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Baribault Banter

Baribault Banter

By Michael Baribault
Michael Baribault discuses the biggest news in sports! He is originally from Petaluma, CA. A graduate of Petaluma High School, he began his media career by serving as a Graphics Engineer & Web Producer for YSN365.com broadcasts & Prep2Prep.com in November 2014, covering high school sports in the North Bay Area. He was a PA Announcer for the Vallejo Admirals in Summer 2019. In Fall 2019, he was a sideline reporter for KSRO's High School Football Game of the Week. In the 2020 Basketball season, he was the main PBP announcer for Sonoma TV. Check out the link below for all work he's done so far.
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Michael Baribault on KSVY's Valley of the Moon Sports
Michael, the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Sonoma Stompers, joined Valley of the Moon Sports on KSVY Sonoma to talk about his journey and preview the 2022 season of Stompers baseball!
50:36
May 17, 2022
8 days to Opening Day!
We're just over a week away from Opening Day and it's coming sooner than many of us thought! I talk about the New York Yankees and preview their season with Nick Siembieda. We talk about lineups, starting pitching, the bullpen and the new additions to the squad.
44:17
March 30, 2022
How does the National Baseball Hall of Fame process work?
Have you ever wondered what the process is like for the National Baseball Hall of Fame selection? Good news! We've got the President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Josh Rawitch joining Baribault Banter today to discuss all that and more!
28:11
February 22, 2022
The Journey of a Valley Basketball Star
This episode also aired on Cronkite Sports in Focus, a podcast from Cronkite News. We're doing something a bit different today. This is not a typical podcast episode with commentary or an interview. We're telling a story. A story worth telling. Gilbert, AZ native Shaylee Gonzales, a women's basketball player at BYU, was on top of the world after her freshman season in 2019 at BYU until she suffered an ACL injury. She used the next year to recover, become a social media star, and now back on the court.
17:51
January 11, 2022
MLB Free Agent Frenzy...and the Yankees are on "Do Not Disturb"
This has been the most exciting free agent market in recent memory. Moves are being made like crazy but the richest team in baseball, the New York Yankees, have sat out to this point. Michael Baribault and Nick Siembieda break down what the Yankees need to do to improve their roster before the lockout.
49:53
November 30, 2021
Interview with sports broadcaster Gary Thorne!
Michael sits down with legendary broadcaster Gary Thorne to talk about the state of broadcasting today, some unique moments Gary was a part of, and who Pete Webber was talking to when he said "Who do you think you are? I am!"
28:16
October 14, 2021
We're back! Barstool Sports' Eric Hubbs joins the show!
Barstool Sports Yankees/MLB writer/editor and host of the Short Porch podcast Eric Hubbs joins the show to talk all things New York Yankees. What should they do with Aroldis Chapman? Where does Corey Kluber fit in? Who is the one player the Yankees absolutely need to produce in order to win a World Series in 2021? Find out all that and more!
31:41
August 30, 2021
2021 CCL Championship Game: SLO Blues vs Healdsburg Prune Packers
The full game broadcast of the 2021 California Collegiate League Championship Game played on August 6, 2021 at McBean Stadium in Lincoln, California. Michael Baribault and Lucas Rumpler call the action as the Prune Packers would be going for their first championship in franchise history in their 100th year.
03:57:33
August 08, 2021
Michael Baribault ASU Baseball Play-by-Play
Michael Baribault's Play-by-Play from Arizona State Baseball Games this season. 
05:52:30
June 04, 2021
NBC Sports Bay Area Web Producer Dalton Johnson talks Giants & Warriors
Dalton Johnson, Writer/Web Producer for NBC Sports Bay Area, writing blogs, features and columns on all Bay Area sports teams joins the show to talk the San Francisco Giants' great start, who they having coming through their minor league system and how dangerous the Golden State Warriors can be in the NBA Playoffs.
31:31
May 18, 2021
The Yankees are mediocre, the A's are streaky and are the Giants for real?
The Yankees are a .500 team right now and we're supposed to celebrate? I think not. Plus, the Oakland Athletics have to be one the most streaky team in sports, and the Giants stole Mike Tauchman from the Yankees.
31:52
May 03, 2021
Representing Petaluma with Scott Behrs and Joey Potts!
Former Petaluma High School standout hoops player Joey Potts was a part of the great run by Oregon State in the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments. He joins the show again to talk about what that experience is like. His high school coach Scott Behrs also joins the show to talk about how Joey developed over the four years in high school and especially the two years he coached Joey in one of Petaluma High School's best two-year runs in since 1992.
