International Podcast Day 2016

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“International Podcast Day is dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement.”

There is National IPA Day, National Waffle Fries Day, National Pancake Day, and National pretty-much-anything-you-want Day. In the summer of 2013, Steve Lee (founder of Modern Life Network) heard a radio announcement for National Senior Citizens’ Day.  Thinking that was pretty cool, it begged the question of why wasn’t there a day of celebration for podcasting.  That’s when Steve said to himself “Let’s create a Podcast Day!”  So the adventure began and a collective team of podcasters put their heads together to establish methods for podcasters and podcast listeners to raise awareness for this great entertainment and education medium.

After the overwhelming success of Podcast Day 2014 the event was rebranded to International Podcast to ensure the world is involved.

I’m extremely proud to announce that I’ve been asked to join in the International Podcast Day festivities and will be joining their live-stream at 9pm PT on Friday, September 30th, 2016.

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I will be talking about how I got into listening to, and creating, podcasts, and how that evolved ThatSportsGamer, and lead to me becoming the Baseball Community Manager for OOTPDevelopments.

Hit & Run – Super Mega Baseball 2 Is Coming In 2017

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The Press Row Podcast’s 2014 Rookie of the Year, Super Mega Baseball is getting a sequel, and I’m very excited. Metalhead Software is back with a follow up to one of my favorite games of 2014, and Super Mega Baseball 2 will be releasing in 2017.

ThatSportsGamer Show is available in all your favorite places for podcasts:

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Hit & Run – Diamond Dynasty Bench Roles

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In a recent episode of Bullpen Banter, my weekly show about MLB The Show 16, I talked about the five player types that you need on your bench to succeed. I thought it went pretty well, and figured it would be good to throw in this feed.

Bullpen Banter is a weekly show hosted by myself (ThatSportsGamer) and Chris (Millennium) dedicated to MLB The Show 16. We’ll give you tips, strategies and team breakdowns, to help you be the best MLB player you can be. Watch the show live on Mondays at 10pm ET on http://www.Twitch.tv/ThatSportsGamer

ThatSportsGamer Show is available in all your favorite places for podcasts:

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6 Years and 5,000 Followers

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On September 7, 2010 at 12:15am, with my wife asleep, and after hours of debating on a name, I purchased ThatSportsGamer.com from GoDaddy.

The Name – I was writing for GameRant.com and at some point decided that I wanted to have a Twitter account dedicated to talking about the stuff I was writing about, separate from my personal account. It took a while to come up with a name but I ended up taking “That” from, NJ hero, Kevin Smith’s Twitter handle, @ThatKevinSmith, and “SportsGamer” from Todd Zuniga‘s 1UP podcast cast “The Sports Game Guy’s Sports Anomaly“.

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Building Your Diamond Dynasty Bench

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In MLB The Show 16‘s Diamond Dynasty mode you only have five bench positions to work with. Let’s talk about the five player types that you need to have on there. This also works for other modes outside of Diamond Dynasty, but depending on your league, and bullpen depth, you may have more or less bench spots.

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The Slugger – The game is on the line, and it’s now or never. The Slugger is a guy with decent contact, and a ton of power. Most of these guys, David Ortiz, for example, don’t have a ton of speed, or fielding ability.

Examples: David Ortiz, Jose Bautista, Mark Trumbo, Giancarlo Stanton

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Interviewed By The Greedy Pinstripes

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I was interviewed about my baseball fandom by TheGreedyPinstripes.com.

Q: What is your favorite MLB team? How did you become a fan of that team?

A: As someone who has grown up, and spent all my life living in Northern New Jersey, I’m obviously a fan of the Atlanta Braves. Surprised? Yeah, me too.

Be sure to check out the full interview at TheGreedyPinstripes.com.

Hit & Run – Top Defensive Players In Madden NFL 17

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We continue the run up to #MaddenSeason by taking a look at the top rated players on the defensive side of the ball on this Hit & Run episode.

Do you agree with who they have rated top at their respective positions? Think the ratings should be different? Hit me up on Twitter, @ThatSportsGamer, and let’s talk about it.

Pre-order Madden NFL 17 from Amazon to help support ThatSportsGamer.

Also, I was a guest on this week’s Press Row Podcast, please head over to HitThePass.com and give that a listen. We talked about what changes/additions Sony San Diego should make to the next version of their MLB The Show franchise.

ThatSportsGamer Show is available in all your favorite places for podcasts:

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Hit & Run – Top Offensive Players In Madden Revealed

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#MaddenSeason is quickly approaching and the news about Madden NFL 17 is starting to roll out. On this episode I go over the top QBs, HBs, WRs. TEs. and OLs.

Do you agree with who they have rated top at their respective positions? Think the ratings should be different? Hit me up on Twitter, @ThatSportsGamer, and let’s talk about it.

Pre-order Madden NFL 17 from Amazon to help support ThatSportsGamer.

ThatSportsGamer Show is available in all your favorite places for podcasts:

PocketCasts | iTunes | Google Play | RSS