The Productive Outs PRODcast
PRODcast 67: Mike Zagurski Is a Professional Athlete

GREETZ, PEEPZ. We have a fantastical episode for you. Whether you like music and baseball, or baseball and music, there's something for every one! Here's how it breaks down:

- The open, where we open

- The emails, where crazy people write to us and we read what they wrote

- The musical guest: This time it's San Francisco psych-poppers WOODEN SHJIPS. Their fourth full-length, "Back to Land," is out now on Thrill Jockey. And it's on Keith Law's Best of 2013 list. ...

- ... which is relevant because Keith Law is our guest this week. He talks baseball and music and past, present, and future with us. 

- Then there's the baseball talk:

  • Michael Morse is a giant, both literally and figuratively
  • Kevin Towers is gutting his farm system
  • Grant Balfour is taking his steakheaded rage to Bawlmore
  • Yankees trade money to the DL for Brian Roberts
  • Masahiro Tanaka is in limbo
  • Raul Ibanez to Los Angeles of Anaheim

- Music Talk: Instead of advice, this episode we disgust our top 10 records of the year. There's some convergence and some of whatever the other thing would be. 

- Then there are the sad goodbyes until next calendar year! Thank you for everything. 

Episode errata:

Direct download: PRODcast_67_-_Mike_Zagurski_Is_a_Professional_Athlete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

PRODcast 66: Yasiel Puig, Destroyer of Baseballs

The lord giveth, and then she taketh away. We had hoped PRODcast 66 would be a joyous occasion during which we would celebrate the achievements of Yasiel Puig and also his recent 23rd birthday. But it turns out today is a day that will live in infamy, as our favorite baseballing player, Mike Trumbo, was traded from the Angles to the Diamondbags. It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this progrum. 

Without further ado, though:

-Open

-Emails from Canadian lunatics 

-Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER 

-Disembodied human vocal guest: Marc of USS Mariner

-Hot Stove Stuff:

  • Trumbo to AZ
  • Robertson Canoe to the Marines
  • Geoff Baker’s article on the dysfunction in the Ms’ front office
  • McCann, Beltran, Ellsbury & Rokey Kroda to the Yanks
  • Granderson to the Mets
  • Napoli back to the Sox for $16MM per
  • Halladay retirement
  • Other less notable moves

-What's next: Riley's impending relocation to the Phoenix area, Ian working on BP Annual et c. 

-So long

Direct download: PRODcast_66_-_Yasiel_Puig_Destroyer_of_Baseballs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm PST

PRODcast 65: Phil Hughes' Replacement-Level Blues

We're back, even though baseball is not! Here's a show. 

- Open

- Emails from not-Canada

- Musical guest: MUTOID MAN

- Baseball stuff: Hot's Tove discussion

- Musical advice: How do I 2-piece rock band? 

- What's next: Puig Destroyer et c. 

As always, thanks for writing, listening, following, etc. 

-r&i

Direct download: PRODcast_65_-_Phil_Hughes_Replacement_Level_Blues.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm PST

PRODcast 64: Nobody Ever Wore #64 On Purpose

Pretty chill show. Just two guys who love baseball -- and each other -- talking about baseball. And each other. 

- Open

-You're (you are) emails 

- The musical guest: BEASTMILK

- Baseball chatta

  • Whirled Serious
  • Handicapping and predicting the top 3,000 free agents
  • Awards and what not

- Teh outro -- ttfn!

Direct download: PRODcast_64_-_Nobody_Ever_Wore_64_On_Purpose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm PST

PRODcast 63: Kevin Gregg, Rafael Betancourt or Justin Masterson's Whooziwhatzit

Hey, we're back! Did you miss us? 

