The Show Before the Show

In "The Show Before the Show," writers Tyler Maun and Sam Dykstra break down Minor League Baseball's biggest storylines with guests from around the Minors including players, managers and player development experts. They'll also have a weekly look at what's going on outside the lines with business of the Minors expert Benjamin Hill.

#371: Pensacola’s DIY jerseys
#371: Pensacola’s DIY jerseys
60 min
#370: Field of Dreams trip
Ben and Sam talk with Tyler about their road trip to MiLB at Field of Dreams. Josh saddles up in another edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
53 min
#369: FoD preview, Trade recap
Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss Vin Scully's passing, the upcoming Minor League Field of Dreams game and all of the trades from the Deadline.
73 min
#368: Oklahoma!/Deadline talk
#368: Oklahoma!/Deadline talk
41 min
#367: Looking back, ahead
Sam and Tyler recap the Futures Game and Draft and preview the second half for prospects. Ben shares Seigo Masabuchi's story in St. Paul.
67 min
#366: Futures Game, Draft and a Futures Game Draft
It’s a big week in the world of Minor League Baseball and prospects. Tyler and Sam draft their own Futures Game clubs and preview this weekend's actual 2022 Draft. Also, Ben tells the tale of Timmy Time in Beloit, and Josh jumps to it in Ghosts of the Minors.
78 min
#365: Wisconsin's Hilary Bauer
#365: Wisconsin's Hilary Bauer
61 min
#364: Knowing your ABC Supply Stadium
Ben checks in from the road following his first visit to Beloit’s ABC Supply Stadium. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss the Major League debuts of Vinnie Pasquantino and Mark Appel, and Josh makes a mess of things in Ghosts of the Minors.
60 min
#363: San Jose Beer Batters
San Jose VP of marketing Matt Alongi tells the story of his club’s Beer Batters identity. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben debate whether Portland mascot Slugger is a seal or a dog, Tyler and Sam look at who could be the next Oneil Cruz and Josh cracks the case of the latest Ghosts of the Minors.
53 min
#362: A bear tours an Asheville ballpark
Ben and Sam talk with Asheville assistant GM Hannah Martin about a bear visitor to McCormick Field. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss midseason clinches, and Josh takes to the friendly skies of Ghosts of the Minors.
59 min
#361: Return from New England
Ben is back from the road to share stories from his recent trips to Hartford, New Hampshire and Portland. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss Grayson Rodriguez's injury, the start of complex-league play and Gabriel Moreno's upcoming Major League debut.
44 min
#360: Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino
Royals No. 4 prospect Vinnie Pasquantino discusses his hot start to the season at Triple-A Omaha and his proximity to the Majors as he closes in on Kansas City. Also, Tyler and Sam break down the top players of May, Ben previews his New England trip and Josh fills up the tank of another edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
61 min
#359: Modesto's Veronica Hernandez
#359: Modesto's Veronica Hernandez
65 min
#358: Ben's back on the road in Texas
Ben calls in from Texas during his first Minor League road trip of the season after making his first stop in Sugar Land. Also, Tyler and Sam review the ABS system as it comes to the PCL, and Josh breaks out the shades for another edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
48 min
#357: Winston-Salem groundskeeper Corey Church
Winston-Salem director of grounds Corey Church discusses his must-see viral moment involving a sprinkler. Also, Tyler and Ben remember a super-fan in Pensacola and look at a Rochester-Finland baseball crossover, while Josh heads to the farms of yore in Ghosts of the Minors.
45 min
#356: Guardians prospect Logan Allen
#356: Guardians prospect Logan Allen
72 min
#355: Return to Vancouver
#355: Return to Vancouver
55 min
#354: Jacksonville’s Ray Charles bobblehead
Jacksonville promo director David Ratz talks about the club's honoring of Ray Charles with a bobblehead on Deaf/Blind Awareness Night and why the celebration was delayed for two years. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben discuss the Minor League ‘Field of Dreams’ game and the early effects of pitch clocks. Finally, Josh prepares a starchy edition of Ghosts of the Minors.
50 min
#353: The Amazing Tyler
Tyler Scheuer joins the podcast to talk about the balancing act he takes to Minor League Baseball parks across the country. Also, Tyler and Sam discuss opening prospect assignments, and Ben looks at Daytona’s place in the Jackie Robinson story.
66 min
#352: Opening Day podcast-a-palooza
Tyler, Sam, Josh and Kelsie gather to make their annual predictions for top prospects in this opening week of Minor League Baseball, while Ben selects what he’ll be following in the first slew of games in 2022. Also, Josh holds office hours in Ghosts of the Minors
77 min
#351: Triple-A, Copa preview
Tyler, Sam and Ben look ahead to Triple-A Opening Day next Tuesday and choose their favorite identities from the 2022 Copa clubs.
69 min
#350: Rules changes, Top 100 talk
Tyler, Sam and Ben break down rules changes sweeping across the Minors in 2022 and take a look at the High-A promotional calendars for the season ahead. Tyler and Sam also go over MLB Pipeline's Top 100 prospect ranking following its release.
70 min
#349: League names are back!
Tyler and Ben celebrate the return of historic league names (from the International League to the California League) to the Minor League landscape, while Sam checks in from his Spring Training trip to Florida.
67 min
#348: AZ ST, Triple-A promos
#348: Arizona Spring Training, Triple-A promos
61 min
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton
#347: Rumblings in Binghamton - Binghamton director of entertainment and sales Eddie Saunders discusses the Mets affiliates' past, present and future amid recent changes. Also, Tyler, Sam and Ben talk about Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium following its place in baseball news this week, and Josh goes Dutch in Ghosts of the Minors.
43 min