Wednesday, 15 May 2019 16:50

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.15.19

On the Wednesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Seth Greenberg, college basketball analyst for ESPN discussed last night's NBA Draft lottery (20 seconds in) 

Jim Bowden of The Athletic and Sirius XM joined the program to talk a little Indians and MLB (17;28)

Sam and Brad discussed "basketball purgatory" and what it means for the Wine and Gold (23:59) 

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 17:46

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.7.19

On the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Sam caught up with ESPN Baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian (20.9 seconds in) 

He also caught up with the listeners including Howard in Akron on what should be done with Firestone Stadium (4:51) 

Former Cleveland Cavalier Kendrick Perkins joined the show to talk NBA Playoffs. (9:01) 

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Friday, 19 April 2019 17:19

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 4.19.19

On the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast:

Draft prospect Andy Isabella joined the show to talk about the draft process (20.2 seconds) 

ESPN and MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian joined the show to talk about the Sunday night game that he will be calling in Cleveland between the Indians and the Atlanta Braves. (11:02) 


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Saturday, 23 March 2019 09:16

Buster Olney Talks MLB, Indians

ESPN MLB Senior Writer Buster Olney joined the Sam and Brad to talk about the MLB and the Cleveland Indians ahead of the 2019 season.


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Friday, 22 March 2019 17:54

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 3.22.19

Brad Russell and Ben Thomas got into the Feel Good Friday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:


ESPN's Buster Olney talked MLB and Indians (20 seconds in) 

Brad and Ben talked about the morale amongst fans and players for the Cleveland Indians if they were to make a trade with one of their ace pitchers (14:47) 

Ben Braun former NCAA College basketball coach chimed in on the NCAA Basketball Tournament. (17:18)

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:04

Ray Horner Podcast - 3/5/2019

:17 - Major League Baseball continues to tinker with speeding up the game. Ray recalls a recent survey that said fans cannot stand the constant foul balls being hit. Other topics discussed during this segment were the drastic infield shifts and continuous mound visits.

11:58 - It’s the time of year for high school basketball playoffs. The Buchtel Griffins are squaring off at Barberton High School tonight against Poland Seminary. Buchtel head coach Brian Neugebauer previewed his matchup versus the Bulldogs.

18:08 - St. Vincent-St. Mary is taking on Ellet, and Dru Joyce joined the program to talk about his Wednesday game against the Orangemen.

22:31 - Our tax guy, Doug Klein, stopped by to talk about handling your taxes in retirement.

31:49 - A day late, but we have Glenn Leppo from Leppo Rents, as they are our Business of the Week! Brought to you by HEARINC. and TLC Catering.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.19.19

Sam and Brad on the Tuesday edition of the podcast:

Spoke with Buchtel coach Matt Futch (19 seconds) and Hoban coach TK Griffith (9:20) on their matchup tonight 

They also spoke with reporter Anthony Castrovince.(19:52) to talk Manny Machado signing with the Padres and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 


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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 17:18

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.15.19

Sam and Brad got into the Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show podcast 

Here is the interview with Joe Vassalotti, APS AD to talk about the fight that occured last weekend at Firestone and what measures are being taken to prevent those incidents from happening in the future.


Anthony Castrovince from talked Indians (21 seconds in) 

Jeff Twiddy of the Louisville Leopards, new head coach joined in (13:19)

Paul Keels talked Ohio State Buckeyes and the basketball team's struggles. (23:24)

Athletic Director Joe Vassalotti of the Akron Public Schools joined to talk about the fight that happened during last week's Buchtel/Firestone basketball game. (34:13)


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Friday, 20 July 2018 16:27

Andre Knott Likes Brad Hand Deal

Andre Knott, the Indians in-game reporter for Sports Time Ohio spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the deal to aquire Brad Hand from the San Diego Padres.

He also discussed the possibility of adding another player to bolster the lineup.


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Longtime Cleveland Indians beat writer Paul Hoynes talked about the Tribe so far in the Cactus League.


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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 11:21

Indians To Extend Safety Net at Progressive Field

The Cleveland Indians announced Wedensday that they will extend the safety netting at Progressive Field to the ends of each dugout before the start of the upcoming 2018 season. 

According to a press release, the mesh netting will extend from section 164 along the third base line around to section 140 down the first base line. 

The move comes after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made a push for all ballparks around the league to do the same, after a young girl was hit with a foul ball, reportedly traveling 105 miles per hour, during a game at Yankees Stadium in New York back in September. She suffered multiple facial fractures. 

In a press release, Indians Vice President of Ballpark Operations Jim Folk said, "We remain committed to delivering the best experience for our fans at Progressive Field. Safety is our number one priority and these measures should balance that commitment to safety with the interactive nature of our game, something we know is important to our fans." 


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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:31

Indians Release 2018 Schedule

In the midst of an historic winning streak, the Indians are looking ahead to next season... Not really, they just released their 2018 schedule as it's now been set. 

