Fantasy baseball junkie, Dave Grant, calls in for his first Fitz Blitz Fantasy Tips.
Is Souza for real? Amir Garrett? Deep dives and when should you be patient?
Dave Grant calls in for a preview of our non-copywrite infringing weekly world of baseball segment to be named later. We discuss the first few weeks of MLB’s trends, surprises and disappointments.
Michelle Healy of Michelle Healy Production brings two more of her boxing ambassadors onto the Fitz Blitz to promote boxing at the Empress Theatre.
We chat veteran boxer Royan Hammond, an ’84 Olympic alternate.
And up-and-comer, Tino Avila of Golden Boy Boxing, ranked 10th by the WBC.
I also revisit the Raiders Relocation news after a week to process it.
St. Patrick-St. Vincent becomes first school in CA history to win 2 state champions in one school year, Stanford advances to another final 4, Dubs get hot, and I argue Steph Curry is not a one trick pony.
Plus I chat with promoter Michelle Healy and Vallejo boxer Ryan Bourland about the Empress Challenge Boxing series at the Empress theater, and what it means for Vallejo!
In my most gut wrenching segment ever, I say goodbye to the Oakland Raiders:
Per tradition, Pete Turner and Jon Leon Guerrero of the Break It Down Show join me to preview the 2017 MLB season, pick our biggest winners and losers, and ask why baseball is doing better by its players than the NFL.
We get to know all about my new Broadcasting & Media Assistant with the Admirals, Dave Grant! We talk about why and how he got into broadcasting, himself as a fan, his newly-discovered green thumb & more!!
Cal Maritime Men’s Basketball Coch Bryan Rooney wraps up the season with me after the gut-wrenching, buzzer-beater loss to end the streak of national tournament appearances. We talk about the streak, what he and his team leanred this year, his teaching tools, his 10 years at CMA, and the future of the program and Cal Pac Conference.
- Does bigger school equal better ball for the viewer?
- Can the Warriors win without KD?
- And no music a at MSG is a personal affront to Draymond!
- The first Fitz Blitz fantasy baseball tips of 2017. How to prep for the draft and find sleepers!
I talk about the best and worst moments from NBA All Star Weekend 2017, fix the dunk contest (again), defend the Kings trade of perpetual head ache DeMarcus Cousins, and swat down the theory that the earth is flat, and explain why it’s harmful for NBA Celebrities to spread that garbage.
I’m also joined by the creators of the documentary “The Wilson Park Chronicles,” Walter Boggan, Malik Smith, and Brandon James, as they talk about the project based on African-American baseball history in Vallejo.
Pete Turner and Jon Leon Guerrero of the Break It Down Show join me to talk Super Bowl 51, NFL and MLB Hall of Fame, Willie Calhoun and more!
How did the Evil Empire pull off that improbable comeback? What does it mean for 49er fans? Where does Lady Gaga’s half time show rank all time? And I answer who stole Brady’s jersey!
I preview Super Bowl 51, and tell the NFL I’m not taking their abuse anymore. I thank NBA coaches for talking about real life.
The Raiders limp to the finish. What’s next for the Silver and Black? And 9er fans reveled in Raider Nation’s pain? Then let’s talk about their situation.
College Football Championship preview, Keelhaulers return home, Warriors 4th-quarter woes, and the sports trends of 2016.
The Bruins win the 6-A California State title! Coach Hawkins joins me to talk about their championship season. The Raiders return to the postseason with the potential for more, and why Dramon Green may not be pleased with the new CBA agreement.
Road-weary Warriors, Raiders stumble in KC, and St. Patrick-St. Vincent head football coach Lane Hawkins joins me to talk about his approach as they prepare for a shot at a state championship!
More not apologizing for being a Dubs fan. The Raiders are 10-2!??!?! What are the 49ers playing for?
And Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald joins me to talk St. Pat-St. Vincent Bruins winning NCS D-5 title, and their chance to represent Norther California in the 6-A state playoffs.
The Raiders are 9-2! How the hell did they blow a lead & comeback against Carolina? Kaepernick & Castro, Lew leaves the A’s, Dubs looking like themselves, and high school playoffs.
NBA coaches give me a reason to delve into how this bizarre, unfathomable presidential election happened, and into how it affects us all, even the apolitical.
I ask what’s next for the World Series teams, call Russell Westbrook Dubs’ public enemy #1, and preach patience for a Warriors team that could be .500 after the first 2 months.
Are the Raiders really better than the Broncos? What’s next for the 9ers? And the local Vallejo high school and college sports wrap up.
I finish the show excited for election season to be over, and break down the big political game like any other sporting event.
I preview who has the advantage in the battle of the cursed World Series and reveal the Admirals winners of the Pac Associations top defenders.