It's the based ball played offs and what not! The Whirled Series, even. Without further ado:

- The open, where we describe what will happen

- The emails, where we read what insane people send us

- The musical guest: MEEK IS MURDER

- The baseball guest: Matthew Kory

- Baseball things:

  • Everyone is freaking out over the Tim Lincecum contract 
  • World Series picks!
  • Alex Guerrero, briefly

- Musical advice, wherein we offer musical advice

- Goodbye, where we say goodbye 


PRODcast 62: Scot Shields Would Like To Buy A T

Went guest-free because there was entirely TOO MUCH STUFF to discuss. Hope you enjoy! 

- Open

- Emails

- Musical guest: POWER TRIP

- Baseballs

The Hunter Pence contract

- Pettite’s Farewell

- The AL Wild Card Play-In

- Jolly Roger: raised!

- Playoff Predictions (because they’re dumb and always wrong)

- What’s next for our Giants and Angels?

- Skip in center! 


- Musical advice: When the music hurts :'(

- Farewells and weddings and such

Direct download: PRODcast_62_-_Scot_Shields_Would_Like_To_Buy_A_T.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm PST

PRODcast 61: Roger Maris' Record That Should Probably Still Be A Record

We are SUPER-STOKED about this episode. You'll see why in a minute.

1. THE OPEN. The thing at the beginning.

2. THE EMAILS. Where we read the rantings of lunatics to you.

3. THE MUSICAL AND THE HUMAN GUEST ARE ONE: Ben Sharp of CLOUDKICKER. (This is why we're stoked.)

4. THE BASEBALL PART

The playoff matchups are taking shape.

RIP Manny Machado D;

Yasiel murdered a baseball in cold blood. 

Mariano and Andy

Messin' up the World Series, by Scott Boras

5. THE GOODBYE.


PRODcast 60: Jon Rauch's Seriously Subpar Shattoos & Burgeoning Bonanza of Back Hair

OH. HEY, BACK HAIR.

It would appear that only six MLB players have ever worn #60 on purpose, and they are: Scott Schoenweis (12 years), Dave Heaverlo (7 years), Manny Corpas (7 years), Rauch (5 years), Todd Coffey (5 years) Rocky Biddle (5 years) … a few at 4 and 3, but probably on accident.

Dick Allen (who wore the number in 1977 as a member of the A’s) is the career bWAR leader amongst #60s, with 58.74. Former Giant Matt Williams wore #60 in 1987. No baseball player will ever hit 60 home runs again*.

*Prolly.

IN OTHER NEWS.... we make podcast for you, yes?

Open

Emails

Musical guest: JULIE RUIN

Interview personage: Matthew Leach of MLB.com

Baseball topicks:

Kinda bummed there aren’t more close playoff races.

AL Wild Card is shaping up to be a mess.

Are the Nationals trying to be important? We already gave up.

GODDAMNIT Nick Punto. http://bit.ly/16eKHUI

MiLB Playoffs: Do they matter? Are they indicative of system strength? (Astros, Angels)

A few thoughts on last night’s Angels beatdown

Wladimir Balentien breaking the NPB HR record?

Musical advice: How do you deal with the inevitable "musical differences"?

Peace out!


PRODcast 59: Orel Hershiser's Scoreless Innings Streak

Hershiser was amazing. 

That said, here is a podcast for your brain. Apply liberally, as needed for existential pain. 

  • Open
  • Emails
  • Musical person: DAWN OF MIDI
  • Interview person: Pat Lackey of WHYGAVS, talkin' pie rats
  • Baseball chatta!
    • Mark Trumbo's big night!
    • Playoff races: It's down to the NL Central and the AL West!
    • 2014 scheduling chaos!
  • Riley and Ian are getting married to the 2014 BP Annual
  • Buh bye!

Direct download: PRODcast_59_-_Orel_Hershisers_Scoreless_Innings_Streak.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

PRODcast 58: Bill Hayes’ Bill Haze Bill. Hey’s Bill Hazed? Bill, Hay’s Billed.

I know we say this a lot, but this is a great show! It goes like this. 

