The Productive Outs PRODcast

(0:00-3:30) The open

(4:27-9:20) The musical guest: BABY BOY. Buy 2015 here

(9:20-14:47) The Pipin'-Hot Take of the Week: Mat Latos, Kind of a Dick.

(15:30-35:45) We Read from the Electronic Mail Sac 

(36:20-56:10) The Baseball Blather

  • Sam & Ben are running an independent baseball team this summer -- The Sonoma Stompers

  • MONCADA to BoSOX (Jerry Remy will pronounce his name “YORN MAWNCAWDER”)

  • Pitchers and catchers report! Beat writers are taking horrible photos.

  • Didja hear? A-Rod’s back!

  • BJ Upton is changing his name to Melvin

  • John Axford’s Oscar predictions – 18 for 18 in 2014.  How'd he fare in 2015?

(56:10-1:01:11) The Old School Player of the Week: WARREN BRUSSTAR

Gaze upon his holy visage. 

Brusstar played nine seasons with the Phillies, White Sox and Cubs as a reliever. 28-16, w/ a 3.51 ERA, 14 saves, 1.360 WHIP. He was drafted four (!) times, has an incredible merm, a 70-grade scowl, 70-grade DADHAT, and a serious plustache.

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Welllllll... this one is a littl rough around the edges, like a feral cat or a fringe-y prospect. But hang with it and we're sure you'll see the upside. Behold, it's PRODcast 101: The Other One with Woj!

 

0:00-2:50 -- The open

3:15-7:10 -- The musical guest: Title Fight. Buy HYPERVIEW here.  

7:10-13:45 -- The pipin' hot take: Leave college baseball's balls alone

14:20-24:00 -- Your emails

24:00-54:25 -- Jason Wojciehowski, co-editor of the Baseball Prospectus Annual, A’s ESPN Sweet Spot Blogger, co-host of the Back Of The Bullpen podcast, Lawyer, owner of several ties.

55:00-1:13:38 Baseball blather! 

  • Medium-Sized Regular Season Game James to the Padres

  • The Tigers are hurting; luckily for them they plat in the worst division in baseball

  • Josh Hamilton is Josh Hamiltoning the shit out of his stay with the Halos

  • 54-year-old Julio Franco to player-coach a semi-pro team in Japan 

  • Yoan Moncada is like Yasiel Puig times Yoenis Cespedes and your team probably isn't going to get him

1:14:10-1:17:10 -- Not Jose Mota's Skymall Item of the Week: An exclsuive of the Productive Outs PRODcast. This week: The Giant Male Silverback Gorilla Statue

1:17:10-1:20:30   -- The Old-School Player of the Week: Nino Espinosa

 

80 DADHAT, 80 AFRO, 70 STACHE, ZERO FUCKS GIVEN

RHP - 8 years in the bigs with the Mets, Phillies and Blue Jays from 1974 to 1981. Career record of 44-55, ERA of 4.17, WHIP of 1.362. Comps: Bob Milacki and John Lannan.

 

THANKS FER LISSNIN'! 

Direct download: PRODcast_101_-_The_Other_One_with_Woj.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37 AM

The long-awaited, moderately outated, almost certainly hated PRODcast 100 for your earholes!

We're shooting for a shorter, tighter show in 2015 and this here's the maiden voyage. It goes like this: 

(0:00-3:50) The intro!

(4:23-7:50) The musical guest: STURGILL SIMPSON. Buy "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music" here

(7:50-13:30) The Pipin' Hot Take: Rob Manfred's proposal to outlaw the shift. 

(13:10-32:05) Your emails.

(32:45-57:03) The baseball blather:

  • The Cubes' moves

  • The Padres' overhaul

  • The A’s fire sale and subsequent rebuild

  • Astros land Gattis, move Fowler, look (dare we say … ) good?

  • Scherzer to the Nats

(57:40-1:03:00) Ask a Musician: Should a band attempt to continue once it's lost a founding member/frontperson?

(1:03:00-1:08:40) We are joined by a Very Special Guest!

(1:08:40-1:13:03) Wherein we profess our love for Rowland Office and bid you a fond farewell. 

Please subscribe on iTunes and stitcher, and rate and review us! Thanks for your kind indulgence. 

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99! That's one less than 100. So ot long until we both get hired by major league clubs. This is gonna be great! 

But first, here's Manny's finest hour:

And the box score for same -- no error assessed on the play!

Today's show goes like this:

- Open (0:00-6:35)

- Emails (7:30-25:50)

- Musical guest: Run the Jewels. Buy Run the Jewels 2 here. (26:33-29:50)

- The baseball stuff: (29:50-55:20)

  • Gaints win Wurld Serious
  • THE HOT STOVE! (It ain’t hot, unless you're Michael Cuddyer or Vinnie Freakin' Pestano)

  • Pablo wants a six-year deal! LOL.

    The Japan Series! Nobody cares, but we'll all watch anyway. 

  • Jose Abreu wins AL ROY, Yakub derGraum wins NL

- Musical advice (56:15-1:05:20)

  • Is mayonnaise an instrument? No, but...
  • Tips for long-distance music-making

- Ideating on PRODcast 100, and we solicit your input (1:05:20-1:07:10)

Bye now!

