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Midwest Swing with Mike Berardino

Midwest Swing takes a look at baseball from a flyover country perspective with Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.
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Sep 17, 2018

Mike Berardino is joined by longtime baseball scout Kimball Crossley, who spent the last 15 years with the Toronto Blue Jays. He talks about his desire to meld analytics with traditional scouting, how he got into the business as a journalism major who never played varsity baseball and how he's put his theatre background to use while working in professional baseball.

Sep 10, 2018

Mike Berardino is joined by Wayne "Big Fella" Hattaway, who has spent 66 years in baseball -- 55 of them with the Minnesota Twins organization. He talks about his love for Alabama football and the Cowboys, tells stories about past and present Twins players and explains how he got ejected from games at multiple levels of baseball.

Sep 4, 2018

Mike Berardino calls in from Houston to discuss the players that the Minnesota Twins called up, as well as those that got snubbed, this September before diving deep into the Byron Buxton situation. 

Aug 24, 2018

Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is joined by Ricky Cobb, proprietor of the Super 70's Sports Twitter feed to discuss how he comes up with his punchlines, what is his line when it comes to humor and if his college students know about his alter ego.

 

Aug 14, 2018

Brandon Warne and Tom Schreier are back after a long break to discuss the Minnesota Twins' draft philosophy, discuss the potential of each of their top prospects and speculate as to whether or not they can bounce back after this season.

Jul 19, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon breaks down the Twins at the All-Star break and heading into the trade deadline.

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Jun 30, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon is in Chicago in advance of covering Saturday and Sunday from Wrigley Field. 

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Jun 27, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon rolls solo on Periscope as a simulcast to break down the team's 8-4 loss to the ChiSox and any other questions fans had in the chatroom.

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Jun 19, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon catches up with Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press (@mikeberardino) to break down the comings and goings of your Minnesota Twins.

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Jun 15, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing -- brought to you by Pick and Shovel Wear -- Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) to break down fantasy baseball trades, the Miguel Sano demotion and the head-scratching Matt Belisle acquisition. 

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Jun 8, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the last couple weeks of the Twins more or less treading water.

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May 18, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to talk about where the Twins are at to this point in the season, as well as a look ahead to the series with the Brewers coming up over the weekend.

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May 15, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Drew Silva (@drewsilv) of Rotoworld to chat about the upcoming Cardinals series (Flaherty-Berrios; Mikolas-Lynn) as well as many other things.

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May 11, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the upcoming Angels series as well as the happenings around a Twins team that is rolling.

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May 8, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Turnquist -- a.k.a. Sticks -- (@2__CANEZ) to break down the happenings over the weekend as well as taking a look at the week ahead.

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May 3, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with James Fegan (@JRFegan) of The Athletic Chicago to break down the upcoming Twins-White Sox series, then Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) hops on as the guys chat about Fernando Romero and all things Minnesota Twins.

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Apr 4, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) of the Seattle Times to talk about the upcoming Twins-Mariners series, including the home opener at Target Field.

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Mar 28, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Nate Rowan (@njrowan) of the Rochester Red Wings to get up to speed with everything going on as the Minnesota Twins' Triple-A team gets prepared for the 2018 season.

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Mar 23, 2018

In today’s Midwest Swing Live — simulcast on Periscope and housed on YouTube — Brandon chats about the flurry of roster moves the team made on Thursday and takes questions from the chatroom.

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Mar 1, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) of The Athletic Minnesota to talk about changing jobs, getting acclimated with the Twins beat, Spring Training in Arizona and Florida and much more!

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Feb 15, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Jason Collette (@jasoncollette) of The Process Report and Rotowire to get the scoop on the Rays, including what it might take to acquire a certain superstar right-handed pitcher

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Feb 9, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Jimmie Whisman (@WhismanSucks) of the amazing podcasts "Small Town Murder" and "Crime in Sports" to talk about both, about Whisman's fascination with murder and his intriguing backstory, including how he and a friend turned a simple podcast idea into one of the best crime podcasts anywhere.

(Warning: There is some offensive language in this episode)

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Feb 2, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with pal Ryan Turnquist (@2__CANEZ) to chat about who the Twins should still target this winter, and where both guys think the remaining top free agents will land.

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Jan 30, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with MLBPA agent Josh Kusnick (@joshuakusnick) to talk about an insanely slow MLB offseason, Cody Decker's wedding and a ton more on this long and winding road.

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Jan 17, 2018

In this episode of Midwest Swing, Brandon catches up with Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to reveal his Hall of Fame ballot.

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