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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Three Lessons From The First Year of The Baseball Bucket List Podcast The Baseball Bucket List Podcast

Believe it or not, this week's episode marks one year of The Baseball Bucket List Podcast! This week, instead of a regularly structured episode, I'm sharing 3 lessons I've learned through baseball over the last year.  Each lesson includes supporting clips from interviews. We'll be back to our regular format next week. A huge thank you to all of the listeners and guests who have made this last year possible!Lesson One: It's not what happens at the ballgame, it's who you're there with. Episode 015 – Dr. Shane HuntEpisode 029 – Deborah DandoEpisode 007 – Dr. Paul SemendingerEpisode 003 – Marc ViquezEpisode 049 – Tim FlatteryEpisode 030 – Billy HintonEpisode 021 – Erik "The Peanut Guy" MertensEpisode 037 – Don MillerEpisode 022 – Glen & Emily WiegerLesson Two: If done correctly, loving this game can do incredible things for our mental wellbeingEpisode 032 – Michael Rusignuolo Episode 025 – Craig CalcaterraEpisode 040 – Ethan Bryan Episode 006 – Adam HazelEpisode 042 – John ScukanecEpisode 045 – Scott MackayLesson Three: Baseball is so much bigger than the gameEpisode 038 – Erik Rico & Oscar LlarenaEpisode 013 – Virgil BrooksEpisode 031 – Jon RyanEpisode 017 – Michael HarrisFind Baseball Bucket List Online:Twitter: @BaseballBucketFacebook: @BaseballBucketListInstagram: @Baseball.Bucket.ListWebsite: baseballbucketlist.comThis podcast is part of the Curved Brim Media Network:Twitter: @CurvedBrimWebsite: curvedbrimmedia.com
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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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