The games within the games — the card games, the simulations, and fantasy — are all highlighted in Episode 8 of Stealing Home.
We start off by talking to some old friends of mine and how they spent a summer trading off responsibilities for making a fictional Cardinals (or maybe Royals) team a World Series Champion in Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball.
Then I talk with Brad Cook, who’s in charge of marketing and PR for Out of the Park Developments. They are the makers of Out of the Park Baseball, possibly the most addicting sports game around.
And writer Carson Cistulli conducts an interview with a fictitious player from his simulation team.
Astros manager Bo Porter, for taking so much on the chin already this season, is the MVP of My Heart.
I apologize for not posting as scheduled last Monday. I was at Spring Training in AZ, looking to create a really nice episode, but things just didn’t work out. I chose to not post one at all rather than post one with a quality lower than you or I expect. We’ll have a new one this coming Monday. Thanks for your support and understanding.
Just wanted to pass along a note from listener @mighty_flynn, as a follow-up to our music episode. It’s a great piece by Phillip Bimstein about a former beer vendor St. Louis, Robert Logan. It’s a terrific piece, so I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy!
In the inaugural episode of Stealing Home, we look at a topic near and dear to every baseball fan’s heart, the numbers. We learn them, we memorize them, we obsess over them, we compare them. They are the glue that holds baseball together throughout the years.