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MLB Radio Archives: 04/2005
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Around the Minors
MLB.com Fantasy 411
  Apr 29, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 29, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 29, 2005

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Author Buzz Bissinger discusses the background of his latest book 3 Nights in August, which focuses on one series between the Cardinals and Cubs in 2003

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes looks at Roger Clemens' lack of run support
Marlins broadcaster Rich Waltz talks about the team's recent run-ins with the weather and the great starting pitching
Chicago Tribune national baseball writer Phil Rogers breaks down the Cubs' latest injuries and Roger Clemens' luck with run support
Phillies assistant GM Mike Arbuckle on the team's slow start and the terrific play of Ryan Howard in Triple-A

Under the Lights

Jim Leyritz weighs in on Curt Schilling's comments
Astros reporter Alyson Footer discusses the historic pitching matchup between Roger Clemens and Greg Maddux
Rangers reporter Jesse Sanchez talks about the recent pitching of Chan Ho Park

  Apr 28, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 28, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 28, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Nationals first baseman Brad Wilkerson on his Opening Day performance and first homestand in Washington
Nationals catcher Brian Schneider talks about the D.C. fan support and adjusting to the new city

Goin' Deep

Cubs assistant GM Gary Hughes discusses the club's efforts to replace Nomar Garciaparra and settle the closer situation
Boston Herald writer Howard Bryant reflects on the life of Earl Wilson and the problems associated with a local newspaper owning part of a local sports team

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins talks about getting the team on track and various rumors
Indians manager Eric Wedge discusses how he's trying to get his team to recover from a slow start
Yankees second baseman Tony Womack is confident his team will right itself and make a championship run

Under the Lights

Darryl Hamilton from "Stayin' Hot" looks at the Yankees and back at his playing days
Indians reporter Justice Hill on the Tribe's early-season offensive woes
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding has the skinny on hot shortstop Clint Barmes
Tigers reporter Jason Beck talks about the role of pitching in the team's winning streak

  Apr 27, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 27, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 27, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Indians catcher Victor Martinez talks about his and the team's slow start as well as the emerging youth in Cleveland
Tigers outfielder Dmitri Young discusses Detroit's new winning ways and his Opening Day performance

GM Corner

Phillies GM Ed Wade and Nationals GM Jim Bowden look at their teams' early-season performance

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Pitcher Brooks Kieschnick talks about making it back to the Majors
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne discusses the impact of David Wells' and Curt Schilling's injuries
National reporter Barry Bloom looks at the stadium proposal in Minnesota

Under the Lights

Minor League reporter Kevin Czerwinski checks out the Yankees and Mets prospects
Giants reporter Rich Draper updates the injury status of Armando Benitez

  Apr 26, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 26, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 26, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein talks about making the transition to the National League and his talented team
Cardinals second baseman Mark Grudzielanek on joining the National League champions

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells talks about the team getting back on track and blending in with his teammates
Orioles broadcaster Joe Angel on the team's clubhouse chemistry and Brian Roberts' stellar play
Giants pitcher Noah Lowry reminds Seth and Bone about how he lost his first-ever start after appearing on "Stayin' Hot" and Mike Matheny's contributions behind the plate
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko joins Players Talk presented by MLBPlayers.com and the Players Trust
Mets radio broadcaster Ed Coleman looks at Pedro Martinez's strong start leading up to his rematch with John Smoltz

Around the Minors with Mayo

Royals rookie third baseman Mark Teahen relishes the opportunity to play at the Major League level
Minors reporter Kevin Czerwinski talks about the Jays' top prospects, Aaron Hill and Brandon League

Under the Lights

White Sox reporter Scott Merkin offers a take on the Sox's terrific start
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand has the skinny on Alex Rodriguez's explosive night in the Bronx
Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on the maturation of Mets shortstop Jose Reyes
Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about the possible return of starting pitcher Bobby Madritsch

  Apr 25, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 25, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 25, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Rangers voice Tom Grieve looks at the hot Rangers lineup and Chan Ho Park's recent success
Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News discusses the Nationals, the future of umpiring and Lou Piniella's challenges managing the Devil Rays

