Live From Mickey Mantle’s

Last week Gotham Baseball Magazine launched their radio program, “Live from Mickey Mantle’s”, on BlogTalkRadio. There were some technical difficulties, as is to be expected the first time out — especially when using cutting edge technology such as internet radio. But overall it was a strong first show and hosts Mark Healey and Mike Silva are going at it again tonight at 6pm.

If you get a chance, be sure to tune in as they have an interesting show planned. Among the guests include the first DH in MLB history, Ron Blomberg, who will talk about his book “Designated Hebrew” (that’s NOT a joke, it’s a real book and Ron wrote it with help from longtime baseball writer Dan Schlossberg). In addition, Marty Appel will be talking about HIS upcoming book about former Yankee great Thurman Munson — who some of you know is my all-time favorite player (how could a diehard Mets fan also love a Yankee? if you never saw Thurm play then you wouldn’t understand).

The show will be broadcast live at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant (that’s where they get the name!) at 6pm on BlogTalkRadio. But if you can’t tune in then, no biggie — you can download the show anytime afterward and listen to it at your leisure (that’s what I usually do).

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.