I answer if the Raiders got lucky with a bad opponent or if they created their 33-16 victory of the Jags, and where the 49ers problems start.
Chris Owens & Matt O’Donnell join me to talk local high-school sports, preview the Warriors on the eve of their opener, and more.
I discuss the Giants' one item shopping list, and why I don’t deal in absolutes in baseball.
I discuss the Raiders failed game plan, and the Admirals' Mellisa DeCasas joins me to talk 49ers, homecomings, and youth sports!
Chris and I update Admirals fans on offseason biz, and discuss how working in the industry affects big-league fandom.
Marilyn Pittman and I discuss MLB playoff managerial decisions and the presidential debates.
I answer why Raiders got beat deep, but still got the W, go off on the idea of starting Christian Ponder instead of re-inserting Kaepernick, and wrap up opening week of SCAC play in Vallejo Area High School Football.
I’m joined by radio host and stand-up comedian, Marilyn Pittman, to talk MLB Playoffs and the unavoidable topic that is Donald Trump.
I theorize the Raiders don’t want to be TOO good in Oakland, and that the 49ers are tanking if they Stick with Gabbert after Arizona game.
Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald joins me to discuss local high school football, Stanford and Cal, MLB Playoffs and if more managers will be canned.
Pete Turner and Jon Leon Guerrero of the Break It Down Show join me to remember how Sept. 11th changed our lives, discuss Colin Kaepernick’s protest of police brutality, and revisit our pick at the beginning of the MLB season.
I finish the show talking about the origins of the Star Spangled Banner at sporting events, the bad luck it brought, and what Kaep has created.
I tie bow on another Admirals baseball season, and Admirals owner Kevin Reilly joins me in studio to talk about the progress the franchise made this season.
I discuss the Kaepernick situation, make my official predictions for the two Bay Area NFL teams, and take a look at the MLB standings.
Admirals reliever Joe Watson and catcher Cyle Figueroa stop by The Blitz to talk about everything from their careers to the MLB, to NFL.
Live interviews with Admirals players from our float in the 4th of July parade in Vallejo!
Chris and I preview the 2016 Vallejo Admirals season with Roman Gomez and Nick Grimm.
I mourn the end of the Warriors historic season ending in failure. Cal State Maritime Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Bryan Rooney, offers words of reassurance and consolation.
I talk what final ingredient the Admirals need to get rolling in the first half of the 2016 Pacific Association Season.
Fitz delves into his personal torture of covering the Sharks in Western Conference Finals vs. Blues for the 1st time.
Vallejo Admirals Professional Baseball begins spring training number four!
We preview and make predictions for the Warriors in the NBA Western Conference Finals, talk basebrawl, the Fitz Blitz Fantasy Tips, & local prep sports playoffs!
The Warriors face a tipping point as Steph wins a 2nd straight MVP award.
Fitz lets out his competitive side, and wonders if the Sonoma Stompers SABR experiment hurt its acceptance by old school baseball folks.
Fitz Blitz fantasy tips and local scholastic sports playoff pictures.
I blitz the Raiders-to-Vegas story, talk baseball with Tom Macari of the Pittsburg Diamonds, playoff hoops with Cal Maritime Coach, Bryan Rooney, break down the NFL draft with Nomad of “The Round Table” on Ozcat Radio, and talk local sports and more with sports editor of the Vallejo Times Herald, Matt O’donnell.
I blitz the Houston Ball Boys and NHL officiating. The Taint and I give our prognostications for the Warriors without MVP, Steph Curry, share our first-hand look at on the Pacific Association Tryout, take another shot at some fantasy ball recommendations and I explain the “Mingo Scale,” in our NFL draft preview!
Myself, Nomad of Ozcat Radio, Admirals Manager Mike Samuels, and Vallejo Times Herald Sports Editor Matt O’Donnell attempt to answer these questions:
Will the Dubs sweep the Rockets, or can that un-likable bunch from Houston steal a few?
Rams trade a king’s ransom for the 1st overall pick. Its it for a QB of the future from the Bay Area? Where is the Best fit for Goff?
Have the take-out slide replays already gone to far or is the worst to come?
Who will win the SCAC in baseball and softball? And can Vallejo High baseball return to prominence?
We send our opening blitz after gossip column sports coverage and the lagging wage adjustment for U.S. Women’s Soccer.
We predict the Warriors will win 73 and say why they won’t be worn out for the post season.
Cal State Maritime Head Men’s Basketball coach, Bryan Rooney joins us to talk hoops and for the first installment of our new segment “How Does That Happen?”
And we cover the good and the bad of MLB’s opening week!
