The Just Barely Sports podcast with the Minor League Geek








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On this episode of LOGOSHOW we are talking about the former Helena Brewers and Colorado Springs Sky Sox now....the Rocky Mountain Vibes.

Its a Guy Fieri s'more, with fire hair, what more could you possibly want? Its creation the unveiling were weird, but you can't knock another amazing job by the folks at Brandiose. 


Direct download: LOGOSHOW_-_Rocky_Mountain_Vibes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EDT

This week we talk about the contraction of Minor League Baseball and the business of the Minor Leagues in general.

This will be a long and academic episode, covering anti-trust law, the Professional Baseball Agreement, Player Development Contracts and will answer the question "Why does congress have ANY say in if Baseball players use steroids?"

You will also hear the current list of teams expected to be contracted, and which logos you should look out for. 

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_The_Business_of_Baseball.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm EDT

On this LOGOSHOW we are talking about Baseball in Binghamton and more specifically the Rumble Ponies. The Team from the "Carousel Captial of the World" has a boxing carousel horse as its logo, and a limited amount of time left in this world. 

To learn more about the team, check out this podcast -


Direct download: LOGOSHOW_-_Binghamton_Rumble_Ponies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

This time on Just Barely Sports we are talking about Super Mega Baseball 3, the baseball game with intergender teams, strange body shapes, funny ADs, the best logomaker in video games, and gameplay that can range from 1 button arcade enjoyment to nearly full out sim. 

Had it with the Astros and Mets, want to play on the Sirloins or the Jacks? Crave to hit balls out of Korean or Japanese stadiums? Hope to see a Tiki God in the outfield? Don't like baseball and just want to make logos and uniforms all day? Well stop worrying MLB The Show, and pick up Super Mega Baseball 3! 

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_Super_Mega_Baseball_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

Welcome to LOGOSHOW on this episode we explore the outcome of what happens if the Huntsville Stars and the Mobile BayBears join in one place to become a team, but first watched Guardians of the Galaxy. We are talking about the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Learn the story of the newest HOT logo in Minor League Baseball from a team that (thanks to the pandemic) has STILL not played a game. 

Find the team -

and the new book Pandamonium -

Direct download: LOGOSHOW_-_Rocket_City_Trash_Pandas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

This time on Just Barely Sports we are talking about the sports craze that is rolling all over the nation, Jelle's Marble Runs and talk just a little about Marble League 2020 sponsored by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. 

Additionally we talk about the idea of "Kayfabe" and how it applies to all of our first three episodes.

Here is the Jelle's Marble League site -

Here is the opening ceremonies of Marble League 2020 -

Please rate and review this little show, it helps others find it! 

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_Jelles_Marble_Runs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24am EDT

Welcome to the first episode of LOGOSHOW with the Minor League Geek. On this show we take a look at a single logo, and try to figure out why, and how it came to be.

For our first logo we are looking at the Derby City Mint Juleps, a two game logo for the Louisville Bats. Created in 2019 it is a tip of the hat to a horse race that neither the Bats nor I own the rights to say. 

You can find them at

Direct download: LOGOSHOW_-_Derby_City_Mint_Juleps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36am EDT

On this episode of Just Barely Sports.....

This show had EVERYTHING, wrestling, strong men, strong women, ninjas, a fighting zombie that lived of the souls of the vanquished.....DRAGONS! We are talking about Lucha Underground, the pro wresting show that was a mix of WWE, Fight Club, Mortal Kombat, AAA Lucha and a little bit of NCIS.

You can STILL watch the 4 seasons on TUBI TV, you will NOT be disappointed. 

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_Lucha_Underground.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

Its that time again, the smell of peanuts in the air, the unending screaming of the damned faintly wafting over the outfield wall. The children all tucked in to their beds with great care, with dreams that BLASEBALL soon would be there.

Today I discuss the phenomena that is Blaseball, which is a baseball box score and gambling simulator that thank to some out of the box idea, and TONS of fans getting in on the action, is the ultimate quarantine sport, you have never heard about.


Look for all the teams on twitter, and check out @blaseballcoms to start to unravel the lure of blaseball.


