Welcome to Stealing Home

Hello, everyone. I’m David Temple. I’m a writer here on The Hardball Times, as well as FanGraphs and NotGraphs. I also host the podcast Stealing Home. Stealing Home has been a pet project of mine for some time now, but now I’m happy to announce that the show has gone big time, as it’s now part of The Hardball Times. I’m very excited about this transition, and am equally excited to share my show with new listeners. All previous episodes are available to you, so please take a listen to prior episodes.

Stealing Home differs from a lot of baseball podcasts in that it takes more of a story-telling approach to the medium. It digs into the history, culture, and stories of the game. I think it’s a great fit with what The Hardball Times is doing, and I think you will as well. Listening to one episode will make it apparent that this isn’t like most sports podcasts.

Guests to date have included:

  •  Glen Perkins of the Minnesota Twins
  •  Jonah Keri of Grantland
  •  The voice of Rangers Ballpark Chuck Morgan
  •  Brewers radio announcer Joe Block
  •  Sean Forman of Baseball Reference
  •  Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus
  •  Classical music composer Jack Stamp
  •  Michael Clair of OldTimeFamilyBaseball
  •  Craig Robinson of flipflopflyball
  •  Dr. Alan Nathan, noted baseball physicist
  •  Many THT and FanGraphs contributors like Carson Cistulli, Mike Bates, Paul Swydan, and more
  •  Novelists, baseball writers, historians, and independent radio producers

A fresh new episode should be up by the time you finish reading this sentence, and previous episodes are there for your consumption. It’s a great thing to binge on while we wait for the season to start. I hope you enjoy hearing them as much as I enjoyed making them. Thanks.

David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.
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Stuart Rosen
10 years ago

I’m a big fan of the podcast, and am happy that its future looks good with Hardball Times. The espionage in the most recent episode brought to mind a book called “Play for a Kingdom,” about the Civil War, baseball, and espionage. You’re probably familiar with it, but just in case you haven’t read it, I recommend it.
-Stuart Rosen

Steve Wischer
9 years ago

This is actually in reference to “The one that got away” episode, but first, I must say that I just recently discovered your podcast, have already listened to more than half of them, and anticipate being upset they will not come out frequently enough to suit my taste once I am caught up. On 24 August 1975, I had recently turned the grand old age of fourteen, and a neighbor kid’s mother asked if I would take her son to Jacket Day at Candlestick. Naturally, I agreed, not realizing that those “jackets” were made of plastic and the standard dehydration rate while wearing those treasures was approximately a gallon of fluid per hour; but I digress. It was a doubleheader against the Mets, with Jim Barr pitching the first and Ed Halicki scheduled for the nightcap as Jim and I boarded the 15 bus headed for the ‘Stick. We arrive, get bleacher seats, and proceed to watch the Mets pummel the Giants, and I can still remember the shot Dave Kingman hit that I believe hit the scoreboard behind the seats on a bounce; wouldn’t swear to it; but I do know it was, as they say, prodigious. So, Jim, at this time, decides this is all the baseball his nine-year-old self can handle in a day, and proceeds to inform me of his decision. He proceeds again, and yet again, and, well, eventually I cave. Here’s the deal, city buses do not run from the ballpark until well into the nightcap, so we walk. Upon arrival home, some hours later, I manage to catch the last out or two on the radio of the only no-hitter of Ed Halicki’s life.
To this day, I think Jim still walks with a limp.