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

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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

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Guest Co-Hosting The 5 Tool Show! June 6 2012

Last night I had the honor of guest co-hosting The 5 Tool Show with Tanya Mercado. We talked about Johan Santana’s no-hitter and John Franco entering the New York Mets Hall of Fame as well as many other topics. The link to the show is;

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ndbmedia2/2012/06/06/the-5-tool-show#.T88bKjbioc1.facebook

 

The Phil Naessens Show May 29 2012: Baseball, Basketball and Football Show!

On tonight’s Phil Naessens Show;

Segment One: Aaron Garcia joins me to talk about Ike Davis, Bryce Harper, Josh Hamilton, Roy Oswalt Matt Kemp and the rest of the surprises thus far in Major League Baseball.

Segment Two: Jameyan Smith and I take a closer look at the National League East.

Segment Three: Jameyan Smith and I talk NFL football and promote our new show, the Stiff Arm Podcast.

Segment Four: Jameyan Smith and I take a closer look at the NBA Playoffs and the Eastern and Western Conference Finals taking place between the San Antonio Spurs/Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat/Boston Celtics matchups.

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Jameyan Smith’s Facebook Group The Sports Goons can be found here.

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Phil Naessens Show May 23 2012 Fantasy Baseball and Much Much More!

Tonight’s Phil Naessens Show was all about baseball!

Segment One: Ms. Tanya Mercado and I put together our respective All-Time New York Mets dream team plus we talk a little bit about the present day Mets.

Segment Two: Mr. Jeff Gross from The Hardball Times and I talk about mega salaries, Josh Hamilton, the Boston Red Sox and the remainder of the segment we get into a great discussion regarding Fantasy Baseball.

Segment Three: Mr. Bowen Pausey and I discuss last weekends Toronto Blue Jays/New York Mets series as well as our experiences playing Fantasy Baseball.

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Tanya Mercado’s blog can be found here. The Five Tool Show can be found here. Raise Your Glass can be found here.

Jeff Gross can be found hereand here. His Twitter handles are @THTFantasy and @SaBEERmetrics

Bowen Pausey can be found here

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The Phil Naessens Show May 16 2012 The All Baseball Show (Sort of)

On tonight’s Phil Naessens Show our topics are;

Segment One: I answer a listeners question about surprises thus far in the American League.

Segment Two: Mr. Eric Stephen joins me to discuss the LA Dodgers.

Segment Three: My friend Gabriel Valazquez Jr. joins me to talk about his beloved Dodgers and LA Lakers.

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Phil Naessens Show May 8 2012: Baseball Galore

On tonight’s Phil Naessens Show I’m joined by;

Mark Berman joins me in segment one to update us on what’s happening with the New York Mets.

The entire staff of Knuckleballs Blog joins me in segment two to update us on the Minnesota Twins.

Quinton Vaughn joins me in segment three to discuss the Floyd Mayweather Jr Miquel Cotto fight and to update us on the Atlanta Braves.

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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.

The Minnesota Twins fan blog Knuckleballs Blog can be found here.

Quinton Vaughn and The Sports Goons can be found here.

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New Phil Naessens Show….May 2, 2012 Edition

On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show I’m joined by Ms. Tanya Mercado, Mr. Steven Travers and Mr. Reuben Mills….Ms. Mercado and I are discussing all things New York Mets, Mr. Travers and I are discussing his latest book The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times and Mr. Mills and I are discussing last weekends series between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies. Reuben is a Rockies fan and I am a Mets fan.

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Tanya Mercado’s blog can be found here. The Five Tool Show can be found here. Raise Your Glass can be found 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

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