Rank #1: Special Episode: Exclusive Interview with Rick White
On this special episode of the SOMthing Patriots Podcast: host Marc Schwartz sits down with Atlantic League president Rick White to discuss the state of the league, its new designation as a "Partner League" of of MLB, and possible expansion.
Oct 18 2020
Rank #2: Episode 17 - Wrapping up the season w/ Jon Hunton
On this week's episode: Somerset Patriots director of baseball operations Jon Hunton joins the pod! We wrap up all things revolving around the completion of the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series, including the Patriots’ seven-straight wins to close out the series, takeaways from what the New Jersey Blasters brought to the table, reactions to the winners of both the Willie Randolph MVP Award and the Sparky Lyle Pitching Award and more! Plus, a primer as to what fans can expect in what is certainly going to be an unorthodox - but exciting - offseason leading into 2021.
Aug 27 2020
Rank #3: Episode 16 - The final Week in the SPBS
On this week's episode: former New Jersey Blasters LHP Brandon Leibrandt has been called up to the majors, the Somerset Patriots are on a four-game win streak and are now one win away from winning the Joe Torre Championship Trophy. Host Marc Schwartz examines what the Blasters need to do to stay alive, provides his final power rankings and chats with Patriots' outfielder and current Baltimore Orioles farmhand Shayne Fontana.
Aug 20 2020
Rank #4: Episode 15 - SPBS Week 5 Preview
On this week's episode: host Marc Schwartz does a deeper dive into the Miami Marlins' purchase of New Jersey Blasters' left-handed pitcher Brandon Leibrandt. Also, a recap of an important Week 4 sweep by the Somerset Patriots and a preview of Week 5 with updated power rankings. Plus, Patriots' infielder Dan Valerio joins the pod to discuss his time in the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series and his journey to Central New Jersey.
Aug 13 2020
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Rank #5: Episode 14 - SPBS Week 4 Preview
On this week's episode: host Marc Schwartz looks back at what went right for the New Jersey Blasters and what went wrong for the Somerset Patriots in Week 3 of the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series. Plus, more chatter on Atlantic League expansion, updated power rankings for both the Sparky Lyle and Willie Randolph Awards, a preview of Week 4 and a conversation with Blasters INF/OF Louie Martini.
Aug 06 2020
Rank #6: Episode 13 - SPBS Week 3 Preview
On this week's episode: host Marc Schwartz takes a look back at an exciting Week 2 of the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series and previews the upcoming weekend's slate of games. We also reveal our first power rankings for both the Sparky Lyle award for the league's top pitcher and the Willie Randolph Award for the circuit's top pitcher. Plus, a conversation with Patriots' right-handed pitcher Billy Layne Jr.
Jul 30 2020
Rank #7: Episode 12 - SPBS Week 2 Preview
On this week's episode: host Marc Schwartz reviews all of the action from Week 1 of the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series, including Friday night's surprising Blasters' win and the Patriots' walk-off winner on Saturday. Plus, a look ahead to Week 2 of the SPBS and all of the major storylines to follow. Blasters' outfielder and former Patriot Zach Racusin also joins the pod to discuss his journey to Somerset and what this new baseball series has been like for him.
Jul 23 2020
Rank #8: Episode 11 - SPBS Week 1 Preview
On this week's episode: radio broadcaster Marc Schwartz previews Week 1 of the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series, set to begin on Friday, July 17th. Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie joins the pod to discuss the new look Patriots and chat about his thoughts on the upcoming series and how he will manage his team. Plus, predictions on the favorites for both the Sparky Lyle Pitcher of the Year and the Willie Randolph Player of the Year!
Jul 16 2020
Rank #9: Episode 10 - Ready for Blast Off
On this week's episode: the Somerset Patriots have officially announced the SOMERSET Professional Baseball Series and their opponent for the next six weeks, the newly-formed New Jersey Blasters. Radio broadcaster Marc Schwartz is joined by Director of Baseball Operations and the new manager of the New Jersey Blasters Jon Hunton to look into how this new series will operate, how the teams were formed and what fans can expect when they come to the ballpark.
Jul 10 2020
Rank #10: Episode 9 - The Fan Favorite
On this week’s episode: There has been a lot more movement from various Atlantic League teams on the status of their respective 2020 seasons, along with more information coming out about ways that some minor league players will be able to integrate into independent baseball around the country. We’ll talk about what all that means for the Somerset Patriots and get into even more details and updates about the upcoming Somerset Professional Baseball Series.
Plus - six-year Somerset Patriot and fan favorite Scott Kelly joins the pod! Kelly discusses the most recent Patriots team practices and some of his memories from his time in Somerset.
Jul 02 2020