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Agent Barry Praver provides some insight into his client Sidney Ponson
Sports Weekly's Paul White provides his take on the brawl between the Red Sox and Devil Rays and the new ballpark proposal in Minnesota
Brewers pitcher Doug Davis joins Players Talk presented by MLBPlayers.com and the Players Trust
KOGO radio's NL West correspondent Craig Elsten offers a perspective on the Dodgers' tough weekend and the pressure on the Padres early on
Twins reporter Mark Sheldon on the proposed stadium deal in Minnesota

Under the Lights

Mike Siano of "Fantasy 411" tells what to expect in the week ahead
Red Sox reporter Ian Browne on the big brawl in Tampa Bay
Cubs reporter Carrie Muskat discusses the possibility of losing Nomar Garciaparra for the season

  Apr 22, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 22, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 22, 2005

Around the Minors with Mayo

Rangers prospect Gerald Laird talks about learning the art of catching and someday producing on the Major League level
Pirates Minor League field coordinator Jeff Bannister talks about scouting and grooming catchers for a Major League job

Baseball Brunch

Author Johanna Wagner talks about her new book A View from the Stands on Major League ballparks
Former Astros manager and current broadcaster discusses the pressure on the Astros to succeed in 2005
Twins third baseman Michael Cuddyer on becoming an everyday player

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros broadcaster Carl Dukes looks at the effect the loss of Nomar Garciaparra will have on the rest of the NL Central
Former Brewers athletic trainer John Adams talks about life in the training room

Under the Lights

Braves reporter Mark Bowman talks about Andruw Jones' slow start
Mark Zuckerman of the Washington Times looks at the passion expressed by Nationals fans
Cardinals writer Matthew Leach on Scott Rolen's performance so far

  Apr 21, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 21, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 21, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Mets first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz talks about making the transition from Boston to New York

Todd McFarlane Show

The Todd McFarlane Show for April 21, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Giants pitcher Brett Tomko on his team's hitting woes and their current homestand
A's ace Barry Zito takes a look at his season so far and describes his charitable work to help the troops
Marlins broadcaster Roxy Bernstein looks at the impact the starting pitching has had on the Fish's start
Diamondbacks third baseman Troy Glaus joins Players Talk presented by MLBPlayers.com and the Players Trust
Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach examines the Redbirds' starting pitching and middle infield

Under the Lights

Tigers reporter Jason Beck updates the injury status of Magglio Ordonez
Blue Jays reporter Spencer Fordin talks about Vernon Wells' slow start
West columnist John Schlegel chimes in on the Dodgers' incredible start

  Apr 20, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 20, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 20, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Giants reporter Rich Draper talks about Barry Bonds' road to recovery and San Francisco's reaction to the Dodgers' start
Rangers outfielder David Dellucci talks about his own strong start, the Rangers' pitching staff and manager Buck Showalter

GM Corner

Pirates GM Dave Littlefield on building a contender around a young core
Former Astro Jimmy Wynn talks about being a candidate for the Astros Hall of Fame
Former Dodgers, Padres, and Angels GM Buzzie Bavasi discusses the impact of Jackie Robinson on the game

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Tony Jackson of the Los Angeles Daily News offers his input on the Dodgers and how they are winning
Cubs beat reporter Andy Masur of WGN radio checks in before the game with the Cardinals
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about the Padres' front-office moves and the Nationals' first homestand

Under the Lights

Billy Sample runs down the day's events
Marlins reporter Joe Frisaro raves about the talent of outfielder Miguel Cabrera
Orioles beat writer Gary Washburn talks about the stellar play of second baseman Brian Roberts

  Apr 19, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 19, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 19, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Editor Josh Leventhal explains the nuances of his new anthology Baseball . . . The Perfect Game: An All-Star Anthology Celebrating the Game's Great Players, Teams, And Moments
Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin talks about his wife competing in the Boston Marathon, Patriots' Day, and his World Series ring

Around the Minors with Mayo

High-school power-hitting prospect Cameron Maybin talks about being compared to Ken Griffey, Jr.
A's prospect Connor Robertson discusses his play in the Midland League and the potential for moving up

