Banished to the Pen’s full NL Central Podcast team got together to preview the 2017 National League Central. Alex Crisafulli, Eric Roseberry, Rob Mains, Ross Bukouricz, and Brandon Lee went around the horn to give their takes and answer questions about the Cardinals, Reds, Pirates, Brewers, and Cubs.
Posts by Ross Bukouricz
A rebuild is a tricky proposition for a baseball team, particularly for a small market club without the locked-in revenue of a large TV deal to get them through the lean times. The club needs… Read more »
Ross Bukouricz and Mike Carlucci join Ryan Sullivan to talk League Championship Series and World Series, Rich Hill’s next contract, whether a Cubs win would be good or bad for baseball, Theo Epstein’s legacy, favorite baseball movies, and more drone thoughts.
On the latest episode of an NL Central Podcast, Alex Crisafulli, Ross Bukouricz, and Brandon Lee discuss the current state of their teams (Cardinals, Brewers, and Cubs respectively) and revisit the concept of the Brewers’ “Timeless Ticket.” The guys also talk about season tickets (including some non-NL Central and non-MLB teams), and reveal their favorite September baseball memories. The episode closes with an NL Cy Young trivia question.
In this episode of an NL Central Podcast (episode 4), Eric Roseberry and Alex Crisafulli put Ross Bukouricz on the spot to judge a 6-year-old bench-clearing fight between the Reds and Cardinals (Cardinals and Reds?). The… Read more »
On episode 3 of An NL Central Podcast, Eric Roseberry (@ericdroseberry), Ross Bukouricz (@rossbukouricz), and Brandon Lee (@bleeinternets) talk Brewers, Reds bullpen, and Jake Arrieta, with considerable Brewers trivia throughout the recording. The Cubs are… Read more »
Darius Austin and Ross Bukouricz join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Darius’ opening week trip to Oakland and San Francisco, and Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.
Heading into 2015, the Cleveland Indians were one of the most confusing teams for projection systems. The roster had a superstar level performer on either side of the ball in Michael Brantley and Corey Kluber,… Read more »
What a difference a year makes. Going into 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers returned qualifying players at six of the eight field spots (with a seventh within a handful of plate appearances) and solidified the last… Read more »
“Saint” Nick Strangis and “Frosty” Ross Bukouricz join “Reindeer” Ryan Sullivan to talk about Jason Heyward and the remaining big name free agents, then discuss Out of the Park Baseball and saddest offseason moments, and end by exchanging baseball gift stories.
The Brewers, coming off of a monumental collapse to miss the playoffs in 2014, made two major changes over the offseason. First, the team moved Marco Estrada to the Blue Jays for Adam Lind to fill the black hole that has been first base since Corey Hart’s knees failed him in 2013, most recently filled by Mark Reynolds and Lyle Overbay. Second, they traded rotation stalwart Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers for RHP Corey Knebel, SS Luis Sardinas, and pitching prospect Marcos Diplan to bolster their bullpen, infield, and system depth.
Sunday::funday. While Wisconsin lives this phrase almost every week, January 18, 2015 was destined to be an especially epic one. The state’s sports crown jewel, the Green Bay Packers, were set to meet the Seattle… Read more »