The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur
The PosCast with Joe Posnanski & Michael Schur
The Athletic
Sports, drafts and nonsense with Joe Posnanski and The Good Place's Michael Schur.
Kansas City’s Road to Sports Stardom with Sam Mellinger
Joe Posnanski welcomes to the show his former colleague at The Kansas City Star, Sam Mellinger (that’s Mellinger not Ehlinger.) Joe begins by expressing his jealousy towards Sam and the exciting Kansas City sports he’s had the opportunity to cover. Then they discuss Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ unstoppable offense as they reminisce on the team’s QB history over the past several decades. Plus, they dive into the Royals and talk about how their championship in 2015 transformed the city. The wrap by examining the current state of the team and the status of the rebuild. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 2
1 hr 40 min
Phillies, free agency and scam phone calls with Ellen Adair
Joe Posnanski or shall we say “Joey” Posnanski welcomes back Ellen Adair for a pre-Thanksgiving edition of the show. Joey discusses the interesting call he received about his book ‘The Soul of Baseball’ and Ellen expresses her excitement about Kim Ng. Later in the show they talk about the Phillies general manager search and baseball free agency. Plus, what should Theo Epstein do next? Joey weighs in on how Epstein can help save the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25
1 hr 38 min
Celebrating Kim Ng
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur are thrilled to discuss Kim Ng being named the first female GM in MLB.  They talk about Ng’s impressive resume, why it’s taken so long for a woman to be hired in the role and her plans for the Marlins.  Plus, they explain how this changes their view of Derek Jeter and they draft teams they “like” even though they don’t know why.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17
1 hr 30 min
Sharing Buck O’Neil stories with Bob Kendrick and talking Jeopardy! with Claire McNear
Joe Posnanski welcomes back longtime friend Bob Kendrick to celebrate the 109th birthday of Buck O’Neil. The two share stories about the baseball legend and preview their livestream event through the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum with Ken Burns and Bob Costas (https://www.facebook.com/NegroLeaguesBaseballMuseum/posts/10157451227257007) Later in the show, Claire McNear chats with Joe about her new book, ‘Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!’ They remember the life of Alex Trebek and his impact in culture and society. They also discuss how Jeopardy has become so iconic, the characters we love and root for and the art of buzzing in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11
1 hr 41 min
Talking Dodgers with Molly Knight and the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland Browns move to Baltimore with Jason Lloyd
Go from L.A. to Cleveland with Joe Posnanski on this episode of The PosCast. First, The Athletic’s Molly Knight joins the show to discuss what the Dodgers’ championship means to a lifelong Los Angeleno. They also talk about the end of the Clayton Kershaw postseason narrative, old school vs. new school baseball and Molly’s journey to becoming a sportswriter. Later in the show, Joe welcomes The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd to share his story on the 25th anniversary of the Browns leaving Cleveland for Baltimore. They discuss why Al Lerner played more of a role in the move than people think and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 6
1 hr 28 min
Emergency PosCast: Tony La Russa is back?
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur call an emergency episode to discuss the White Sox decision to hire Tony La Russa. They also talk about AJ Hinch’s new role with the Tigers and the hiring process across Major League Baseball.  Later in the show, Mike weighs in on the World Series and they examine the state of game in 2020.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30
1 hr 24 min
Breaking down the World Series with Ellen Adair
Ellen Adair is back to help Joe Posnanski make sense of everything that happened during Game 6 of the World Series. They discuss Justin Turner’s positive COVID-19 test and his return to the field during the Dodgers’ celebration. Next, they break down Kevin Cash’s decision to pull Blake Snell which sparks the question, where does the manager draw the line at what the numbers say? Later in the show, Ellen weighs in on the Mike Trout vs. Mookie Betts’ debate and they talk about all of the craziness from Game 4. They wrap by discussing Joe’s Halloween plans in One Last Meaningless Thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29
1 hr 42 min
The Mookie Betts vs. Mike Trout Debate
To warm up the show, Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur break down their World Series observations, Clayton Kershaw’s quest for a ring and the concerns surrounding the Dodgers’ starting pitching. Then they get into the conversation everyone is talking about, has Mookie Betts passed Mike Trout as the best player in baseball? They debate all the important intangibles including, who you’d rather go to Ikea with, who is the better hugger and, most importantly, who you’d rather go to a breakfast buffet with. They wrap by drafting articles of clothing and discussing their one last meaningless thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23
1 hr 29 min
Checking in on the Browns with Joe Thomas and Remembering Baseball Greats with Bob Kendrick
Joe Posnanski welcomes in Cleveland Brown legend, 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle and current NFL Network analyst, Joe Thomas. They discuss Thomas’ life after football and what he’s enjoyed most about becoming an analyst.  Plus, the Browns are 4-1 (that’s not a typo!) Thomas talks about the team’s success this season as well as the rise in offense around the NFL. Later in the show, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick reflects on the life and career of Joe Morgan, Lou Brock and many of the other baseball greats we have lost in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15
1 hr 10 min
Talking Postseason Baseball with Mike Vaccaro
Joe Posnanski welcomes in friend of 28 years and award-winning sports columnist at the New York Post, Mike Vaccaro. The two start the show by remembering Eddie Van Halen as well as the countless great baseball players we have lost this year. Before diving into the postseason, Mike discusses New York’s championship drought across the sports landscape and what it’s been like covering these teams over the past decade. Finally, they both weigh in on their thoughts from the first round of the playoffs and give their predictions of who will win each division and the World Series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 8
1 hr 47 min
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