Direct download: PRODcast_99_-_Manny_Being_Manny.mp3
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OMG it's the Whirled Serious Preview Edition! Yahoo Seriou starts tomorrow, or maybe it's already over! We have no way of knowing when you're reading this!

- Open (0:00-6:20)

- Emails (7:00-21:35)

- Musical guest: BAPTISTS. Buy "Bloodmines" here. (25:05-29:15) 

- Human guest: Rany Jazayerli of Rany on the Royals et c. (29:15-51:25)

- Based ball topics! 51:53-1:17:00)

  • The BCS (Basedball Championshop Series) starts tomorrow. Which would you rather eat, burritos or BBQ?
  • No, seriously. This is going to be awesome. 
  • Predictions?
  • Front office stuff: Matheny, Donnie, Chili

- Only two more episodes to 100. Which of us will get hired by an MLB club first?

Direct download: PRODcast_98_-_Onelki_Garcias_Stupid_Hat.mp3
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Hello, ladies. 

 

- Open (0:00-6:50)

- Emails (7:35-20:45)

- Musical guest: OBLITERATIONS. Buy "Poison Everything" here.(21:23-24:15)

 - The baseball talk (24:15-55:35)

  • NLCS - GAINTS & CRADS are battling
  • ALCS - Royals continue to win in exciting fashion
  • That #JABO broadcast: ehh?
  • Andrew Friedman to the Dodgers: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
  • Chip Hale is the DBacks’ new overlord: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
  • Ep. 111 of the 99% Invisible Podcast on Rooting for Laundry & The Story of Stirrups

- Musical advice: What does a tech actually do? (with bonus boner talk!) (56:20-1:12:45)

Direct download: PRODcast_97_-_Joe_Beimel_Punk_Rock_Fan.mp3
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It's Championshp Series time! Can you feel the excitement? NO?? Well, hopefully this podcast will help. 

 

Or take one of the many boner pills advertiesd during the games. Maybe you've got low T. 

But now, on with the show!

- Open (0:00-7:45)

- Emails (8:25-26:30)

- Musical guest: NOTHiNG. Buy "Guilty of Everything" here. (27:12-30:57)

- Human guest: Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles and SB Nation. (30:57-50:34)

- The baseball talks: (51:14-1:17:26)

  • The Cardinals somehow beat the Dodgers
  • The Gaints somehow beat the Nats
  • The American League also happened, and the Royals are an unknown quantity
  • BASEBALL DADS: A LOVE STORY (it's real)

- And we out. 1:18:00-1:22:06)

Direct download: PRODcast_96_-_Mac_Suzuki_Was_a_Baseball_Player.mp3
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Short and sweet this week, kids. Short and sweet. 

- Open: Takahito Nomura and Glidden paint: both are awful (0:00-5:58)

- Emails: one of the best email segments we've ever had, maybe. (6:42-19:20)

- Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER. Buy their self-titled full-length here. Pre-order t-shirts here. (20:23-22:06)

- The baseball things: (22:06-39:23)

  • It's all about them wild card games, yo! Win or go home! SO STRESSFUL.
  • Managerial and GM changes in Minnesota, Houston, and Arizona

- Musical advice question: Riley and Ian begrudgingly recount their time in bands in the '90s and 2000s (40:48-51:31)

- See you next week!

Direct download: PRODcast_95_-_Takahito_Nomura_-_Who.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55 PM

We're 94 episodes into this thing, and we thought we shold finally make an effort. Tune in and see if you can tell! 

 

- Open (0:00-8:40)

- Emails 9:18-36:02)

- Musical guest: PHORIA. Buy "Bloodworks" here. (36:42-40:00)

- Human guest: Andy McCullough, Royals beat writer for the Kansas City Star.  (40:00-

- The baseball things!

  • Ron Washington might’ve stepped down because of sexual assault charges. So why is nobody talking about it?
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  • Chris Davis gets popped for Adderall. Whoops!

  • Why are the Yankees even thinking about bringing Tanaka back?

  • The playoff races are a little boring. OK, a LOT boring. 

  • Who you got in the Whirled Serious?

  • ALTUVE.

- Puig Destroyer news! Check out our sweet shirts!  (

 


103 wins and no postesedason berth. That hardly seems fair. 

- Open (0:00-7:15)

- Emails (7:47-27:20)

- Musical guest: GAME THEORY. Buy "Blaze of Glory" here. (27:50-33:30)

-  Baseball things: 

  • RE2PECT: Derek Jeter Day at The House That Scott Brosius Built, and Derek Jeter's selfishness?

  • Has PitchTrax ruined baseball? (spoiler: no)

  • Halos & Orioles have the two best records in baseball, but their starting pitching "is not built for the postseason." Significant?

  • The A's continue to Brewer.

  • Kevin Towers gets the axe in AZ. But why now?

  • Ron Washington steps down in TEX. (See above)

- Musical advice: Where does the "palying it live" consideration come in the writing process?

Puig Destroyer updates

- Au revoir

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