Talking Baseball

DTW was approached recently with the perfect Valentine’s Day gift…(for you, not her).

Ed Randall is a long time Yankees (booooooo) sportswriter and reporter.  He writes a popular baseball blog called Talking Baseball.  During his time he’s interviewed a bevy of baseball personalities, including quite a few Tigers (yaaaaaaaaaaay).  Recently, he put his interviews onto DVDs and the guys from Talking Baseball are offering a Tigers DVD which includes lengthy interviews with Sparky Anderson, Travis Fryman, Jack Morris, and Ernie Harwell.  The DVDs are priced at $15, but if you’ll enter in TBCODEDT as your discount code, they are yours for the low price of $9.99.  Not to mention that 10% of the purchase goes to the reimburse billfer for hosting costs fund.  Order here.

Talking Baseball has offered to send us a free set for our perusal, so if someone out there will commit to watching all of them in earnest and writing a review of each interview for the blog, I’ll ask them to send it to you.  First one to post interest in the comments sections wins.  I’ll email you offline.

I’ve seen the Ernie Harwell interview, and it’s worth the price of admission on its own.  At one point in the interview Ernie talks about the importance of dead air.  I love the sounds of the ballpark in the background and no one was better than Ernie at letting those sounds paint the picture for us listeners.  So great to hear his voice.

We’re also going to reach out to Ed before the first Yankees series for some inside info on the competition.  So check out the links and then leave a hint inside your wife’s copy of Good Housekeeping or Popular Mechanics.  Only 11 shopping days left.

2 Comments

  1. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    February 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for the tip Kevin. BTW, Ed Randall and Rico Petrocelli have a show on XM/Sirus MLB channel every Saturday at 8CST called “Remember When.”. Lots of Tigers have appeared including recently Dave Bergman who is now an investment manager for MLB players. Take a listen as a good way to make it thru the winter months.

  2. Crunruh

    February 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    These are also available for streaming from Netflix. All the above mentioned and many more interviews of players from other teams were available, including a young Pirate manager named Jim Leyland who gets into some of his managing philosophies, such as giving lesser players a chance to contribute to make them part of the team.