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Houston Astros Podcast

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Astros beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Astros beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Location:

Houston, TX

Description:

Astros beat reporters join national correspondents to take an inside look ahead at the story lines and developing news that impact the team's outlook.

Language:

English


Episodes

3/30 ASTRO POD featuring Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell

3/30/2020
Episode 4: when a Major League Hall of Famer speaks, Geoff Blum and Steve Sparks listen. A highly entertaining episode as these great baseball minds talk about Carlos Correa, Lance McCullers, George Springer and the Skipper Dusty Baker. Bagwell looks back to what he misses most about the game and shares stories of former teammates including Brad Asmus and Casey Candaele. All 3-former big leaguers later pause to show to their appreciation for everyone during this pandemic. Pitch us your...

Duration:00:44:45

3/26 ASTRO POD featuring general manager James Click

3/26/2020
Episode 3: Radio broadcasters Robert Ford and Steve Sparks invite Astros GM James Click to the show. Click talks about the challenges of being an MLB GM and the balance of his players staying safe and healthy but also being physically ready for the season. Click later reflects on growing up in Durham, N.C. and being a Bulls fan. Pitch us your questions and we'll field your comments on the next episode #AstrosRadio and radio@astros.com

Duration:00:26:43

3/23 ASTRO POD featuring Steve Sparks, Todd Kalas, Bill Brown & Astros HOF'er Bob Watson

3/23/2020
In the second installment of Astro Pod Sparky and TK recall some of their favorite Opening Day memories and share thoughts about the Astros starting rotation. Next, longtime broadcaster Bill Brown highlights the legendary career of Bob Watson who will be inducted into the Astros 2020 Hall of Fame class. Finally, Sparks and Kalas pick their favorite recording artists and TV shows of all time. Subscribe to our new podcast series as Astros Broadcasters invite special guests on to talk baseball...

Duration:00:38:23

3/20 ASTROLINE presented by Karbach Brewing: Podcast featuring Robert Ford, Steve Sparks & Geoff Blum

3/20/2020
As we all embrace the importance of social distancing, the Astros team broadcasters gather around the-virtual-roundtable with thoughts on baseball, Spring Training and entertaining tips on coping with cabin fever. Listen as Robert Ford, Steve Sparks and Geoff Blum kick off a new series of podcasts to help Astros fans and baseball fans everywhere keep up with America's Favorite Pastime! Pitch us your questions and we'll field your comments on the next episode #AstrosRadio and radio@astros.com

Duration:00:27:28

3/11 ASTROLINE Spring Training Podcast: Josh James

3/11/2020
Robert Ford and Micheal Coffin host the next to last Astroline of the season in West Palm Beach, FL. RHP flame thrower, Josh James, talks to Astros Radio about his 2nd big league camp, being a new dad, competing for the 5th starting spot and throwing over 100 MPH. Tune into the Astros throughout Spring Training and every broadcast on the Astros Radio Network, TuneIn, MLB AtBat and SportsTalk 790 KBME Houston.

Duration:00:48:44

3/7 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Preview vs St. Louis, Steve Sparks, Brian McTaggart, Mike Coffin

3/7/2020
Michael Coffin with AA Corpus Christi Radio joins Astros broadcaster Steve Sparks in Jupiter as the Redbirds host the Houston Astros. MLB.COM's beat writer Brian McTaggart spoke to Sparky and Coffin on Friday after RHP Lance McCullers outing vs the Metropolitans. Tune in LIVE on SportsTalk 790 in Houston or on the MLB app, TuneIn or SiriusXM as Sparks and Coffin bring you the play-by-play action.

Duration:00:12:37

3/6 ASTROLINE Spring Training Podcast: Preview vs Mets, Taylor Jones, Sparks & Coffin and Brian McTaggart

3/6/2020
The Miracle Mets are down from PSL and take on the Astros in WPB. Steve Sparks and Mike Coffin preview the matchup. They talk to prospect IF/1B Taylor Jones and recap RHP Josh James' outing against the Red Sox. Tune into the Astros throughout Spring Training and every broadcast on the Astros Radio Network, TuneIn, MLB AtBat and SportsTalk 790 KBME Houston.

Duration:00:12:51

3/4 ASTROLINE Spring Training Podcast: Myles Straw, Sparks & Coffin

3/5/2020
Speedy OF Myles Straw is on the verge of making the Astros 2020 opening day roster and he joins Steve Sparks and Mike Coffin on Wednesday's Astroline. The trio discuss his uptick to this years' team, Spring Training, being a productive teammate and being a new father. Tune into the Astros throughout Spring Training and every broadcast on the Astros Radio Network, TuneIn, MLB AtBat and SportsTalk 790 KBME Houston.

Duration:00:47:17

3/4 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 11 Preview, Steve Sparks, Brian McTaggart, Mike Coffin

3/4/2020
Guest broadcaster, Michael Coffin AA Corpus Christi Radio, joins Astros broadcaster Steve Sparks in West Palm Beach as the Stros host the Miami Marlins. MLB.COM's beat writer Brian McTaggart joins the radio booth during Tuesday's broadcast against the Cardinals in Jupiter. Tune in LIVE on SportsTalk 790 in Houston and on the MLB app, TuneIn and SiriusXM as Sparks and Coffin bring you the play-by-play action.

