FanGraphs Audio: Emily Messina and Emma Tiedemann Call From Double-A

Episode 931

On this edition of FanGraphs Audio, we are joined by a pair of broadcasters from the Double-A Northeast league before a discussion about this week’s All-Star festivities.

  • To start things off, David Laurila welcomes Emily Messina, broadcast and media manager for the Reading Fightin’ Phils, and Emma Tiedemann, director of broadcasting and voice of the Portland Sea Dogs. The duo share the stories of their respective backgrounds and roads to calling games at the minor league level, as well as what a day in the life looks like for their positions now. Emily and Emma also get a chance to talk about some of the most impressive prospects on their squads, including Triston Casas, Ethan Lindow, and Grant Williams, as well as some of their favorite major league stars. [2:35]
  • In the second segment, Jay Jaffe and Dan Szymborski get together to chat about the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game. Jay recently wrote about the derby, and he and Dan are encouraged by some of the format changes that have turned it into a more entertaining event. The pair also discuss Joey Gallo, who Jay also wrote about recently, and how he could have a big second half ahead of him — as well as a possible trade. [26:51]

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Audio after the jump. (Approximate 54 minutes play time.)

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