Also remember if you want to discuss "Just Barely Sports" find me on twitter @minorleaguegeek

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_Blaseball.mp3
Category:sports -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

The Minor League Geek is BACK! This time with a discussion of all the hats in this years MiLB - Copa da la Diversion.

Check out these articles to follow along :

MiLB Press release

Forbes Article about the Copa


A proud member of the Inverse Genius group of podcasts, which you can find at

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_-_Episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18pm EDT

On episode #16 I am alone this time to give you a quick overview of the changes to teams and logos for the upcoming 2015 MiLB season.

You can find the article I was using for notes here:

As a note, here is the site for the New York Prospect league, the new home of the Jamestown Jammers:

Here is the logo I think will be the big one coming out of this year:


Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

On this episode of the Just Barely Sports Podcast with the Minor League Geek, I talk to Richard Launius the creator of such games as Arkham Horror, Defenders of the Realm and Elder Sign to discuss his creation of the White Sox jersey from the Early 80's.



The White Sox Jersey designed by Richard (pictured above)

The creation of the one player rules for the new Dice Hate Me Games "Bottom of the 9th" which you can find on kickstarter at


We talk about the White Sox Logo that was an inspiration for the uniform.  


Thanks for listening!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

On this episode of the Just Barely Sports podcast, Bruce is joined by Daryl Andrews of the "Meeple Syrup" show, which you can find here:

Daryl is current co-designing a board game called Fantasy Fantasy Baseball with JR Honeycutt about Fantasy creatures playing baseball

Daryl was also selected by MLB as "Canadas Biggest Baseball Fan" and got to spend the World Baseball Classic in the MLB fan cave, so we talk about that experience.



We talk about the logo for the Vancouver Canadiens, you can find the team here:

Here is a look at one of the logos: 


Thanks for listening, and remember you can either contact me by email at, find me on twitter @minorleaguegeek or check out the show on Facebook here:

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode__14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

On this episode of The Just Barely Sports Podcast Bruce is joined by Erik Dewey of "On Board Games".

You can find Erik at and On Board Games at


The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame Kickstarter

Professional Downhill Shovel Racing

WSJ Article :

Ice Speedway Gladiators


LOGO of the SHOW

The Tulsa Drillers


Thanks for listening!


Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55am EDT

On Episode #12 Bruce is back after a long absence to cover some hockey related topics. (Who are we fooling, the show starts with more baseball talk).

The logo I discuss at the beginning (the Daytona Tortugas) can be found here -


Jack Buckley's Baseball Tours - Do you want to spend a week to 10 days touring a section of the country and catching ALL the baseball games you possibly can?  Well then you might want to check this out.


Minor League Hockey Jerseys - Toledo Walleye play as Batman and Riddler -  The title pretty much covers it.  Its seems minor league baseball is great for logos, but minor league hockey is where it's at for goofy jerseys.  No better example can be found than the Toledo Walleye celebrating Batman Night by playing in 1966 Batman jerseys and the away team playing in 1966 Riddler jerseys.



Minnesota Magicians - So I feel like all I can really do is post a link, you're welcome.


Thanks for listening, remember you can tweet me @minorleaguegeek or email me at





Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

On Episode #11 of The Just Barely Sports Podcast Bruce is by himself to tell you about some of the coolest things he could find that are Just Barely Sports.


Woot.Shirt Fantasy Football 2014 - So the fine folks at woot have decided to add Fantasy to football, and in the process make some of the coolest football logos the world has ever seen, and on top of there there is a sportball contest of sorts that will in some way have something to do with the NFL in some non-copyrighted way.  SO AMAZING!

You can find the whole thing here Its open until 9/25/14, get in while you can.


Marvel has crossed over with Australian National League Rugby - Marvel characters were featured on their August 1-3 jerseys for 5 of the leagues teams.  

Find Marvels take on it here:

and the NRL shop page here:



Vodaphone Warriors - So keeping with the Rugby discussion, I dug a logo out of the NRL to find, the Warriors from New Zealand, and great mix of a tiki and the Oakland Raiders.  

