The Baseball Experience with Scott Eiland

The Baseball Experience is hosted by Scott Eiland. If you’re looking for some great baseball commentary, look no further! Scott’s passion for podcasting and baseball really comes through on this podcast. For more information about his show, be sure to check out


Welcome to a special edition of The Baseball Experience. Scott interrupts the week by weighing in on Wednesday’s social media kerfuffle involving Cincinnati Reds Assistant Director of Media Relations Jamie Ramsey, and appeals to sane people on social media to defend him.

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Deadspin article covering the Ramsey “Scandal.”



Scott belatedly breaks down the trade deadline and the post-trade deadline, discusses the state of the playoff race in the NL and AL, and ponders what the Phillies are doing. Are they “going for it,” “building for the future,” or some weird hybrid of both? He wonders about the Cliff Lee waiver claim and discusses the Phillies’ big problem going forward. He then discusses the Cardinals’ historic 7-double inning against the Cubs and finds a box score from 1936 that makes him giggle.

Links from today’s episode:

The Cubs deal Johnson, Maholm to Braves
The Angels get Greinke for a Boy Named Jean, two Double-A Pitchers
The Red Sox get Danny Valencia
The Cards Hit Seven Doubles in One Inning
Tying a Record Set by the Boston Bees (who?)

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TBE-Episode 31-They Said There Would Be Fewer Trades This Year!

July 24, 2012

I’m still alive. I promise. I was away on a mini-vacation last week to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which delayed last week’s show. I apologize to those of you wo were eager to hear exactly how depressed I have become over the Houston Astros major league roster and its inability to pitch, hit, or field. […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 30 – Our 96-hour National Nightmare is Over

July 13, 2012

Welcome to a special edition of the Baseball Experience: the one where I give meaningless first half awards! We are at the dreaded All Star Break, the time of year I like to call 72 Hours of Hell, where the games stop for three days, MLB has an all star game and a meaningless home […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 29 – Celebrations Over Snubs

July 2, 2012

Major League Baseball is holding another all star game, this time at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City. The rosters have been announced, so Scott broke down the rosters and looked for reasons to celebrate elections, rather than grouse non-stop about who didn’t make the summer classic. He broke down the American and National League rosters […]

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The Baseball Experience- Episode 28 – A Look At Braves-Nats, and Answering Your Email

June 28, 2012

Greetings from HOTlanta! We’re visiting Turner Field this weekend for the Braves game against the Washington Nationals. Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals ace (who is pitching as well as any pitcher in the national league) is slated to pitch against Atlanta Braves rookie Mike Minor. Minor was a coveted pitching prospect when he was coming up, […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 27 – Old-Fashioned Cheating

June 20, 2012

We’re in the throes of interleague play, a slow death march of confusion that I dislike, but in the morass of Bud Selig’s personal vision, I have found some nuggets of joy and points of interest. Let’s start with a silly story. Tampa Bay Rays reliever Joel Peralta was ejected in the eighth inning before […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 26 – In Which I Defend Dusty Baker. AGAIN.

June 12, 2012

Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is getting a level of criticism for his managerial moves Sunday. For some reason, I am stepping forward to defend him. The issue at hand is the way he used closer Aroldis Chapman in the Reds’ nationally televised loss to the Tigers on ESPN’s Game of the Week Sunday night. […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 25 – The MLB Rule IV Draft Bonus Rules Explained

June 7, 2012

I promised a second episode this week as soon as my voice recovered from sounding like death on Monday. And while I’m still not 100 percent yet, a second episode I shall deliver. The first two days of the Rule IV draft have been completed, and I love what my Astros have done. They’ve quickly […]

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The Baseball Experience – Episode 24 – Sick As A Dog On The Day of the Draft

June 5, 2012

The Rule 4 (Amateur) MLB Draft began June 4, and I am unable to speak properly. Thanks to a bad cold, I could not do a “normal” show today, but I could not let ONE MORE DAY pass without commenting on two cataclysmic events in baseball history, one of which took place on Friday night. […]

