The Dash of Everything Podcast takes you inside the clubhouse!
New hosts Amanda Weaver and Luke Hallett chat about what they're looking forward to after the 2020 season that never was. 2021 looks to be a promising year and they're excited to be #BackToBases.
Amanda and Luke chat about the ever changing COVID-19 Protocols, leaving runner on base, missing the team when they're gone, and favorite memories of the first Homestand.
Luke and Amanda sit down with Winston-Salem Native, E.P. Reese. They talk about what it's like to be labeled the "hometown hero", joining a new team, and improving E.P's personal game during and post-COVID. Plus their favorite late night snacks!
Amanda and Andrew spend some time with out-fielder Alex Destino. They touch on the biggest debate in the clubhouse "Who would win in a fight a Grizzly Bear or a Gorilla?" and who Destino's pick would be.
*Episode 11 (Andrew Vaughn) - September 2, 2019 *
White Sox first-round pick Andrew Vaughn joins us for our last podcast episode of the season! Andrew chats about what it felt like to get drafted by the White Sox (2:47), how he developed into a power hitter (4:30), his early-life baseball routines with his dad (7:30), why he loves the game of baseball (8:45), his love for fishing (14:30), the advice he got from Dusty Baker (16:30), what it's been like to go from clubhouse to clubhouse in the White Sox system (17:30) and stories about Steele Walker, Nick Madrigal and Konnor Pilkington (18:30). Rounding out the pod, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen share their favorite moments from the season and in the booth. Thanks for listening!
*Episode 10 (Konnor Pilkington) - August 19, 2019 *
Our first August podcast is out, and Dash left-hander Konnor Pilkington is our guest! Konnor chats about 2019 season (3:00), why he dominated as a sophomore at Mississippi State (5:30), the difference in SEC crowds to Minor League crowds (8:30), what's working when he dominates (10:00), hunting (12:00), growing up in Hurley, Mississippi (14:30), his New Jersey story (18:40), how he found out he got drafted (23:00), his singing prowess (29:00), his ambidextrous nature (32:20) and more! To round out the podcast, Dash media relations intern Leigha Bruce says her goodbye to the Dash and shares her favorite memories from the season.
*Episode 9 (Jonathan Stiever) - July 20, 2019 *
He's been one of the most consistent pitchers in the Carolina League in the second half, and now Dash right-hander Jonathan Stiever joins the podcast! Jonathan chats about his impressive run to start in Winston-Salem (1:40), playing with Craig Dedelow again (5:00), seeing Indiana for the first time (7:00), becoming the Friday night starter as a sophomore (8:30) and winning a ring with Great Falls last year (9:40). The former Hoosier also chats about why he gravitated towards baseball despite being a star football player (12:50), his home state of Wisconsin (17:40), his sister Josee (19:00) and more. Plus, he answers a couple of fan questions. Rounding out the podcast, star reliever Will Kincanon (28:20) faces off against Conor Clingen in a fun matchup of Chicago-based trivia.
*Episode 8 (Kade McClure) - July 10, 2019 *
Kade McClure, the White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, joins us on the Dash of Everything Podcast! Kade chats about the success through his first six starts (5:00), what he watched when he was rehabbing last year (6:30), winning a state championship in basketball at Mentor HS in Ohio (9:00), his childhood friendship with Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (11:00) and dreaming with Mitchell about playing in Chicago together (15:50). Kade also talks about how his dad Brian, a former NFL QB, has influenced his athletic career (22:20), why he committed to Louisville (26:00) and how the talent on those Cardinals teams elevated his own game (29:30). Finally, Kade answers some questions from his Dash teammates. Enjoy!
*Episode 7 (Steele Walker) - June 27, 2019 *
Former second-round pick Steele Walker, who has been crushing the baseball in June, joins us on this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast! Steele chats about the freedom he feels like he is playing with recently (7:30), the transition it was off the field when he was called up to Winston-Salem (8:54), his close relationship with Dash teammate Tate Blackman (11:30) and how Tate's chain helped him hit for the cycle (13:50). Steele also talks about why he was named Steele by his parents (18:00), his brothers playing football at Texas, being the youngest of three brothers (20:30) and how he admires how Tim Anderson's style of play (30:00). Plus, we get to some fan questions! On top of that, we play some sound from Dash manager Justin Jirschele, where he chats about the fireworks gender reveal, for his kid and sound from Konnor Pilkington, who talks about his no-hit bid at Carolina earlier this month.
