Strike Zone with St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis

St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis
St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis

Strike Zone with George Tsamis is a weekly show that will air each Monday during the American Association League season. This gives fans the opportunity to ask questions of the St. Paul Saints Skipper and hear his insights into the Saints, baseball, sports, and even life in general.

Fans can ask the Saints Skipper questions by sending an email to AskGeorge@MinorLeagueSportsReport.com by Friday at noon of that week. Those questions are submitted to George on Friday evening and answered during the taping of our program on Sunday. If you miss the Friday deadline, we will simply include your questions in next week’s show.

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Season 2 – March 16, 2017

In this week’s episode George discusses some team updates with us, he shares his thoughts on Adrian Peterson being released by the Vikings, and the Skipper gives a 22-year-old a dose of reality. This and much more…

Season 2 – February 3, 2017

In this episode George gives us his Super Bowl prediction, he talks about the retirement of Vinny DiFazio, and is a woman worth dating if she doesn’t like Chick-Filet? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – January 4, 2017

In this episode George provides team updates, he reflects on the season, and the Skipper talks some NFL with us. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – September 6, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the first round playoff matchup, he shares with us if he thinks the Vikings are done, and would George make a good congressman? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – August 31, 2016

In this week’s episode George talks about the slump of his team, he explains why Tim Tebow would make a perfect Saint, and which bobblehead would George choose? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – August 24, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the numerous transactions the Saints have made in the last few days, he talks about the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and George shares his enthusiasm about the return of the Black List? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – August 5, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the All-Star Game, he talks about the performance of Dan Johnson in Lincoln, and George answers the age old question – Ginger or Maryanne? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – July 24, 2016

In this week’s episode George talks about the five members of his team selected to the American Association All-Star Game, the rise of the Winnnipeg Goldeyes, and he helps a young man who is a little concerned about his relationship. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – July 17, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the performance of Gene Escat, he discusses the job his rotation is doing, and what is George’s favorite ice cream? This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – July 13, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the hot streak of Alonzo Harris, he discusses the performance of his bullpen, and George supports a really smart husband. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – July 6, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the challenges of building a team, he shares some Fourth of July memories, and are Mark Hamburger and Maxx Garrett the next Abbott and Costello?. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – June 26, 2016

In this week’s episode George provides team updates, he answers fan questions about the Saints, and what was George’s response to Ole Sheldon getting ejected?. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – June 20, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the great performance of his bullpen of late, he shares some baseball tips, and George talks about growing his hair to play Mark Hamburger. This and much more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – June 12, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses the hitting streak of Tony Thomas, he shares some baseball tips, and George explains why marital troubles lead to slumps. This and more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – June 5, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses team updates with us, he talks about the challenges with his bullpen, and George provides some advice to a dad who needs help with his teenage daughter. This and more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – May 29, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses team updates with us, he discusses baseball etiquette and bean balls, and George helps a young couple make a special anniversary moment. This and more on Strike Zone.

Season 2 – May 22, 2016

In this week’s episode George discusses team updates including who will be the Game 5 starter on Monday, he talks about Mark Hamburger’s unusual stance, and what was George’s response to the season finale of Blacklist? This and more on Strike Zone.

Week 50 – May 18, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the tough decisions he had to make to finalize his roster, he gives his baseball insights to us, and who does have better hair? This and much more…

Week 49 – May 10, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George gives us some insights into Spring Training, he shares team updates, and how does George feel about Axel Rose fronting AC/DC? This and much more…

Week 48 – May 4, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George provides team updates, he shares his excitement about spring training beginning, and he gives some advice to a frustrated mom. This and much more…

Week 47 – April 27, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about his recent signings, he shares his thoughts on flipping off fans, and what is Goerge’s favorite Prince song? This and much more…

Week 46 – April 20, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about his recent signings, he talks a little baseball with us, and does George really think Liz is Dead? This and much more…

Week 45 – April 12, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about his recent signings, he shares his baseball insights, and what did he think of Vinny DiFazio’s impersonation of the President? This and much more…

