(Audio) Behind the Numbers w/ Big League Stew’s Kevin “Duk” Kaduk

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Behind the Numbers
Hosts: Rob Shaw and Wayne Parillo
Guest: Kevin “Duk” Kaduk
About the Guest:
Yahoo.com’s Big League Stew’s Kevin “Duk” Kaduk editor/contributor talks the difference between Yahoo and ESPN, lots of Cubs, and how not to overpay for Cubs tickets.
Enjoy the podcast and make sure to follow him on twitter

Total Running Time: 28:28

The High Level Look

  • The rise of Yahoo sports new & how it is different from ESPN (1:00 – 5:23)
  • Cubs Signings & Derrek Lee (6:45 – 9:20)
  • The Prospects & Cubs Future (11:35 – 14:10)
  • The Hawk and other Hall of Famers (18:00 – 23:00)
  • Why this season is so great (23:01 – 27:54)

20 Great Duk Moments in this Podcast

  • (1:44 – 2:23) From Chicago and KC Star to Yahoo
  • (2:30 – 4:13) The Yahoo powerhouse and news
  • (4:14 – 5:23) Being honest and how biasness is okay in the blog world
  • (5:36 – 6:21) Writing Wrigleyworld in 2005
  • (6:45 – 7:40) Marlon Byrd & the last three years of signings
  • (7:41 – 8:10) Ted Lilly
  • (8:12 – 9:20) Reacting to Derrek Lee and his refusal to leave
  • (9:34 – 9:50) Fred McGriff’s refusal to play
  • (9:51 – 10:22) Fans in the stands (or lack thereof) & cheap tickets
  • (10:23 – 11:28) How NOT to overpay for Cubs tckets
  • (11:35 – 12:52) Discussing Castro, Soto, and Colvin & the prospects
  • (12:53 – 14:10) How will Ricketts build the team?
  • (14:11 – 15:00) Why waiting is okay, but no plan is frustrating
  • (15:18 – 17:50) Pitch counts, Strasburg and the continuing debate
  • (18:00 – 19:45) His favorite Hawk Dawson memory involving a mailman
  • (19:51 – 23:00) 1980s and Hof Players – Straight Numbers v Opinion
  • (23:01 – 24:36) The Trade deadline and what to Look For
  • (24:37 – 26:21) The Biggest Blunder the baseball world made this year
  • (26:22 – 26:54) Padres v Giants – a new rivalry
  • (27:28 – 27:54) Final words from Duk
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