Episode 6 (Zach Remillard) - June 4, 2019
Call this the Zach Remillard appreciation podcast. On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen chat with the current Dash star and former College World Series champion with Coastal Carolina! Zach touches on why he's been so successful this year (4:27), why he was thankful to come back to Winston-Salem this year (5:20), how he uses video (8:40), and his relationship with his brother Will, who plays in the Cubs system (11:00). Later, Zach talks about his early days with Coastal, how the team struggled his sophomore year (21:09), when the team started to dream big (25:22), Mike Morrison's optimism (26:00), when the 2016 Chanticleers hit their stride (30:30), the College World Series run (32:00), when the team knew they'd win it all (35:25) and what the 2016 title means to him (38:00).
Episode 5 (Craig Dedelow) - May 24, 2019
On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen take a look back at the team's most enjoyable week thus far and chat with Dash outfielder Craig Dedelow. Zach Remillard, the Dash's hottest hitter this month, reminisces about his time at Coastal during his visit back to the Grand Strand. Other sound includes Nick Madrigal talking about his first MiLB homer, Konnor Pilkington on his dad's great dad joke after his 12-strikeout performance and Lincoln Henzman on his back-to-back strong starts. Then, Craig joins the podcast to chat about his nickname "DEEDS" (9:00), where his hot zones are at the plate (12:00), how eye black turned around the Dash's play (15:44), writing email campaigns to get attention from local colleges (20:45), how he was swayed from Purdue to Indiana (23:30), earning his way on the team as a walk-on (27:30) and an incredible Kyle Schwarber workout story (29:54). Plus, we get to some fan questions.
Episode 4 (Lincoln Henzman) - May 4, 2019
New month, new podcast! On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen take a look at some of the biggest stars of the 2019 season thus far and chat with Dash right-hander Lincoln Henzman. Luis Robert has been called up to Double-A Birmingham, but he left quite the impression on this team. We bring you sound from Dash hitting coach Jamie Dismuke (2:33), who says Robert is the most talented player he's ever coached. We also bring you some sound Alec Hansen, who has allowed just one hit through 12.2 innings. Alec shares how he got away from the game after 2018 (5:00) and why he is in the bullpen to start the season (6:52). Meanwhile, Blake Battenfield, who has tossed five quality starts in six outings, talks about what he worked on prior to the season (9:20). Then, Lincoln joins the podcast to chat about the development of his slider (10:00), the origin of his high leg kick (14:00), getting married this offseason to his now-wife Abby (15:44), his Lexington, Kentucky roots (19:19), why Louisville was so attractive to him (21:05) and following Zack Burdi in the Cardinals closer's role during his time in college (23:39). Plus, we get to some fan questions, including ones from fellow White Sox farmhands Tyler Johnson and Jake Elliott. And finally, we wrap up the podcast by bringing you some sound from White Sox Minor League intern Adam Naliwajko, who shares some info about the new technology the White Sox are using in the Minors.
Episode 3 (John Parke) - April 19, 2019
On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen take a look back at the first two weeks of the 2019 season and chat with Dash left-hander John Parke! In case you've been living under a rock, Luis Robert has gotten off to an incredible start. We hear from Luis about the injuries he dealt with last year (3:08). Meanwhile, we play some sound from new Dash outfielder Craig Dedelow (6:00) about his change in approach from 2018, along with some sound right-hander Zach Lewis (8:27), who grew up a White Sox fan. Then, John joins the pod to chat about his season so far (10:13), training with Max Scherzer in the offseason (11:48), finishing in the top 5 in innings pitched last year among White Sox farmhands (20:40), how he cried after his first outing back from Tommy John surgery at South Carolina, his love for golf (27:35)and why he chose South Carolina over Clemson (31:00). Then, John answers some fan questions, including a hard-hitter from his girlfriend (34:30).