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Week 44 – April 5, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George gives us some updates on his team, he talks some baseball with us, and was Kerry Ligtenberg a better pitcher than George? This and much more…

Week 43 – March 28, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks the signing of two left-handers, he talks baseball with us, and what twists he expect on the Blacklist? This and much more…

Week 42 – March 21, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about what he misses from Midway Stadium, who he thinks was the best manager at arguing, and if he thinks RGIII’s career is over if he joins the Browns? This and much more…

Week 41 – March 14, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about losing three of his starters to Mexico, the signing of Nate Hanson, he gives his take on bat flipping, and how does George suggest breaking in a new glove? This and much more…

Week 40 – March 8, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks provides information on some important team signings, he talks a little baseball with us, and gives his thoughts on Peyton Manning’s retirement. This and much more…

Week 39 – February 29, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about Anthony Phillips’ performance in the World Baseball Classic, he talks a little baseball with us, and would George celebrate an anniversary at Chick Filet? This and much more…

Week 38 – February 26, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the signing of Tony Thomas, he discusses Pete Rose Jr. being named the manager in Wichita, and what would George do if he was on the Rob Gronkowski cruise? This and much more…

Week 37 – February 16, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George provides some baseball insights, he gives his take on the Patriots being named the favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl, and he discusses what it is like to work for Bill Murray and Mike Veeck. This and much more…

Week 36 – February 8, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George gives us his take on the Super Bowl, he updates his view on the Pro Bowl, and he talks about what it would be like to be on a team that looks to be tanking. This and much more…

Week 35 – February 1, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George gives his final words on the Super Bowl, he shares his favorite Super Bowl commercial of all-time, and talks a little baseball. This and much more…

Week 34 – January, 25, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the signing of Anthony Phillips by the Angels, he gives us his first Super Bowl prediction, and he shares his thoughts on Kevin Hooper joining the San Diego Padres organization. This and much more…

Week 33 – January, 19, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the signing of Vinny DiFazio by the Dodgers and how that will affect the Saints, he gives his playoff picks, and a mom gets some advice from George. This and much more…

Week 32 – January, 11, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the disappointing Vikings loss, the signing of Angelo Songco by the Dodgers, and what would George do if he won the lottery? This and much more..

Week 31 – January, 4, 2016

This week on Strike Zone, George gives us his take on the Vikings, he answers some questions about finding players and building his team, and we talk a little NFL This and much more..

Week 30 – December 28, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George gives us his take on the Vikings, he answers some questions about finding players and building his team, and we talk a little NFL This and much more..

Week 29 – December 21, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the resigning of Alonzo Harris, the childness of Odell Beckham, and why is George happy there is no snow? This and much more..

Week 28 – December 15, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the resigning of Robert Coe, he talks a little football with us, and who is the smartest person on his staff? This and much more..

Week 27 – December 7, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the resigning of shortstop Anthony Phillips, he talks some NFL with us, and would George really bean Rob? This and much more..

Week 26 – December 1, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George talks about the resigning of Willie Argo, he answers some questions about the resigning of Vinny DiFazio and he talks a little NFL with us. This and much more…

Week 25 – November 23, 2015

This week on Strike Zone, George tells us us about an important resigning, he gives us some NFL updates, and how many pitches would George have to throw before Rob finally hit one. This and much more…
Note: We had a little issue with the phone connection during the show. We apologize for this.

Week 24 – November 16, 2015

This week on Strike Zone George updates us on the American Association schedule, he talks about his team, what’s going on in MLB and he talks a little football with us. This and much more…
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Week 23 – November 9, 2015

This week on Strike Zone George updates us on the American Association schedule, he shares his insights on this past week’s NFL action, and he talks with us about happenings in MLB. This and much more…

Week 22 – November 2, 2015

In this week’s episode George talks about his insights on an incredible World Series This and much more…

Week 21 – October 26, 2015

In this week’s episode George discusses the latest moves of the Saints, he provides his World Series insights, and he talks a little NFL with us. This and much more…

Week 20 – October 19, 2015

In the October 19 show, George talks a little baseball and football with us, we learn a bit about what he thought of that the controversial play in the Texas-Toronto series, and what he thinks is going on with Peyton Manning. This and more on Strike Zone.

