Season 2

The State of Texas Baseball Address

Dec. 30, 2021

In this final episode of 2021, I give the first annual State of Texas Baseball. It is brought to you by The Texas Baseball Report, which was founded by myself. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether…

Free Agent Draft

Dec. 17, 2021

In this epsiode, Larry The GM and Clint the Scout join the show for a free agent draft. We will pick free agents and predict where they will sign and how much. After the lockout, we will see who got it right and wrong. Be s…

Astros Talk with Rob Fontenot

Dec. 11, 2021

In this episode, Rob Fontenot returns to the show to talk some Astros baseball. Rob was the very first guest on the show. We talk about Carlos Correa and where he might land, the possibility of Alex Bregman moving to shortst…

A Baseball Round Table

Dec. 10, 2021

In this episode, John Hunter and Danny Hart from the Frozen Rope Podcast and Mason Hall from Loaded Bases Podcast join the show to talk baseball during this lockout. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . F…

MLB Lockout is Here

Dec. 3, 2021

Mak and Ben return to the show as we sit down and discuss the MLB Lockout and what it means for the future of baseball and the 2022 season. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Follow Ben on Twitter @leba…

A Baseball Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2021

It is Thanksgiving, and we are giving thanks to everything that is baseball. Rip talks about his favorite part about Thanksgiving, what he is thankful for, and even a little baseball news mixed in. Be sure to follow the show…

The Forgotten Game

Nov. 19, 2021

In this episode, and joined by the author of the book, "The Forgotten Game," John Vampatella. John talks about his book, which is about Game 5 of the 2004 ALCS between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. If you are inte…

Astros Hot Stove Talk

Nov. 12, 2021

On this first episode of the offseason, LarryTheGm will join the show to talk about the Astros and what might happen if Carlos Correa takes his talents elsewhere next season. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffi…

The Atlanta Braves Are World Series Champions

Nov. 3, 2021

For the first time since 1995, the Atlanta Braves are World Series Champions. The Braves defeated the Houston Astros in Game Six of the World Series, 7-0. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you …

Astros World Series Preview

Oct. 26, 2021

In this episode, Larry, the GM, returns to the show to talk about the Astros going back to the World Series. Larry analyzes and compares the two lineups and what the Astros need to do to win a second championship. Larry even…

Astros Headed To The World Series

Oct. 23, 2021

In this episode, the Houston Astros are headed back to the World Series for the third time in fives years. Yordan Alvarez is your ALCS MVP. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the s…

ALCS Preview: Astros vs. Red Sox

Oct. 15, 2021

In this episode, Alex and Larry, the GM, return to the show to talk about the Astros going back to the ALCS. Larry gives his analysis and comparisons between the two lineups. For more information, be sure to check out www.la…

MLB, You Have a Problem

Oct. 11, 2021

I voice my frustration on Game 3 of the ALDS between the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox in this episode. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on all the major podc…

NL Wild Card Recap

Oct. 7, 2021

In this short episode, I recap the NL Wild Card game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on all the major podcast p…

AL Wild Card Recap

Oct. 6, 2021

In this short episode, I recap the AL Wild Card game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on all the major podcast platf…

The Big Hundo

Oct. 6, 2021

In this 100th episode of the show, I am joined by Astros fans Larry the GM and Alex Meighoo. We recap the season and discuss the roster going into the ALDS against the Chicago White Sox. Lots of fun on this episode. Be sure …

Saturday Afternoon Special

Sept. 25, 2021

In this episode, I sit down and talk about some of the events that have over the last week in baseball. Also, I talk about the postseason matchups if the season were to end today. Lots of great things happening in the last w…

Talking Cleburne Railroaders Baseball with Denning Gerig

Sept. 8, 2021

In this episode, Denning Gerig with the Cleburne Railroaders joins the show to talk about his role with the team. Denning is the current Broadcaster and Media Relations Manager with the Railroaders. Denning also shares the h…

September Baseball Is Here

Sept. 3, 2021

In this episode, Mak, Ben, and Alex join the show. We will talk about the next player to reach 500 career home runs, the New York Mets saga, the rise of the Seattle Mariners, and the race for October. Who is in, who is out, …

Player Spotlight: Josh Jung, Texas Rangers

Aug. 22, 2021

In this episode, I had the opportunity to interview Josh Jung, the #2 prospect within the Texas Rangers organization. Josh was called up to the Express on August 20th. This interview is with other media personalities and rep…

The Cleveland Baseball Team

Aug. 13, 2021

In this episode, Scott Iwaniec from Overtime Heroics comes on the show to talk about the Cleveland Guardians after a recent trip to Progressive Field. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Follow Scott on …

Astros Future with Jimmy Price

July 28, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by the creator of Astros Future, Jimmy Price. We talk breaking news as the Astros and Mariners swap players in a trade and talk about some of the Astros prospects within the organization to look …

Guardians and Trade Talk

July 23, 2021

In this short episode, I talk about the Cleveland Indians changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians. I also touch on Yermin Mercedes and his Instagram post. Also, I talk about the most recent trades that have gone over…

All-Star Game Recap

July 14, 2021

In this short episode, I recap the 2021 All-Star Game played in Denver, Colorado. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on all the major podcast platforms or watch the show o…

All-Star Game Preview

July 9, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Mak return to the show to discuss the Trevor Bauer saga. Also, we preview the upcoming All-Star Game in Denver, Colorado. Who is in, who is out, and who snubbed. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter…

The Round Rock Express

July 4, 2021

In this short episode, I come to you live from Dell Diamond in Round Rock, TX, as the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, wrapped up a game against the Sugar Land Skeeters, Triple-A affiliate of the …

