Beer & Baseball is a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Podcast hosted by Adam Dellinger of the 107.9 Gator Morning Show. Conversations may come across a bit disjointed and all over the place but it's always a good time. Guests include coaches, players, front office personnel and more. Topics of will inevitably include all things baseball (both on the field and off) but anything goes! Subscribe now for fun conversations...and maybe even some industry insight!
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Episode 9: Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
In this episode Adam geeks out a bit as he sits down with Jon Shestakofsky, Vice President, Communications & Education at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The pair talk about everything from artifacts to induction speeches, and how the Hall is so much more than the plaques on the wall. The Hall is the repository of baseball history - it contains over 40,000 3D artifacts, a museum dedicated to the history of the game and its important stories and more. One of these artifacts is the Pelicans’ 2018 American Sign Language jersey.
After The Pod with Jon Shestakofsky
Tape keeps rolling after episode 9 wraps ups with the Baseball Hall of Fame VP. Plus, members of the Pelicans staff pop-in to say hi to Jon and catch up since their trip to Cooperstown and the Hall in October of 2018.
After the Pod with Emily Jaenson
Tape keeps rolling after episode 8 wraps ups with the Reno Aces General Manager. Adam and Emily continue discussing “you can’t be what you can’t see”, how the argument of “you didn’t play so you don’t understand” is completely moot, and Emily shares her thoughts on MLB in Vegas.
Episode 8: You Can't Be What You Can't See
In this episode Adam is joined by Emily Jaenson, General Manager of the Reno Aces – one of only two female GMs at the Triple-A level of MiLB. The two cover a variety of topics including mentors, and female executives showing the next generation that they can do it too. And of course...they talk beer too!
Episode 7: A Writer's Perspective with Evan Altman
In this episode Adam joins the virtual conversation from a Sleep Number bed in his bedroom for his best podcast ever. He talks with Evan Altman, Co-Owner/Editor-In-Chief/Lead Writer for cubsinsider.com about everything from his writing style and how he got his start…hint: it was Yahoo…to his favorite baseball memories, and of course the Cubs.
Episode 6: JC Blackhurst – Pelicans Groundskeeper & Renaissance Man
In this episode Adam talks with the keeper of the field, JC Blackhurst and Pelicans GM Ryan Moore. The trio covers the bases of field maintenance but also debates the best baseball movie of all time. Plus, we discover the MANY hidden talents of JC including his time on the NGA Hooters Tour (now known as the Swing Thought Tour), and the fact that he’s a card carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Episode 5: Goofy Ideas, Social Metrics, & Least Favorite Promos
In this episode Adam talks with three of the top Promotions Directors in MiLB…Nate Kurant (Charleston RiverDogs), David Ratz (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp), and Hunter Horenstein (Myrtle Beach Pelicans). Topics include creating at-home content, evaluating metrics, their least favorite promos, Nate’s improv background, and more. Plus, the guys discuss the meaning behind Adam’s mullet and Hunter’s lettuce. Things even get a little feisty when Hunter throws his GM, Ryan Moore, and Nate under the bus when discussing Glitter Night.
Episode 4: Yes, Our Job is to be on Twitter
In this episode Adam chats up social media pros from all across MiLB. They talk strategy, industry collaboration, favorite follows, and the role social media plays in the local community. Plus, Adam rants about his Miami Dolphins.
Special Edition: Now We Look To 2021
In this episode Adam talks with Pelicans President Ryan Moore about the official announcement that there would not be a 2020 MiLB season. Saying that a year without minor league baseball is bummer is a total understatement, but now Ryan and the team, as well as may throughout the industry, have turned their focus to 2021...and some creative merchandise.
Special Edition: Father’s Day with the Royal Family of MiLB
In this episode, Adam sits down with one of the most recognizable names and faces in Minor League Baseball…Todd “Parney” Parnell (VP & COO of the Richmond Flying Squirrels) and his daughter Sammy (Pelicans Sponsorship Execution Coordinator). This one gets real folks. This is a father/daughter MiLB duo and it’s awesome! Parney talks about raising his kids at the ballpark and Sammy share some of her fondest memories and life lessons learned along the way. Pelicans GM Ryan Moore, who currently has 2 boys under 2, also makes a guest appearance.
Episode 3: Broadcasting with Zach Bigley and Melanie Newman
In this episode, Adam talks all things broadcast with two industry pros, Zach Bigley and Melanie Newman. Zach, formerly of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, is the current broadcaster for the Frisco RoughRiders. Melanie cut her teeth in MiLB and made her Major League debut at 2020 Spring Training as the newest addition to the Baltimore Orioles and MASN broadcast team. The trio’s chat covers everything from their entry into the business, insight into their process, and of course the really important stuff like catch phrases, flopped calls, and more!
Episode 2: Community, Rebrands, and Career Memories
In this episode, Adam talks with top community relations professionals across MiLB and beyond. Guests include Austin Scher with the Daytona Dragons, Greg Coleman with the Erie Seawolves, Vince Marcucci with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Courtney Neals with Minor League Baseball, and Rachel Marks with Vs. Cancer.
Episode 1: Pelicans General Manager Ryan Moore and Skipper Steve Lerud
In this episode, Adam talks with Pelicans General Manager Ryan Moore and Field Manager Steve Lerud. Topics of discussion include social distancing, Tiger King, the fantasy life exotic pet game (made-up on the spot during recording), Lerud's best teammates, Carolina Country Music Fest and more.