Week 19 – October 12, 2015

In the October 5 show, George talks a little baseball and football with us, and we learn his insights on the oddities of MLB so far this post-season. This and more on Strike Zone.

Week 18 – Playoff Preview – October 5, 2015

In the October 5 show, George updates us on what has happened in the off-season to this point, he recaps the season for us, and the Skipper talks a little playoff baseball with us. This and more on Strike Zone.

Week 15 – Playoff Preview – September 8, 2015

In the September 8 show, George talks about the post-season and discusses how he determined his playoff rotation. We learn what George thinks of Tom Brady, and how he thinks the other American Association playoff series might go. This and more on Strike Zone.

Week 14 – August 31, 2015

In the August 31 show, George talks about the crazy trade deadline and fills us in on the moves the club made prior to the deadline passing. We also learn about injuries, George’s belief in the Cubs, and what he is doing to prepare for the playoffs. This and much more….

Week 13 – August 24, 2015

In the August 24 show, George talks about a personal milestone he reached last week, we learn about roster moves the club has made, who George believes has done the best job managing in the American Association this season, and what George really thinks of Rob. This and much more…

Week 12 – August 16, 2015

In the August 16 show, George gives us an update on injuries, he answers a series of questions about winning the North Division and preparing for the playoffs, and we learn if a fan ever tried to run onto the field to kiss George. This and much more…

Week 11 – August 9, 2015

In the August 9 show, George gives us an update on injuries, he talks about who he believes will reach the Super Bowl, what he thinks of the Toronto Blue Jays moves, and why he thinks Dustin Crenshaw is having so much success, plus much more. Check out the show…

Week 10 – August 2, 2015

In the August 2 show, George gives us an update on injuries, he talks about trades in the Major Leagues, we learn about his splitter, and he tell us about what he would do if he could change the NFL. Check out the show…

Week 9 – July 26, 2015

In the July 26th show, George gives us an update on injuries, he talks about the recent struggles of the bullpen, he tells us how many hot dogs he could eat in a Hot Dog Eating Contest, and we learn who he thinks would win a pillow fight between Dan Kaczrowski and Mitch Elliot. Check out the show…

Week 8 – July 20, 2015

In the July 20th show, George gives us his take players going to their former arch enemies, the challenges of keeping his team winning, and whether he thinks Donald Trump should shut up. Check out the show…

Not all questions that are submitted will be discussed. While George is open to answering most questions, those that are deemed inappropriate will be discarded.

Week 7 – July 14, 2015

In the July 14th show, George gives us his take on tantrums in the dugout, his favorite players to watch pitch in today’s game, and much more. Check out the show…

Week 6 – July 5, 2015

In the July 5th edition of Strike Zone, George shares with us his pet peeves in baseball, he provides an update on moves by the team, and has some interesting anecdotes to share.

Week 5 – June 29, 2015

In the June 29 edition of Strike Zone we get an update on St. Paul Saints injuries, including Steve Nikorak, learn about George’s out pitch when he played, and find out how the Skipper feels about impressions of him.

Week 4 – June 21, 2015

In the June 21 edition of Strike Zone we learn get some updates on the health of the St. Paul Saints, tips to watch out for the health of your youngster, and George tells the story of how he was once punched by Michael Jordan.

Week 3 – June 14, 2015

In the June 14 edition of Strike Zone, manager George Tsamis answers questions related to his assessment of the Saints so far, managerial tips, and we learn a little about the manager’s childhood.

 

Week 2 – June 7, 2015

The June 7th show covers such topics as the fast start by the St. Paul Saints, ways to improve your strength as a pitcher, George’s World Series prediction, and someone looking for a date with the St. Paul Saints manager.

Week 1 – May 31, 2015

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