Phil Naessens Show August 6, 2012: The 2012 PGA Championships Preview, New York Mets Weekly Report and Other MLB News

Joining Phil to preview the 2012 PGA Championships is SB Nations Adam Fonseca, followed by Blogging Mets owner Mark Berman for the Weekly New York Mets Report followed by Baseball Bo’s Bowen Pausey to discuss all the trades and other highlights of the past week in Major League Baseball.

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Adam Fonseca can be found here and here and here.

Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

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Phil Naessens Show July 30, 2912: New York Mets Weekly Report and Breaking MLB News

Blogging Mets owner Mark Berman joins Phil for the Weekly New York Mets Report followed by Baseball Bo’s Bowen Pausey joining Phil to discuss the recent trades and other MLB news.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

Bowen Pausey can be found on the web here and here.

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Phil Naessens Show July 23 2012: NY Mets, MLB Trades and Rick Nash to the New York Rangers!!

Tonight I’m joined for the Weekly New York Mets Report by Mark Berman, Bowen Pausey is here to discuss the trades between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees, The Detroit Tigers and the Florida Marlins, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros, the Pittsburgh Pirates as well as other MLB news and Pausey remains for a discussion involving the trade between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers offer sheet they extended to the Nashville Predators Captain Shea Weber.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

Bowen Pausey can be found on the web here and here.

On the Ice with Phil Naessens is also available on iTunes. You can subscribe here

The Phil Naessens Show is now on Phatz Sports Radio and  Max Sports Channels and the amazing website Sports-Kings

Music for the Phil Naessens Show by MatzWallez

The Phil Naessens Show is proudly presented by Swagg Screen and Textile

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Phil Naessens Show July 16, 2012: The Weekly New York Mets Report with Mark Berman!

Tonight I’m joined by Mark Berman for the weekly New York Mets Report followed by SB Nations Adam Fonseca previewing the 2012 British Open and author Steven Travers is here to tell us all about his latest book The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

Adam Fonseca can be found here and here.

The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times can be purchased here. Steve Travers website is here. My review of this book can be found here

The Phil Naessens Show is now on Phatz Sports Radio and  Max Sports Channels

Music for the Phil Naessens Show by MatzWallez

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Congratulations Little Man! Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval is an All Star!

I went through a range of thoughts when it was first announced on Sunday that New York Mets 3B David Wright would not be starting the 2012 All-Star game;

1). My first thought was there must be some mistake because there is NO WAY that Pablo “Kung Fu Panda” Sandoval would ever be selected over David Wright. Guess I was wrong.

2). My second thought was that Sandoval didn’t deserve to be selected to the All-Star team at all let alone be named a starter. I still maintain that belief.

3). My third thought was that maybe MLB should just do away from the fan voting and allow either current MLB players or even form a committee of ex All-Stars  to choose who should represent the National and American Leagues. That’s when I started remembering.

I began remembering all the times I would beg my Dad or Grandpa or whomever to take me to the ballpark so that I could vote for my favorite players, like Tom Seaver, Jerry Grote and Ed Kranepool…..as well as Willie Horton, Jim Northrup, Eddie Brinkman and Mickey Stanley, just to name a few. I didn’t give two hoots about their stats I just wanted to see my heroes play in the All-Star game and to feel like I had a part in it by voting for them!

I still remember people giving me a hard time because I would vote for Mickey Stanley every year he was on the ballot….I didn’t give a rip what people thought I was gonna stuff that ballot box and get him on the team…..and would be sad but more importantly madder than hell when he wasn’t playing in the game.

That’s when my outrage flew out the window……because I’ve been guilty of the very same thing just as probably all two of you who are reading this has; we threw out the stats and chose our favorite player because we wanted to see him play in the All Star game.

That’s the joy of being a fan dear reader.

Somehow I picture some little kid near the Bay doing the very same thing that I did when I was a kid….stuffing that ballot box anyway and anyhow he can….and catching hell in the process…. in the hopes that he will get to see Kung Fu Panda in the All Star Game and grinning from ear to ear because he believed it was his efforts that got him in.

Hey little man! Forget all about Phil Naessens and others who will blast Pablo’s selection/election on every sports radio show and blog from New York to Corfu Greece. Tell the folks who think you must select only the best player on the ballot to take a hike….ask them if Pablo was s0 bad then what was he doing on the ballot in the first place….that ought to shut them up and you know what the best part of all this is?

Pablo Sandoval is an All Star and not just any All Star but the starting Third Sacker for the National League and YOU made it happen! You out-voted a city of 8,000,000 and got your guy in! Had those other folks done what you did than David Wright would be the starting Third Sacker, wouldn’t he?

 

Book Review and Radio Interview: MVP by Robert Cohen

If there are two things I really enjoy they would be; reading books about the amazing sport of baseball and reading books where I learn something. When Author Robert Cohen sent me a complimentary copy of his book MVP I knew that I would be a very happy camper!

I was more than happy with the book!

Cohen is an experienced writer and has the amazing ability to convey his thoughts in a very simple and succinct manner. MVP is written in that fine tradition and I enjoyed this easy to read book.

The most important aspect of this undertaking was to define just what the heck Most Valuable Player actually means to the one making the case. Cohen takes the time to let the reader know just what MVP means to him. You’ll need to read that section slowly and carefully in order to fully understand some of the conclusions Cohen has reached.

The book is a trip down memory lane as Cohen examines each MVP from both the American and National Leagues. Was the winner of each MVP award deserving of it? Could the committee of selected another ballplayer who perhaps was more valuable than the actual winner? Both questions are answered in this book!

From the “how’s” to the “who’s” Cohen has written a must read book for any baseball fan looking to understand how the MVP is chosen, who does the choosing and most importantly did the MVP actually deserve to be the MVP!

Five stars for this book!

You can purchase MVP here.

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The Phil Naessens Show June 19, 2012 Baseball Edition

Tonight’s topics include;

Segment One: Blogging Mets Mark Berman joins me for the weekly Mets report. Topics include R.A. Dickey’s back-to-back one hitters and should Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy be traded. We also share our thoughts regarding the rest of the NL East.

Segment Two: Pitchers Hit Eighth’s Dennis Lawson joins me to give us a St. Louis Cardinals update as well as share his thoughts regarding the rest of the NL Central.

Segment Three: Greg Eno joins me to give us a Detroit Tigers update and to share his thoughts regarding the rest of the AL Central.

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Mark Berman’s blog/website can be found here. Mark’s new blog Sighting Celebrities can be found here Mark’s book Brilliant Disguise can be obtained here.

Dennis Lawson can be found here

Greg Eno can be found here

The Phil Naessens Show is now on Phatz Sports Radio

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