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren breaks down the excellent pitching performances in the Astros-Braves series
Devil Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir is confident the young team will continue to grow into a contender
Devil Rays outfielder Carl Crawford on his new contract extension and recovering from the 19-8 blowout at the hands of the Yankees
Devil Rays broadcaster Andy Freed gives his analysis of the team's early-season performance
Yankees manager Joe Torre gives his take on the Sheffield incident and looks at the Yanks' 19-8 win

Under the Lights

Steve Henson of the Los Angeles Times weighs in on the Dodgers' early-season success
Pirates reporter Ed Eagle talks about the Bucs' struggles so far
Phillies beat writer Ken Mandel looks at the Phils' potential for success in the NL East
Columnist Jim Molony takes a look at the NL Central and some of the surprises of the first two weeks of the season

  Apr 18, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 18, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 18, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News talks about the Orioles' strong start and George Steinbrenner's dissatisfaction with the Yankees' play
Dodgers starter Jeff Weaver breaks down his complete-game win

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for April 18, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on his Patriots' Day win over the Blue Jays
Sports Weekly's Paul White talks about the Marlins' pitching staff and the incident involving Gary Sheffield at Fenway Park
Angels second baseman Chone Figgins joins Players Talk presented by MLBPlayers.com and the Players' Trust
NL West reporter Craig Elsten of KOGO radio talks about the red-hot Dodgers and the rest of the division

Under the Lights

Red Sox reporter Ian Browne on the Sox's Patriots' Day win
Minor League guru Jonathan Mayo takes a look at the top rookies of 2005
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin says Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez may make the difference for the Sox in the AL Central

  Apr 15, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 15, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 15, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Indians pitcher C.C. Sabathia talks about making his first start of the year off the injury

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner discusses making the transition from New York to LA

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

WFAN Yankees reporter Sweeny Murti breaks down Gary Sheffield's run-in with a Red Sox fan in the outfield
Diamondbacks SS Royce Clayton talks about his offseason decision to sign with Arizona and being the Nationals' first home opponent
Nationals president Tony Tavares talks about the buzz surrounding the return of baseball to the District of Columbia
KTRH's Carl Dukes looks at the Astros' slow start and the problem of bridging the gap from starter to closer
Brewers starter Ben Sheets addresses the media after signing his contract extension

Under the Lights

Jim Leyritz looks back at the first two weeks of the season
Reds reporter Anthony Castrovince checks out the performance of the team's starting pitching so far
Brewers writer Adam McCalvy on Ben Sheets' new contract extension

  Apr 14, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 14, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 14, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach talks about the slow starts by Albert Pujols and Mark Mulder
Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent reacts to the win over the Giants and his blazing start
Giants pitcher Scott Eyre on playing in San Francisco and dealing with attention-deficit disorder

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Twins outfielder Jacque Jones talks about defending the AL Central title in a tougher division
"Hardball" host Chris Matthews on the excitement over the return of baseball to the Nation's Capital and the pressure on President Bush to throw a strike on the first pitch
Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez is excited to be part of the first Nationals home game
Nationals television broadcaster Ron Darling talks about the competition in the NL East and the Nats' strong start
Nationals manager Frank Robinson meets the media to discuss the first home game in Washington Nationals history
Diamondbacks GM Joe Garagiola, Jr. talks about participating in the Nats' historic home opener
Nationals special assistant to the GM Bob Boone offers his take on the atmosphere at RFK Stadium
Nationals GM Jim Bowden on the team's strong start and the electricity of Opening Day
USA Today national baseball writer Dave Andriesen on why he feels baseball will work in Washington this time around

Under the Lights

Seth Everett from "Stayin' Hot" reports live from RFK Stadium
Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre discusses the team's long-term prospects
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert on the team's progress so far
Nationals center fielder Ryan Church reacts to the reception at RFK
Nationals left fielder Brad Wilkerson was impressed with the Washington fans
Nationals catcher Brian Schneider gives his take on the home opener
Nationals manager Frank Robinson on winning the historic home opener

  Apr 13, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 13, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 13, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Twins center fielder Torii Hunter talks about playing in the Metrodome and the competition in the AL Central

