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  • 01:26

    Epidode 91 - The Rising Apple Report: A Winter of Dissatisfaction?

    in Sports

    The Mets hot stove is failing to generate sufficient heat.  That's the sentiment among a growing number of fans.


    While the N.L. East has worked itself into a trading frenzy this winter, the Mets lone off-season acquisition remains outfielder Michael Cuddyer.


    With a shortstop situation screaming for resolution, and a need for a lefty in the bullpen, Mets boosters are growing increasingly perturbed with the lack of front office activity.


    Clearly then, ownership's financial straits continue to hamper team operations.  Ticket prices are rumored to be going up this coming season, yet, there's been no uptick in payroll.


    How is it possible then, Fred Wilpon was named to head Major League Baseball's finance committee?


    Tonight, the 91st episode of the Rising Apple Report will try and make sense of it all.  Rich Sparago will host what is sure to be a spirited roundtable discussion, and will be joined by fellow Rising Apple staff writers Michael Lecolant and Kevin Baez.


    Joining the crew to share his insights will be special guest, John Coppinger, from MetstradamusBlog.com.


    Tonight's opening pitch is at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    Of course, we'd love to have you call in as well.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

  • 00:29

    Kroeze Sisters LIVE at Girlfriends Group and Special Guest Kathy Dahlman

    in Spirituality

    Join the Kroeze sisters Tammie and Debbie along with special guest speaker Kathy Dahlman.  Kathy is a Child Play Therapist and will be sharing a lot of good information with us tonight.  You will NOT want to miss out.


    As always there will be extra features, beauty tips and more.


    Tammie (Kroeze) is a national pageant winner and life-coach, speaker, singer and writer.
    Debbie (Kroeze) is a spa owner, skin care specialist, wardrobe coach, massage therapist singer and speaker.
    They will be joining their longtime friend and co-host Tami Salts.


    Recording LIVE from South Everett Community Church at a group they call "Girlfriends, all girls, all ages, all joy". 


    Come be inspired, uplifted and reminded of your value!!!


    Have a wonderful day.


    Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Roamans 12:2


     

  • 01:40

    Ep #92 - The Rising Apple Report: 21 Days till Pitchers and Catchers

    in Sports

    Let the countdown begin!


    Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 19th, and the first full squad workout is scheduled for February 26th.


    Until then, it's time to heave another log into the old Hot Stove.


    Michael Lecolant will be hosting tonight's 92nd episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Joining him from the RA staff will be the Converted Mets Fan, Sam Maxwell.


    Their guests will include Stephen Keane from KranepoolSociety.com, and John Pielli, host of the Passed Ball Show at JohnPielli.com.


    Sandy Alderson still has work to do.  That will kick off the evening's discussion.


    If his mind is truly focused on contending in 2015, he'd still be trying to resolve an unsatisfactory situation at shortstop, pursuing another established left-hander for the bullpen, and avoiding a logjam in the starting rotation.


    They'll also discuss the appearance of six Mets on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list, and the interview that took place between Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Commissioner Robert Manfred regarding the Wilpons financial condition.


    The show kicks off at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    As always, your participation is most welcome.  Please call the Rising Apple Report at 646-929-0337.

  • 01:30

    Ep. 90 The Rising Apple Report - More on the QBC, and ruthless baseball analysis

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    Tonight will mark the 90th episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Senior staff writer Michael Lecolant will hos this evening,


    Joining the show for a first time will be a recent, and welcome addition to the Rising Apple staff, Justin Weiss.


    Returning to share anecdotes from their recent QBC experience will be Mets fan extraordinaire/photographer Sharon Chapman, and “A Gal For All Seasons” Taryn “the Coop” Cooper.


    This evening, the Rising Apple Report will also feature ruthless baseball analysis from the best writer you’ve never heard of, author Paul Lebowitz.


    Together, they’ll continue discussing the recent Queens Baseball Convention, how recent transactions have shaken up the N.L. East, share some retrospective thoughts on the 1990 season, and stray anywhere else the conversation may lead.


    Of course, you’re always welcome to join. Give the show a call tonight at 646-929-0337.  Rising Apple would be happy to hear from you.


    Tonight’s podcast starts at 9:00pm EST.

  • 01:17

    Rising Apple Report Episode 99- Let The Games Begin!

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    It's Easter Sunday. We are in the midst of Passover too. And in the sports world, it's the first day of baseball season! Though the Mets begin play for real on Monday, April, 6th, the Major League season begins tonight as the Cardinals take on the Cubs in Chicago.


    The Rising Apple team will be conducting a special roundatable discussion of all things Mets. We'll chat about the 8-man bullpen, innings limits for Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, the team's 19-12-2 Spring Training record, the roster, and much more as we're on the eve of the Mets' 2015 season. We'll even let you know who we think is going to win the World Series.


