Lansing Lugnuts

The business side of Lansing Lugnuts baseball

Sep 23, 2016
Crosstown Showdown photo
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With the end of the minor league baseball season, things are slowing down at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing. We talk with Lugnuts general manager Nick Grueser about the 2016 season and what's already being planned for next year.


Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, has transformed its field into an 18-hole miniature golf course for the week. The turf was installed in 2005 and will be replaced come next baseball season. What better way to say goodbye to the old real-estate than to play a little golf?

Current Sports | 9/22/16 | #786

Sep 22, 2016
pistol photo
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MSU Hall of Fame Ceremony, Washington Redskins, Lansing Mini Golf, Sam Silverstein, Throwback Thursday and Colin Kaepernick.


The 10th annual Crosstown Showdown took place on Tuesday evening at Cooley Law School Stadium between the Lansing Lugnuts and the MSU baseball team. The meeting was a make-up due to poor weather back in the Spring. 

Current Sports | 9/7/16 | #775

Sep 7, 2016
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Football Rankings, UM Standing, Michigan State Football, Jake Boss Jr., Crosstown Showdown and Ezekiel Elliott.

Current Sports | 9/6/16 | #774

Sep 6, 2016
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Michigan State Football Recap, Crosstown Showdown, Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Michigan Football, Jay Sarkar, MSU Soccer, and DeJuan Jones.

Current Sports | 8/15/16 | #763

Aug 15, 2016

Rio Olympics Recap, Cheating in the Olympics, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, and Lansing Lugnuts.

Current Sports | 6/2/16 | #714

Jun 2, 2016
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NBA Finals, Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers Pitching, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Lansing Lugnuts, and Throwback Thursday.

Current Sports | 4/5/16 | #674

Apr 5, 2016
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Final Four, March Madness, Villanova Wildcats, UNC Tar Heels, Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, Detroit Tigers, Aerial Powers, and Deshaun Tate.

Current Sports #509 | July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

Michigan Football, The Home Run Derby, Grading the Tigers (Woods and Detroit), Chase De Jong and Steve Blake.


Current Sports #495 | June 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Athletes battling cancer, Pete Rose's gambling as a player, ESPN's dubious college football Future Power Rankings, Top Five Tuesday and so much more!

Current Sports #493 | June 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015

U.S. Open leaderboard, Draymond Green's future, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler talks Lugnuts and Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame, Reflection Friday

Current Sports #449 | April 10, 2015

Apr 10, 2015

The week is coming to a close but the Detroit Red Wings' streak of 24 consecutive playoff appearances is not. The Red Wings clinched a birth again despite losing last night, and Al elaborates on Hockey Town's amazing feat. Also, tune in to find out who is looking like the new Tiger Woods with his performance in the Masters, and does Tiger have anything left in the tank? Finally, Al invites Kelli  Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU Vice President of Community and Business Development, on to talk about the Lansing Lugnuts. Enjoy your weekend!

Current Sports #447 | April 8, 2015

Apr 9, 2015

  Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play announcer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler stops into the WKAR studios to preview the upcoming season and look back on the history of the standout Lugnuts players. Al also touches on the University of Michigan spring football game and predicts the playoff chances of the Detroit Red Wings.

Current Sports #313 | September 5, 2014

Sep 5, 2014

Al and Alex preview the  big Michigan State football game tomorrow against Oregon, and are all over the opening night of NFL football. Later, Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play announcer Jesse Goldberg-Strassler recaps the season and talks about the upcoming high school football game tonight with Portland and Owosso. To close the show, Al and Alex give their picks for the weekend.