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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney

ESPN, Buster Olney

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ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.

Latest Episodes

Tim Kurkjian on His Daily Baseball Fix, Bad Blood Between Players and MLB

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to talk about the process behind his Daily Baseball Fix (2:23). Then the guys express disbelief and embarrassment at the state restart negotiations between players and the league, and discuss how the disagreements between the two sides date back to the 2016 CBA. Later, Todd Radom joins to talk about the Great American Ball Park and to administer the weekly quiz (21:42).

34 MIN1 d ago
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Tim Kurkjian on His Daily Baseball Fix, Bad Blood Between Players and MLB

Clinton Yates on Baseball Cards, The Lerners, Players Who Might Sit Out

Clinton Yates talks to Buster about what baseball cards mean to him and his shrine to the "average black player," why it would be worse for baseball to start and not finish rather than not playing at all, and the Lerner family reverse course on docking minor leaguers' pay (3:08). Plus, Hembo on players that could potentially sit out a shortened season, and why Bryce Harper could benefit from a shortened season while Alex Bregman might be on the other end of the spectrum (26:32).

37 MIN2 d ago
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Clinton Yates on Baseball Cards, The Lerners, Players Who Might Sit Out

Jesse Rogers on His Interview with Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

Jesse Rogers talks to Buster about his interview with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, including why Rogers believes Ricketts doesn't have a lot cash of on-hand, the near future for the team with big contract decisions looming, the 18-month problem for baseball, and why owners and players should keep their mouths shut (2:03).

23 MIN3 d ago
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Jesse Rogers on His Interview with Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

Eduardo Pérez on The Lack of Trust Between Players and Owners

Eduardo Pérez talks to Buster about his early mornings calling KBO games, including how many times he hits snooze before waking up. Then the guys get into MLB's idea of a 50-game season, the owners' "lump of cash" strategy and the lack of trust between players and owners (2:22). Plus, John Shea on his new book "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid" and the 100+ hours he spend with Willie Mays (24:13).

46 MIN4 d ago
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Eduardo Pérez on The Lack of Trust Between Players and Owners

Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

Jeff Passan joins Buster to dive into the weeds on the MLBPA's return-to-play proposal sent to the owners (4:09). The guys discuss what the reaction will be from the owners, deferrals as a fig leaf from the players, at-risk players sitting out and still getting paid, doomsday scenarios for baseball, and the key figures that could lead the sides to a middle ground. Plus, Sarah Langs home run chase of '98 and the 17 pitchers that allowed home runs to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (32:00).

45 MIN5 d ago
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Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

"The Roy Halladay Story" Producers Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell on Halladay's Wife, His Anxiety and Pitchers Using Painkillers

The producers of the E:60 special "Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story" Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell join Buster to talk about the program, including why Brandi Halladay chose to participate in the story, Halladay's fear of failure, his sense of humor, what was left on the cutting room floor they wish made it into the special, and shining a light on pitchers using painkillers (2:45). Plus, Todd Radom on PNC Park and the weekly quiz (29:35).

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
"The Roy Halladay Story" Producers Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell on Halladay's Wife, His Anxiety and Pitchers Using Painkillers

Mark Teixeira on Restart Talks, The Owners' Picasso, Free Agents Not Playing

Mark Teixeira talks to Buster about the effectiveness of owners trying to drive a wedge between younger and older players, why this situation is akin to the owners having a Picasso in the basement, his thoughts on the public conversation between the two sides, and if free agents on bad teams might not play a shortened season (5:24). Plus, longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz on his new book "Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers." (23:51)

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mark Teixeira on Restart Talks, The Owners' Picasso, Free Agents Not Playing

Yankees 3B Coach Phil Nevin on Aaron Boone's Impressions, Fighting A GM

Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin talks to Buster about Aaron Boone's impressions, the most intense managers he's worked with, why Paul Goldschmidt is the best baserunner in baseball right now, doing nothing for the first three weeks of his Major League career and an altercation with GM Kevin Towers (15:53). Plus, Hembo on MLB's opening salvo in restart talks, Goldschmidt and his review of "War of The Roses." (3:39)

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Yankees 3B Coach Phil Nevin on Aaron Boone's Impressions, Fighting A GM

Matt Vasgersian on a Big Week for Baseball Restart Talks, His Favorite HR Calls

Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to talk about a big week ahead for talks between players and MLB, some players hiding their financial concerns behind safety rhetoric and his five favorite home run calls (4:22). Plus, Sarah Langs on the factors that will come into play during shortened season and players who've turned in historic performances playing 82 games or less (28:43).

42 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Matt Vasgersian on a Big Week for Baseball Restart Talks, His Favorite HR Calls

Orioles P Coach Doug Brocail on Embracing Analytics, His On-Field Near-Death Experience

Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail joins Buster to talk about his journey to embracing analytics as a coach, what he could've done differently while playing if he had today's information, Trevor Hoffman's change-up, Tony Gwynn calling his own shots, playing with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and his near-death experience on the field (11:01). Plus, Todd Radom on Miller Park and the weekly quiz (2:04).