Here is the team site:



Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am EDT

On episode #10 of the Just Barely Sports Podcast with the Minor League Geek, Bruce is joined by Chris Michaud the moderator of the podcast Flip the Table, a show about the "other side of board games", you can find that show at


Chikara Pro Wrestling - If you are looking for the most entertaining form of Pro Wrestling out there today, and something very different than WWE (WWF) look no further than Chikara Pro Wrestling at, you can even sign up for a book to get you started, for the low price of FREE. 

You can get a look at the roster, including the Dasher Hatfield here:

Here is a link to the "Most Illegal Move in Pro Wrestling" :

Here is a fun link for part of a Chikara Match that uses part of the room:

You can find more Chikara Pro Wrestling Videos at : and just look for the Video on Demand or the DVDs for Chikara


Mike Tysons Punchout! - We talk about one of the greatest games in the history of video gaming, and one of a very elite group of top games for the NES, Punchout! 

Here is a full playthough if you want to spend the 35 minutes:


LOGO of the Show:

Orlando Rage and the XFL - First here is a video about the XFL -

Now on to the Orlando Rage, you can get a look at the logo, and the current team here:


Thanks for listening, and please let me know what you think, I make the show for YOU the Just Barely Sports fan!

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EDT

On Episode #9 of The Just Barely Sports Podcast with the Minor League Geek I break down the championship round of the years MILB Mascot Mania 2014.  I talk about all the entrants, and give you info from their bios, so you can make an informed decision about this years winner.  

Voting takes place until the 11th of August.

You can find it here



This time I am talking about the Syracuse Crunch, which you can find here


Thanks for listening, and remember to keep the conversation going on Facebook, on twitter @minorleaguegeek or email me



Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48am EDT

On Episode #8 of The Just Barely Sports Podcast, I talk to Peter Robert Casey about his creation, the sports passport brand of websites.



Sports Passport Websites - If you want a chance to track your live sports experiences, you NEED to check out the Passport sites.

Right now you can check out and in Late August there is expected to be Football Passport, and in October Puck Passport for Hockey Fans.

El Paso Chihuahuas "Bark at the Park" jersey - August 3, 2014 the Chihuahuas are taking the field in a jersey with a photo of the iconic dog.  Check it out here



For this episode Pater Robert Casey is joining me to talk about the logo for the El Paso Chihuahuas.  You can find them at


Thanks for listening, and please let me know what you think.  Thanks to listener comments, we are going to try to feature more hockey logos (especially in Hockey season).  Let me know on facebook, twitter @minorleaguegeek or email me

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

On episode #7 I talk to you about why the episodes are coming out a little delayed.  I discuss the diffculties of making a podcast and the bright future of the show.



The Home Run Derby - So MLB has been doing the Home Run Derby at the All Star Game since 1985, but the idea came from a TV Show called The Home Run Derby from 1960.  It was hosted by Mark Scott, and here is a youtube link to one of the episodes.

In this episode Hank Aaron faces Duke Snyder on the show.


Cowboy Monkey Rodeo - Its monkeys, dressed as cowboys, riding dogs, herding goats.  That is all I feel I need to say.  You can find them at




For this episode I am talking about the Jolier Slammers of the Fronter League.  You can find them at


Thanks for listening, and please let me know how you feel about the show on Facebook, on twitter @minorleaguegeek or email me at



Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

On Episode #6 Bruce is joined by Marty Connell from the "Rolling Dice and Taking Names" podcast, a part of the Dice Tower Network.  You can find them at


A lack of good sports based board games - We discuss the lack of sports board games that are not make for stats fans.

PLAAY games -

Blood Bowl -

Kaosball -

Dreadball -

1st and Goal -


The Ripken Little League Complex - We discuss the Ripken Little League Complex that has Little league sized replicas of major league stadiums right next to Ripken Stadium the home of the Aberdeen Ironbirds.  You can find it here -



Charlotte Knights - Marty joins Bruce to talk about his hometown baseball logo, the logo for the Charlotte Knights.  You can find the Knights here


Thanks for listening, and please join the conversation on Facebook.

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

JBS #5 - The One Where We Try a Threesome w/ Brian Mellblom & Travis Van Noty

On Episode #5 of the show Bruce is joined by Brian Bellblom the PA Announcer for UCLA and CSUN Ice Hockey and Travis Van Noty the play by play guy for CSUN Ice Hockey.



