CubaDugout on the Baseball Bucket List

The Baseball Bucket List podcast interviews baseball enthusiasts and insiders on what makes the game so special to them. I recently sat down with host Anna to discuss my journey to and through Cuban baseball culture. We talked about the genesis of CubaDugout and my short film ‘Have Malleta Will Travel’ which was screened at the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Derek Jones: All the Parks in 30 Days, An Upper Deck Souvenir & Traveling the US by Car The Baseball Bucket List Podcast

Derek Jones is a Braves fan currently living in the Cincinnati area. In 2021, he and his friend Kevin set out to fulfill a life-long dream of seeing all 30 ballparks in 30 days. We discuss the planning that went into their trip, are told some funny stories from along the way, and discuss the parks Derek found underwhelming and surprising. We also hear about his new tradition of seeing the final game in each ballpark, and what he still wants to check off on his baseball bucket list. Find Derek online: Baseball Bucket List: @TheWinningRun Twitter: @thewinningrun Instagram: @thewinningrun Facebook: The Winning RunBlog: Baseball Bucket List Online:Twitter: @BaseballBucketFacebook: @BaseballBucketListInstagram: @Baseball.Bucket.ListWebsite: baseballbucketlist.comThis podcast is part of the Curved Brim Media Network:Twitter: @CurvedBrimWebsite: curvedbrimmedia.comSportsBall is the subscription box created for the baseball fan who wants more. Each box contains a hat, a decal, and a souvenir item. Learn more at Ballpark Blueprints offers hand-rendered original designs featuring the architectural blueprints of your favorite ballparks, both past and present. Use code BBL2022 at for 10% your ENTIRE order + FREE Shipping!
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  5. Charles Dennis: Seeing All of the Affiliated Parks, Sitting on the Monster, & Honoring Dad with 51 Stubs

My Short film ‘Have Malleta Will Travel’ was screened at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 2017. It resides in the Baseball Hall of Fame archive and chronicles my introduction to Cuban baseball. The title is a play on words with the Last Name Malleta bearing similarity to Maleta the Spanish noun for suitcase. Alexander Malleta would represent a unique bridge in playing for Industriales of Havana and in the Canam League in Ottawa. Join me as I share my unique baseball sojourn.

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