28:44
April 08, 2021
Rancho-Newman preview with Gehrig Hotaling & Dave Cox
Michael previews the showdown between NorCal High School Football rivals and CIF D-3A NorCal Champions Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, CA) & defending CIF-3AA State Champions Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA) being played on TUESDAY March 30th. You don't see too many Tuesday high school football games. Rancho Cotate Head Coach Gehrig Hotaling previews the action, what it is like playing in a pandemic and the scheduling nightmares they have to endure this season. Then, YSN365 owner & founder Dave Cox joins to also preview the action and to discuss how Cardinal Newman will come into the game with just two practices. Cox and former Petaluma Head Football Coach Steve Ellison will call the game live on YSN365.com Tuesday night. 
36:07
March 29, 2021
Napa Sports News Kyle Foster
Founder of Napa Sports News Kyle Foster joins the show to talk about the return of Youth Sports to California, where the San Francisco Giants stand heading into the 2021 season and who is a sleeper as March Madness begins?
22:16
March 18, 2021
2009 World Series Champion Nick Swisher joins the show!
We are grateful to be joined by 2009 World Series Champion and Fox Sports 1 Analyst Nick Swisher today! Nick also serves as a special advisor to the Yankees.  Check out our webtie: baribaultbanter.wordpress.com Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickSwisher Follow me on Twitter: @mbaribaultmedia
35:42
February 26, 2021
One Basketball: Unity and Equality on and off the court
Jack Micco and Tyler Nadolski head up the One Basketball effort to help with funding for local basketball coaches, basketball donations for kids, fixing outdoor basketball courts among other things in the North Bay Area. Listen to learn about their campaign and why they decided to take on this endeavor. Find out more about their efforts: https://onebasketball.net/
30:41
February 24, 2021
KNBR's Brian Murphy talks Baseball and the state of Journalism
Brian Murphy, the host of the Murph & Mac show from 6-10am on KNBR in San Francisco joins the show to talk about where journalism is right now in America, and a whole lot of baseball. Follow me on Twitter: @mbaribaultmedia Follow Brian on Twitter: @KNBRMurph Follow us on Twitter: @BaribaultBanter
16:52
February 04, 2021
MLB Hall of Fame Thoughts
Michael shares his thoughts on the MLB Hall of Fame on the heels of the announcement that no one was elected by the Baseball Writer's Association of America this year. Follow Michael on Twitter Like his Page on Facebook Visit his website
26:54
January 27, 2021
Let them Play CA Movement
Michael Baribault of YSN365 and Kyle Foster of Napa Sports News sit down with the people leading the charge to help get youth sports back up and running in the state of California. Watch to see what their message is, why they're doing it, and what they hope to get out of it. Follow Michael on Twitter: @mbaribaultmedia Follow Kyle on Twitter: @NapaKyle
56:09
January 16, 2021
Yankees MLB.com beat reporter Bryan Hoch joins the show!
Michael sits down with Bryan Hoch, Yankees MLB.com beat reporter and author of two books: “The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty,” and a co-author of "Mission 27: A New Boss, A New Ballpark and One Last Ring for the Yankees' Core Four." The two talk the world of sports journalism, the two books, what it was like covering baseball in 2020, and some pressing Yankees topics heading into the 2021 season. Follow Bryan on Twitter: @BryanHoch Follow me on Twitter: @mbaribaultmedia
52:29
December 21, 2020
Marin Catholic Women's Basketball Player Gracyn Lovette joins the show
Back after a three week hiatus, we have Marin Catholic Women's Hoops Player Gracyn Lovette on the show to talk about her basketball upbringing, her Marin Catholic high school team, and what players she tries to emulate on the floor.
19:55
December 10, 2020
Conversation with San Marin Guard Tyson Geraci, & Other North Bay College Commitments
Michael sits down with San Marin and newly committed Chico State guard Tyson Geraci to talk all things hoops, recruiting and more. At San Marin, Geraci in 77 games has averaged 15.8, but last season averaged 20.7 PPG, and scored his career high in points in a single game at 37 points in a loss to Drake.  Follow me on Twitter @mbaribaultmedia Follow Tyson on Twitter @GeraciTyson
21:01
November 16, 2020
Part 2: AZ Fall Hoops Invite with NBBA's Brock Winter
Brock Winter, the Director of Business Development & Director of HS Showcase Program and Team Travel for North Bay Basketball Academy joins the show to talk about the West Coast Elite Arizona Fall Invite, and some of the players that played in that tournament that could be playing at the next level soon. Follow me on Twitter @mbaribaultmedia Follow Brock on Twitter @BrockWinter2 Follow NBBA on Twitter @NBBANorthBay
39:02
November 09, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: As seen on Bottom of the 6th on Blaze Radio....
