Sports & Recreation

Big Head Pod with Kevin Mench

Ever wondered what major leaguers talk about behind the scenes? Join Former Texas Ranger/ MLB Outfielder Kevin Mench on his new show, Big Head Pod. He is joined each week by one of his big league friends where they go unfiltered and swap analysis of the current game and stories about their time spent on MLB rosters. Kevin has a big head, a big personality, and big show that we are excited to bring to you on the DUB Network.

Jeremy Gauna

He's an actor and a representative of the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma - and Mench says he's also the fastest man he knows! Hear Jeremy's story in this episode.

Kip Gross

Kip Gross had a non-traditional path to the major leagues. And he uses that unique perspective when he coaches kids today. Hear his story in this episode.

Happy Hour at Herman Marshall

Mench is joined by his Dub teammates Craig Ludwig (Suds with Luds), Derek Harper (Harp's Court) and Julie Dobbs (The Mom Game) at the new Herman Marshall facility in Wylie, TX.

Brandon Puffer

Puff and Mench used to go head-to-head against each other on the diamond. But Puffer's biggest battles were off the field. Hear his amazing story in this episode.

Victor Rojas

Victor Rojas spent some time playing in the minor leagues, but he is best known as a broadcaster. First with the Texas Rangers, then MLB Network then the Los Angeles Angels. He is now the president and General Manager of the Frisco Rough Riders.

Herman Marshall Whiskey

It's a sponsor with benefits edition of the Big Head Pod - the men behind Herman Marshall Whiskey join the show talking about their rich history and their big plans for the future.

Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz played for the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers. He was later named a hitting coach for the Rangers and is now with the Red Sox. He's also on the coaching staff for the Dominican Republic in this year's World Baseball Classic.

Mark McLemore

The "SuperSub" himself joins the pod talking about his 19-year MLB career, how he became so effective at multiple positions, and the post-game career he's carved for himself with the Texas Rangers.

Morgan Wade

Morgan Wade (the professional BMX rider NOT the country singer) joins the show talking about his X Games successes and his most gruesome accident on the bike.

Ruben Amaro, Jr

Hit the road with former player and General Manager and current voice of the Philadelphia Phillies Ruben Amaro, Jr.

A Very DUB'd Christmas

It's a Christmas miracle! All the DUB hosts: Nate Newton, Isiah Stanback, Craig Ludwig, Kevin Mench and Derek Harper together in studio all at the same time. Emily somehow corrals all the nonsense.

Mike Bacsik

Mike Bacsik pitched for four Major League teams including the Indians, Mets, Rangers and Nationals. Here, he chats with Mench about the mentality of pitching and how much has changed from even his time in the League.

Chad Allen

Chad Allen spent 7 years in the Major Leagues playing for the Twins, Indians, Mariners and the Rangers. He also spent a year in Japan and played for the US National Team in the 1996 summer Olympics.

Kameron Loe

Kameron Loe pitched in the Majors, in Japan and in Mexico. But clearly, his most memorable time in baseball was as a teammate of Mench!

Darrell Evans

Darrell Evans played 21 seasons in the League for three different teams. He played for some legendary managers and with some legendary players. Are his career stats good enough for the Hall of Fame? Evans and Mench make a case.

Scott Spiezio

Scott Spiezio is a two-time World Series champion ver his 10+ years in the Majors. But his post-playing life took a dark turn. Find out how Spiezio was able to overcome his demons and start a new life.

Ellis Valentine

The former major leaguer opens up about how he overcame his demons to live a better life.

John Hirschbeck

John Hirschbeck was a Major League umpire for more than 30 years. So he's dealt with all kinds of issues on the field. His biggest challenge was losing both his sons to a genetic disease. Hear how he coped with that unimaginable loss and how happy he is to welcome his newborn grandson into the world.

Denver Morris & MVP

Denver Morris is a combat veteran who had a hard time transitioning back into civilian life. Like so many, he turned to booze and drugs. His life was going nowhere fast, until he met former professional athlete Nate Boyer. Together, they've helped so many former soldiers and athletes get their lives back together. Their inspirational story is now a movie called "MVP" There is an upcoming showing of the movie in Dallas. For more details go here:

Doug Mientkiewicz

The former major leaguer is game to talk about anything.... but when you start brining up analytics and its use in baseball evaluation and training, look out!

Matt Kinsey

Sgt. Matt Kinsey lost his leg when he stepped on a landmine while deployed to Afghanistan. Now he plays for the newest version of America's Team: The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. Hear his inspirational story in this episode.

David Van Sleet

David Van Sleet started a softball league for Wounded Warriors that has taken off nationwide. Hear his amazing story in this episode.

Shea Hillenbrand

a professional athlete's physical condition makes headlines, but what about their mental health? Former major leaguer Shea Hillenbrand wants to change the stigma around mental health and bring awareness to a serious issue.

Orlando Hudson

The former major league second baseman is now in player development with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the most important aspect of this episode is actually seeing Hudson in all his glory!

Bob File

Former MLB pitcher Bob file doesn't hold back when comparing today's game to when he played.

Chris Michalak

The former major league pitcher and current coach talks with Mench about how much input minor leaguers should have in collective bargaining. Plus, the two have some great minor league stories as you can imagine.

Gregg Zaun

If you really want to know what's going on on the diamond, ask a catcher. Gregg Zaun joins the show and doesn't hold back on his opinions on the state of today's game.

Ken Harvey

The former Kansas City Royal joins the show.

Rafael Palmeiro

The former Ranger and Oriole - and member of the 500 HR/3,000 Hits Club - joins Kevin to chat about playing in the first night game at Wrigley Field and how veteran players teach the new kids when they come up.

John Rocker

Never a dull moment with former MLB pitcher John Rocker as the guest. Hear about his playing days, his dabble into reality TV and marvel at the still picture used for his "phone" graphic.

Mike Adams

Mench sits down with former MLB pitcher (and current neighbor) Mike Adams to chat about the philosophy of pitching and the mentality of coming out of the bullpen in a high-pressure point of the game.

Jeff Frye

Former baseball pro Jeff Frye joins the show (along with special co-host Mike Rhyner) to talk about the origins of #SheGone Nation plus everything wrong with online baseball instruction.

Michael Young

Kevin Mench leads off his new podcast with the one and only Michael Young. The former teammates talk about their time together on the Texas Rangers, life on the road and what it's like now as a baseball dad.