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Marlins Barbecue Episode 24: Joe Frisaro (Man On Second Baseball)

Veteran reporter Joe Frisaro makes his long-awaited Fish Stripes podcast debut and details what’s next for his career.

This show’s special guest needs no introduction. From 2002 through the 2020 season, Joe Frisaro was’s Miami Marlins beat reporter. He’s been through all the highs and lows, and he’s not done yet. Alex Contreras and Ely Sussman spoke with Frisaro about notable Marlins players past and present, the always-evolving sports media industry, his favorite foods to grill and everything he’s trying to accomplish with his new website, Man On Second Baseball (MO2).

Enjoy Episode 24!

Frisaro’s coverage in 2021 will include amateur baseball, the minor leagues and other MLB teams, but the Marlins remain a high priority for him. Read up on what he has written recently about Trevor Rogers, Brad Hand and Luis Castillo, and subscribe to MOB’s YouTube channel.

His successor, Christina De Nicola, joined us on the podcast in January.

Follow Joe (@JoeFrisaro), Man On Second Baseball (@ManOn2nd), Alex (@TheRealACoN), Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) and Ely (@RealEly) on Twitter. Full coverage here at

Fish Stripes is ranked by Feedspot as the world’s No. 2 Miami Marlins podcast (trailing only the pod that’s produced by the franchise itself). Our programs include The Offishial Show, Marlins Barbecue, Earning Their Stripes and Big Hall Talk. All new episodes are posted to You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.