Episode 2 (Nick Madrigal) - April 5, 2019
Our first in-season episode of 2019 is here! On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Conor Clingen sit down with Dash second baseman and former first-round pick Nick Madrigal. Nick talks about getting to know Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson (3:40), working with former Dash manager Omar Vizquel (6:40), rookie initiation during Spring Training (8:45), playing for the Dash last year (10:55), his time at Oregon State (13:50), his competitiveness with his twin brother Ty (15:20) and much more. Later in the podcast, we provide some sound from Media Day/Opening Day from new Dash manager Justin Jirschele, while also sharing the rest of the 2019 Opening Day roster.
Episode 1 (Matt Zaleski) - January 22, 2019
The Dash of Everything Podcast is back! Our first episode of 2019 features a chat with the "Voice of the Dash" Joe Weil and Dash pitching coach Matt Zaleski, who will return for the second straight year. Matt chats about his early White Sox fandom (8:00), when he realized he could make a career around baseball (11:30) and playing with Chris Sale and Carlos Rodon (18:30). Matt also talks about his star prospect Dylan Cease (20:30), the effect of analytics on the Dash staff (26:30) and the pitcher he felt made the most progress this year (33:40). Finally, Matt answers some questions drawn for him by his former pitchers (37:20)! Meanwhile, Jake Eisenberg rejoins the podcast one final time to answer some Dash trivia questions and reflect on his season in the booth.
Episode 7 (Luis Gonzalez & Guillermo Quiroz) - September 1, 2018
On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Jake Eisenberg speak with Dash outfielder Luis Gonzalez and Dash assistant coach Guillermo Quiroz. Luis chats about his consistency this year, what he was like as a pitcher in college, his new earrings, sharing the same name as a baseball legend in Arizona and much more! Meanwhile, Guillermo reflects on the season, how he and Dash manager Omar Vizquel created the great chemistry on the team, what it was like to pair up Dylan Cease and Yermin Mercedes in Spring Training and his favorite moments with Dash hitting coach Charlie Poe and Dash pitching coach Matt Zaleski.
Episode 6 (Tyler Johnson) - August 11, 2018
Episode six features a closer look at the unprecedented level of talent in Winston-Salem, and what that means for the future of the White Sox. "Sound of the Week" (2:37) includes thoughts from Dash manager Omar Vizquel (3:50), infielder Nick Madrigal (4:23), field coordinator Doug Sisson (5:28) and right-hander Lincoln Henzman (7:11). Our guest on this edition is right-hander Tyler Johnson (8:58), who joins the Dash of Everything Podcast to chat with Joe Weil and Jake Eisenberg about his transformation from a self-described "average" pitcher in high school to the dominant closer he's become. Finally, we welcome Janey Murray (32:53) - a Media Relations Intern and writer for the Dash Board Blog - to talk about her favorite memories from the year and her overall experience this season.
Episode 5 (Blake Rutherford) - July 11, 2018
Episode five takes a look at the Dash's hot start to the second half of the 2018 season. "Sound of the Week" (2:35) includes second-half newcomers to the Dash roster: Blake Battenfield (4:02), John Parke (5:32) and Laz Rivera (6:51). Also, Dash hitting coach Charlie Poe (7:45) talks about how special the offense has been. Finally, Blake Rutherford (9:15) joins the Dash of Everything Podcast to chat with Joe and Jake about joining the White Sox organization via trade in July of 2017, playing against Luis Robert in the 2015 WSBC U-18 Baseball World Cup in Japan, growing up in Southern California, being a Jordan Brand athlete, his friendly rivalry with his brother Cole and his volunteer work with Little League's Challenger Division.
Episode 4 (Joel Booker) - June 14, 2018
On this edition of the Dash of Everything Podcast, Joe Weil and Jake Eisenberg's "Sound of the Week" (2:28) features thoughts from Carolina League All-Stars Bernardo Flores (4:00) and Matt Foster (5:07), White Sox infielder coordinator Vance Law (6:23) and Dash manager Omar Vizquel (8:02). Also, Joe and Jake chat with Dash outfielder Joel Booker (9:07) about team chemistry, walk-off wins, his college baseball experience, British roots and more! Finally, Dash ticket sales and database manager for the external sales team Stu Chamberlin (39:11) joins the podcast to participate in a draft of the best names in the White Sox 2018 MLB Draft class.
