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Breaking Balls with Emily Nyman

Breaking Balls is a high energy, weekly baseball podcast featuring discussions on all things MLB; past, present, and future. Host Emily Nyman provides her unique and often humorous perspective on current events, hot button issues, strategy & fundamentals, MLB history, and everything in between.

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Ep 63: Foreign Substances

Emily & John discuss Red Sox breaking out the brooms, what’s wrong with the Yankees, MLB’s crackdown on “sticky stuff”, Gerrit Cole, if Bauer is a hero, the role analytics have played in the modern game’s evolution, ump scorecards, voicemails, Top 4 Things Made Better With Foreign Substances & more! 


10 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Ep 62: We Are Not So Different, You & I

Emily & John discuss the Yankees embarrassing weekend vs the Blue Jays & Tigers, upcoming schedules, offense rankings, elite pitching, crosstown similarities, voicemails, Top 3 Bold Predictions for June & more!


3 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Ep 61: Solo

Emily discusses Kluber’s no hitter, the current state of the Yankees, possible OF choices, the NL East, unwritten rules, voicemails, Top 3 Reasons Emily is Looking Forward to John’s Return & more! 


27 May 2021

Rank #3

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Ep 60: ER

Emily & John discuss league-wide injury woes, Yankees outfield, Sunday Afternoon Baseball, Manny Machado, swinging on 3-0, Tony La Russa is at it again, Jeter’s six-part docuseries, voicemails, Top 6 & more! 


21 May 2021

Rank #4

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Ep 59: Guess Who?

Emily & John discuss the Yankees home stand, Mets clubhouse scuffles, why NY sports media  sucks, legendary DFA’s, voicemails, Top 3 No-Hitters of 2021 & more! 


13 May 2021

Rank #5

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Ep 58: Working for the Weekend

Emily & John discuss Yankees resurgence, managing whatcha got, All-NY Pitchers of the Month, a wild series in Philly, the shake up in Queens, umpire accuracy, voicemails, Top 3 Reasons We Were Right to Switch Recording & Release Day, & more!


7 May 2021

Rank #6

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Ep 57: No No-No!

Emily & John discuss their new recording & episode release schedule (record on Tuesdays, release Thursdays), Padres vs Dodgers, friend-of-the-show Diego is a fortune teller, Yankees on the upswing, Mets can’t buy a run, Mike Tauchman: Yankee Legend, 7-inning no-hitters, voicemails, & more! 


1 May 2021

Rank #7

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Ep 56: Wake Me Up When April Ends

Emily & John discuss slow starts, fan panic, hustle, canned press conferences, shaking it up, positive outlooks, early season fluctuations, Padres v Dodgers, Cole v Bieber, the role of a hitting coach, voicemails, Top 3 Performances of the Past Week & more! 


24 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Ep 55: Sad Boi Hours

Emily & John discuss ARod heartbreak, more MLB rule changes, Yankee struggles, beanball bonanza, if the Mets will ever play again, no-no’s, Umpire Hall of Fame, voicemails, a Top 3 & more! 


17 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Ep 54: The Extra Innings Rule Sucks

Emily & John discuss HBP walk-off wins, Yankee struggle bus, Judge out of the lineup, Ohtani making history, booing players, Texas Ranger revenge, DH vs Pitchers hitting, voicemails, Top 6 Things to Happen on April 8 Besides Emily’s Birth & more! 


11 Apr 2021

Rank #10