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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 47: Bat Flip Celebrations and Foul Ball Etiquette

Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are back to get your Memorial Day Weekend started off right with discussions of bat flips. Joe is a little angry thanks to a series of articles by Mike Edwards, while Greg is being an old guy who sucks the fun out of everything. They also talk about what you should do when you catch a foul ball, and how catching home run balls are different.

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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 46: The Defensive Woes of Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter saw his number retired and was given a rather goofy looking plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. While most baseball people took this opportunity to praise The Captain for his many accomplishments, Joe Hojnacki had to take the time to rain on that parade and point out the many defensive woes of Derek Jeter. It's the Red Sox fan coming out of him, that's for sure.

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Last Word On Steelers Podcast Episode 8: Draft Reactions

In episode eight of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we analyze the Steelers eight draft picks in the 2017 NFL draft. We discuss the how we felt the draft went and where the newest Steelers fit on the roster. After the draft, we also examine a few of the undrafted free agents the Steelers could sign and discuss their chances of making the team. The Steelers stuck to a tried and true draft strategy that they seem to implement just about every year. They stayed in the draft position they earned in the past season and showed a bias towards players that they meant with either in Pittsburgh during a visit, at the prospect’s pro days, or had in-depth interaction with at the NFL combine.  The eight players the Steelers drafted were outside linebacker T.J. Watt at 30, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster at pick 62, cornerback Cameron Sutton at pick 94, Running back James Conner at pick 105, quarterback Joshua Dobbs at pick 135, cornerback Brian Allen with pick 173, long snapper Colin Holba at pick 213, and outside linebacker Keion Adams with their final pick at number 248.  Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.

In episode nine of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will dig deeper into the Steelers 2017 NFL draft selections. We’ll continue our film study on the latest batch of Steelers and try to see the draft through the Steelers point of view. We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!

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Crossing the Line Podcast Episode 44 – NHL and NBA Playoff Recaps, MadBum Ridin’ Dirty, World Series Hangover, Tiger’s Back, Not Overly Complicated, and Quick Fire Questions

Jesse (@5280Jesse) and Keith (@5280Keith) are back with #CrossingTheLine in a jam-packed episode.  The guys recap the NHL and NBA playoffs, with some MLB, PGA, and futbol news mixed in.  Jesse and Keith then try to apply common sense to sports but letting everyone know what’s Not Overly Complicated.  They finish up with some quick fire questions, taking some inspiration from Lance Stephenson and discussing the times they regretted trash talking. 

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Coast 2 Coast Podcast Episode #26: Raptors Review, Kawhi’s Dominance, Second Round Preview

Austin and Dante hop on the pod to discuss Toronto closing Milwaukee out, Kawhi Leonard and the best player in the league discussion and much more.

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Last Word On Steelers Podcast Episode 7: Final Mock Drafts

In episode seven of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we welcome guest analyst Logan Helfrich as all three of us roll out our latest mock drafts. We discuss who we think the Steelers should draft and why. This close to the draft we are reading the tea-leaves to try to gauge the Steelers interest in these draft prospects. We consider which players have visited the Steelers, who front office personnel has had dinner meetings with, and which pro days Steelers coaches and scouts have attended when making our pick. The Steelers have had 26 of their 30 official visits that we know of. Player’s stock can still rise and fall this close to the draft so don’t be surprised if big boards are continually changing all the way up to the start of the draft. Some of the players discussed are Marlon Humphrey, Gareon Conley, Jordan Willis, Tim Williams, T.J, Watt, Desmond King, Brad Kaaya, Raekwon McMillan, Derek Rivers, Carol Phillips, Adam Shaheen, Jamaal Williams, Jeremy Sprinkle, Donnel Pumphrey, Josh Reynolds and more! Check out www.lastwordonsports.com for exclusive content. On twitter, you can follow us at @LWOS Steelers.

In episode eight of the Last Word on Steelers Podcast we will recap the Steelers 2017 NFL draft. We’ll grade and breakdown the newest batch of Steelers and how they affect the roster coming into the 2017 season. We would love to hear Steelers Nation’s input! If you have any comments, suggestions, messages or thoughts feel free to reach out to us!

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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 43: Evil Teams and Umpire Microphones

There's plenty going on in the first couple weeks of baseball season and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are here to discuss all of it. Eric Thames is glad to be back in the States after a few stellar years in Korea. Mookie Betts had gone 129 straight plate appearances without striking out, and then we brought it up on the podcast. Umpires could be mic'd up before too long, which could help public relations on replays a bit. Before any of that, however, we have to figure out which teams are evil.

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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 42: Toronto Blue Jays Slow Start

Make sure to tune into the 42nd episode of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. You might just find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything packed inside. You never know. What you do know is that Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are going to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays slow start is dangerous to their playoff hopes. Will they, or any of the other contenders sputtering out of the gate, be able to rebound?

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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 41: Early Season Rain Delays

The bulk of the episode is spend discussing early season rain delays and cold weather. Greg wants the season to start later and schedule some double headers. Joe stays in the realm of realism and asks for northern teams that play outdoors be forced to start on the road.

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Crossing the Line Podcast Episode 42 – Streaks Ended, Masters with no Tiger, Draymond Being Draymond, Nuggets Struggles, Rafa vs. Fed, NBA MVP Talk, and Pump the Brakes

#CrossingTheLine podcast coming at you again after a special live Saturday edition.  Jesse (@5280Jesse) and Keith (@5280Keith) gives their thoughts of the legacy of the Lady Huskies after their 111-game winning streak is ended.  The guys then talk about Tiger missing the Masters and that effect on his legacy before giving their thoughts on Draymond Green and his latest antics.  Jesse and Keith then give their thoughts on Russell Westbrook and the season he’s having right before lamenting the recent struggles of the Nuggets and why they’ll miss the playoffs.  The guys then talk about what they’d like people to #PumpTheBrakes about this week.  Before finishing up with What’s on Tap this upcoming week in sports, Jesse and Keith cast their votes for NBA MVP with a special MVP edition of Buy, Sell, or Bench.

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