Some notables: 

- The Indians open the season on the westcoast, with a series in Seattle against the Mariners on Thursday, March 29th. 

- The Home Opener is Friday, April 6th, against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. 

- In a rematch of the 2016 World Series, the Indians host the Cubs April 24th and 25th, and play two at Wrigley Field May 22nd and 23rd. 

See the full schedule below: 





March 29 @ Seattle

March 31 @ Seattle



April 1 @ Seattle

April 2 @ Los Angeles-AL

April 3 @ Los Angeles-AL

April 4 @ Los Angeles-AL

April 6 v Kansas City

April 7 v Kansas City

April 8 v Kansas City

April 9 v Detroit

April 10 v Detroit

April 11 v Detroit

April 12 v Detroit

April 13 v Toronto

April 14 v Toronto

April 15 v Toronto

April 17 @ Minnesota (San Juan)

April 18 @ Minnesota (San Juan)

April 20 @ Baltimore

April 21 @ Baltimore

April 22 @ Baltimore

April 23 @ Baltimore

April 24 v Chicago-NL

April 25 v Chicago-NL

April 26 v Seattle

April 27 v Seattle

April 28 v Seattle

April 29 v Seattle

April 30 v Texas



May 1 v Texas

May 2 v Texas

May 4 @ New York-AL

May 5 @ New York-AL

May 6 @ New York-AL

May 8 @ Milwaukee

May 9 @ Milwaukee

May 11 v Kansas City

May 12 v Kansas City

May 13 v Kansas City

May 14 @ Detroit

May 15 @ Detroit

May 16 @ Detroit

May 18 @ Houston

May 19 @ Houston

May 20 @ Houston

May 22 @ Chicago-NL 

May 23 @ Chicago-NL

May 24 v Houston

May 25 v Houston

May 26 v Houston

May 27 v Houston

May 28 v Chicago-AL

May 29 v Chicago-AL

May 30 v Chicago-AL

May 31 @ Minnesota


June 1 @ Minnesota

June 2 @ Minnesota

June 3 @ Minnesota

June 5 v Milwaukee

June 6 v Milwaukee

June 8 @ Detroit

June 9 @ Detroit

June 10 @ Detroit

June 11 @ Chicago-AL

June 12 @ Chicago-AL

June 13 @ Chicago-AL

June 14 @ Chicago-AL

June 15 v Minnesota

June 16 v Minnesota

June 17 v Minnesota

June 18 v Chicago-AL

June 19 v Chicago-AL

June 20 v Chicago-AL

June 22 v Detroit

June 23 v Detroit

June 24 v Detroit

June 25 @ St. Louis

June 26 @ St. Louis

June 27 @ St. Louis

June 29 @ Oakland

June 30 @ Oakland


July 1 @ Oakland

July 2 @ Kansas City

July 3 @ Kansas City

July 4 @ Kansas City

July 6 v Oakland

July 7 v Oakland

July 8 v Oakland

July 9 v Cincinnati

July 10 v Cincinnati

July 11 v Cincinnati

July 12 v New York-AL

July 13 v New York-AL

July 14 v New York-AL

July 15 v New York-AL

July 16-July 18 – MLB All-Star Break

July 20 @ Texas

July 21 @ Texas

July 22 @ Texas

July 23 v Pittsburgh

July 24 v Pittsburgh

July 25 v Pittsburgh

July 27 @ Detroit

July 28 @ Detroit

July 29 @ Detroit

July 30 @ Minnesota

July 31 @ Minnesota


August 1 @ Minnesota

August 3 v Los Angeles-AL

August 4 v Los Angeles-AL

August 5 v Los Angeles-AL

August 6 v Minnesota

August 7 v Minnesota

August 8 v Minnesota

August 9 v Minnesota

August 10 @ Chicago-AL

August 11 @ Chicago-AL

August 12 @ Chicago-AL

August 13 @ Cincinnati

August 14 @ Cincinnati

August 15 @ Cincinnati

August 17 v Baltimore

August 18 v Baltimore

August 19 v Baltimore

August 20 @ Boston

August 21 @ Boston

August 22 @ Boston

August 23 @ Boston

August 24 @ Kansas City

August 25 @ Kansas City

August 26 @ Kansas City

August 28 v Minnesota

August 29 v Minnesota

August 30 v Minnesota

August 31 v Tampa Bay



September 1 v Tampa Bay

September 2 v Tampa Bay

September 3 v Kansas City

September 4 v Kansas City

September 5 v Kansas City

September 6 @ Toronto

September 7 @ Toronto

September 8 @ Toronto

September 9 @ Toronto

September 10 @ Tampa Bay

September 11 @ Tampa Bay

September 12 @ Tampa Bay

September 14 v Detroit

September 15 v Detroit

September 16 v Detroit

September 18 v Chicago-AL

September 19 v Chicago-AL

September 20 v Chicago-AL

September 21 v Boston

September 22 v Boston

September 23 v Boston

September 24 @ Chicago-AL

September 25 @ Chicago-AL

September 26 @ Chicago-AL

September 27 @ Kansas City

September 28 @ Kansas City

September 29 @ Kansas City

September 30 @ Kansas City

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Thursday, 24 August 2017 15:50

AUDIO Sandy Alomar Talking Tribe, AL

Former Cleveland Indians catcher and current first base coach Sandy Alomar, Jr spoke with Sam Bourquin ahead of the Indians and Red Sox tonight at Progressive Field.