- Intro

- Emails from Canadians

- Musical guest: RED HARE

- An intimate interview with Babe Handegg

- Baseball things: Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Pirates, and how do you choose for whom to root once your "real" rooting interest is gone?

- Musical advice: sup wit this this Canadian foreign worker bullshit?

- Riley's getting married and Ian's writing about baseball

- Aloha, Mr. Hand


PRODcast 57: Johan Santana's Filthy Changeup

GREETINGS, CONSUMER. We have an adequate episode for you today. It consists of:

  • An intro segment
  • An email segment
  • An interview segment with extraterrestrial radio host Mike Ferrin
  • A musical segment featuring NATIVE
  • A baseball segment featuring:
    • The Royals Royalsing
    • The Angels Angelsing
    • Dogfights in the NL Central and AL East
    • Marlon Byrd got traded. Wait, that can't be right. Is Marlon Byrd even in the major leagues??
    • Addison Russell is a Dude
  • A musical advice segment: How tours are put together
  • A farewell segment

Thank you for your indulgence, and for putting up with our technical difficulties! We love you deeply. 

Direct download: PRODcast_57_-_Johan_Santanas_Filthy_Changeup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm PST

PRODcast 56: Fernando Rodney's Lucky Banana

A short, sharp show for you this week.

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: HUNDRED VISIONS
  • Baseball talk:
    • Ian is over y’all being indignant about PEDs, beanballs, and whatever else
    • The dumb Demopster suspension
    • Trollosi & Rosentroll suggest that the Dodgers bench their best player
    • Speaking of which, Yasiel Puig is a walking middle finger to baseball convention
    • The BARVES lead in the NL East is getting out of hand
    • Jake Elmore goes both ways
    • RIP Frenchy D;
  • So long!
Direct download: PRODcast_56_-_Fernando_Rodneys_Lucky_Banana.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PST

PRODcast 55: Skip Schumaker's Gritty, Gutty Grission Putty

This week's episode sponsored by Schumaker's, makers of the finest Grission Putty. Accept no substitutes: insist on Skip Schumaker's Gritty, Gutty Grission Putty!

Welcome to anoter episode of the finest baseball podcast currently offered by Productive Outs! We're happy you found us. In this episode:

  • We perform a brief introduction!
  • We read your emails!
  • We play O'Brother! 
  • We interview Eric Stephen of True Blue LA! 
    • We discuss Baseball Things!
    • The Rangers are on fire
    • The Rays are not
    • Pujols suing Jack Clark
    • Addison Russell
    • Jarred vs. Jarrod
  • We dole out musical advice! 
  • We bid you farewell!

Buy DISILLUSION on iTunes here.

Pre-order vinyl, bundles, etc. here

As always, thank you for listening! 

Direct download: PRODcast_55_-_Skip_Schumakers_Gritty_Gutty_Grission_Putty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm PST

PRODcast 54: Sergio Romo's Seriously Ridiculous Slider

HEY! False start last week, but we're back. Here's the deal.

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: TIGON
  • Human Guest: Jason Wojciechowski of BP, A’s ESPN Sweet Spot, Lawyering, Earth
  • Baseball Chatter
    • WTF GAINTS?
    • Pujols (the Angels are done)
    • TRAIDZ
    • An interview with #SOURCE
    • Puig Slides/Showmanship
  • Musical Advice Type Things: baritoen guitards!
  • Upcoming stuffs

Go see Tigon on tour. 

Direct download: PRODcast_54_-_Sergio_Romos_Seriously_Ridiculous_Slider.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm PST

PRODcast 53: Don Drysdale's Something Or Other

WE'RE BACK! Did you miss us? We missed you. TERRIBLY. 

We got you something. It's a show. Here it is. 

  • Intro!
  • Emails! 
  • Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER!
  • Baseball talk! Including, but not limited to: Ryan Brown, Dodgers/Giants/Angels/A's and, to balance out the West Coast Bias, some Pedroia discussion.
  • Musical advice!  
  • Outro!

