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An MLB player-hosted show featuring World Series champion Eric Hosmer, 12-year veteran Peter Moylan, and renowned Process & Development Coach Justin Su'a, 'Diggin' Deep' goes beyond the field with an intimate look into the experiences of elite athletes across all sports. The show extends beyond athletic achievements to include conversations with key figures in sports business, entertainment, and culture, providing a comprehensive view of the professional sports landscape.

This podcast is an entertaining and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the complexities of athletic excellence, mental and physical preparation, and insights into sports and business, with lessons that resonate with fans, aspiring athletes, and professionals alike.
19 Episodes
Eric Hosmer, Anthony Seratelli, and Justin Su'a sit down with former MLB pitcher, Peter Moylan for an incredible journey through his life and career. From humble beginnings in Australia to the bright lights of Major League Baseball, by way of the World Baseball Classic, Peter Moylan's story is one of resilience, adaptability, and unyielding passion for the game.He's a "glue guy". A glue guy is a player on a team who contributes to the team's success in ways that don't always get noticed. They might not score the most points or play the most minutes, but they do the little things, and have a personality, that keep the team together.Listeners will hear about Peter's unusual road to the big leagues, that started in 1996 for a short 2 years before being released, and sent back to Australia where he would work as a pool plumber, fabric salesman, security systems salesman, pharmaceutical rep and working countless odd jobs before his remarkable return to professional baseball after a significant hiatus.Peter's big break came in 2006 after returning to the mound for the World Baseball Classic, finding his grove with a 96 mph fastball in his sidearm delivery. He would go on to play a 12 year career in MLB which sent him to the Braves, Dodgers, back to the Braves, Royals, then back yet again to the Braves.Join us as Peter Moylan shares his unfiltered experiences, the highs and lows of his career, and the incredible stories that shaped him into the man he is today- a broadcast professional for Ballys Sports covering the Atlanta Braves and one of our mainstay hosts here on the Diggin' Deep Podcast. This episode is packed with insights, laughter, and a testament to the power of perseverance and adaptability.HostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanAnthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelliInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast
Special guests Kacie Hosmer (formerly McDonnell, Eric’s wife) and Mike Moustakas (2015 World Series champ, Eric’s former teammate) join this Father’s Day special episode where they open up about the profound impact family has on their lives and baseball careers. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas share how becoming fathers transformed their perspectives, helping them to leave the stresses of the field at the stadium, and focus on the joy their children bring when they walk through their door at home. They discuss the vital support their spouses provide, often balancing the incredible demands of the game while maintaining a positive home environment.Kacie offers unique insights into the life of a baseball spouse, reflecting on the challenges and triumphs that come with constant moves and the unpredictability of professional sports. The trio discusses how their deep bonds and mutual support were crucial during their time with the Kansas City Royals, contributing to the team’s World Series success. Host Justin Su'a contributes to the conversation as a father himself, involved in sports business, and raising his kids who are in the entertainment business, emphasizing the importance of communication and mental resilience in maintaining strong family relationships amidst the chaos of a professional sports career. This episode is a celebration of family, teamwork, and the extraordinary strength it takes to thrive both on and off the field.Mike Moustakas recounts the moment of being traded mid-season from the Rockies to the Angels, leaving his wife Stephanie to manage their four children and pack up their life. Eric Hosmer shares the chaos of moving from Boston to Chicago while Kacie was pregnant (after being traded from the Red Sox to the Cubs, highlighting the incredible support she provided. Kacie reflects on the challenges of transitioning from a young girlfriend in Kansas City to Eric's fiancé in San Diego with the Padres, emphasizing the importance of the friendships and support networks formed along the way. Justin Su'a contributes by sharing a poignant story about a player who found his performance greatly improved by watching videos of his kids before games, underscoring the power of family to provide perspective and motivation. These personal anecdotes bring to life the unique challenges and rewards of balancing family with a professional sports career, and humanizing professional baseball players seen competing on TV.GuestKacie Hosmer / @kaciehosmerHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaMike Moustakas /Interact with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma
Join MLB pitcher Dallas Keuchel and sports broadcaster Kelly Nash as they unveil the layers of emotional support and leadership that shape the world of professional sports, and their marriage, in this episode of the Diggin' Deep Podcast. Dallas, known for his strategic prowess on the mound and his journey through various major league teams, and Kelly, celebrated for her insightful sports reporting and her candid exploration of personal challenges, engage in a deep dig into the emotional aspects of sports careers. The conversation spans personal anecdotes, shared vulnerabilities, and the supportive roles that friends and colleagues play behind the scenes, offering listeners a rare glimpse into the personal lives that pulsate behind public personas.Kelly discusses her initial fears of public speaking, recounting a particularly nerve-wracking experience of speaking at a wedding, which highlights the supportive roles that friends and colleagues often play behind the scenes in each other’s professional lives. This personal anecdote serves as a springboard into a broader discussion about the psychological aspects of sports and media careers, where public personas often mask private vulnerabilities.The episode further explores the dynamics of teamwork and camaraderie, with Dallas providing insights into the transitions between teams within MLB and how these movements affect personal and team dynamics. He reflects on the sense of brotherhood that develops, sometimes instantaneously, when players support each other through the highs and lows of their careers, emphasizing the familial bonds that transcend the competitive nature of sports.Anecdotes from Dallas about his career, including humorous and challenging moments, paint a vivid picture of the life of a professional athlete. He shares stories from the mound, the locker room, and beyond, offering listeners an insider’s view of the MLB world. These stories not only entertain but also offer lessons on resilience, adaptability, and the importance of maintaining a positive outlook despite challenges.The discussion concludes with a thoughtful exploration of mental health and emotional well-being, topics that are increasingly recognized as critical components of professional success in sports. Dallas and Kelly discuss strategies for managing stress and anxiety, especially in high-pressure environments, and the importance of mental health resources and support systems in professional sports.This episode of Diggin' Deep is a compelling blend of humor, heart, and wisdom, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of the personal challenges and triumphs of those in the sports world. It’s a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersections of sports, psychology, and personal growth.GuestsDallas Keuchel / @kidkeuchy60Kelly Nash / @kellynashHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok...