Michael's episode on Bottom of the 6th which aired Monday on Arizona State University's Student Run Radio station, Blaze Radio, discusses the Dodgers World Series Championship, the Blake Snell decision, and Justin Turner's actions after testing positive for COVID-19. Plus, a PAC-12 weekend preview and championship predictions. Finally, this week's upset alert.  Check out Blaze Radio's website here: https://blazeradioonline.com/ Follow Michael on Twitter: @mbaribaultmedia Follow Blaze Radio on Twitter: @BlazeRadioASU
31:30
November 03, 2020
Part 1: AZ Fall Hoops Invite with NBBA's Brock Winter
Brock Winter, the Director of Business Development & Director of HS Showcase Program and Team Travel for North Bay Basketball Academy joins the show to talk about the West Coast Elite Arizona Fall Invite, and some of the players that played in that tournament that could be playing at the next level soon. Follow me on Twitter @mbaribaultmedia Follow Brock on Twitter @BrockWinter2 Follow NBBA on Twitter @NBBANorthBay
35:05
October 28, 2020
Analytics? They're not good in the postseason
Avid Yankee Fans, Michael and Nick Siembieda talk about the Yankees embarassing defeat in the postseason and why analytics aren't useful in the postseason anymore.
40:39
October 11, 2020
2020 Division Series Preview with Ben Ross
Let's preview the 2020 Divisional Series matchups! Ben Ross, who is a freelance journalist covering the Oakland Athletics, talks all four series, and we dive deep into the Astros-A's series which begins Monday. Fasten your seat belts, it's only going to get crazier!
50:11
October 04, 2020
The Yankees somehow win, Bring on the Rays
Michael takes a deep breath and recaps the Yankees crazy win over the Indians, and previews what this ALDS could look like in San Diego.
24:47
October 01, 2020
Part 2: MLB Postseason Preview with Ethan Kassel
Michael talks with Prep2Prep's and host of his own podcast, "Nocturnal Sports" to preview the 2020 MLB Postseason which begins on Tuesday. The guys break down the final day of the regular season, and the eight playoff matchups.
55:52
September 28, 2020
Part 1: MLB Playoff Preview with Ethan Kassel
Michael talks with Prep2Prep's and host of his own podcast, "Nocturnal Sports" to preview the 2020 MLB Postseason which begins on Tuesday. The guys break down the final day of the regular season, and the eight playoff matchups.
55:37
September 28, 2020
Kylie Horstmeyer & Baker Mayfield
Michael sits down with the Redwood High School Women's Basketball Standout to talk about Giant hoops, and her commitment to USD. Michael also discusses why Baker Mayfield is the FIFTH best QB in his own division, and not the best QB on his own team.
27:14
September 23, 2020
Rancho Cotate Softball Player Tatum Maytorena
Michael sits down with Rancho Cotate Softball player Tatum Mayoterena. She just committed to University of Nevada, Reno for softball last week, as we talk about her decision to go to UNR, her travel softball experience, as well as the first 2+ years of her Rancho Cotate Cougar Softball career.
31:57
September 21, 2020
Michael Baribault Pro Baseball Play by Play
Michael calls innings 6-9 between the Vallejo Admirals and Sonoma Stompers at Arnold Field in Sonoma on August 26, 2019 on the Vallejo Admirals Radio Network. Damin Esper does the analysis.
01:36:48
September 18, 2020
BACL Baseball: West Coast Kings vs Santa Rosa Athletics
Michael Baribault Calls the action for the Santa Rosa Athletics radio network
01:31:08
September 18, 2020
Michael Baribault Football Color Commentary
Apple Bowl 2nd half: 2019 El Molino @ Analy North Coast Section Division 2 Playoffs: American Cnayon @ Rancho Cotate
03:59:19
September 18, 2020
Baker Mayfield & Baseball Statistics
Baker Mayfield is 12-18 as a starter, get off the Baker Baker Turnover Maker Train while you can. Also, why are baseball players resting more, and getting hurt more? Why have textbook analytics taken over the game?
32:09
September 17, 2020
Conversation with Terence Bell
Michael sits down with Piner Head Football Coach Terence Bell to talk football, and a special guest appears with him!
55:31
September 15, 2020
Hilinski's Hope Joins the Show!
Mark and Kym Hilinski, as well as Christine Hilinski Lombardi join the show to talk about their organization Hilinski's Hope, which is an organization aimed to help student-athletes overcome the stigma of mental health illness. 
52:47
September 08, 2020
Football Full Game: California School for the Deaf @ St Vincent de Paul 10-26-19
Full Game Broadcast of the final night of the regular season, an all time classic between the California School for the Deaf Eagles and St Vincent de Paul High School Mustangs at Yarbrough Field. 
