Once again it’s time for an edition of the Blue Jays minor league podcast Around The Nest! Tonight, the host of the podcast, the Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, will be broadcasting his annual re-creation game as a nod to baseball broadcasters of times past. Jesse described it in a guest post on Bluebird Banter a couple years ago—be sure to tune in (for free) to the Lugnuts game tonight for a first-hand experience of this unique broadcasting style!
Today’s podcast, which broadcasts live at 4 pm Eastern, will be jam-packed and will feature a guest appearance from the Altoona Curve’s broadcaster Trey Wilson (happy birthday, Trey!), who will give Blue Jays fans a scouting report on the two former Curve players Reese McGuire and Harold Ramirez.
Trey will be followed by Bob Lipman of the Fisher Cats, the Bisons' Ben Wagner, the Canadians' Rob Fai, Dunedin's Spence Siegel, Bluefield's Bailey Angle, and finally Kevin Gehl of the Lugnuts.
Here’s today’s show description from Jesse:
Let's get right to the point: The New Hampshire Fisher Cats now feature a roster loaded with top shortstop prospect Richard Ureña and recent acquisitions Reese McGuire and Harold Ramirez from Pittsburgh, in addition to usual suspects Rowdy Tellez, Dwight Smith Jr., and others. Old friend Trey Wilson, former voice of Bluefield/Lansing and current voice of the Altoona Curve, drops in to give his scouting report on McGuire and Ramirez, before we check in on the Fisher Cats themselves to see how they're enjoying this newfound offensive juggernaut. Meanwhile, Anthony Alford is crushing life in Dunedin; Bobby Korecky sets a record in Buffalo; Max Pentecost lands on the Disabled List in Lansing; the Vancouver Canadians resume play following the Northwest League All-Star Game; and how about those Bob Denver jerseys in Bluefield
As always, ask your questions about the Jays’ minor league players below in the comments and the podcast crew will try to answer them.
My question is for Ben Wagner: What time did bus #2 finally arrive? Were you on that bus?
@BuffaloBisons despite 4 homers, the bisons bus 2 is still broken down an hour and a half outside Pawtucket.. At 5am.. Show trip!!!— Ryan Goins (@rgoins17) August 5, 2016