We sit down with MLB player, Kansas City Royals World Series Champ, Mike Moustakas. Moustakas shares candid stories from his career, illustrating how he and his teammates find humor even in the toughest situations. Moustakas, along with co-hosts Eric Hosmer and Anthony Seratelli, reminisces about their time as minor league teammates with the Kansas City Royals. They share fond memories of winning minor league championships and the strong bonds they formed during those formative years. The trio reflects on how their shared experiences in the minor leagues laid the foundation for their major league careers; and the unique chemistry and unwavering determination that set the 2015 Royals apart. The collective shares insights on how the Kansas City Royals meticulously built a World Series-winning team. They discuss the Royals' approach to player development, emphasizing the importance of cultivating talent within their minor league system. They highlight the Royals' commitment to nurturing a winning culture and instilling a relentless work ethic from the ground up. The trio also talks about the strategic decisions and leadership of Dayton Moore, that brought the right mix of veterans and young players together, ultimately creating a cohesive unit capable of achieving greatness on the biggest stage.The conversation also touches on the camaraderie within the team, where players rely on each other’s families for comfort and support. Through these personal anecdotes, Moustakas paints a vivid picture of life beyond the diamond, where humor and family play crucial roles in navigating the ups and downs of a professional sports career. Additionally, Moustakas talks about the significance of creating a family of his own, and the unwavering support they provide, emphasizing how both humor and family have been crucial in navigating the ups and downs of professional sports. GuestMike Moustakas /HostsEric Hosmer /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @hosmer305⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin Su'a /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @justinsua⁠⁠⁠⁠Peter Moylan /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @petermoylan⁠⁠⁠⁠Anthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelliInteract with the Diggin' Deep Crew on:⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠⁠ Advertising & Partnership inquiries: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠a⁠⁠⁠ MoonBall Media⁠⁠⁠ Podcast
In this Memorial Day special episode, Hosmer, Sua and Moylan are joined by Dr. Josh Appel, a former US Air Force Pararescue Jumper and current VA physician. From his unexpected journey as a high diver in a German amusement park to his harrowing rescue mission during Operation Red Wings, Josh shares incredible stories of resilience, teamwork, and leadership. Listen in as they discuss the significance of "the Murph" CrossFit workout, the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, and the importance of mentorship for young men today.Josh tells the story of how he amplified the Murph CrossFit workout in honor of fallen Navy SEAL, Lieutenant Michael Murphy, transforming it into a national Memorial Day tradition to honor fallen heroes. He recounts his personal connection to Lt. Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL behind the workout, and how he initiated the movement that now sees thousands participating worldwide, from local gyms to military bases in active conflict zones. This episode is a testament to the power of perseverance and the impact of service. Tune in for an inspiring conversation that transcends the baseball diamond and reaches into the heart of what it means to serve and lead.GuestJosh Appel M.D. / former USA Air Force Pararescueman, now chief of emergency medicine for the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care SystemHostsEric Hosmer /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @hosmer305⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin Su'a /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @justinsua⁠⁠⁠⁠Peter Moylan /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @petermoylan⁠⁠⁠⁠Interact with the Diggin' Deep Crew on:⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠⁠ Advertising & Partnership inquiries: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠a⁠⁠⁠ MoonBall Media⁠⁠⁠ Podcast
In this episode we turn the spotlight on one of our hosts, Justin Su'a. Justin is a renowned Process & Development Coach for elite professional athletes (previously known to organizations as a "mental performance coach".) Su'a shares his inspiring journey from dreaming about a career focused on improving athletes performance, to making it a reality. Justin opens up about a pivotal moment when his wife’s candid words, “You’re all talk,” spurred him into action, pushing him to pursue his passion for mental performance coaching.We dive into the core values that drive Justin's philosophy, as he reflects on his unique career path, including his early aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player, influenced by his father’s remarkable story of joining the BYU baseball team without prior experience. Justin’s journey is a testament to resilience, hard work, and the power of having a supportive inner circle.Anthony Seratelli and Eric Hosmer co-host the discussion, offering their insights on the mental aspects of professional sports from the player perspective. They highlight the significant impact of mental conditioning on and off the field, sharing personal anecdotes about trust, overcoming failures, and maintaining a positive mindset amidst challenges. The episode also touches on the evolving role of mental performance coaches in sports teams and the delicate balance between mental health and performance optimization.Finally, Justin shares a personal and harrowing story of experiencing a collapsed lung, underscoring the importance of resilience and a strong support system. This episode is a deep dive into the intricate interplay between mental fortitude, personal growth, and professional success, providing valuable insights for athletes and non-athletes alike.HostsEric Hosmer /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @hosmer305⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin Su'a /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @justinsua⁠⁠⁠⁠ (featured story)Anthony Seratelli /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @anthony_seratelliInteract with the Diggin' Deep Crew on:⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Twitter⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠TikTok⁠⁠⁠ Advertising & Partnership inquiries: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠a⁠⁠⁠ MoonBall Media⁠⁠⁠ Podcast