    Join Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, Dan Haefli, and maybe more writers from the Rising Apple staff to engage in some fun Mets dialogue at 9 pm, Sunday, April 5th. I (Rich Sparago) will be your host as we count the hours until Mets baseball.


    So listen in, give us a call, we'd love to hear from you! Let's celebrate the return of Mets baseball with the 99th edition of the Rising Apple Report!


     


     

  • 01:18

    The Rising Apple Report: Episode #93 - Two Weeks Left Till Pitchers and Catchers

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    With two weeks remaining before pitchers and catchers are due to report, the New York Mets still have unsettled business.


    The failure to trade Dillon Gee thus far poses a log jam in the starting rotation, and potentially crowds the bullpen with yet another right-hander.  Unless something changes, it seems then, southpaw Josh Edgin is destined for an abusive workload.


    Meanwhile, the general manager down ticked his personal expectations this season by one game, to 89 victories, yet is formulating a tentative plan to monitor Matt Harvey's innings in order to have him pitch into October.  In much clearer terms, Terry Collins is also making pretty bold playoff predictions for the upcoming season.


    The 93rd episode of the Rising Apple Report will discuss these matters, and more.  Hosting this evening's roundtable discussion will be Rich Sparago.  He will be joined by fellow staff writers Michael Lecolant and Chris Schubert.


    Tonight's special guest will be Greg Prince, from FaithAndFearInFlushing.com.


    They'll also discuss the recent departure of SNY's pre and post game analyst, Bobby Ojeda, and of course, revisit the 1993 regular season.


    The show starts at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.  You're always welcome to call and join the discussion.  The number to dial is 646-929-0337.

  • 00:31

    Kroeze Sisters 'LIVE' at Girlfriends 'Lioness Arising' CONTINUES

    in Spirituality

    Join the Kroeze sisters Tammie and Debbie for a Bible Study teaching out of the book "Lioness Arising" by Lisa Bevere. If you are following along in a book we will be on Chapter five.


     


    As always there will be extra features, beauty tips and more.


     


    Tammie (Kroeze) is a national pageant winner and life-coach, speaker, singer and writer.


    Debbie (Kroeze) is a spa owner, skin care specialist, wardrobe coach, massage therapist singer and speaker.


    They will be joining their longtime friend and co-host Tami Salts.


     


    Recording LIVE from South Everett Community Church at a group they call "Girlfriends, all girls, all ages, all joy".


     


    Come be inspired, uplifted and reminded of your value!!!


     


     


     


    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellences of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.1 Peter 2:9


     


    Have a WONDERFULLY BLESSED DAY in the Lord.


     

  • 00:25

    Kroeze Sisters 'LIVE' at Girlfriends 'Lioness Arising' CONTINUES

    in Spirituality

    Join the Kroeze sisters Tammie and Debbie for a Bible Study teaching out of the book "Lioness Arising" by Lisa Bevere. If you are following along in a book we will be on Chapter two.


    As always there will be extra features, beauty tips and more.


    Tammie (Kroeze) is a national pageant winner and life-coach, speaker, singer and writer.
    Debbie (Kroeze) is a spa owner, skin care specialist, wardrobe coach, massage therapist singer and speaker.
    They will be joining their longtime friend and co-host Tami Salts.


    Recording LIVE from South Everett Community Church at a group they call "Girlfriends, all girls, all ages, all joy". 


    Come be inspired, uplifted and reminded of your value!!!


     


    But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.1 Peter 2:9 


    Have a WONDERFULLY BLESSED DAY in the Lord.

  • 00:31

    Midlife Bloggers Meetup, Cinderella Fashions, Apple Watch & St. Patrick's Day

    in Women

    Hey there #WiseSisters! This week Barb and Lori bring you an action packed show. Barb reports on #BAMC15, a conference for midlife women bloggers. She's got the goods on how these smart women are kicking down doors for all of us. Then, Lori weighs in on what's up with Cinderella fashion. Who's it for? When can you wear it? Barb's okay with the one shoe on, one shoe off and a nice updo, but really - a ball gown? Is it time for the Apple Watch? Do you need another device? Would you give up your Rolex - or your Timex - for one? Looking for fun St. Patrick's Day dishes? We've got you covered. All this and more on #WiseSisters. To be a guest on the show, or contribute to our blog, email talk AT rozgonyisisters DOT com. Thanks for listening!! xoxo

  • 00:13

    Kroeze Sisters LIVE at Girlfriends Group

    in Spirituality

    Join the Kroeze Sisters as they are teaching Lisa Bevere's book (chapter 2) "Lioness Arise"   Life coach and national pageant winner (Tammie) and Spa Owner and Image Consultant (Debbie) are live just north of Seattle Washington at a group we call Girlfriends

  • 00:31

    Kroeze sisters Girlfriends

    in Spirituality

    Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere (Wake up and change your world) Go through the leasons with us and learn more about how to be a better child of God. You are not alone