I whip through the rest of the sports world that isn’t MLB baseball: Warriors, Final Four, and NFL rule changes.
Then we get to the heart of the show as Pete Turner and Jon Leon Guerrero of the Break It Down Show join me to talk baseball hot topics and business, and make our division winner predictions.
We wrap it up with Admirals Manager, Mike Samuels, fresh from spring training in Ft. Lauderdale. He tells us about his experience in the South Florida Winter League, what he learned, and what he taught.
We preview the sweet 16, discuss our favorite moments from the first two rounds, question if power conference teams get favorable officiating, if the West Coat Conference is better than the Pac 12, college ball vs. pro debate, and the mess the Cal Bears are in.
We analyze if the Spurs put out a blueprint to stop the Warriors, their pursuit of history, and this strange Adam LaRoche story.
Sports Editor of the Vallejo Times Herald joins us via phone to discuss the end of high school hoops, preview spring sports, and discuss the hot topics of the week.
My good friend, William McDuffie, joins me here on the West Coast to talk the Warriors dominance, what the opinion of them is in the Midwest, our NCAA Bracket winners, and NFL free agent moves.
Coach Bryan Rooney of Cal Maritime men’s hoops discusses their run in the NAIA D-2 National Tournament, the season as a whole, what lies ahead in the offseason, the Warriors’ critics, and the NCAA selection committee.
And Admirals OF Coach, Lonnie Jackson, joins us in the final segment to talk about his prep for the season and the generation gap going on in MLB player culture.
How the heck did the Warriors lose to the Lakers? We discuss if it’s a blip or a bad trend, and address if they’re ruining the game.
We talk 49ers and Raiders free agent needs, and UFC action.
And Tom Macare of the Pittsburg Diamonds tells us the origin story of the franchise and the old East Bay Lumberjacks, and discusses the surreal experience of working with Jose Canseco.
Admirals Manager, Mike Samuels, joins me to talk Warriors as I officially put it on record that I think they will beat ‘ 95-’96 Bulls record and repeat as NBA Champs. And we talk MLB slide and pace-of-play rules, and other MLB news on his last show before he heads down to MLB Spring Training.
Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald joins me to talk local high school and college playoffs, Kaepernick’s trade demands, why Peyton Manning would come back, Spring Training fluff, and the death of the cable highlight show.
Original Admirals PA voice and on field MC, Bruce Jones, joins us. We talk Warriors, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, local sports, and more!
I coach up Cam Newton, and tear down the Manning facade as we examine the double standard in the media’s presentation of them.
Admirals Manager Mike Samuels talks spring training with us, along with Brandon Belt’s contract, the Khris Davis trade, and other MLB news.
And we’re joined by Vallejo Times Herald Sports Editor, Matt O’Donnell to talk local sports and the top stories of the day.
We break down every aspect of the Super Bowl, from the game to the commercials to the halftime, as we delve into how the Broncos kept the Panthers offense un wraps.
We talk Warriors with Omar Lewis, MLB testing for “Drugs of Abuse” and local Vallejo sports.
We give our Super Bowl Predictions, talk about what we liked and didn’t like about Pro Bowl and NHL All Star Game, talk Warriors All Star Reserves, and the Raiders-to-Vegas crappola.
The Admirals coaching staff has been made official, so we talk with three of the four coaches: Manager Mike Samuels, Pitching Coach, Warren Brusstar, and OF Coach Lonnie Jackson!
We break down Championship Sunday, Raiders five Pro Bowlers, Chip Kelly just wants to coach, preview Spurs-Warriors, local Vallejo Sports, and Six-Degrees of Sammy with Admirals Coach, Mike Samuels.
I finally get to let it all out regarding NFL relocation, and try to find the positive in it. I make my conference championship predictions, discuss the Dubs lull with my hoops guru, Omar Lews, and talk local sports and more with Matt O’Donnell of the Vallejo Times Herald.
We break down Wild Card Weekend, tell Pacman Jones and Bengals fans “They Asked for It,” make our predictions for the divisional round, discuss L.A. relocation plans, and the 49ers interest in Hue Jackson.
We’re also joined by Admirals Interim Manager, Mike Samuels, and his prospective coaches, Warren Brusstar and Tim Wallace, as they tell us why they should be the coaching staff of the Admirals, what they bring to the table, and their opinions on MLB Hall of Fame voting.
My Admirals broadcast partner, Evan Giddings, is back in town to talk NFL playoffs, coach firings, potential coaching candidates for the the 49ers — including one with a Bay Area past — and potential landing places for Jared Goff.
Vallejo Times Herald Sports Editor, Matt O’Donnell joins us to talk Warriors, local sports and college football!