World Series Champion catcher, and beloved KC Royal, Salvador Perez, known affectionately as “Salvy”, joins the Diggin' Deep Podcast with former teammates Eric Hosmer & Anthony Seratelli, along with Process & Development Coach, Justin Su’a and 12-year MLB veteran pitcher, Peter Moylan.  Salvy provides a heartfelt and genuine look into the life and challenges of a Major League Baseball catcher. The conversation picks up with light-hearted banter that shows the long-standing friendship Eric Hosmer has kept with his World Series teammate; a bond so strong he refers to Salvy as his brother.  Salvy’s easy-going nature shines through, which belies the depth of his experience and the respect he commands on and off the field. This conversation reveals not just his journey but the personal connections and friendships he's developed throughout his career, emphasizing the importance of relationships in a competitive sport.Salvy humbly discusses being a team leader, sharing candid anecdotes about his role as a captain; including the moment Mike Sweeney surprised him in a team meeting with a “C” for captain on his jersey, even after Salvy expressed his respectful declination to publicly display such an honor, out of the humbleness in his heart. He talks about the responsibilities of guiding younger players and how he balances respect and authority without distancing himself. This part of the discussion provides an inside look at the dynamics of a clubhouse and the leadership qualities that are valued in sports. It’s an insightful peek into how a seasoned player like Salvy views his role and his impact on team morale and performance.The episode explores Salvy’s personal growth and the cultural challenges he faced arriving in the U.S. from Venezuela at a young age. He talks about the initial difficulties in communication and how he overcame these barriers, eventually becoming a pivotal figure not only within his team but also in the Kansas City community. His story is a testament to the resilience and adaptability required to succeed in MLB, making it a compelling listen for fans and aspiring athletes alike. This narrative arc from a young, hopeful immigrant to a seasoned Major League Baseball team captain offers a profound commentary on the American Dream as lived in the world of professional sports.GuestSalvador Perez /⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠@salvadorp13⁠HostsEric Hosmer /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @hosmer305⁠⁠⁠⁠Justin Su'a /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @justinsua⁠⁠⁠⁠Peter Moylan /⁠⁠⁠⁠ @petermoylan⁠⁠⁠⁠Anthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelliInteract with the Diggin' Deep Crew on:⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠ /
6’8” ace pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tyler Glasnow, joins Eric Hosmer and the Diggin’ Deep crew to discuss his journey in major league baseball and the mental aspects of being a big league pitcher. Tyler opens up about the unique opportunity he has with the Dodgers, a team packed with star-studded talent and potential.Glasnow shares stories from his experiences on different teams, reflecting on the broader aspects of life as a professional athlete that resonate with anyone who appreciates the behind-the-scenes dynamics of sports, including personal aspects of playing at the professional level, sharing insights into his mental and physical preparation for games. He stresses the significance of staying present and not taking his position for granted, given the intense expectations and pressures that come with his role. His candid nature comes through vividly as he discusses the lighter moments with the Diggin’ guys, including a humorous comment about his nervousness before starts.  Glasnow reveals the psychological aspects of pitching, including how he handles high-pressure situations and the importance of mental health. His open discussion about the anxiety associated with performances provides a relatable and humanizing view of athletes often seen only as sports figures.The conversation wraps up with Tyler expressing gratitude for the support from fans and teammates, highlighting the camaraderie and support system within the Dodgers. He leaves listeners with a sense of his commitment to the sport and his eagerness to contribute to what could be a memorable season for the team. This episode gives fans a closer look at one of baseball’s top pitching talents and his thoughtful approach to life on and off the mound.  This broader appeal provides insights not just into baseball, but into professional growth and personal adaptability, making it a must-watch for enthusiasts of sports narratives and personal development.GuestTyler Glasnow / @glasnowtHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast
Step into the world of baseball mentorship with Mike Sweeney.  Once a legendary Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, Mike now devotes himself to the nuances of guiding young athletes towards excellence on and off the field. With host Eric Hosmer, a former Royal himself, they explore poignant stories of Mike's journey as both a mentor and a former player, highlighting the deep connections he has fostered within the Kansas City Royals organization and beyond. From emotional tales of his interactions with budding stars to reflections on his own role models, Mike sheds light on the transformative power of mentorship. This episode offers an intimate look at the legacy left by a devoted player who transitioned into a guiding force for the next generation, underscoring the profound impact of leadership in sports. Tune in to hear how Mike Sweeney’s dedication to nurturing young talent has crafted a lasting impact on the lives of many athletes, illustrating the enduring influence of a true mentor in the world of baseball.Sweeney shares a deeply personal story about his son, MJ, which is sure to resonate with anyone who understands the trials and triumphs of pursuing a passion, or being a parent to someone who is. Mike opens up about MJ’s journey through the competitive world of baseball, from high expectations and draft day decisions to unexpected setbacks that test both skill and spirit. The story highlights not only the challenges faced by young athletes but also the role of a parent in guiding and supporting their child through highs and lows. Mike’s recounting of how he helped MJ navigate these pivotal moments is a compelling narrative of resilience and paternal love, offering invaluable insights into the balancing act of fostering talent while ensuring the child's joy in the game remains intact.During the episode, Justin Su'a and Peter Moylan enrich the conversation with their unique perspectives and experiences, bringing layers of depth to the dialogue with Mike Sweeney. Justin, with his expertise in mental performance coaching, delves into the psychological aspects of mentorship and leadership, offering practical advice and insightful reflections on maintaining mental resilience in professional sports. Peter Moylan, with his affable demeanor and years of experience in the clubhouse, shares anecdotes and wisdom on the importance of team dynamics and camaraderie, providing a lively counterpoint to the discussion on mentorship. Together, they complement Mike’s stories with broader insights on the mental and emotional demands faced by athletes, making the conversation a holistic exploration of life in baseball.Tune in to discover how Sweeney’s mentorship extends beyond the field, touching the hearts of his family and players alike.GuestMike Sweeney /@mikesweeney2929HostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries: a...
Fernando Tatis & Jurickson Profar join the DDP crew for a truly unique discussion that allows a candid listen to on-field and off-field topics as they chat with hosts Eric Hosmer, Peter Moylan, and Justin Su'a. Tatis & Profar peel back the curtains on the life of major league players, and tell stories from their days with Hoz as teammates on the San Diego Padres. The conversation kicks off with Tatis, Profar, and Hosmer discussing the misinterpretations and pressures of traditional media, sharing personal anecdotes that reveal the human side of baseball's sparkling exterior.During the discussion, Fernando Tatis Jr. talked about how actions and words are often misconstrued by fans and the media. Tatis shared a personal anecdote related to a particular incident where his interaction with Hosmer in the dugout was taken out of context, which sparked a flurry of media speculation and fan reactions. Both Hosmer & Tatis expressed the frustration of being misunderstood and the challenges of managing public perception when every word can be amplified or twisted. This discussion highlighted the pressures that come with being in the spotlight and the constant scrutiny players face from the media.The dialogue digs deeper as they explore the importance of clubhouse chemistry, with Profar highlighted as the quintessential 'glue guy,' whose humor and leadership keep spirits high. From the pressures of meeting performance expectations to adapting to new positions and roles within the team, Tatis and Profar open up about the mental and physical demands of the game. Hosmer and Pete discussed the integral role Profar plays in maintaining team chemistry, highlighting his ability to lighten the mood with humor while also addressing necessary tough conversations without creating conflicts. "Profar has a way of saying it in a funny way to where a guy's not going to get mad about it." This part of the discussion revealed the essential yet often under appreciated aspects of team dynamics in Major League Baseball.This episode is a treasure trove of insights, showcasing how players navigate the complexities of professional baseball, from dealing with media backlash to evolving with the game's tactical shifts. Whether discussing the impact of new MLB rules or reflecting on personal growth and team dynamics, this conversation offers an unfiltered glimpse into the dedication and resilience required at the highest levels of baseball.Tune in for a candid discussion that not only celebrates the triumphs but also embraces the trials of baseball's finest. This is more than just baseball; it's a lesson in teamwork, adaptation, and the relentless pursuit of greatness. Join Hosmer, Moylan, Su'a, Tatis, and Profar for an authentic take on the journey through the highs and lows of Major League Baseball.-------Fernando Tatis Jr.@tatisFernando Tatis Jr., the electrifying Right fielder for the San Diego Padres, embodies the excitement of modern baseball. Making his mark since his 2019 debut, Tatis Jr. has consistently dazzled fans with his remarkable athleticism and powerful hitting.Jurickson Profar@profarjuricksonJurickson Profar, the versatile Outfielder for the San Diego Padres, brings a wealth of experience and skill to the team. With his dynamic playstyle and clutch performances, Profar has solidified his role as a...
