It’s the official 2015 Vallejo Admirals preview show!!! In the first hour I talk with manager Garry Templeton II, first base coach Mike Samuels, and pitching coach — and pitcher — Demetrius Banks, about their background, thoughts on the roster, and their coaching styles.
I talk about how the Warriors came back against Memphis, if they’ll ever get respect with their style of play, how they can beat Houston, and if Dion Jordan could end up a Warrior with Omar Lewis.
Admirals first base coach and player development director, Mike Samuels and I talk about the new Admirals, Hunter Pence’s return and the A’s errors.
I shoo away the vultures circling the Warriors, unflinchingly stand by my prediction of Warriors in six, and explain why they will come back home tied at two a piece.
I wrap up the week in high school sports, talk about Tim Linceum’s return to form, tell Giants fans they need to appreciate Nori Aoki more, and delve into why the A’s are struggling.
The Clown Prince of Admirals baseball, relief pitcher, Ian Gray, comes over to the broadcast booth on 8/14/14 to show off his broadcasting chops, and give us a taste of his Harray Caray impression. It’s like one of those delicious hot dogs!
NFL Draft preview, some thoughts on the big fight on May 2nd, A’s & Giants talk, and what the Warriors have to do to beat Memphis in the second round with Omar Lewis.
Admirals roving announcer, Bruce Jones, joins me to break down the returning Vallejo Admirals and talk about the upcoming season. We discuss the rough go the Giants are having and the drama the A’s experienced in Kansas City.
I talk to coach Byran Rooney of Cal Maritime about their offseason program and recruiting, and we talk Golden State Warriors Playoffs.
I talk about the Vallejo Admirals tryout at CC Sabathia Field and the process the coaching staff goes through to evaluate players, how difficult it is to even be a fringe major leaguer, the Giants home opener, the A’s feast or famine offense, and the NBA's potential playoff seeding in the west.
After I rant on the way positive hip hop is perceived, Omar Lewis joins me to breakdown the Final Four, and discuss ways to keep players from bolting to the NBA after 1 year and how to possibly compensate “student athletes.”
I’m also joined by my very special guest, Vallejo Admirals 1st Base Coach and Director of Player Development — and former member of the Reds and Rangers organization — Mike Samuels.
It’s the MLB Preview Show with Pete & Jon of the Break It Down Show, and Bruce Jones of the Vallejo Admirals as we talk about what we love about baseball and the upcoming season. I also talk NCAA March Madness as Kansas flames out again, and Van Fleet is on Fleek!
I talk 49ers and Raiders free agent moves, we chat with Vallejo Admirals new owner Kathy Beistel, talk about the Panda’s unceremonious exit and other spring training topics with Marilyn Pittman, Warriors potential playoff matchup vs. OKC with Omar Lewis, and the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers trip to the national tournament.
We talk Vallejo area high school and Cal Maritime hoops, a little NFL free agency with Bruce Jones and Patrick Willis’ retirement, Draymond Green opening a can on Dahntay Jones, the Raiders stadium plans in Carson with the Chargers, and I announce my return to the Vallejo Admirals!
Omar Lewis joins the Fitz Blitz as we give our takes on the 3-point and dunk contest, the NBA all star game and TNT's coverage of the events.
I’m joined by Jon Leon Guerrero and Pete Turner from the Break it Down Show and we fully dissect Super Bowl 49, from the game to the surrounding pomp and pageantry, along with the NFL Hall of Fame class of 2015.
Bruce Jones and I talk Conference Championship Sunday, College Football Championship, the new NFL coaches in the Bay Area, and I riff on the Patriots ball deflation and local sports.
I discuss the theft of the Vallejo Admirals uniforms, talk NFL Playoffs and Dez Bryant’s non catch with Bruce Jones, NFL coaches with Todd Allen, and who to root for in NFL Playoffs with Marilyn Pittman.
Pete & Jon from the Break it Down Show talk Vallejo Admirals moving up, baseball HOF, Jim Harbaugh, Raiders coaching candidates, NFL Playoffs, Benicia High baseball, & why I don’t talk about the Sharks.
Omar Lewis of Prolific Prep joins the blitz as well to talk Golden State Warriors. …
This week on the Fitz Blitz:
I update the state of Admirals Baseball
High school hoops with Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald
High school & pro hoops with Omar Lewis of the NFHS Network
Cal Maritime Head Basketball Coach Bryan Rooney on their 2nd straight conference tourney title
I chat with Bruce Jones about the Jim Harbaugh trade rumor & the Daytona 500, preview Solano County High School Hoops playoffs with Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald, and Omar Lewis of the NFHS Network, and talk Giants Baseball with Ally Williams of BaySportsNet.com.
I’m joined by Pete & Jon of the Midweek Mash on Ozcat Radio. We discuss that line between playful, locker-room banter, and bullying, local Vallejo sports, & Giants baseball.
Timmy Fitz & the Pitt Monster have grown tired of ESPN turning into a gossip page, & players tweets being treated as news.
I’ve never been much of a Miami Hurricanes fan. They were always a little slimy for me. I didn’t like the bravado, the dirty play, or scandalous behavior of the 1980s and 90s Hurricanes.
Sorry if I seem less cool for that. I liked Notre Dame back then. I do still like 2 Live Crew though.
A two-part video piece on a pointless rule.
Part 1: Why it's wack.
This is part one, telling you all the reasons this particular age minimum makes little sense, and is a poor solution to the NBA's desire to have more mature rookies.
Check out part two below on the real solution to having less instantly, mega-rich teenagers in the NBA. …
Okay, well... I guess I'll address the elephant in the room on my return to the Blitz.
To those telling me to appreciate everything Albert Pujols did as a St. Louis Cardinal and not be angry, I say, "Don't tell me how to feel!"
Dude left for an extra $4 mil a year. Exactly what he said he wouldn't do.