GM Corner

Mets GM Omar Minaya talks about the team's slow start despite the offseason upgrades
Triple-A Las Vegas 51's manager Jerry Royster looks at the young prospects in the Dodgers system
Padres GM Kevin Towers reflects on an offseason of work as the season gets underway

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Astros manager Phil Garner talks about the importance of a good start and the performance of his pitching staff so far
National reporter Barry Bloom looks ahead to the Nationals' home opener and back at their solid start
Mets manager Willie Randolph describes the pressure to win in New York and getting his first win as a manager
Astros GM Tim Purpura on the team's early success and staying competitive while waiting for Lance Berkman's return
Astros reliever John Franco on returning to Shea Stadium to pitch in an opposing uniform

Under the Lights

Brian McRae joins Casey in a tour of the Majors
Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand looks at Jaret Wright's first win in pinstripes
Rangers writer Jesse Sanchez talks about the team's power-hitting infield
Angels writer Mike Scarr discusses the team's bullpen performance

  Apr 12, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 12, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 12, 2005

Around the Minors with Mayo

Cubs prospect Micah Hoffpauir talks about making the next step to the big leagues
Minor Leagues reporter Kevin Czerwinski on Gary Carter managing in the Gulf Coast League and the future of women general managers

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Brewers play-by-play broadcaster Daron Sutton talks about the team's fast start and the poise of its young pitching staff
Blue Jays outfielder Reed Johnson on his team's start and Miguel Batista in the closer's role
Diamondbacks reporter Steve Gilbert talks about the early season and the competition in the NL West

Under the Lights

Giants reporter Rich Draper on the heartbreaking loss in LA
Indians reporter Justice Hill talks about C.C. Sabathia's rehab progress
Twins writer Mark Sheldon on Minnesota's exciting victory over Detroit

  Apr 11, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 11, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 11, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Ken Rosenthal of the Sporting News discusses first-week surprises and the Red Sox's ring ceremony
Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman talks about Yankee reactions leading up to the ring ceremony
Red Sox assistant GM Mike Port looks ahead to Opening Day in Fenway, the ring ceremony, and the 2005 season

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Giants pitcher Noah Lowry talks about staying competitive early in the season while Barry Bonds rehabs
Sports Weekly's Paul White looks at the day's news items
KOGO'S NL West correspondent Craig Elsten discusses the balance of the division after a week into the season

Under the Lights

Host Casey Stern talks about the Red Sox raising their championship banner
Author Gene Wojciehowski talks about his new book Cubs Nation
Author Kevin Kernan discusses his new book I'm Just Getting Started about Marlins manager Jack McKeon

  Apr 8, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 8, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 8, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

A's pitcher Kirk Saarloos talks about his mother's health and his first start of 2005
Astros radio voice Carl Dukes looks at Andy Pettitte's performance and the positive attitude on the team
Scout Chris Donnels reflects on the things he's seen during Opening Week
National columnist Mike Bauman talks about changing baseball's record books

Under the Lights

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach on why the Redbirds are the class of the NL Central
Blue Jays beat writer Spencer Fordin breaks down the Jays' tough loss to the Red Sox
Tigers reporter Jason Beck discusses the fans' reaction to Bobby Higginson
Astros reporter Alyson Footer talks about the durability of Roger Clemens

  Apr 7, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 7, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 7, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin talks about postseason memories, the Yankee rivalry and Derek Jeter

Todd McFarlane Show

The Todd McFarlane Show for April 7, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Yankees reporter Mark Feinsand talks about Mariano Rivera's mindset after two blown saves and previews Jaret Wright's debut in pinstripes
Padres outfielder Mark Sweeney discusses the importance of a good start and developing a home-field advantage at PETCO Park
ESPN's Steve Phillips talks about the season so far and the expectations surrounding the Mets
Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano talks about his Bronx debut

Under the Lights

Mets reporter Marty Noble looks at the Mets' 0-3 start
Mariners reporter Jim Street talks about the M's chances in the AL West
Marlins writer Joe Frisaro says health will figure prominently in the team's success
Nationals reporter Bill Ladson on the Nats' strong start
Orioles writer Gary Washburn discusses Sammy Sosa's role on the club

  Apr 6, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 6, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 6, 2005

