Great American Dream
By Cincinnati Enquirer
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Great American Dream is the story of the path to the big leagues, following current Reds minor league second baseman Shed Long in his journey toward Major League Baseball. Long's journey is one taken by thousands every year and their stories all different, but travel a similar path from cities across the country all with the same dream.
||CleanEpisode 12: It ain’t over when it’s over||Even after the minor-league season ends, the work…||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: The call-up||It's as great as advertised.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: When the dream ends||Not all big-league dreams end in the big leagues.…||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: It’s not the years, it’s the mileage||In the minors, it’s not the years, it’s the milea…||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Minor-league ripples||The trade deadline and the working-man athlete. S…||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Moving on up... and down||Shed Long was recently moved up to Double-A Pensa…||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Lasting bond of teammates||Life in the minor leagues can create bonds and re…||7/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Dream before the dream||Before the minors, there is the draft. For baseba…||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The strange color divide in baseball||It wasn't always this way. The Big Red Machine wa…||6/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Language barriers||Everybody speaks baseball, but not everybody spea…||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Finding hits and a home and food beyond the PBJ||Shed struggled briefly but then found his swing. …||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Meet Shed Long||Meet Shed Long, a 21-year-old from Anniston, Alab…||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Great American Dream||Coming April 24: Great American Dream is the stor…||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I downloaded the first episode of this podcast while in a long car trip, and enjoyed it so much that I ended up listening to all of them and wanting more.
Happy to Have Found This Podcast
I've been reading C. Trent's work in the Cincinati papers for a few years and was happy to her he would be going down on the farm to breakdown a facet of baseball fans are familiar with. I enjoyed the interviews, especially Joey Votto, and learning about Shed Long. A great listen during the offseason. Looking forward to C. Trent's next podcast.
This is a fantastic concept. I love hearing about the ins and outs of the minor leagues, and Shed Long is a great interviewee -- he really opens up and is articulate and honest about his experience in the minors. Rosencrans gets a lot of good information from players who initially seem reserved. A couple of things hold this podcast back. The editing is just ok - the sound level is up and down and some misspoken sentences make the cut. Rosencran's narration is fine, but his tone and content can both feel patronizing at times, like he's describing something to a 6 year old. Overall, though, these are minor annoyances in an otherwise great podcast with a unique and intriguing concept. If you're a baseball fan, particularly a Reds fan, this is a must listen.