The Dirt Podcast
"The Dirt Podcast" is an inside look at the history, culture and operations of baseball in Dayton.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep. 14 - Bryan LaHair Season Recap 09/22/2022
The Dirt: Ep. 14 - Bryan LaHair Season Recap Dragons Manager Bryan LaHair joins us for another episode of "The Dirt Podcast." Looking back at the 2022 season, we breakdown the impact of roster changes, team chemistry, and take a glimpse into the offseason.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep. 13 - Juan Samuel 07/21/2022
The Dirt: Ep. 13 - Juan Samuel 3x NL All-Star and former Philly, Juan Samuel, joins Brad and Andrew on The Dirt Podcast for a look into his professional career in the MLB. He describes his playing career from the minors to the majors as well as his journey through the coaching ranks.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep. 11 - James Proctor 07/04/2022
The Dirt: Ep. 11 - James Proctor On this episode of The Dirt, Brad and Andrew chat with Dragons Pitcher James Proctor about his Ivy League college experience, the very important piece of his family's history he received from a Dayton Dragons fan, and how technology is helping pitchers reach their full potential.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep. 9 - Jake Gozzo 05/16/2022
The Dirt: Ep. 9 - Jake Gozzo If you’ve ever wondered what goes through a pitcher’s mind before he takes the mound, what goes on in a clubhouse during a rain delay, or how to make the switch from college slugger to professional pitcher, you’re in luck! On today’s episode of “The Dirt”, Brad and Andrew sit down with Dragons pitcher Jake Gozzo.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep. 8 - Bryan LaHair 04/19/2022
The Dirt: Ep. 8 - Bryan LaHair Meet the 2022 Dragons Manager, Bryan LaHair! From his journey as a player in the MLB, his switch to coaching, and his love for fresh seafood, get to know more about the 11th manager in Dragons history in this episode of The Dirt.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 7 - CJ Gillman 09/05/2021
The Dirt: Ep 7 - CJ Gillman A lot of people out there will tell you that hitting a baseball, especially one coming at you at 97 miles an hour, is one of THE hardest things to do in all of sports. Well, on today’s episode, we sat down with the guy in charge of that very thing for the Reds organization, Minor League Hitting Coordinator CJ Gillman. Before joining the Reds, CJ played baseball for the Dayton Flyers, graduating in 2012 as the single season record holder for hits with 91...in other words, he knows what he's talking about. So, take a listen and learn about how to hit it 'Hard, Square and In the Air...'
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 6 - Manager Jose Moreno 08/10/2021
The Dirt: Ep 6 - Manager Jose Moreno Today's episode is our deepest look behind-the-scenes here at the ballpark, as we talked with Dragons Manager Jose Moreno. Originally from Venezuela, Jose is a family man through and through. He's a son to parents from Venezuela. He's also a husband and father to his own kids...plus being a father figure to 25 "surrogate sons" he has in the Dragons dugout. The role of Dragons manager is a lot more than just what you see in the dugout, so take a listen as Jose gives us a glimpse at what goes into his role.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 5 - Leah Reitmayer, Reds MiLB Nutrition Coordinator 07/16/2021
The Dirt: Ep 5 - Leah Reitmayer, Reds MiLB Nutrition Coordinator These days, building the Major Leaguers of tomorrow takes a lot more than just on field conditioning and practice. We talked with Cincinnati Reds Minor League Nutrition Coordinator Leah Reitmayer about her role in teaching players how to up their nutrition game to boost results in their play. A former college athlete herself, Leah brings a whole new topic into focus for guys who, at thier age, aren't exactly known to traditionally make the healthiest of food choices without some guidance.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 4 - Graham Ashcraft 07/07/2021
The Dirt: Ep 4 - Graham Ashcraft Pitcher Graham Ashcraft is having a monster year on the mound in 2021. In fact, it's going so well that between recording this episode and posting it, Graham became a "Former Dragons Pitcher" as he got the call up to Double-A Chattanooga shortly after we talked with him. Take a listen as we dive into his pitching philosophy (SPOILER ALERT: throw it as hard as humanly possible on every pitch), how he got sweet revenge to shut up a former college coach who didn't believe in him and how this southern boy from Alabama loves getting outdoors to hunt ducks with his dog, Hank. Show Links: Instagram: @insta_graham_41 www.drivelinebaseball.com
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 3 - Comedian Preacher Lawson 06/20/2021
The Dirt: Ep 3 - Comedian Preacher Lawson Comedian Preacher Lawson will be live on stage at Day Air Ballpark's first comedy show on Friday, June 25. But before he hits the stage, he joined us on this episode of The Dirt. We got a behind the scenes look of Preacher's run on season 12 of America's Got Talent (including a great story about being licked by Tyra Banks...). He also gives us some insight into the life of a standup comic and how good it "feels" to digest your food as a vegan. Check out Preacher on all of the major social networks @PreacherLawson Get your tickets and come see him live in Dayton at Day Air Ballpark.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 2 - 2021 Ballpark Events 06/11/2021
The Dirt: Ep 2 - 2021 Ballpark Events A LOT has happened over the past 18 months. We went from a 2020 season cancelled to not knowing if 2021 would suffer the same fate, to 100% open. In this episode, we give you an inside look into the fall/winter of 2020 when we brainstormed all kinds of crazy events that we could host if baseball wasn't back. Then we take a look at all of the events that DID make the cut and give you some inside tips to get the most out of them.
info_outline The Dirt: Ep 1 - Jacob Hurtubise 05/21/2021
The Dirt: Ep 1 - Jacob Hurtubise In this episode of The Dirt, we’re joined by one of the newest Dragons in town, Jacob Hurtubise (pronounced HURT-uh-bees). This guy has already had quite a story, from growing up playing baseball in Indiana to starring as an All-American at West Point, to becoming the very first baseball player to take advantage of the DOD’s new policy allowing service academy graduates to delay active service while playing professional sports. Hear the story through his words, find out what he's binging on Netflix, his thoughts on the abundance of stats in baseball and just how he got so darn fast. Check out Jacob's bio here: