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Starting 9

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Rank #31 in Professional category

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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The best

By Hank Schva - May 15 2019
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They are the boys. Love it

Best Baseball Podcast

By BGCG1790 - Apr 24 2019
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Yankee fan here. You guys are awesome!

iTunes Ratings

2069 Ratings
Average Ratings
1893
44
21
13
98

The best

By Hank Schva - May 15 2019
Read more
They are the boys. Love it

Best Baseball Podcast

By BGCG1790 - Apr 24 2019
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Yankee fan here. You guys are awesome!
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Starting 9

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #31 in Professional category

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

Rank #1: Starting 9 Episode #20: Andrew Benintendi

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, along with insight on Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, Shohei Ohtani's damaged elbow, Manny Machado rumors, the relief pitcher market explosion and, of course, questions from the listeners. We also check in on Jared'd well-being. 

Dec 14 2017
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #2: Starting 9 Episode #2: Aaron Boone

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Barstool Sports presents the 2nd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Aaron Boone; duo talks Trout, Goldschmidt, Judge, the AL Wild Card race, Barry Bonds and more.
Aug 10 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #3: Starting 9 #39: Sean Manaea

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special guest - owner of the most recent no-hitter in MLB history - Oakland Athletics lefty Sean Manaea, who recaps his epic evening and his journey to this point. Dallas and Jared also recap Jared's trip to California, discuss Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels, go rapid-fire on a wide-range of MLB topics and trends, including but not limited to - Ronald Acuna's call-up, Albert Pujols' age issues, the surging Phillies and Rhys Hoskins, MLB's strikeout problem, the Brew Crew and much more. The group also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Apr 26 2018
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #4: Starting 9 Episode #15: Alex Bregman

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Featuring guest and newly-minuted World Series champion Alex Bregman of the Astros, who talks his experiences in the World Series, some misadventures in the Twitter DMs and more. Jared and Dallas also talk Roy Halladay, awards finalists, Boras wanting $200M for JD Martinez, Tanaka and Cueto opting-in and more!

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Nov 09 2017
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #5: Starting 9 Episode #4: David Ross

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Barstool Sports presents the 4th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest David Ross, formerly of the Cubs and Red Sox; duo talks Trout vs Harper, fan code of conduct, AL Wild Card, listener voicemails and Twitter questions and so much more!
Aug 24 2017
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #6: Starting 9 Episode #38: Eric Byrnes

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features special guest and MLB Network analyst Eric Byrnes, who talks a little baseball and a lot of life philosophy. Dallas and Jared also get into the Ohtani/Red Sox “showdown”, break down some surprising early developments in the AL West and NL East, look at 8 potential breakout performances and whether they are buying or selling, and of course answer questions from the #groundscrew

Apr 19 2018
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #7: Starting 9 Episode #3: Travis Shaw

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Barstool Sports presents the 3rd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Travis Shaw of the Milwaukee Brewers; duo talks Giancarlo Stanton's barrage, Dodgers, Rockies, Chris Sale-as-MVP, Aroldis Chapman and more.
Aug 17 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #8: Starting 9 Episode #80 - Nolan Arenado

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a bucket list interview with Rockies superstar and newly-extended Nolan Arenado, who sat down with Dallas and Jared during the #SpikesUpTour in Arizona at the start of Spring Training. Arenado gets into a wide variety of topics, including his time on Team USA and the World Baseball Classic, Troy Tulowitzki's impact early on during his career, the upcoming 2019 Rockies season and much more. The crew also breaks down the new Arenado record-setting contract extension, while Dallas and Jared discuss the overall experience in Arizona Spring Training. 

Feb 28 2019
2 hours 3 mins
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Rank #9: Starting 9 Episode #53 - Mookie Wilson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 1986 World Series winner and baseball legend Mookie Wilson, who reminisces about 1986, what could have been with that team's core, the modern game and much more! Dallas and Jared also break down about a dozen trades that happened leading up to the deadline, the Athletics tying the Mariners for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot, the Nationals mess (Kintzler, Kelley, Harper) and Chris Sale heading to the DL. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #Groundscrew, while also providing 60 seconds of ranting on their favorite teams in America's favorite new segment, The Homer Minute. 

Aug 02 2018
2 hours 4 mins
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Rank #10: Starting 9 Episode #82 - Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw & Eric Thames

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an extended, casual sit-down conversation with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers - reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames, who joined Dallas and Jared from Spring Training in Arizona. Nearly every possible topic was covered. In addition, the crew hits on the news of the week (Adam Jones, Kyle Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Vlad Jr, etc), while also beginning their Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and the NL Central. Dallas and Jared wrap it all up by answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Mar 13 2019
3 hours 28 mins
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Rank #11: Starting 9 Episode #19: Alex Cora

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Our guest this week is brand new Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who discusses the challenges and excitement ahead in Boston, the championship run in Houston, and more. Dallas and Jared touch on Rafael Palmeiro's hopes for a comeback, Shohei Ohtani's ultimate home, Aaron Boone being introduced as Yankees manager, listener Twitter questions and more. 