In this fitness-focused episode of Diggin' Deep, Eric Hosmer, Anthony Seratelli, and Justin Su'a sit down with renowned strength and conditioning coach Eric Cressey, President and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance. Cressey, known for his revolutionary approaches to training athletes, shares insights from his tenure with both amateur and professional sports figures, including his current role as the Director of Player Health and Performance for the New York Yankees.Eric Cressey's reputation as a top strength and conditioning coach is exemplified by the elite roster of athletes who train under his guidance at Cressey Sports Performance, including MLB stars like Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, and Max Scherzer. His facility is renowned for its ability to attract and develop top talent, offering cutting-edge training methods that cater to the unique needs of high-caliber athletes from the professional and Olympic levels.The discussion kicks off with Cressey's background in Kinesiology, detailing his scientific approach to athlete development and injury prevention. Cressey emphasizes the importance of individualized workout regimes that cater specifically to the needs of each athlete, a philosophy that has placed him at the forefront of sports performance training.Listeners will gain a behind-the-scenes look at how Cressey manages to keep over 100 professional baseball players in top condition during the off-season and the cutting-edge techniques CSP employs to enhance player performance comprehensively. Cressey also delves into his role with the Yankees, highlighting his strategies for maintaining player health throughout the grueling MLB season.The episode doesn't shy away from Cressey's personal achievements either, noting his record-breaking powerlifting career which underscores his deep understanding of physical fitness and strength training. Eric also shares his involvement in research, published works, and his contributions as a speaker on the international stage, which have helped shape the standards in strength and conditioning.As the conversation unfolds, Cressey offers invaluable advice for up-and-coming athletes and coaches, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in the mechanics of high-level sports performance and the science that drives it. Join Hoz, Telli, and Su'a as they explore the mind and methodologies of one of the most influential figures in sports conditioning today.GuestEric Cressey / @ericcresseyHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaAnthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelliInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries:
In this episode we sit down with Brice Butler, whose athletic prowess has taken him from the high-octane world of the NFL to the serene greens and fairways of golf courses around the globe. Butler, originally known as the former USC/San Deigo State alum who has played wide receiver for the Cowboys, Dolphins and Raiders, now channels his competitive spirit into becoming a golf influencer, sharing his journey of improvement and discovery in the sport. With a YouTube channel dedicated to his golfing adventures, Brice is playing prestigious courses worldwide, like Augusta National, all while navigating the challenges and joys of learning a new sport.This conversation digs deeper into Brice's transition from football to golf, exploring the mental and physical parallels between the two sports, and how skills in one can translate to success in the other. We also get a glimpse into the unique world of golf culture through Brice's eyes, including his experiences with the sport's etiquette, the welcoming (and sometimes not-so-welcoming) golf communities, and how he's leveraging media to reshape the narrative around golf for a new generation. Our chat with Brice goes beyond just a career change; it's about finding new passions and the drive to excel in them. He shares insights on the mental shift from team sports to the solitary challenges of golf, the cultural nuances of both worlds, and his approach to mastering a game that's as much about patience as precision. Brice's story is one of exploration and enjoyment in sports, reflecting on what it means to compete with oneself and how an athlete's discipline transcends the field. Join us as Brice shares personal stories from both his NFL career and his current golfing escapades, offering insights into the discipline, dedication, and passion required to excel in any athletic endeavor. Tune in to hear about Butler's journey from gridiron glory to golfing growth, all through his eyes.Brice ButlerBrice's YouTube / Brice's Instagram / Brice's Twitter Bio: a former NFL wide receiver, drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC and San Diego State. Now, Brice has a 30k subscriber and growing YouTube ChannelHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanInteract with the Diggin' Deep crew on:Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / TikTok Advertising & Partnership inquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media...