Jon Leon Guerrero and Pete Turner of the “Break it Down Show” join me to tie a bow on 2015, talk 49ers, Raiders, LA Football, Peyton Manning’s name gets dropped by a PED peddler, and more!
We ponder a possible ownership change for the 49ers, and breakdown the Raiders loss to the Packers.
Mike Samuels talks hoops and hardball with us, including ’95-’96 Bulls vs. current Warriors talk from Charles Barkley and Giants Cueto signing.
Matt O’Donnell talks local sports and more, and the Timmy Fitz conspiracy theory of the week!
I explain why the Raiders are on a losing streak, address the apparent end of Kaepernick in SF, talk Warriors with Omar Lewis, and local sports and MLB Awards with Matt O’Donnell.
I’m joined by Chris Owens of 107.7 the Bone to talk about the attacks in Paris, state of the Raiders and 49ers as we enter 2nd half of the season, the protests at Mizzou, local Vallejo sports, and MLB Rookie of the year.
Marilyn Pittman and I dissect the World Series, second guess Terry Collins, and talk Pete Rose’s cult status.
I answer if the Raiders are a playoff team, and if the 49ers tanking?
I tell the rest of the Western “They asked for it!” as the Warriors doubters keep the chip on their shoulder large in this hot start.
The Raiders went in to San Diego and dominated, while the 49ers have injury added to insult as they are crushed at home by the Seahawks.
I’m joined by Evan Giddings to talk Chargers-Raiders, the A’s offseason plans, and the World Series. And I talk Warriors season opener with Evan and my other guest, Fitz Blitz hoops expert, Omar Lewis.
I talk MLB Playoffs with my guest Marilyn Pittman, breakdown the Raiders & 49ers losses to the Manning brothers, and discuss the disrespect from Western Conference for the Warriors.
I try to pinpoint what went wrong for the Raiders and 49ers in week 4, wrap up 2015 for the Giants and A’s, preview the MLB playoff picture and make my wild card predictions, and discuss CC Sabathia’s decision to check into rehab.
I’m joined by Pete Turner and Jon Leon Guerrero of The Break It Down Show! We talk NFL action, our favorite current and all-time QBs, MLB Playoff picture & predictions, NL MVP race, and pay our respects to Yogi Berra.
They also share their stories from their interviews of Jay Mohr & Dodgers in-stadium DJ, DJ Severe.
I break down the Raiders disastrous season opener, preview the 49ers Monday Night 2015 opener, talk Tim Hudson and MLB playoffs with Evan Giddings, and tell Giants fans to embrace every-other-year pattern.
I put the 2015 Admirals season to bed, and chat with manager Garry Templeton II about where things went wrong on the field and what he would do differently. He gives his reasoning behind his moves, and responds to former GM Kathy Beistel blaming fiscal issues on the team’s play.
I discuss The Admirals plans for a bigger and better 2016, my response to Beistel’s comments as well, and of course talk Giants and the MLB playoff picture.
Plus a game-by-game breakdown of Raiders and 49ers schedules as I make my predictions for their seasons, and discuss the retirement of Chris Borland.
My broadcast partner on Admirals Baseball broadcasts, Evan Giddings, makes one more Fitz Blitz appearance before heading back to school for his senior year.
We talk A’s, Giants, 49ers, Raiders, and… Chargers? Ok. I get in a Fantasy Ball Blitz, and we even talk a little Floyd Mayweather.
Evan Giddings and I breakdown all the deals at the 2015 MLB trade deadline, preview NFL training camps and more!
My broadcast partner on Admirals Baseball broadcasts, Evan Giddings, joins me to discuss how an A’s fan survives the rest of the season, MLB trade deadline & playoff predictions, how NBA free agency changes the Western Conference, the roster turnover for the Admirals, 49ers vs. Raiders chatter begins, and the potential for Raiders move back to L.A.
It’s an MLB All-Star Week extravaganza with Marylin Pittman and Ally Williams!
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.
In hour number two, I chat with three new Admirals: Brad Young, Scott Weinschenck, and Brian Williams to get to know them and get their thoughts on becoming an Admiral.
And in the final hour I sit down with three returning Admirals and fan favorites: Michael Cerda, Devon Ramirez, and Jordan Hinshaw about their off seasons, returning to the Admirals and the changes they see this season.
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.
Todd Allen and I talk about the gall of the Patriots to be upset over their “deflate-gate” punishment, what Tom Brady should do now, and other NFL news.
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.
And I give the story behind the leading candidate for the Admirals mascot name!
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. Can they sustain this run? What has coach Kerr brought to team, and who is their biggest threat in West?
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
Live update from Giants spring training from Ally Williams of BaySportsNet.com
Preview of NFL Free Agency
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.