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The Adam Jones Podcast

Hosted by former Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones and long-time Baltimore sports personality Jerry Coleman, The Adam Jones Podcast from The Baltimore Banner gives you Adam’s weekly take on Baltimore sports and beyond.

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Recent Episodes of The Adam Jones Podcast


Craig Kimbrel won’t say he was snubbed from All-Star Game

Craig Kimbrel won’t say he was snubbed from All-Star Game

Despite putting up strong first-half numbers, Orioles closer Craig Kimbrel was not added to the American League’s All-Star roster. But the 36-year-old is just happy for the players who did make the team. On the latest episode of The Adam Jones Podcast, Kimbrel joins co-hosts Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to discuss his unwavering confidence (0:55), what he’s learned from the O’s young guys (2:05), his time with the Phillies (5:45), his ever-growing list of accomplishments (8:40), whether he was snubbed from the All-Star Game (15:03), changing organizations and cities frequently (18:07), reinventing himself (19:57) and dealing with managers (29:43). Then, Orioles beat writer Danielle Allent...

Episode 79 11 July 2024 55m and 25s


What Buck Showalter loves about the 2024 Orioles

What Buck Showalter loves about the 2024 Orioles

Buck Showalter oversaw the last run of great Orioles teams, guiding his team to the playoffs three times in a five-year span from 2012-16. Now that the veteran skipper is on the other side, can he appreciate what the O’s have accomplished over the last two seasons?   On the latest episode of The Adam Jones Podcast, Showalter joins Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to talk about the state of today’s game (3:03), managing superstars (7:20), incorporating analytics (8:52), MLB draft strategy (12:25), this year’s O’s team (15:25), ejections (26:49), working under John Angelos and George Steinbrenner (32:35), the pitch timer (38:13) and more.   Then Adam and J...

Episode 78 4 July 2024 1h, 4m and 55s


Does Gunnar Henderson see another Orioles-Yankees rivalry developing?

Does Gunnar Henderson see another Orioles-Yankees rivalry developing?

The Orioles made a statement in New York last week, taking two of three from their divisional opponent in a heated series. Now that both teams are peaking at the same time, is this rivalry heating back up?   Orioles star Gunnar Henderson joins Adam and Jerry Coleman to discuss how he avoided the sophomore slump (2:05), the budding rivalry with the Yankees (6:00), becoming the team’s everyday shortstop (14:05), dealing with the spotlight (18:00), the possibility of a home run derby appearance (21:05), learning from Cal Ripken Jr. (22:55) and transforming into a leader (26:25).   Then, Adam and Jerry discuss whether the Orioles will trade for anot...

Episode 77 27 June 2024 58m and 31s


Rudy Gay on growing up in Baltimore, choosing UConn over Maryland and rooting for the Orioles

Rudy Gay on growing up in Baltimore, choosing UConn over Maryland and rooting for the Orioles

Rudy Gay, who attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Md., grew up in Baltimore, and even as he left for the University of Connecticut and the NBA, he never let the city leave him.   Gay joins Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to discuss his days as a high school player (1:14), his decision to go to UConn (5:50), taking the leap to go pro (7:50), changes in college basketball (10:02), his toughest opponent to defend (23:57), his friendship with Carmelo Anthony (26:05), his memories of the late Kobe Bryan (27:07), the growth of the WNBA (29:10), his Orioles fandom (33:08) and more.   Then, Adam and Jerry talk about th...

Episode 76 20 June 2024 56m and 51s


John Harbaugh on what he learned from AFC championship loss

John Harbaugh on what he learned from AFC championship loss

Entering his 17th season in Baltimore, head coach John Harbaugh is the second-longest tenured head coach in the NFL, behind only Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin. How does the Ravens’ head man stay ahead of the curve after all these years?   Harbaugh joins Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to discuss avoiding burnout (1:36), managing the salary cap (5:05), the AFC championship game loss (7:25), the addition of running back Derrick Henry (10:28) and the Harbaugh Coaching Academy (12:37). Then the trio talk baseball (26:36), the Tom Brady roast (28:49), John’s relationship with Orioles general manager Mike Elias (36:07) and the evolution of quarterback Lamar Jackson (40:12).   Finally, Adam and Jerry ch...