Thanks for listening, y'all. See you on the Information Superhighway!

Direct download: PRODcast_53_-_Don_Drysdales_Something_or_Other.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm PST

PRODcast 52: Yoenis Cespedes' Comprehensively Chronicled Core Strenff

Last PROD for a while, while Riley goes a-gallavantin'. Here's what we've got!

  • Open
  • Emails from slightly less crazy people, apparently
  • Musical guest: SNAILFACE
  • Human/Canadian guest: Andrew Stoeten
  • Based Bald Talk!
    • Puig! 
    • Myers! 
    • Wainwright!
    • Nolasco
  • #hatchat
  • Musical Advice with Riley and Ian
  • What's Next
  • TTFN!
Direct download: PRODcast_52_-_Yoenis_Cespedes_Comprehensively_Chronicled_Core_Strenff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PST

PRODcast 51: Ronald BelisariLOL

Area 51. Scary stuff. Don't go there.

What's that? Oh, it's episode 51? Well, that doesn't sound scary at all. 

  • Open
  • Emails from the usuall lunatics
  • Musical guest: NICE HOOVES
  • Interviewee guest: Mike Minnick
  • Baseball talk!
    • A home run derby that wouldn't suck
    • Matt Harvey: The kind of asshole you want on your team (probably)
    • Yasiel Puig doing Yasiel Puig things
    • The Yankees are cursed but could still end up winning the East
    • Roy Oswalt was really good except when he was terrible
  • Musical advice: van vs. bus, and nicknames
  • Future developments: tours and pinch-hitting
  • Bye everyone!

Direct download: PRODcast_51_-_Ronald_BelisariLOL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm PST

PRODcast 50: Jimmie Reese's Homemade Fungo

Fifty things! That is quite a lot of things. 

The 50th thing includes:

  • Open
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: grg ptrsn
  • Baseball talks: PUIG, Hanley, Karstens, Cole, Giancarlo, and some Giants farmhands to keep an eye on. 
  • Music advice
  • PUIG DESTROYER
  • Future things, merch and such
  • Goodbye. 

Direct download: PRODcast_50_-_Jimmie_Reeses_Homemade_Fungo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

PRODcast 49: Tim Wakefield's Knuttering Fluckleball

This show was a thing that happened and was recorded! It went like this:

  1. Intro

  2. Emails

  3. Musical guest: DAYLIGHT

  4. Humanoid draft guest: Nick J. Faleris

  5. Baseball chatz!

  6. NEW SEGMENT ALERT: Music advice with Ian & Riley!

  7. Not Jose Mota on nicknames

  8. Sad news, happy news, in-between news

  9. Goodbye!

Email us here.

Buy stuff here

Rate and review us here

As always, thanks for listening!

Direct download: PRODcast_49_-_Tim_Wakefields_Knuttering_Fluckleball.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PST

PRODcast 48: Pablo Sandoval's Bulbous Ball-Crushing Bonanza

We've got a show for you. I'll leave it to you to determine its (relative) goodness. 

We discussed:

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • ROOMRUNNER
  • Interview with James Yasko of Astros County
  • Baseball Topics:
    • The art of hitting, feat. Marco Scutaro and Pabo Sandoval
    • Looking creepy in the clubhouse
    • Angels went on a tear there for a week
    • Sometimes baseball people say shit that sounds stupid. That doesn't make you smart. 
  • Upcoming stuffs
  • Bye bye from Not Jose Mota

Direct download: PRODcast_48_-_Pablo_Sandovals_Bulbous_Ball-Crushing_Bonanza.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm PST

PRODcast 47: Tom Glavine's Teenaged DADHAT Affliction

This is normally where I wax about how great the show is, but I can't lie to you: this show is terrible. Like,. the worst we've ever done. I wouldn't even listen if I were you.