Duration:00:14:22

3/1 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 9 Preview, James Click, Brian McTaggart

3/1/2020
Astros General Manager James Click talks to Robert Ford prior to Sunday's day game in West Palm Beach. First, Ford and Todd Kalas preview RHP Lance McCullers spring debut after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The St. Louis Cardinal are set to start LHP Austin Gomber. MLB.COM's beat writer Brian McTaggart joins the radio booth during Saturday's broadcast against the Mets to recap the Astros outing. Tune in LIVE on SportsTalk 790 in Houston and on the MLB app, TuneIn and SiriusXM

Duration:00:16:58

2/29 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 8 Preview, Jeremy Pena, Brian McTaggart

2/29/2020
It's leap day and the Astros are hosting the New York Mets at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. It's a lefty-lefty matchup LHP Framber Valdez faces off against NY's LHP Steven Matz. Todd Kalas steps out of the television booth and into the radio booth with Robert Ford as they talk over the matchup. The young talented SS Jeremy Pena sits down with Ford before Saturday's matinee. Then, Brian McTaggart with the Houston Chronicle jumps on Astros radio to recap Friday's game against the...

Duration:00:14:27

2/28 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 7 Preview, Brandon Bielak, Chandler Rome

2/28/2020
Fish fried Friday baseball in Jupiter, FL, as the Astros take the short drive north to face the Miami Marlins. RHP Zach Greinke makes his 2020 Grapefruit League debut as Steve Sparks and Robert Ford preview the matchup. Once again, Chronicle reporter Chandler Rome stops by the radio booth and offers his thoughts on the Astros' spring camp to this point. Stream the 'Stros on the MLB app, TuneIn, SiriusXM or listen to Friday's encore performance on the flagship station SportsTalk 790 or live...

Duration:00:14:59

2/27 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 6 Preview, Chas McCormick, Chandler Rome

2/27/2020
Thursday Night Lights in West Palm Beach as the Astros are visitors in their own stadium to take on the World Series champs. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the action before slugger Chas McCormick breaks down his young career to Sparky. Reporter Chandler Rome with the Houston Chronicle wraps things up with his take on Wednesday's action against the Redbirds. Subscribe and follow the Astros every single game via the MLB App, TuneIn and over the radio on the Astros' flagship station...

Duration:00:23:24

2/26 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 5 Preview, Andre Scrubb, Brian McTaggart

2/26/2020
Weather is threatening in West Palm Beach on Wednesday as the Astros are set to host the St. Louis Cardinals. Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the action before we getting to know pitcher Andre Scrubb, who is in Astros big league camp for the first time. Later, Brian McTaggart with MLB.com recaps Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins. Follow the Astros every single game by streaming the broadcast on MLB At Bat, TuneIn and listen live on the Astros' flagship station...

Duration:00:18:32

2/25 ASTROLINE Spring Training Podcast: Dusty Baker

2/25/2020
A must listen! Manager of the Houston Astros Dusty Baker talks fishing, music and baseball with Robert Ford and Steve Sparks. Tune into the Astros throughout Spring Training and every broadcast on the Astros Radio Network, TuneIn, MLB AtBat and SportsTalk 790 KBME Houston.

Duration:00:47:38

2/25 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 4 Preview, Kyle Tucker, Chandler Rome

2/25/2020
The Astros return to West Palm Beach to face the Miami Marlins as Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Grapefruit Game #4. Outfielder Kyle Tucker sits down with Sparky before Chandler Rome, from the Houston Chronicle, swings by the radio booth to recap Monday's game from Lakeland. Follow the 'Stros every-single-game by streaming Astros Radio on MLB AtBat, TuneIn and later on SportsTalk for an encore replay Tuesday night following Astroline.

Duration:00:22:23

2/24 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 3 Preview, Myles Straw, Jake Kaplan

2/24/2020
Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Grapefruit Game #3 as the Astros hit the road for the 1st time in Florida to play the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland. Sparky sits down with the speedy OF Myles Straw who is eager for his opportunity this spring. Later, Jake Kaplan from the Athletic stopped by the radio booth on Sunday with an update from the Astros clubhouse. Follow the Stros every-single-game by listening to Astros Radio on SportsTalk 790AM Houston, MLB AtBat, TuneIn and the Astros Radio...

Duration:00:13:50

2/23 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Game 2 Preview, James Click

2/23/2020
Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview Grapefruit Game #2 as the Nationals host the Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. General Manager James Click joins Ford prior to first pitch and talks about his path to the Astros. Follow the Stros every-single-game by listening to Astros Radio on SportsTalk 790AM Houston, MLB AtBat, TuneIn and the Astros Radio Network.

Duration:00:08:14

2/22 SPRING TRAINING PODCAST: Opener Preview, Dusty Baker

2/22/2020
Spring is in the air and Robert Ford and Steve Sparks preview the Grapefruit Opener between the Astros and Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach. The new manager for H-Town, Dusty Baker, joins Ford for a discussion on the energy around the clubhouse and how Baker prepares the team for spring ball. Follow the Astros all season by listening to Astros Radio every single spring game on MLB AtBat, TuneIn and the Astros Radio Network.

Duration:00:10:18

2/20 ASTROLINE Spring Training Podcast: Shane Reynolds, Brian McTaggart, Bill Brown and Kevin Eschenfelder

2/20/2020
Houston Legend, former All-Star pitcher and Astros Hall of Famer Shane Reynolds joins broadcasters Bill Brown and Kevin Eschenfelder for an intriguing conversation as the 'Stros shut down the outside noise and prepare for their spring opener in West Palm Beach on Saturday. First, MLB.com reporter Brian McTaggart checks in from Astros camp with the latest from the clubhouse and backfields of FITTEAM Ballpark. Then Reynolds talks about what it's like to prepare and offers his take on new...

Duration:00:48:25