Join hosts Eric Hosmer, Peter Moylan & Justin Su'a as they dig deeper into the heart and mind of Kansas City Royals shining star, Bobby Witt Jr. This episode offers a special blend of vulnerability, triumph, and the unwavering spirit of a young pro athlete navigating the pressures and pleasures of Major League Baseball. The 23 year-old Witt Jr has made pre-season headlines with his early 11-year $288 million contract extension with the Royals. With a massive contract and high expectations for a player his age, it's easy to see Bobby is built for pressure; he shares his gratitude and growth mindset, showcasing a refreshing personality that impresses the Diggin' Deep crew.Bobby opens up about how he manages the complexities of communication as it relates to family and baseball, highlighting his special relationship with his father; a former Major League Baseball player himself.  BWJ shares the nuanced challenges of maintaining positivity amidst professional ups and downs, and the crucial conversations that have shaped his mental approach to baseball and life. Hoz, Su’a & Moyland explore Witt Jr.'s remarkable ability to distill wisdom from both victories and setbacks, his dedication to mental fitness, and how friendships with icons like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes have influenced his career and personal growth.Listeners will get an unseen view into the world of this rising MLB star, from the throes of performance pressures to the sweet victories that define a budding legacy. Witt Jr.'s candid reflections on leadership, the importance of family support, and his unique perspective on life on and off of the field make this episode a must-listen for anyone fascinated by the intersection of young professional baseball players, mental toughness, and the pursuit of greatness.GuestBobby Witt Jr / @bwitter7Bio: Shortstop for the Kansas City Royals. He was selected second overall by the Royals in the 2019 MLB draft and made his MLB debut in 2022.  Recently signed an 11 year contract extension as a 23 year old.HostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan / @petermoylanFollow Diggin' Deep on Instagraminquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast
Dig Deep into the art of coaching and leadership in baseball in a discussion with two of the most respected MLB coaches in the game- LA Angels Manager, Ron Washington, and his trusted third base coach, Eric Young Sr; both former MLB players themselves, Wash and EY get right into an enthusiastic and fun conversation with former World Series Champion, and host, Eric Hosmer, Process & Development Coach, Justin Su'a, and 12-year MLB Veteran and media personality, Peter Moylan.Wash shares his perspective on accountability and its crucial role in player development, emphasizing the importance of genuine leadership in building a winning culture. He details the importance of accountability in coaching, illustrating how acknowledging one's limits and seeking answers can foster mutual respect and growth between coaches and players.Eric Young Sr. discusses the evolution of baseball wisdom, highlighting how adaptability and understanding individual player needs are key to fostering team spirit and growth.Both Wash and EY stress the significance of leadership that extends beyond baseball strategies to include personal growth, team cohesion, and the development of a winning mindset.  They reflect on their roles as mentors in the sport, underscoring the responsibility of seasoned players and coaches to pass down their knowledge and wisdom, thus ensuring the continued growth and success of baseball.Effective leadership involves more than just directing others; it's about inspiring, guiding, and supporting individuals to achieve their best, applicable in any group or organization.  The episode underscores the critical role of open and genuine communication between coaches and players in building trust, understanding, and a cohesive team dynamic.Listen in as hosts Eric Hosmer, Justin Su’a, and Peter Moylan eagerly ask Wash and EY all of these themes, frameworks, and processes that make Wash and EY two of the most respected legendary leaders in the game of baseball.Ron Washington BioFormer MLB infielder and manager, known for his tenure with the Texas Rangers.Led the Rangers to two consecutive World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.Renowned for his expertise in infield defense and his player-focused coaching style.Currently serves as a coach, bringing decades of experience in player development and team leadership.As a player: Los Angeles Dodgers (1977), Minnesota Twins (1981–1986), Baltimore Orioles (1987), Cleveland Indians (1988), Houston Astros (1989–1990)As a coach: New York Mets (Infield and Third Base Coach, 1997–2002), Oakland Athletics (Third Base Coach, 1996, 2003–2006), Atlanta Braves (Third Base Coach, 2017–2023)As a Manager: Texas Rangers (Manager, 2007–2014), Los Angeles Angels (2024)Eric Young Sr BioFormer MLB outfielder and 2nd baseman with a career spanning from 1992 to 2006, known for his speed and base-stealing abilities.1996 National League stolen base leader and All-Star.After retiring as a player, transitioned into coaching, focusing on base running and outfield defense.Respected for his mentorship of young players and his insightful approach to coaching and player development.As player: Los Angeles Dodgers (1992), Colorado Rockies (1993–1997), Los Angeles Dodgers (1997–1999), Chicago Cubs (2000–2001), Milwaukee Brewers (2002–2003), San Francisco Giants (2003), Texas Rangers (2004), San Diego Padres (2005–2006), Texas Rangers (2006)As coach: Arizona Diamondbacks (2010–2012), Colorado Rockies (2014–2016), Atlanta Braves (2018–2023), Los...