Dec 07 2017
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #12: Starting 9 Episode #97 - Carter Stewart, Boras, the MLB Draft & Japan

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode goes in-depth on the Carter Stewart situation, the Braves draft pick who is headed to Japan on a long-term contract that could change the foundations of what we know about the draft and draft pick leverage. Dallas and Jared also get into news/transactions of the week (Wade Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, Giancarlo Stanton), as well as the Marcus Stroman/Alex Cora back-and-forth. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

May 23 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #13: Starting 9 Episode #13: Lance McCullers

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest and current World Series participant Lance McCullers of the Houston Astros. The duo reacts to the absolutely wild Game 2, including Rich Hill being pulled, Kenley Jansen doing something he hasn't done all season, Charlie Culberson's HR reaction and more. Other topics include: Giancarlo Stanton's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel, Clayton Kershaw's postseason legacy and more!

Oct 26 2017
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Rank #14: Starting 9 Episode #84: Josh Donaldson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with a white wale of a guest - former AL MVP and current Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson. The crew also hits on the wave of big-money extensions for some of the game's biggest stars - Sale, deGrom, Goldschmidt, Verlander among them - while also finishing up the Division Preview series with the AL East and NL West. The crew wraps up by making picks for the main awards in 2019 - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. Happy baseball!

Mar 28 2019
2 hours 23 mins
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Rank #15: Starting 9 Episode #5: Mark Melancon

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Barstool Sports presents the 5th episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Mark Melancon of the San Francisco Giants; duo talks Kershaw's return, the Mets injury devastation, the AL Wild Card, Mike Leake, Giancarlo Stanton and more!
Aug 31 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #16: Starting 9 Episode #61 - David Ortiz

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden, the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a truly epic guest - World Series winner, one of the greatest DH's of all time, one of the most clutch players in baseball history - Big Papi, David Ortiz. Ortiz touches on this year's Red Sox, the home run mashing going on out in Oakland with Khris Davis and others, Bo Jackson, and the pitching in the modern game - including some thoughts on Blake Snell of the Rays - and much more. The guys also get into a wide variety of news, including Shohei Ohtani's impending Tommy John, John Gibbons and the Blue Jays parting ways, the developing situations with Roberto Osuna and Addison Russell, the injuries to Didi Gregorius and Dansby Swanson, and more. The crew dives into the wild postseason situation as we head into the final weekend, while also paying final respects to a trio of greats leaving the game - David Wright, Victor Martinez and Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. The crew also answers questions from the #groundscrew. 

Sep 27 2018
1 hour 37 mins
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Rank #17: Starting 9 Episode #9: Christian Yelich

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Christian Yelich of the Marlins. The duo also runs through their end-of-season awards (MVP, Cy Young), they debate the idea that the Yankees should use an all-bullpen approach to the AL Wild Card Game, they dive into the likely Wild Card matchups...and listener voicemails! 

Sep 28 2017
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #18: Starting 9 Episode #35: Anthony Rizzo

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Description: Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants and no one else will give you. This week's episode features a special interview with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Dallas and Jared also celebrate one of the nation's great holidays with the Grounds Crew - Opening Day, talking memories, traditions and matchups to watch on Thursday. No Opening Day podcast would be complete without predictions, and Dallas and Jared give you those: division winners, Wild Card winners, MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year - and of course, World Series picks. The crew also gets into Vladimir Guerrero Jr's walk-off to cap Spring Training, injuries to Madison Bumgarner and Greg Bird, Scott Kingery's unprecedented contract with the Phillies, the Astros toying with the idea of 4-man outfields, and much more, including answering questions from the #groundscrew.”
Mar 29 2018
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Rank #19: Starting 9 Episode #74 - Cody Bellinger

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2-time National League Champion Cody Bellinger, who talks his approach to hitting, reflects on the last two Dodgers seasons and talks about whether or not Babe Ruth called his shot. Dallas and Jared also touch on the signings and transactions of the week (Ottavino, LeMahieu, Dozier, Martin, Grandal), we get Dallas' thoughts on the Kyler Murray situation, and the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jan 18 2019
2 hours 11 mins
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Rank #20: Starting 9 Episode #37: Tyler Austin

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants and no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with current New York Yankee Tyler Austin, who talks about his MLB experience and baseball upbringing and fandom. Dallas and Jared also discuss the Blue Jays and Roberto Osuna, Shohei Ohtani and the fast-starters in the NL (Diamondbacks, Mets, Pirates). The crew also keeps the Miami - er, British Virgin Isles - Marlins honest, looks ahead to the weekend with the start of the D-Backs/Dodgers series, Ohtani lining up against the Royals for his next start, and the red-hot Mets squaring off against the Brewers, while also diving into Twitter questions submitted by the #groundscrew.
Apr 12 2018
1 hour 55 mins
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