Episode 3 (Micker Adolfo) - May 15, 2018
Episode three takes a look back over the first month of the 2018 Carolina League season and the Dash's hot start to the month of May. "Sound of the Week" (4:29) features thoughts from members of the Dash coaching staff and White Sox Director of Player Development Chris Getz. Dash assistant coach Guillermo Quiroz talks about building team chemistry (4:46), Getz discusses the five outfielders on the Dash roster (6:44), Dash pitching coach Matt Zaleski explains LHP Bernardo Flores' improvements on the mound (8:16) and RHP Dylan Cease's success (9:20), and Dash hitting coach Charlie Poe discusses OF/DH Micker Adolfo's adjustments at the plate. Also, Joe and Jake chat with Micker Adolfo (12:35) about getting signed by the White Sox at the age of 16, becoming a leader in the clubhouse, his twin sons, Matthew and Michael, his favorite kind of pizza, and more! Finally, Dash ticket sales and services representative Ben "Fajita" Kendrew (27:39) joins the podcast to host a little game of "Dash or Hyphen."
Episode 2 (Dylan Cease) - April 22, 2018
Episode two recaps the thrilling first two weeks of Dash baseball, which featured NBA star Chris Paul becoming a part owner of the team, a walk-off steal of home, two walk-off squeeze bunts, a four-home run inning, and the emergence of the Carolina League's best offense. This edition's "Sound of the Week" (2:10) features all five Dash outfielders: Joel Booker (3:10), Micker Adolfo (4:43), Alex Call (6:09), Luis Basabe (7:36), and Blake Rutherford (8:42). Also, Joe and Jake chat with Dash right-hander Dylan Cease (9:22) about his transition to the White Sox system, do a little meditation, and go through some old tweets. Finally, a conversation with Dash VP of Baseball Operations Ryan Manuel (30:35), who is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the organization.
Episode 1 (Gavin Sheets) - April 5, 2018
We're back! The first episode of 2018 features Dash first baseman and former Wake Forest star Gavin Sheets. The new "Voice of the Dash" Joe Weil and Jake Eisenberg chat about the Dash's Opening Day roster and the most interesting sound from the week (3:23). Then, they chat with Gavin (7:54) about everything from what it's like to be back in Winston-Salem to his favorite Disney movie...and, of course, some of his old tweets (24:25). Plus, we welcome back a familiar voice to Dash fans and do a little reminiscing (32:22) before previewing the starting rotation (55:55).
Episode 14 (Bernardo Flores) - August 17, 2017
More on the promotions of Zack Collins and Eloy Jimenez (0:00); The next steps for the Dash without Zack and Eloy (7:00); Bernardo Flores interview (11:45); Where he developed his work ethic at (15:30); Bernardo the baseball historian (23:00); Quick-hitters with Bernardo (35:00); How to top In-n-Out (41:00); The Minor League report with Ira (47:00); Myrtle Beach broadcaster Scott Kornberg joins the show to tell stories about Eloy Jimenez (49:00)
Episode 13 (Eloy Jimenez) - August 7, 2017
Our conversation with Eloy Jimenez (2:00); An amazing story from Eloy's first two plate appearances (2:45); What he misses about the Dominican Republic (6:30); Eloy on doing karate (9:00); His emotions after signing his first professional contract (10:45); Charlie Poe and Jameson Fisher on Eloy (16:00); More on the Dash's roster transformation (24:00); The Minor League Report returns with Ira (29:00); The guys share the best baseball games they have ever attended (32:00); An amazing old clip from Joe and Brian in 2016 (46:15).
