major League Baseball and the Players Association, ranging from free agency to the burning question, "will the fans return?"
Surely, none of these issues are in the same stratosphere of importance as saving lives and thanking our medical professionals for all they are doing and continue to do, and we recognize that wholeheartedly. But Flame's a gigantic baseball fan and believes one way we can help each other during these times is to talk about the things we that impassion us.