Now running over at Germany-based heinnews is episode three in the “Taking the Charge” podcast series. In this gabfest, David Hein and yours truly feature an interview with Dana Beszczynski, a key behind-the-scenes player in two sports: The expatriate is involved in the youth program of Austrian Bundesliga team Allianz Swans Gmuden and heads up umpire training and baseball organization throughout the Continent – all in all, quite an interesting figure.

Other topics under the microscope include:

● Euroleague qualifiers – and another BallinEurope jinx handed to Unics Kazan;

● Kobe Bryant’s much-ballyhooed “It’s my team” comments; and

● possible fallout from Bayern Munich’s sacking of Dirk Bauermann.

Enjoy and tune in next week for more from Dave and Davis!

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