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Ross “Mad Dog” Stripling | Episode 6 | Blue Heaven Podcast

This week in Blue Heaven, FRG opens with a monologue in recognition of Adrián Beltré, the one that got away.

Soon after, Kevin and FRG discuss some Dodgers Nation Twitter poll results before welcoming 16-year MLB veteran Jerry Hairston Jr onto the show to discuss “Boss” Ross Stripling, Max Muncy, and… Lebron James? You’re not going to want to miss this one.

Listen here!

Next, the winner of last week’s Blue Heaven giveaway is announced, along with the question for next week’s giveaway, be sure to check that out!

And finally, the conclusion of our sit down with Fred Claire, former Dodgers general manager.

In part two, we discuss:

  • The set of circumstances that led to the signing of Kirk Gibson
  • The trade for Randy Johnson that never was
  • How Jody Reed basically caused the trade of Pedro Martinez
  • Grooming five consecutive rookies of the year
  • How Fox cost Dodgers’ fans not only Mike Piazza, but the managing career of Mike Scioscia
  • And finally the full scoop on the 2nd annual Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic

Plus, an added bonus of Fred’s best Vin Scully story.

We urge you to please visit for information related to the Second Annual Fred Claire Celebrity Golf Classic. All proceeds go to the great cause that is the City of Hope.


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-Music credit to

FRG is @realFRG on Twitter and Instagram

“Join your Blue Heaven hosts, Clint (FRG) and Kevin, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We share the opinions of our 750,000+ fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!”

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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