The Top Step

The Top Step

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Paul Fritschner and Steve Miller talk baseball.
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Fredericksburg Nationals Stadium Tour with Joe Miller
Steve reviews the new stadium of the Fredericksburg Nationals (Class A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals) with his brother Joe. 
24:47
June 29, 2020
Scott Allen on The Top Step
Paul and Steve interview the D.C. Sports Bog's Scott Allen at the Washington Post offices in 2017. They discuss Paul's Garden Gnome adventure and the Nats' failing bullpen, which remains an issue to this day.
16:07
June 20, 2020
Dan Steinberg on The Top Step
Paul and Steve chat with The Washington Post's Dan Steinberg back in the summer of 2017. But first, they wonder what a shortened MLB season might look like and dive into the weird history behind the Oklahoma City Thunder.
41:52
June 12, 2020
Dave Jageler on The Top Step
Paul and Steve are pulling out this 6-year old interview from the vault. They talked with Nationals radio broadcaster Dave Jageler in 2014 at Nationals Park amid all the white noise of batting practice. Dave talks about his humble beginnings calling Syracuse University sports, the dog days of the cellar-dwelling Washington Nationals, and some of the ongoing trends in baseball like foreign substances and appealing to a younger generation.  Enjoy!
25:13
June 5, 2020
How a Gnome, a Chia Pet, and a Wayward Writer May Have Ended Drew Storen's Career (feat. Craig Stammen)
We dive into Steve's time as a print journalist at the University of Dayton, which allowed him the opportunity to cover two Washington Nationals games from the press box. After Paul's eagerness to snag a Jayson Werth garden gnome got him featured in the Washington Post, Steve decided to do his own coverage of the Nationals' quirky promotions. Find out how a follow-up article led to a few confused broadcasters, a clubhouse intrusion, and one, maybe two, career-ending interactions. Finally, Steve meets up with former Dayton Flyer Craig Stammen to discuss his 2017 comeback with the San Diego Padres.
1:02:16
May 29, 2020
Paul's Winter Meetings and Minor League Baseball Team Names
Paul discusses his job search for a minor league broadcasting gig, which brought him to the 2019 Winter Meetings in San Diego. Steve laments the new name of his hometown minor league team and discusses the custom maps he's created for urban traveling.
41:34
May 22, 2020
Introduction to The Top Step Podcast
Paul Fritschner and Steve Miller introduce themselves as the hosts of The Top Step Podcast. Be sure to check out their website: https://topsteptalk.com/ and follow @PaulFritschner and @smiller_96 on Twitter.
02:48
May 19, 2020