Brad Ziegler on weird throwing motions, life, baseball’s joys and more (ep. 8)

In addition to being one of the best relief pitchers of the past 20 years, Brad Ziegler is also one of the most accessible, approachable players in the major leagues. The submarine baller — currently with the Miami Marlins — Read More …

Willie Bloomquist on old school vs analytics, Lou Piniella, more (ep. 4)

Willie Bloomquist comes from the school of baseball hard knocks – an old school utility player who spent 14 years in the major leagues, thanks in large part to a mastery of fundamentals, leadership and a grinder mindset, which may Read More …

Why MLB has struck gold; Plus, entertaining college coach Tracy Smith (ep. 3)

On this episode of Hardball Society, Phil Mackey and Justin Musil discuss what MLB can learn from its current playoff format and welcome a special guest. Why does MLB’s new playoff format work? Why could it could help jolt baseball? And Read More …

Cubs pitching guru Jim Brower dishes on baseball philosophies, Bonds stories, more (ep. 2)

On this episode of Hardball Society, Phil Mackey (1500 ESPN Twin Cities) and Justin Musil (pro scout, founder of Elite Sports Advising) sit down with Chicago Cubs organizational pitching guru Jim Brower for a wide-ranging discussion about his playing days, Read More …

Aaron Boone on his famous HR, life in TV booth, more (ep. 1)

On the debut episode of Hardball Society, Phil Mackey (1500 ESPN Twin Cities) and Justin Musil (pro scout and founder of Elite Sports Advising) venture to Aaron Boone’s house in Arizona. The boys discuss Boone’s life as an ESPN broadcaster, Read More …