KIDDING! It's awesome. Carson Cistulli was great. The Wonder Years were great. Riley and Ian were pretty good. The theme song is still the theme song. We're going to re-do that one of these days. 

AgenDERP:

  • Intro
  • Emails from people whose balls are being tripped
  • We subject Carson Cistulli to a heavily modified Proust Questionnaire
  • The Wonder Years (the band) is discussed
  • Baseball is discussed as well
    • The Angels are awful
    • The Orioles kind of are too, maybe
    • The Cardinals totally are NOT 
    • Nor are the Indians, at least for the moment, although Chief Wahoo is
    • Sanabia, Schmanabia
  • Outro 

All non-theme-songs are played by The Wonder Years from their new album, The Greatest Generation. Used without permission. Please don't sue us. 

Direct download: PRODcast_47_Tom_Glavines_Teenaged_DADHAT_Affliction.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm PST

PRODcast 46: Craig Kimbrel's Dangling Horsehide Cannon

Great show. Long show. Lot of emails. We laughed together, we cried together. We maybe even learned something. About each other -- and about ourselves. 

There was also Hunter Pence.

Musical Guest: KVELERTAK. Their new album is called MEIR, and it rules.


Human Guest: Jason Collette of BaseballProspectus, the Towers Of Power Fantasy Hour Podcast, Rotowire, TheProcessReport, & RJBullpen (Did we miss anything?)


Baseball Things

  • Ian’s trip to Houston for the BP event

  • In da SFG clubhouse

  • Ankiel's new home

  • Altuve’s subluxed jaw

  • Harper’s defleshed face

  • Sale's lerpy limbs


What’s Next?

  • Ian's Punk Hits column at BP

  • Riley’s next piece at Getting Blanked, heading out on tour with Jimmy Eat World


As always, thanks for your support!

Direct download: PRODcast_46_Craig_Kimbrels_Dangling_Horsehide_Cannon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PST

PRODcast 45: Pedro Martinez's Lucky Midget

We're on something of a roll here: two shows in two weeks! And they're both really good, if we do say so ourselves. (We do.)

Here's the haps.

Your (Expurgated) Emails

Musical Guest: Cult Of Luna

Human Guest: Marc Normandin of SBNation, Over The Monster and elsewhere

Baseball Talk:

  • The Angels are horrible

  • The Giants swept LOLs Dodgers

  • Roy Halladay: Done? A grinder or selfish?

  • The “Royal ‘We””, always a pertinent topic

  • Proper LOLmenclature: A Field Guide 

  • J.A. Happ: We really hope you're OK.

What’s Next:

  • Ian at BP, the Houston BP Event and other things

  • Riley at Getting Blanked & PureVolume

Direct download: PRODcast_45_Pedro_Martinezs_Lucky_Midget.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm PST

PRODcast 44: Reginald Martinez Jackson's Vintage Vehicle Vice

We're back from yet another unintentional hiatus with a killer show for you, Internet denizen. Here's it's is:

  1. Intro
  2. Emails from lunatics
  3. Musical Guest: COLISEUM
  4. Human Guest: Eno Sarris of FanGraphs
  5. Baseball Talk
    1. LA BP event -  Parks, Miller, Thorburn, Sutton, Kasten, Colletti & boring baseball
    2. Ian’s trip to O.co
    3. The Halos BLOLpen
    4. It’s a bad time to have hamstrings
    5. Why are the Rockies?
  6. What’s Next?
    1. Ian bought a new bass and some other stuff
    2. Riley guest posting at McC, Getting Blanked, PureVolume
  7. Goodbye world!
Direct download: PRODcast_44_-_Reginald_Martinez_Jacksons_Vintage_Vehicle_Vice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PST

PRODcast 43: Dennis Eckersley's Flowing Feathery Mane & Burly Chevron 'Stache

WE'RE BACK after  long and much-needed hiatus! Here's what's in store for you, valued listener!

