HoriZone Roundtable 24 | The Vanguard Has Arrived!

Bob McDonald (@bobmcdonald) and Jimmy Lemke (@PantherU) welcome Jack Talley (@jack_talley21), one of the co-founders of the Valhalla Vanguard Twitter account (@NKUValhalla). The discussion includes how the Vanguard was started and how it has grown to include a new podcast. This leads to a bigger talk about the benefits of students building the fan base on their own. And Bob and Jimmy announce the creation of the HoriZone Roundtable – @HoriZoneRT.

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Ducks on the Pod 27 | 2018 Season Preview

Fresh off the 10-day disabled list (flu-like symptoms), host Mitch Gatzke is ready to break it all down.  Follow along as he goes division by division, laying out the fun parts, farewells, and new sheriffs in town, as well as the wild cards, winners, and top-to-bottom standings for each.  By the end of this show, you’ll know exactly what to keep your eye on this summer.  It’s a comprehensive season preview in just a half-hour-long show.  You can’t beat that! Continue reading

HoriZone Roundtable 23 | Fan Battle Battle Royale, Part 2

For the first time on the HoriZone Roundtable, fans from each Horizon League school (expect IUPUI, though not for lack of trying) are on hand to discuss the state of the conference. Also, there’s a pretty good chance there will be a bit of trash-talking going on. And since Jimmy is out, it’s all up to Bob (@bobmcdonald) to hold court. How well that’s gone is anyone’s guess.

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HoriZone Roundtable 22 | Fan Battle Royale, Part 1

For the first time on the HoriZone Roundtable, fans from each Horizon League school (expect IUPUI, though not for lack of trying) are on hand to discuss the state of the conference. Also, there’s a pretty good chance there will be a bit of trash-talking going on. And since Jimmy is out, it’s all up to Bob (@bobmcdonald) to hold court. How well that’s gone is anyone’s guess. Continue reading

Ducks on the Pod 26 | Opening Day 2018

It’s Opening Day and your favorite baseball podcast is back for 2018!  Host Mitch Gatzke is heading down to Comerica Park to watch his Tigers, hoping you too can make it out to the ballpark today.  Either way, we’ve got the perfect appetizer for you.  Scott Boras thinks we baseball fans are easily manipulated.  Much to his chagrin, the rebuilding process has become standard operating procedure in Major League Baseball.  We have an official fantasy league now.  Mitch provides details on that.  Everyone does power rankings.  Instead of blending in, the Ducks are going to compile monthly tiers to determine who’s what.  There are seven serious contenders in the sneak peek at April’s tiers.  Finally, we’ve got some programming notes to get you up to speed with everything we’re working on here.  Rejoice!  Baseball is back! Continue reading

Each MLB Team’s Question this Season

Every team has questions going into a season.  Some teams are replacing departed players.  Other teams are figuring out who’s left on their roster.  Some are eyeing the World Series.  Others are looking to next year already.  No matter where your team is in the hierarchy, it has something that needs to be addressed.

The next six months are going to be spent searching for answers to these questions (arranged in 2018 draft order):

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