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The Curious Hall of Fame Case of Paul Konerko (And Happy Memorial Day)

May 28, 2012

First baseman Paul Konerko hit his 400th White Sox home run (out of 407 overall) over the weekend, making me wonder whether he might eventually be voted in to Cooperstown. Initially, asking myself that question, my reaction is “Paul Konerko? Not a chance. What next, is Dave Kingman going to get a Hall of Fame […]

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Kerry Wood Retires, and Los Angeles Stays Classy

May 22, 2012

Kerry Wood retired on Saturday. After striking out White Sox 3B Dayan Viciedo, Wood walked off the field as Cubs fans gave him one final standing ovation. Kerry Wood’s retirement depressed me. When he launched on to the scene in 1998, he was amazing and considered a future superstar. And it’s sad, because we’ll never […]

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Happy Birthday, Yogi Berra!

May 15, 2012

As the baseball season enters its seventh week, we celebrate the birthday of Hall of Famer and national treasure Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra. Even though Yogi was a New York Yankee for his entire career (an unfortunate distinction that would usually relegate him to well below the fold in this podcast), Yogi transcends my admittedly […]

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Josh Hamilton is Better At Hitting Than You

May 10, 2012

Scott reacts to Josh Hamilton’s historic game by discussing the other fifteen major league players to hit four home runs in a single game, from Bobby Lowe (and Bobby Lowe’s magnificent mustache) to Carlos Delgado. He finds something interesting about all the other men to accomplish the feat, and celebrates the Hamilton game by NOT […]

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The Bryce Is Right!

April 30, 2012

Just when you thought the Washington Nationals season was getting interesting, GM Mike Rizzo pulled the trigger on the Bryce Harper card and NOW the Nats are an absolute must see. Rookie phenom Bryce Harper has come to rescue the Nats offense! With Ryan Zimmerman on the DL with shoulder woes, the Nats called up […]

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An Astros Fan Therapy Session

April 18, 2012

Terri Schlather from Aerys Sports joins Scott for a one-on-one therapy session for the Astros fan in 2012. They discuss everything from the prolonged sales process to new owner Jim Crane, the hiring of Jeff Luhnow and how drastically different he is from his predecessor, fan psychology as Houstonians watch a gutted team start to […]

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The Red Sox and Yankees are Struggling? That’s Good News!

April 11, 2012

We’re beginning the first full week of MLB Games That Count, and there is NO shortage of good news for those of us who like seeing Boston and the Yankees lose! Just a few of this week’s newsworthy developments: 1. TAMPA BAY- The Rays began the season sweeping the New York Yankees in three straight […]

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The 2012 Predictions Show: Creating A New Narrative

April 5, 2012

Yes, I’m about one day late for this. The Cardinals beat the Marlins, 4-1, behind a stellar performance from Opening Day starter Kyle Lohse and timely hitting from David Freese (there’s that MAN again), and I finally broke down and recorded a long show in which I broke down the 2012 major league season. But […]

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Ten or More Ways to Improve Your Fantasy Baseball Experience

March 23, 2012

From league size to gameplay, Scott discusses ways fantasy baseball players can have more fun while playing to win. No related posts.

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I Think I Love Lance Berkman Again

March 22, 2012

In one interview, Lance Berkman got back into my good graces. I’ve long believed that Lance didn’t play particularly well in 2010 leading up to his eventual trade to the Yankees because he knew the team wasn’t going to contend. I thought he loafed, basically. Cardinal apologists now tell me he was injured worse than […]

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Talking the Reds with Nick Seuberling

March 15, 2012

Scott discusses the Cincinnati Reds’ 2012 expectations with Red Leg Weekly host Nick Seuberling. He also gives his initial review of MLB 2012: The Show and discusses why he pays little attention to spring training statistics. Links from this episode: Red Leg Fans Cincinnati Reds 2012 Depth Chart The Bronx Zoo