Open

  1. Emails
  2. Musical guest: AKIMBO
  3. Riley interviews Ian -- or was it the other way around?
  4. Some baseball chatta
  5. What's next
  6. Go home, you're drunk

Thanks for listening and playing along at home!

r&i


PRODcast 42: Mo Vaughn's Dugout Tumble Jamboree

Nope, not the Jackie Robsinson episode, because we could never disrepsect Jackie Robinson with a whimsical episode name. Mo Vaughn, on the other hand...

Here's the show:

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: ZOZOBRA
  • Interviewed guest: Jay Jaffe
  • Baseball talks!
  • Ian's tour and Riley's new column at Getting Blanked!
  • Keep up the good work, internet. We love you. 
Direct download: PRODcast_42_-_Mo_Vaughns_Dugout_Tumble_Jamboree.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm PST

PRODcast 41: Tom Seaver's Cabernet Sauvignon Cabaret

Hi, y'all. It's a shortish non-guest show this week. We hope you like it! It's got:

  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: FIGHT AMP
  • Baseball-type things:
    • Is it Baseball yet? No.
    • Vernon Wells drags his piles of money to the Bronx
    • The slow decay of Roy Halladay
    • LOHSE
    • Ricky LOLmero to A-ball
    • Puig to start the season in the minors
    • Fantastrophe Draft … we had it
  • Goodbye! We hope we see you at PureVolume and Baseball Prospectus!

Non-intro/outro songs are by FIGHT AMP off their 2009 LP Manners and Praise. I totaly spaced out ont he fact that they put out a great record last year called Birth Control. My apologies, and you should definitely check it out. They're headed northwestward and then east through Canada with a shitload of other awesome bands, so you should try and get to a show it it's humanly possible.

Direct download: PRODcast_41_Tom_Seavers_Cabernet_Sauvignon_Cabaret.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm PST

PRODcast 40: Madison Bumgarner's Snot Rocket Launchpad

Gentlemen and gentlewomen: 54 weeks and 40 episodes into this journey and we're finally hitting our stride. Or something. But we made another Proud Kratz for you. Enjoy?

  1. Open
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: HOT LUNCH
  4. Innervue guest: Mike Ferrin
  5. Based ball topicks:
    1. Is it baseball yet? No.
    2. WBC Recap: #HONKBAL’s fate, DR’s antics, domination
    3. Stuff. Has it happened?
    4. Has Kyle Lohse signed? No.
    5. Hanley Ramirez injury
  6. Not Jose Mota sells you some clothes
  7. Good byes!
Direct download: PRODcast_40_-_Madison_Bumgarners_Snot_Rocket_Launchpad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PST

PRODcast 39: Esmell Gustavo Chacin's Cologne

Yes, it's PRODcast 39, and it's a goddamned doozy. It goes/went like this:

  • The intro, in which we discuss THIS miracle
  • An excellent emailese segment
  • Musical guest: KEN mode
  • Interview subject: Mike Mark Trumbo
  • Baseball talk:
    • The CAN/MEX basebrawl
    • HONKBAL!!!1!
    • Badler on bunting: bad
    • Outlooks for the Giants and Angels
    • St. Patrick's Day gear is gross
  • Upcoming stuff: new SHIRTS, Fantastrophe baseball, and Riley's PureVolume column on SXSW
  • Goodbyes, farewells, auf widersehns, etc. 

All music other than intro/outro theme by KEN mode off their forthcoming album, ENTRENCH. Featured songs:

    1. "The Promises of God”
    2. “Secret Vasectomy”
    3. “Figure Your Life Out”
    4. “The Terror Pulse”

If you like it, please buy it and support the band! And see them on tour with Today Is the Day!

Direct download: PRODcast_39_Esmell_Gustavo_Chacins_Cologne.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm PST

PRODcast 38: Curt Schilling's $92,613 Bloody Sock

The super-special spring training, World Baseball Classic-ing, listener appreciating episode!