The US Australian Football League - Brian was a part of the LA Aussie football team.  We discuss the rules of Aussie Football , the fact the league exists and little bit about it.  You can find the league at


The Lakewood Blue Claws will play a game as the Lakewood Pine Barons - This is another "what could have been" team logo, and a very cool one at that.  Here is a look at it



CSUN Matadors new logo - Since we have the guys from CSUN, we talk about the new CSUN Matadors logo.  Here is the website for the team


Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

On Episode #4 of the Just Barely Sports Podcast Bruce talks to Marshall Kent "the Future of the PBA" about bowling as a career (and the wild west riverboat gambler lifestyle) as well how to get more attention for the PBA in general.

You can find Marshall's fanpage at

and you can find him on twitter at @marshallkent299

Here is info on "the Petersen" -

Here is an SI article about "the Petersen" -

IMDB link to "A League of Ordinary Gentlemen" -



There are bowling balls that smell like chocolate - The Storm Bowling company makes scented balls.  You can find them at

The Fresno Grizzlies are having Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TNMT) night and you can vote for which turtle they will take the field dressed as. - You can find the voting on their facebook page at



Since we have a bowler on the show, we are talking about the Bowling Green Hotrods.  You can find them at


Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

On episode #3 of the Just Barely Sports Podcast Bruce talks to Jim Williams current/former PA Announcer for several teams in the NJ/PA area, as well as the host of the Touch Em' All podcast on  We talk about our attempt to become the voice of the Philadelpha 76ers.

You can find him at



The greatest outfits in sport broadcasting 101 with a focus in Don Cherry - You have seen nothing until you behold the suits of sports yesteryear, and for a select few the past is today.

An article about Don Cherry -


Topps is making a team set for the Indians of Major League the Movie -  Simple as it sounds, the fine folks at Topps trading cards are making a team set for the Major League team in this years Archives baseball.

You can find those here -



This time we talk about the Reading Phillies/Reading Fightin' Phils, including mention of the jerseys, and the away "Baseballtown" logos.

You can find them here -


Thanks for listening


Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

On episode #2 of the Just Barely Sports podcast Bruce talks to Erika Lewis formerly the maven of Fight Fans Radio and currently on the top stats worker for Fightmetric and the UFC.  Erika talks about being a geek for UFC and MMA and turning that into a job working for the biggest MMA promotion in the world.

You can find Fightmetric at

and you can find Fight Fans Radio by checking iTunes and whereever else you get your podcasts.


The Tommy Toe Hold Show - Bruce and Erika talk about the phenomenon that started as a You Tube channel (and still is) and became big enough to have a segment on the UFC show on Fox Sports.

You can find the Tommy Toe Hold Show on You Tube at

and the website at


The backwords K in baseball, has nothing to do with the KKK - If you are any kind of baseball fan you know the "K" in baseball is short for a strike (if not, you have now learned're welcome) but you might not understand why in the videoboards some of the "K"s are backwords.  We always thought it was so the the KKK was never on a scoreboard....we were wrong.




The Richmond Flying Squirrels/Norwich Navigators -  Erika and Bruce talk about the various logos for the team, and the logo for a previous incarnation of the team, the Norwich Navigators.

Find the Flying Squirrels at

Find the Clink Room at


Thanks for listening, and please let me know what you think of the show and keep the discussion of things "Just Barely Sports" related going on facebook at

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EDT

Welcome to episode #1 of the Just Barely Sports Podcast on this episode the Minor League Geek will talk about himself.

Bruce H. Voge III (the Minor League Geek, and host) will layout the basic idea of how the show will work, and share with you why he loves minor league, semi-pro and occasionally pro sports so much, while also not really liking athletics of athletes.


RPM Turntable Football - Now football can be for hipsters because its on a vinyl record and was issued for Record Store Day.

A Dinosaur Throws out the Opening Pitch for the Padres - Bruce also discusses opening pitches in general.


This time we open with the Montgomery Biscuits.  You can find the team at


Please let me know what you think, this is a new show, and all feedback is welcome.  

You can contact me at 

Twitter @minorleaguegeek

or find the show on Facebook

Direct download: Just_Barely_Sports_Episode_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT