Friday, May 19, 2017

Interviews with Cord Sandberg and Nick Williams on the Felske Files Podcast

It's been a week since I have published anything on the site here, with life getting in the way at times, it can be difficult to always have fresh material. Without anything new ready to go, I wanted to post a pair of fun interviews I did with some talented outfielders in the Phillies' system that were published elsewhere online.

Throughout the season this year I will be contributing exclusive interviews to John Stolnis' top-notch podcast known as the Felske Files. Recently, he debuted an older never-before-published interview with Triple-A Lehigh Valley's Nick Williams, who was a big part of the Cole Hamels to Texas trade. Also on the show, a brand new interview with Class A Lakewood's Cord Sandberg was released.

Williams, a 23-year-old lefty batter, sports a .261 average with three homers, 13 RBI and three steals in 38 games thus far this season. The Texas native was the Rangers' 2nd round draft choice in 2012.

Sandberg, a 22-year-old left-handed hitter, is batting .289 with three home runs, 19 RBI and three stolen bases through 38 games this year. A Florida native, Sandberg, who is no relation to former Phils manager Ryne Sandberg, was the team's 3rd round draft pick in 2013.

In the top embedded player below, episode 112 of the show features my "Nine Silly-ass Questions" interview with Nick (26:50 mark) in which offers help for naming my son, and answers other generally nonsensical inquiries.

In the second embedded player below, I sat down with Sandberg, who also participated in a session of Nine Silly-ass Questions, including inquiries about ballpark food and music on episode 114 of John's outstanding program. This edition also features a call-in interview with IronPigs hurler Tom Eshelman.

Of course, the show also features an array of key topics dealing with the big league team. This podcast is definitely worth fitting into your regular listening rotation. Check it out!






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