San Diego Padres star Manny Machado and retired MLB player Yonder Alonso, both Miami-bred standouts, sit down with Eric Hosmer, Justin Su’a and Peter Moylan for an in-depth personal conversation about the brotherhood of professional baseball, and how it’s shaped their careers.  These MLB stars share stories and the unspoken bonds of the game, as their discussion ventures into the realms of friendship, the sanctity of the game, and the personal journeys that define an athlete's career.Manny Machado recounts journey to the big leagues and encounters with baseball legends. Eric Hosmer and Yonder Alonso open up about the challenges and hilarity of parenting, revealing a side of professional athletes seldom seen by fans. From the camaraderie in the clubhouse to the unique paths they've navigated in the MLB, their stories are a testament to the deep connections formed through the love of the game.Machado discusses the small, but elite circle of Jordan brand athletes in baseball, shedding light on the figures who inspired his path to greatness; even revealing an unheard of new Nike baseball cleat design created by Machado himself. Yonder Alonso offers a glimpse into the life of a player beyond the ballpark, discussing fatherhood and the balance between professional commitments and personal life.  He reveals the funny moment he knew it was time for retirement, which golf fans will surely appreciate.The boys from the 305, Dade County, detail the cultural significance of baseball with a focus on the vibrant baseball scene in Miami. This episode highlights the essence of mentorship within the sport, celebrating the legacy of veteran players and the unwritten traditions passed down to the new generation, touching on the heritage and culture that shape players from diverse backgrounds. Discover the impact of mentorship, the evolution of their careers, and the legacy they aspire to leave for future generations.Justin Su'a, known for his expertise in mental performance coaching, enriches the dialogue with insights on the mental fortitude required in sports, shedding light on the critical importance of psychological resilience.Diggin’ Deep is more than just a baseball podcast; it's a heartfelt journey into the experiences that shape some of the game's most respected figures. Whether you're a lifelong baseball fan or someone drawn to compelling narratives of determination and legacy, this episode promises to captivate and inspire. Join Hoz, Su'a, and Moylan as they invite you into the intimate and profound world shared by Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso, offering a perspective of baseball that goes far beyond the game itself.Manny Machado BioBorn & raised in Miami, FL with Dominican heritageDrafted 3rd overall in 2010 by Baltimore Orioles6x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove, Platinum Glove, Silver SluggerBaltimore Orioles (2012-2018), Los Angeles Dodgers (2018), San Diego Padres (2019-present)Ownership Group of San Diego FC soccer teamMarried to Yainee, Yonder Alonso’s sisterYonder Alonso BioBorn in Havana, CubaPlayed college ball at University of MiamiDrafted 7th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in 20081st Baseman; All-Star (2017)Cincinnati Reds (2010-2011, San Diego Padres (2012-2015), Oakland Athletics (2016-2017), Seattle Mariners (2017), Cleveland Indians (2018), Chicago White Sox (2019), Colorado Rockers (2019)Currently an analyst at the MLB NetworkAlonso’s sister is married to Manny MachadoHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaPeter Moylan /a...
In an emotionally driven episode, Hoz and Su'a welcome George Lombard Sr. for what becomes a deeply personal conversation that transcends the realm of baseball. Lombard Sr. is currently the Detroit Tigers Bench Coach, former first base coach of the World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020, a former player himself, and a former high school All-American in football.Lombard opens up about raw moments from his childhood and the indelible impact of his mother’s legacy. Tragically losing his mother in a car accident when he was just ten, Lombard reflects on the purposeful life of Posy Lombard as a freedom fighter on the front lines of the civil rights movement, leaving behind a 300-page dossier compiled by the FBI. Lombard, growing up in a biracial family, with a mother from an affluent white background in the Northeast and a father from a segregated black community in Atlanta, shares the complexity and beauty of his heritage.Lombard's storytelling takes a heartfelt turn as he shares memories of his mother, whose life was a beacon of change and whose spirit continues to inspire him. This episode not only sheds light on the personal trials and triumphs of a baseball professional, but also honors the extraordinary woman who shaped him. Coach Lombard shares uplifting anecdotes about his family, including the exciting journey of his son, who was recently selected as a 1st round draft pick by the New York Yankees, and imparts his philosophy on parenting athletes, mixed with a dose of humor through a memorable story involving Chase Utley and Yasiel Puig.This episode is a must-listen not only for baseball enthusiasts but for anyone captivated by stories of resilience, family, and the profound influence of a parent's legacy on their children's lives. Join Hoz and Su’a  with George Lombard as he invites us into his world, revealing the depth of character behind the Tigers Bench Coach that will have you seeking out Coach Lombard when the Tigers are on TV.George Lombard Sr BioName: George Paul Lombard Sr.Born: September 14, 1975, in Atlanta, GeorgiaRole: Major League Baseball coach and former pro playerCurrent Position: Bench Coach for the Detroit Tigers (2023–present)MLB Debut: September 4, 1998, for the Atlanta BravesLast MLB Appearance: October 1, 2006 for the Washington NationalsTeams Played For:Atlanta Braves (1998–2000)Detroit Tigers (2002)Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2003)Washington Nationals (2006)Career Highlights:World Series champion (2020, Los Angeles Dodgers 1st Base Coach)First baseball player to hit a homer in China during MLB series in 2008 Draft: 2nd round selection by the Atlanta Braves in the 1994 MLB draftAll American running back in high schoolPersonal:Mother, Posy Lombard, was a noted white civil rights activist and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Grandfather taught at Harvard for 41 years and was former senior dean and professor of human relationsSon, George Jr, was drafted 1st overall by the New York Yankees in the 2023 MLB DraftHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaGuest: Jon Jay / @georgelombardsrFollow...