Baseball Brunch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch writer Rick Hummel talks about the Cardinals' Opening Day win and Rick Ankiel being placed on waivers
Giants outfielder Moises Alou talks about Opening Day jitters and his new team

GM Corner

Rangers pitching coach Orel Hershiser discusses improving his team's staff and competing in a tough AL West
Giants GM Brian Sabean on opening the season without Barry Bonds in the lineup
Angels GM Bill Stoneman offers his take on the upcoming season

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Giants pitcher Brett Tomko shares his thoughts on Bonds and MLB's drug testing program
WGN radio Cubs reporter Andy Masur breaks down Greg Maddux's start and updates Mark Prior's status
The MLBPA presents Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew as he talks about starting the season with his new team
National reporter Barry Bloom talks about how the MLB drug-testing program is working
The MLBPA presents Rangers outfielder Kevin Mench as he talks about playing in the AL West

Under the Lights

Red Sox reporter Ian Browne discusses the Sox's recent dominance over Mariano Rivera
White Sox reporter Scott Merkin discusses Chicago's chances in the AL Central
Rockies reporter Thomas Harding talks about the youth in the Colorado lineup

  Apr 5, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 5, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 5, 2005

Around the Minors with Mayo

Tigers pitching prospect Justin Verlander talks about his experience in big league camp and his goals for 2005
Minor League reporter Kevin Czerwinski talks about visiting the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Red Barons

Baseball Brunch

Ben Platt touches on the eagerly-awaited Dodgers-Giants opening series

Under the Lights

Yankees beat writer Mark Feinsand breaks down Carl Pavano's first start in pinstripes
Mike Siano jumps in with some fantasy advice
A's beat writer Mychael Urban offers a take on how Barry Zito may perform as the staff ace
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain chimes in with a season prospectus for his team
Braves reporter Mark Bowman looks at John Smoltz's rough first start
Seth Everett from "Stayin' Hot" talks about the great action in the first few days of the season

  Apr 4, 2005
Top of the First

The Top of the First for April 4, 2005

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 4, 2005

Baseball Brunch

Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas talks about the team possibly exceeding expectations and sneaking up on the NL East
A's third baseman Eric Chavez discusses the new look of his team and his own expectations for 2005
Nationals voice Charlie Slowes talks about broadcasting the very first Nationals regular season game and the return of baseball to the Nation's Capital
Rangers DH David Dellucci looks at his team being labeled an underdog and is eager to get the season underway

MLB.com Roundtable

The MLB.com Roundtable for April 4, 2005

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Dodgers rookie pitcher Steve Schmoll talks about making the team
Sports Weekly's Paul White talks about Alex Sanchez and Opening Day 2005
Padres reporter Craig Elsten of KOGO radio breaks down the NL West on Opening Day

Under the Lights

MLB Radio's Billy Sample analyzes the Nationals' first game
Vinny Micucci looks at Sammy Sosa's first game as an Oriole
Seth Everett breaks down the Mets' collapse in Cincinnati
Ben Platt weighs in on the Dodgers-Giants opening series

  Apr 1, 2005
Baseball Brunch

Dave Check of MLB Productions speaks about the upcoming TV special "Boston's Winter of Bliss"
Red Sox Opening Day starter David Wells talks about changing uniforms and his charity auction

Fantasy 411

The Fantasy 411 for April 1, 2005

Pat Sajak Baseball Hour

Twins voice Bert Blyleven looks back at his playing career and celebrates 10 years behind the micrphone

Stayin' Hot with Seth and Bone

Cardinals reporter Matthew Leach says the Cards may win in different ways this year compared to last year
National reporter Barry Bloom looks at the change in ownership in Oakland
Mets broadcaster Ed Coleman talks about the last days of training camp

Under the Lights

Author Tom Burkard chats about his book Baseball, Cigars and St. Teresa
Authors Harvey and Fred Frommer discuss their book Red Sox vs. Yankees, The Great Rivalry
Devil Rays reporter Bill Chastain gives some insight on the Rays heading into the season
Tigers reporter Jason Beck discusses Bobby Higginson's future with Detroit
Nationals beat writer Bill Ladson looks at the Nats' chances in the NL East
Marlins writer Joe Frisaro previews the upcoming season