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Orioles P Coach Doug Brocail on Embracing Analytics, His On-Field Near-Death Experience

Latest Episodes

Tim Kurkjian on His Daily Baseball Fix, Bad Blood Between Players and MLB

Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to talk about the process behind his Daily Baseball Fix (2:23). Then the guys express disbelief and embarrassment at the state restart negotiations between players and the league, and discuss how the disagreements between the two sides date back to the 2016 CBA. Later, Todd Radom joins to talk about the Great American Ball Park and to administer the weekly quiz (21:42).

34 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Tim Kurkjian on His Daily Baseball Fix, Bad Blood Between Players and MLB

Clinton Yates on Baseball Cards, The Lerners, Players Who Might Sit Out

Clinton Yates talks to Buster about what baseball cards mean to him and his shrine to the "average black player," why it would be worse for baseball to start and not finish rather than not playing at all, and the Lerner family reverse course on docking minor leaguers' pay (3:08). Plus, Hembo on players that could potentially sit out a shortened season, and why Bryce Harper could benefit from a shortened season while Alex Bregman might be on the other end of the spectrum (26:32).

37 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Clinton Yates on Baseball Cards, The Lerners, Players Who Might Sit Out

Jesse Rogers on His Interview with Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

Jesse Rogers talks to Buster about his interview with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, including why Rogers believes Ricketts doesn't have a lot cash of on-hand, the near future for the team with big contract decisions looming, the 18-month problem for baseball, and why owners and players should keep their mouths shut (2:03).

23 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Jesse Rogers on His Interview with Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts

Eduardo Pérez on The Lack of Trust Between Players and Owners

Eduardo Pérez talks to Buster about his early mornings calling KBO games, including how many times he hits snooze before waking up. Then the guys get into MLB's idea of a 50-game season, the owners' "lump of cash" strategy and the lack of trust between players and owners (2:22). Plus, John Shea on his new book "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid" and the 100+ hours he spend with Willie Mays (24:13).

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Eduardo Pérez on The Lack of Trust Between Players and Owners

Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

Jeff Passan joins Buster to dive into the weeds on the MLBPA's return-to-play proposal sent to the owners (4:09). The guys discuss what the reaction will be from the owners, deferrals as a fig leaf from the players, at-risk players sitting out and still getting paid, doomsday scenarios for baseball, and the key figures that could lead the sides to a middle ground. Plus, Sarah Langs home run chase of '98 and the 17 pitchers that allowed home runs to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (32:00).

45 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Jeff Passan on MLBPA's Return-To-Play Proposal

"The Roy Halladay Story" Producers Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell on Halladay's Wife, His Anxiety and Pitchers Using Painkillers

The producers of the E:60 special "Imperfect: The Roy Halladay Story" Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell join Buster to talk about the program, including why Brandi Halladay chose to participate in the story, Halladay's fear of failure, his sense of humor, what was left on the cutting room floor they wish made it into the special, and shining a light on pitchers using painkillers (2:45). Plus, Todd Radom on PNC Park and the weekly quiz (29:35).

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
"The Roy Halladay Story" Producers Brian Rivera and Mike Farrell on Halladay's Wife, His Anxiety and Pitchers Using Painkillers

Mark Teixeira on Restart Talks, The Owners' Picasso, Free Agents Not Playing

Mark Teixeira talks to Buster about the effectiveness of owners trying to drive a wedge between younger and older players, why this situation is akin to the owners having a Picasso in the basement, his thoughts on the public conversation between the two sides, and if free agents on bad teams might not play a shortened season (5:24). Plus, longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz on his new book "Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers." (23:51)

46 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mark Teixeira on Restart Talks, The Owners' Picasso, Free Agents Not Playing

Yankees 3B Coach Phil Nevin on Aaron Boone's Impressions, Fighting A GM

Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin talks to Buster about Aaron Boone's impressions, the most intense managers he's worked with, why Paul Goldschmidt is the best baserunner in baseball right now, doing nothing for the first three weeks of his Major League career and an altercation with GM Kevin Towers (15:53). Plus, Hembo on MLB's opening salvo in restart talks, Goldschmidt and his review of "War of The Roses." (3:39)

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Yankees 3B Coach Phil Nevin on Aaron Boone's Impressions, Fighting A GM

Matt Vasgersian on a Big Week for Baseball Restart Talks, His Favorite HR Calls

Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to talk about a big week ahead for talks between players and MLB, some players hiding their financial concerns behind safety rhetoric and his five favorite home run calls (4:22). Plus, Sarah Langs on the factors that will come into play during shortened season and players who've turned in historic performances playing 82 games or less (28:43).

42 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Matt Vasgersian on a Big Week for Baseball Restart Talks, His Favorite HR Calls

Orioles P Coach Doug Brocail on Embracing Analytics, His On-Field Near-Death Experience

Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail joins Buster to talk about his journey to embracing analytics as a coach, what he could've done differently while playing if he had today's information, Trevor Hoffman's change-up, Tony Gwynn calling his own shots, playing with Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio, and his near-death experience on the field (11:01). Plus, Todd Radom on Miller Park and the weekly quiz (2:04).

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Orioles P Coach Doug Brocail on Embracing Analytics, His On-Field Near-Death Experience

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