A Night With The Victoria Generals

July 2, 2021

In this short episode, I recap my experience taking in a Victoria Generals game, which is part of the Texas Collegiate League, for the first time in several years. The TCL is a league with some of the best college baseball p…

A New National Champion is Crowned

July 1, 2021

In this short episode, I recap the College World Series final between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on all the major podcast platfor…

Shoh-Time

June 25, 2021

In this episode, Mak from Overtime Heroics returns to the show to discuss MLB's sticky situation, Shohei Ohtani taking over as the best player in baseball, possible Home Run Derby participants, and those All-Star uniforms. B…

A Conversation With Andrew Maraniss

June 17, 2021

In this episode, Rip is joined by New York's best-selling author, Andrew Maraniss. Andrew is the author of Singled Out, The True Story of Glenn Burke. Glenn came out as the first openly gay baseball player with the Los Angel…

Addressing the Sticky Issue

June 15, 2021

In this episode, I go on a rant about MLB and the new guidelines for pitchers if they are caught adding any foreign substance to the baseball. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to th…

College World Series Preview

June 15, 2021

In this episode, I discuss the excitement that is the College World Series. I talk about the field of eight teams, all vying for a National Championship. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you l…

Remembering Lou Gehrig

June 4, 2021

In this episode, Ben from IBWAA returns to the show to discuss Lou Gehrig Day, Cleveland narrows it down to three names, MLBs punishment for doctored baseballs, and All-Star Voting is now open. Be sure to follow the show on…

A May to Remember

May 28, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Mak from Overtime Heroics return to the show to discuss the Mickey Callaway investigation, the month of the May recap, no-hitters, Albert Pujols to the Dodgers, and Tony La Russa's comments. Be sure…

Trouble in the Clubhouse

May 19, 2021

In this episode, I fly solo after stepping away for a couple of weeks to talk about the Tony La Russa comments on Yermin Mercedes. I also touch on Albert Pujols joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, Shohei Ohtani's breakout year …

An Unofficial No-Hitter

April 30, 2021

In this episode, Ben Abel from Overtime Heroics returns to the show to discuss Madison Bumgarner, the Colorado Rockies front office woes, the Pioneer League installing new rules, and the poll question of the week. Be sure to…

Pay Them Better

April 23, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by Mathias Altman-Kurosaki from Overtime Heroics to discuss MiLB players not getting paid enough, MLBs handling the pandemic, the A's winning eleven in a row, and more. Be sure to follow the show…

We All Wear '42'

April 16, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by Mathias Altman-Kurosaki from Overtime Heroics to discuss Jackie Robinson Day, no-hitters so early in the season, and MLB is experimenting with new rules in the Atlantic League. Be sure to foll…

MLB Gets Political

April 9, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by Stephen Leonardi, Ben Able, and Mathias Altman-Kurosaki from Overtime Heroics to discuss the All-Star Game moving to Colorado, Nick Castellanos, Trevor Bauer being investigated, and more. Be s…

Opening Day is HERE!!!

April 1, 2021

In this episode, I am joined by Stephen Leonardi and Ben Able from Overtime Heroics to discuss the predictions for the 2021 season. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffinshow . Whether you listen to the show on a…

AL East Preview

March 31, 2021

In this episode, I discuss the last of the divisions to break down, the AL East. The New York Yankees added some key pitching depth, but will it be enough to win the division? The Toronto Blue Jays got significantly better …

NL East Preview

March 29, 2021

In this episode, I discuss how the NL East will be the most exciting division to watch. The Atlanta Braves will be the team to beat, but Steve Cohen and the New York Mets will be there if the Braves lose steam. The Miami Mar…

AL Central Preview

March 27, 2021

In this episode, I discuss how the AL Central will take shape. The Minnesota Twins look to repeat as division champs, but the Chicago White Sox are much improved. The Cleveland Indians look to contend with a small payroll. T…

NL Central Preview

March 26, 2021

In this episode, I discuss how the NL Central will take shape. The new-look Cardinals look to stay atop of the central. The Cubs try to regroup after the departure of Theo Epstein. The Brewers are much improved after signing…

AL West Preview

March 24, 2021

In this episode, I discuss how the AL West will take shape. The Astros look to re-gain the top spot in the division while the Athletics try to make it a repeat. The Angels have the best player in baseball but not spend enoug…

NL West Preview

March 21, 2021

In this episode, I discuss how the NL West will shape out. The Dodgers and Padres will make for a great rivalry, Giants still rebuilding, and the Diamondbacks and Rockies still not in postseason contention. Be sure to follow…

Spring Training Updates

March 12, 2021

In this episode, the guys talk about Jake Odorizzi signing with the Astros, the Mets in talks of an extension with Francisco Lindor, Ichiro taking batting practice, and more. Be sure to follow the show on Twitter, @ripgriffi…

The Sweet Sound of Baseball

March 5, 2021

In this episode, the guys go over the news over the past week. Thoughts and Prayers go out to Aaron Boone, and Jon Lester has they have surgeries. JBJ finally signs with the Brewers, more development of the Mickey Calloway s…

The Mets

Feb. 24, 2021

In this episode, Rip and Brad is joined by John Snyder, Co-Host of the Breaking Balls Podcast and fan of the New York Mets. They discussed the possibility of a Francisco Lindor extension, former Seattle Mariners President an…

Baseball is Back!!!!

Feb. 18, 2021

In this episode, Brad is joined by the show's friends, Zach and Brandon from The NEST Podcast, to discuss what has happened this week in baseball. The guys discuss Brock Holt signing with the Rangers, Justin Turner signing h…