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Podcast: Hello, Tim Raines and Jake Burger

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Very lucky to have two great guests join the show: hall-of-famer Tim Raines and 2017 first round pick, Jake Burger.

Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images
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Last weekend was the induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame for former commissioner Bud Selig, and players Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Bagwell, and Tim Raines. For many White Sox fans, they have fond memories of “Rock” who played on the South Side in the early 90’s and was the first base coach for the 2005 World Champions.

Finally in the hall, Tim Raines is now a spokesman for Osteo Bi-Flex. Tim has partnered with Osteo Bi-Flex because they believe in the same things that he does. Knowing first-hand how important it is to keep moving and stay active as the years go by and he wants to continue doing what he loves. Together, Tim and Osteo Bi-Flex want to celebrate movement and help emphasize the importance of staying active.

Tim Raines shares what it means to finally be inducted, why he picked the Chicago White Sox as his preferred trade destination, the 2005 World Series experience, and how he looks at his career in a different light thanks to sabermetrics.

Also this week:

  • [13:12] Speaking of sabermetrics, Jim was recently at the SaberSeminar in Boston where Rick Hahn was a presenter. What are some of the new talking points the community is focusing on and is Hahn serious about calling up a pitching prospect for this Friday’s game against Kansas City.
  • [30:37] Selected in the first round of this year’s draft and currently playing third base for the Kannapolis Intimidators, Jake Burger makes his first appearance on the podcast. He explains why the transition from college to A ball on the field hasn’t been that drastic (but off the field is), his hitting philosophy, what he looks for when watching film of himself, and what his goals are for the next three years.
  • [42:07] Minor League Report
  • [45:55] Your questions in this week’s P.O. Sox.

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