In part one of a two-part episode, sportswriter Jesse Spector shares his path to a national column at Sporting News, discusses his new life as a freelancer for FanRag and a million other outlets, and cuts an incredible heel promo on St. Louis pizza.
We made it to 50 episodes! I wanted to celebrate the golden milestone of The Mike Janela Show with a very special guest, so I called on the guy with whom I’ve created the most content in my career: Bluepper!
That would be Seth Foster, the producer/director/technical director of my old show Padres Social Hour. We put out almost 150 hours worth of shows together, so this episode was a perfect chance to have a reunion, talk about his new life in Seattle, and relive our San Diego glory days.
He grew up 30 miles from Philadelphia and now covers the Phillies for the city’s two main papers. Matt Gelb talks about life on the beat, taking a year off to cover crimes and courts, and picks the second-best Phillies player of all-time.