Episode 12 (Mike Morrison) - July 21, 2017
Why the Dash may hold the key to the future for the White Sox (0:00); More on Zack Collins' walk-off grand slam (3:45); Eloy Jimenez discusses his trade to the White Sox system (6:00); Myrtle Beach manager Buddy Bailey on Jimenez (8:00); The other components of the Jose Quintana trade (12:00); Alec Hansen on his near no-hitter (16:00); Mike Morrison interview (18:00); Morrison on his remarkable college career at Coastal Carolina (25:00); Morrison on his adjustments to the Minors (33:00); A great social media/storytime segment with Mike (38:00).
Episode 11 (Alec Hansen) - July 6, 2017
More on Dane Dunning's development (0:00); Seby Zavala on his relationship with Tony Gwynn (5:30); Start of Alec Hansen interview (7:00); How relieved he is to be done with the Draft process (11:30); Alec describes his "pitching face" (19:15); Alec's growth spurt (22:00); How important family is to Alec (28:00); A tribute to David Vincent (33:00).
Episode 10 (Jameson Fisher) - June 26, 2017
Chris Getz on Kannapolis' playoff run and the early phases of the rebuilding phase (2:30); Zack Collins on his plate discipline (5:45); Jameson Fisher's moustache story (7:30); Jameson on Kannapolis manager Justin Jirschele (16:15); Jameson's unique perspective on experiencing Hurricane Katrina (18:00); Social media segment with Jameson (25:00); Breaking down the rest of the new Dash players (35:00).
Episode 9 (Dane Dunning) - June 10, 2017
Brad Goldberg's unique path to the Major Leagues (0:00); sound from Carlos Rodon's rehab appearance (4:00); Danny Mendick's cool offseason project (7:15); Dane Dunning interview (9:00); A crazy story on how Dane learned he was traded to the White Sox (11:30); Dane's draft day story (16:00); When Dane and Zack Collins met (20:00); Guessing teammates' tweets (30:00); Breaking down a frustrating first half...but with helium! (44:00).
Episode 8 (Trey Michalczewski) - June 1, 2017
A story on Adam Engel's quick return to Winston-Salem last year (0:00); Zach Thompson on reclaiming his bulldog attitude (4:15); Trey Michalczewski interview (7:00); Why he elected to play professionally over college (10:45); Last name discussion (16:00); Going back through Trey's tweets from 2011 (27:00); Spelling bee featuring Wilmington broadcaster Matt Janus (35:00); Things get a little rowdy (48:00).
Episode 7 (Jake Fincher) - May 19, 2017
Willie Harris on the Dash needing to do the little things (3:00); Jake Fincher interview (7:00); Fincher on his journey back from getting hit by a pitch in the face (9:30); Fincher on his career at NC State (16:00); Fincher shares some good stories about Brett Austin and Carlos Rodon (20:30); Joe is a liar (38:00); Would you use a cup to try to catch a foul ball? (39:00)
Episode 6 (Tanner Banks) - May 9, 2017
Most important sound of the week (3:00); Tanner Banks interview (9:30); Banks' crazy draft-day story (13:30); unicycle talk/play-by-play with Banks (36:00); Dash or Hyphen returns! (44:00); Would you eat a grasshopper at a baseball game (1:04:00)
Episode 5 (Brady Conlan) - April 28, 2017
Most important sound of the week (2:30); Brady Conlan interview (10:00); Conlan on his experience at the World Baseball Classic (16:30); Amazing Tommy Thompson stories (21:00); Drafting Dash players as NFL prospects (34:30)
Episode 4 (Zach Thompson) - April 20, 2017
Most important sound of the week (2:30); Zach Thompson interview (8:00); Thompson vs. Alex Call: A Roommate Comparison (18:33/20:56); Thompson's affinity for pancakes (26:00)
Episode 3 (Alex Call) - April 15, 2017
Most important sound of the week (2:30); Alex Call interview (8:00); Call physics quiz (18:50); Early-season observations from the guys (29:30)
Episode 2 (Zack Collins) - April 6, 2017
Most important sound of the week (3:00); Zack Collins interview (10:45); Breakdown of all 25 members of the Opening Day roster (22:00)
Episode 1 (Matt Cooper) - March 20, 2017
Introduction to the podcast (0:00); Matt Cooper interview (8:50); Dash or Hyphen (22:50)