The Indians are leaders in the AL Central and will face the Red Sox at 7:10 tonight on 1590 WAKR.

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Friday, 11 August 2017 16:31

AUDIO Brian Anderson Talking Rays, Tribe

Former Cleveland Indians pitcher and Ohio native Brian Anderson talked Rays and Tribe ahead of the game tonight down at Tropicana Field tonight at 7:10pm.

Anderson is currently a broadcaster for the Rays TV network on Sun Sports.


You can catch the Tribe and the Rays tonight starting at 6:37pm with the pregame and 7:10pm with the first pitch. 

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Monday, 26 June 2017 14:53

AUDIO Brad Mills Talking Tribe, Napoli

Cleveland Indians bench coach Brad Mills joined Sam and Brad on Monday to talk about how the Tribe can get back on the winning track.


Brad also discussed his role as a bench coach and some of his favorite ballparks he's been to throughout his long tenure in Major League Baseball.

For the full interview, click here.

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Sports columnist Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about some of the experimental extra inning rules as it relates to baseball.


For the full interview, click here. 

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Thursday, 06 October 2016 23:23

Third Inning Blasts Propel Tribe 5-4

Thanks to a third inning power surge, the Cleveland Indians started off the 2016 ALDS with a bang as they defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night in the 216. 

Things got a little hairy for Trevor Bauer at the start, giving up a lead-off double to Dustin Pedroia, and then Hanley Ramirez scored Pedroia to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the first inning.  
It would have been 2-0 but an overturned call at the plate on Brock Holt kept it to a one run lead.
The Indians answered quickly in the second inning with Lonnie Chisenhall striking a base hit to center, scoring Jose Ramirez to tie it up. 
Boston shot back with a solo homer by Andrew Benintendi to take the lead at 2-1,but then the Indians' bats came alive in the third. 
Catcher Roberto Perez smacked an opposite-field solo home run to right, stirring the crowd at Progressive Field into a frenzy. Jason Kipnis added a bomb of his own to give the Tribe a 3-2 advantage, and then Francisco Lindor joined the home run derby with a solo shot to right field giving the Indians a 4-2 lead. 
Trevor Bauer found himself after that first inning rough patch.  He departed after the top of the fifth after surrendering a home run to Sandy Leon to cut the lead to 4-3. 
Jason Kipnis added to his night by singling in Roberto Perez in the bottom of the fifth. Kip finished with three hits in the ballgame. 
Lefty Andrew Miller came in and did his job, leaving Boston scoreless in two-plus innings of relief. 
Manager Terry Francona talked about Miller's performance with the media after the game, talking about going to him early.
"He was up to the task," Francona said. "That's why we got him."
 Cody Allen gave up a run in the eighth, but buckled down and closed it out in front of a spirited throng at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario. 
The Tribe and the Red Sox will play Game 2 at Progressive to Field tomorrow on 1590 WAKR.  Pregame will start at 4:07 and Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus will have the play-by-play at 4:38.  Corey Kluber and David Price will be matched up in a battle of former Cy Young winners.
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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 18:46

AUDIO Jim Rosenhaus Discusses MLB Winter Meetings

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are in full swing and some teams are wheeling and dealing, and the Cleveland Indians might be in the process of making some deals themselves.

Tribe broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the annual meetings in Nashville and some of the goings-on there.

One of the major pieces for the Indians when it comes to any sort of deal is what it's going to cost them and what quality starting pitcher they might need to give up in order to get a quality bat in the lineup.

Some of those rumors include the Cincinnati Reds unloading third baseman Todd Frazier, whom both Sam and Jim think would be a key addition if that were to happen.


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Monday, 02 November 2015 17:35

AUDIO Smith, Sammy B Recaps 2015 MLB Season

The baseball season has finally come to a close as the Kansas City Royals have captured a World Series title with a defeat of the New York Mets 4 games to 1.
Doug Smith, MLB writer for joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the win for the Royals and the numerous storylines that go along with a smaller market team winning it all.
"It goes to show  you, if you do baseball smart, you can win," Smith said.
"They put a lot of stock into winning this year after getting there last season and they made a lot of smart baseball moves."
Looking ahead to next season, Smith says the Detroit Tigers will make a push after a disappointing season this year.

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