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The Spring Training Article Template

March 7, 2012

Spring training games have finally begun, so it’s time to go crazy over Ryan Braun’s hitless streak to begin the spring. Just kidding. Seriously, though, we’ve finally reached that point – early March – where speculation and the hot stove talk can finally end and exhibition games (sorry.. “pre-season games.”) have begun. We’re four short […]

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Ryan Braun Vindicated

February 29, 2012

Last Friday, Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal and will not be suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s performance enhancing drugs policy. According to “published reports,” the main reason arbitrator Shyam Das ruled in favor of Braun was there were open questions as to whether the sample in question was Braun’s due to chain-of-custody […]

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Gary Carter, RIP

February 22, 2012

Mets superfan and all-around good guy Tony Yuhas joins Scott to talk about the career of Hall of Famer and World Series hero Gary Carter, who sadly passed away February 16. They discuss the first time they remember watching Gary Carter play (Scott in 1981, Tony Opening Day 1985.) Scott then complains about the Baseball […]

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Episode 7: Talking the Phillies

February 15, 2012

Phillies fan and friend of the podcast Eric Nalbone joins Scott for an in-depth discussion of the defending National League East champions, discussing Ryan Howard’s Achilles tendon, Ryan Howard’s contract, and whether the Phillies can improve on their 2011 performance. They break down the other contenders in the East and conclude that the Mets are […]

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The Nationals Just Might Be Contenders

February 8, 2012

Scott basks in the glory of the Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI and is the last person to report that his old hometown team defeated the Patriots juggernaut. He then acknowledges that this news isn’t technically baseball. After some off-mic prodding from his producer, he discusses the signing of Edwin Jackson, the Rockies trading for […]

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Episode Five: Fielder is a Tiger and Jorge Says Goodbye

January 31, 2012

Scott laments the timing of the Cecil Fielder signing with Detroit (9 years, 214 million dollars) and talks about the defensive problems the Fielder signing exacerbates. He then talks at length about Jorge Posada’s retirement. Posada- who spent all seventeen years of his baseball career with a Yankee team that usually overlooked his contributions-belongs in […]

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Episode 4: Arbitration Explained

January 24, 2012

Scott breaks down the occasional hilarity that is the MLB arbitration process, using recent Dodgers signee Andre Ethier as an example. He then discusses the Marco Scutaro trade and the Red Sox subsequent signing of Cody Ross, as well as the Orioles’ peculiar hiring of Wilson Betemit to be their third baseman. He then briefly […]

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The Yankees Make A Big Trade (And so do the Mariners)

January 17, 2012

I thought this week would represent a “slow news” week. I was wrong. A major trade rocked the American League, and then the Reds got Ryan Madson! I also listed off my five favorite sports movies of all time. Most people will find THAT list crazy. Anyway, click on the podcast and have a listen […]

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Episode Two: Barry Larkin is a Hall of Famer

January 11, 2012

Congratulations to Barry Larkin, the newest baseball Hall of Famer! In today’s show, I react to the Hall of Fame election of Barry Larkin and discusses Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Jack Morris’s eventual inclusion to Cooperstown. I then discuss the Carlos Zambrano deal and talk about five (or six) under-the-radar transactions in the 2011-12 […]

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Episode 1: An Introduction and My Hall of Fame Ballot

January 3, 2012

I am a huge baseball fan with a passion for the game.   Also, I have too much free time.  So I decided to launch a podcast. Thanks for stopping in! What is different: I accept a few axioms: 1. The GM of every team knows more than I do. While I might not love […]

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The Baseball Experience: Coming Soon

November 25, 2011

For the better part of 32 years, I have been a baseball fan.  I lived it and breathed it every season since the 1980 National League Championship Series between my Nolan Ryan-led Houston Astros and the hated Mike Schmidt and Pete Rose-led Phillies of Philadelphia. After the Astros narrowly lost, I was disconsolate, like any […]

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