The Show Before the Show: Episode 176

Benjamin Hill goes deep on journey that ended with ballpark 159

By Staff | September 7, 2018 12:45 PM

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review The Show Before the Show on iTunes. The podcast is also available via the Stitcher app and Google Play. Send your questions and feedback to You can follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) and Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) on Twitter.

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Three Strikes (3:03)

  • The 2018 Minor League regular season ended this week, and while it's still fresh in their minds, Tyler and Sam offer their thoughts on how the campaign will be remembered.
  • The postseason is just beginning for most Minor League circuits, so the guys give their picks for prospects who could benefit most from a strong playoff run.
  • Finally, Arizona Fall League rosters were released last week. Tyler and Sam offer a very brief preview of the teams and prospects they'll be watching closely this autumn.

Ben's Biz Extended Banter (22:58)

  • Benjamin Hill,'s business and culture reporter, has now visited all 159 active Minor League parks. This week, Ben goes long about his journey and what he's learned from sea to shining sea. Of course, he also talks about his final two visits of the season to Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.

Wrapping up (56:24)

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