03:01:26
September 05, 2020
Rays-Yankees Drama, & Giants are a wild card
Michael talks about the Rays-Yankees drama that took place on Tuesday, and the fallout from it, as well as the Giants chances of making the postseason.
32:26
September 03, 2020
Baseball Talk with Nick Siembieda, Part 2
We're Talking Astros revenge with Joe Kelly and Ramon Laureano, Unwritten Rules, and Trade talks with the Deadline on August 31. Sponsored by IGT Consult. Contact JD Maher Agent/Consultant  (916) 275- 5597 jd.maher@igtconsult.com
47:41
August 29, 2020
Baseball Talk with Nick Siembieda, Part 1
Nick is back on the show, and we are talking baseball. A's, Giants, and Yankees coming your way! Sponsored by IGT Consult. Contact JD Maher Agent/Consultant  (916) 275- 5597 jd.maher@igtconsult.com
41:06
August 26, 2020
High School Football Full Game: Tamalpais vs Petaluma 8-23-19
Full Game Broadcast of last year's opening week game between the Tamalpais Red Tailed Hawks and Petaluma Trojans at Ellison Field in Petaluma. 
01:54:53
August 24, 2020
High School Basketball Full Game: San Rafael vs Rancho Cotate 1-2-20
Full Game Broadcast of this Game played at San Rafael High School between San Rafael and Rancho Cotate. 
57:60
August 20, 2020
Part 2: Interview with Tom Bonfigli
I sit down to talk to 816 game winner Tom Bonfigli who has been a boys high school basketball coach for 36 years, spending 26 at Cardinal Newman and 10 at Justin Siena. Tom has taken over as the head boys basketball coach at St Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma.
24:50
August 14, 2020
Part 1: Interview with St Vincent de Paul HS Boys Basketball Coach Tom Bonfigli
Michael sits down to talk to 816 game winner Tom Bonfigli who has been a boys high school basketball coach for 36 years, spending 26 at Cardinal Newman and 10 at Justin Siena. Tom has taken over as the head boys basketball coach at St Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma.
42:12
August 12, 2020
Interview with NCS Commissioner Pat Cruickshank
Michael sits down with North Coast Section Commissioner Pat Cruickshank to discuss the new sport calendar, as well as a range of other topics. 
28:28
August 10, 2020
Interview with Oregon State Men's Basketball Player Joey Potts
I sit down with Joey Potts of Oregon State Men's Basketball. Potts played at Petaluma High School, leading them to their first league championship in 24 years. Joey went on to College of Marin where he was Bay Valley Conference in both seasons. Joey now plays at Oregon State.
26:12
August 05, 2020
Interview with Kerry Crowley from the Bay Area News Group
I sit down with Kerry Crowley, who covers the SF Giants for the Bay Area News Group to talk about his time at Arizona State, the new Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak, as well as breaking down the Giants first series against the Dodgers. 
35:45
July 27, 2020
Interview with Head Casa Grande Football Coach John Antonio
I sit down with head football coach at Casa Grande High School John Antonio to discuss the new CIF and NCS calendars, what that entails for his program, and what to expect. We also discuss his Piner HS coaching career, and the 2019 Egg Bowl.
32:24
July 23, 2020
Interview with Former Vacaville Reporter Managing Editor Matt Miller
Michael sits down with former Vacaville Reporter Managing Editor Matt Miller to discuss his involvement in Vacaville, and the Oakland Athletics.
23:21
July 21, 2020
Interview with Nick Siembieda
At his request, Nick and I talk about his time playing football at UC Davis, his unfortunate injury and hopeful comeback, as well as his miltary nominations. Then, we get into the return of Major League Baseball, and break down the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Oakland Athletics. We also dive into the Houston Astros Cheating Scandal. 
59:50
July 18, 2020
Interview with Orginal Brownie Barker, John "JD" Maher.
I sat down with my Uncle John "JD" Maher to talk about his relationship with Oakland Athletics outfielder Seth Brown and his family. We also talk about how the "Brownie Barkers" came about when Brown was called up in late August of 2019. 
37:08
July 13, 2020
MLB Schedule Reaction
What do I think of the MLB Schedule? Who's going to win the World Series? Find out!
23:56
July 07, 2020
Yes, We Remember. The Astros are cheaters
The Astros are cheaters folks, don't forget that! Although they will not have to go through any fan interaction face to face, you bet it will be bad on social media. Arrogant Cheaters the *Astros are.
36:20
June 30, 2020
Intro & Return to MLB
I talk about how I plan to use this platform after many tries at othe podcast platforms, I tell you a little bit about myself, as well as talk about the return to MLB
37:07
June 27, 2020