Baseball's Mr. 305, Miami native Jon Jay, joins Eric Hosmer & Justin Su'a to talk Jay's baseball career, his welcoming attitude toward South Florida MLB players, his family's impact on his work ethic, his transition from player to coach, and diving head first into business endeavors including investing in a tequila company.Hoz details how Jay lead by example to be one of the most respected players and opponents, especially ones grown in Miami. Expect a funny animated short created from one of Hoz's stories from this episode. Can you guess which one?Su'a digs deeper to find correlations between Jay's baseball career and his business endeavors. John Jay's BioName: Jonathan Henry JayBorn: March 15, 1985, in Miami, FloridaRole: Professional baseball coach and former outfielderCurrent Position: First base coach for the Miami Marlins (2023–present)MLB Debut: April 26, 2010, for the St. Louis CardinalsLast MLB Appearance: May 12, 2021, for the Los Angeles AngelsTeams Played For:St. Louis Cardinals (2010–2015)San Diego Padres (2016)Chicago Cubs (2017)Kansas City Royals (2018)Arizona Diamondbacks (2018, 2020)Chicago White Sox (2019)Los Angeles Angels (2021)Career Highlights:World Series champion (2011)Third highest modern-day career fielding percentage for a center fielder at .996College: University of Miami (Miami Hurricanes)Draft: 2nd round selection (74th overall) by the Cardinals in the 2006 MLB draftPersonal:Born to Cuban immigrant parents, involved in community and charity workInvestor & Entrepreneur; Lo Siento TequilaHostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaGuest: Jon Jay / @jonjayuFollow Diggin' Deep on Instagraminquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast
In Episode 2, Hosmer and Su'a welcome Rachel Balkovec, one of the female faces of MLB that's paving the way for women in the game; Balkovec, the first female manager in minor league baseball as a Head Coach for the Yankees minor league affiliate Tampa Tarpons, and current Director of Player Development for the Miami Marlins, shares her grit-filled professional journey, from sending in her first resume (disguising her real name), her awkward first day on the job, and how she developed the technical tools to be effective in the analytical side of being a hitting coach in modern day baseball; all having a truly unique and inspiring story that comes with it.  Hoz shares how Rachel's impact on the game directly impacts his own family, as Su'a digs deep into the Balkovec mindset that finds Rachel rising through the ranks of America's Favorite Pastime.  The trio poke fun at each other with usual baseball banter and share laughs around topics like the newly added "pitch clock" rule and potential rule additions like the auto zone.  The episode ends with powerful messages from both Balkovec and Hosmer.  To Balkovec, respect is earned, not given. And if you're not sea in this episode she'll show you why the Diggin' Deep crew is rooting for Rachel on her journey to being a GM.HostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaGuest: Rachel Balkovec / @rachel.balkovecinquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast
In DDP's premiere episode, World Series champion Eric Hosmer announces his retirement after 13 seasons in Major League Baseball.  Hosmer also holds 4 Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, and a World Baseball Classic championship with team USA.  Additionally, Hosmer reveals his next chapter, as he teams up with his former minor league Kansas City Royals teammate, Anthony Seratelli, to launch an MLB player-owned media company focused on authentic sports storytelling; from podcasts to original unscripted documentaries, MoonBall Media is ready to hit the ground running. The duo are joined by Justin Su'a, a renowned Process & Development Coach familiar with big league clubhouses and NFL sidelines, as a former mental skills sharpener for organizations like the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Browns, and WWE.  Su'a will be a mainstay on the show alongside Hosmer.This first episode of Diggin' Deep delves into the the decision behind Hosmer's farewell to baseball, how he linked up with Su'a, and some stories from Hosmer and Seratelli's playing days.The first episode discusses some big names in MLB, like Salvador Perez, and NFL, like Saquon Barkley of the New York, the mental aspect of journeying through the MLB system, and Justin Su'a's approach to working with elite athletes across the sports spectrum.HostsEric Hosmer / @hosmer305Justin Su'a / @justinsuaAnthony Seratelli / @anthony_seratelliinquiries: diggindeep@moonballmedia.coma MoonBall Media Podcast