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  • Writer's picturePaul Semendinger

Dr. Sem on the Baseball and BBQ Podcast

April 19, 2023


I was recently a guest on the Baseball and BBQ podcast.

Click on the image below the description to hear the program.

We have a baseball guest, Dr. Paul Semendinger, a barbecue guest, Christie Vanover, and a rant from Jeff. Those three things make for a very entertaining episode.

Dr. Paul Semendinger was leading a double life, one as an educator with a career that culminated in his last position as an elementary school principal, from which he recently retired. The other is as an author of several books and as the Editor-in-Chief and writer for his New York Yankees news and opinion blog, Start Spreading the News His latest project is Roy White: From Compton to the Bronx which he co-authored with Roy White. The stories from Roy White, former New York Yankees left fielder, are wonderful and Paul was the perfect person to help get them on paper and into a book. Even the story of how Paul got the opportunity to assist Roy with telling these stories is an entertaining classic. Dr. Semendinger is a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA). Go to for more information on Dr. Paul Semendinger.

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lekor adams
lekor adams
Mar 19

Dr. Sem's recent appearance on the Baseball and BBQ Podcast was a home run, blending the worlds of sports and culinary arts with an engaging dialogue that captivated listeners. Delving into the intricacies of Argentinian BBQ, or Argentine Asado, Dr. Sem illuminated the cultural significance and culinary techniques that make this style unique. Highlighting the importance of choosing the right cuts of meat and mastering the flame, he brought the exclusive Argentine grill experience to life, echoing the passion and precision found in both baseball and BBQ. His insights not only educated listeners on the art of Argentinian BBQ but also inspired them to explore this culinary tradition further, possibly by seeking out guides, recipes, and reviews from specialized blogs…

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