Episode 75 13 June 2024 1h, 4m and 39s


Gregg Olson evaluates Craig Kimbrel and the 2024 Orioles

Gregg Olson evaluates Craig Kimbrel and the 2024 Orioles

Orioles Hall of Famer Gregg Olson registered six stellar seasons at the back end of Baltimore’s bullpen, compiling 160 saves with the club. Now a broadcaster, Olson gets an up-close view of the 2024 team and legendary closer Craig Kimbrel.   On the latest episode of The Adam Jones Podcast, Olson joins Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to chat about his impressions of the current group of Orioles (1:07), the impact of having a true ace (2:56), Kimbrel’s season so far (5:51), the evolution of the closer role (7:22), Tommy John surgery (9:48), the best closers ever (14:00), Ángel Hernández (18:10), policing baseball (15:57) and more. Then Adam’s son Aug...

Episode 74 6 June 2024 51m and 37s


Best interview moments, rain delays and robo umps

Best interview moments, rain delays and robo umps

What a year it’s been – and we’re only five months in.   Hosts Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman relive some of their favorite moments of Season 3, including interviews with Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (1:03), former big leaguer Matt Holliday (4:03), Orioles pitcher Corbin Burnes (8:24), Padres third baseman Manny Machado (11:00). Then they discuss rain delays in baseball (25:06) and the possibility of robotic umpires (28:59).

Episode 73 30 May 2024 41m and 35s


Kyle Stowers can’t wait to drink from the Orioles’ Hydration Station

Kyle Stowers can’t wait to drink from the Orioles’ Hydration Station

Orioles outfielder Kyle Stowers might not garner as many headlines as his All-Star teammates, but the 26-year-old is ready to make an impact in his third big league stint.   Stowers joins Adam Jones and Jerry Coleman to talk about his strong spring training (0:55), the O’s strong minor league depth (2:34), his pregame routine (3:30), his playing time in Baltimore (4:45), his personality (7:27), the possibility of a trade (19:45) and more.   Then they talk about Gunnar Henderson’s strong sophomore season (24:22) and the difficulty of playing professional baseball (31:30).

Episode 72 23 May 2024 45m and 6s


Sideline reporter Lisa Salters still loves Baltimore

Sideline reporter Lisa Salters still loves Baltimore

Long-time sideline reporter Lisa Salters may have left Baltimore, but Baltimore hasn’t left her.   On this week’s episode of The Adam Jones Podcast, Salters discusses her ties to Charm City, dating back to her days as a reporter for WBAL-TV (0:50). She also talks about her background in news (21:48) and the “Cold War” brewing between the NFL and NBA (24:16). Then, Adam and Jerry are joined by Orioles columnist Jon Meoli (36:23) in their “For the Birds” segment to talk about Baltimore’s top prospects and success at the major league level.

Episode 71 16 May 2024 1h, 3m and 51s


Does Heston Kjerstad have anything to prove?

Does Heston Kjerstad have anything to prove?

On this week’s episode, Orioles outfielder Heston Kjerstad joins former Orioles All-Star Adam Jones and broadcaster Jerry Coleman to talk about what he has to do to stay in the big leagues (1:04), the notable difference in this year’s version of the Orioles compared to last year’s (5:40), his opinion of how Jackson Holliday handled being sent down (7:13), taking the Hydration Station on the road and his rookie duties (12:38), his thoughts on Orioles owner David Rubenstein (16:05) and what he wants to prove at the Big League level (17:15).   And later in the show, Jones and Coleman recap the Orioles Hall of Fame...

Episode 70 9 May 2024 54m and 13s

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