  1. HELLOOO
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: BATILLUS
  4. Disembodied vocal guests: Criag Oldstein & Dorn Shinebeans from the Internet!
  5. Honkbal talk: 
    • WBC Action
      • Ismel Jimenez’s backpants
      • Japanese batting stances/mechanics
      • Cuba’s uniforms
      • Russell Martin bailing on Canada
      • The Dominicans crushing the PhLOLies
      • Korea is done
      • Other things
    • Ian’s trip to Arizona
    • Watching a game "together"?? 
  6. What's next?
    • PO Fantasy Baseball?
    • Ian’s HONKBAL piece at BP
    • Riley’s forthcoming column at PureVolume
    • KWC shows this weekend!
  7. Bye bye internet. 

Direct download: PRODcast_38_-_Curt_Schillings_92613_Bloody_Sock.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:53pm PST

PRODcast 37: The Angle of Casey Stengel's Dangle

So many emails. So much talking. So much brutality from Baptists. So much insight from Russell Carleton. So much stupidity from Ian and Riley.

  • Salutations and introductions
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: BAPTISTS
  • Disembodied (alleged) human voice: Russell Carleton
  • Things baseball and not
  • Divining the future

Intro/outro theme by Ian and Riley. All other music by Baptists, from their album BUSHCRAFT. Songs played:

  • “Betterment”
  • “Bullets”
  • “Crutching Trails”
  • “Bushcraft”

Thanks for listening, people of the Internet. And keep doing what you do. It's important. 

Direct download: PRODcast_37_-_The_Angle_of_Casey_Stengels_Dangle.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm PST

PRODcast 36: Gaylord Perry's Little Bit O' Spittle Horsehide Lube

YOU GUYS, RILEY IS BACK AND THERE IS GRABANDO AND THERE IS ALMOST BASED BALL!!!

We were dealing with lots of technical bullshit, so I apologize in advance for any dropouts or weird continuity things. 

Agen-derp:

  1. Open
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: LENZ
  4. Person of Interest: Aaron Fitt
  5. Baseball things
  6. Ian's BP stuff
  7. Riley's new gig
  8. End of Grabando

As always, thanks for listening, rating, reviewing, and spreading the #DERP! We love you all. 

-r&i

Direct download: PRODcast_36_Gaylord_Perrys_Little_Bit_O_Spittle_Horsehide_Lube.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

PRODcast 35: Phil Niekro's Knackered Knuckles

Welcome back! It's almost baseball season. CAN YOU TASTE IT?!?

Here's the show. If the timeline seems weird, it's because we recorded it on Monday but didn't post it until later. 

  • Open
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: Night Marchers
  • Human guest: Craig Robinson
  • Baseball Talk: Delmon, Yuni, Jair, Michael Bourn, and the Johnson boys, Kelly and Nick
  • Future (past) happenings; Riley in Hawaii and Ian is reduced to scouting cookbooks
  • Tearful goodbyes

Direct download: PRODcast_35_Phil_Niekros_Knackered_Knuckles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PST

PRODcast 34: Rollie Fingers Really Fingers Fings Royally

WE'RE BACK. Real show. Real guest. Real good. Fake Jose Mota. 

  1. Open
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: 100s
  4. Humanoid guest: Paul Sporer
  5. Baseball talk!
    1. Upton
    2. Young 
    3. Bloomquist
    4. Byrnes
    5. Pavano :(
  6. MOTA!
  7. Music stuff: KWC, Quicksand, Living Eyes, and Touche Amore
  8. Plugs: Riley on scouting four-year-olds, Ian on Susan Slusser
  9. G'BYE

Intro/outro music by Riley & Ian. All other music by 100s, from his album Ice Cold Perm. Used without permission. Songs are, in order of appearance:

  1. Another 1 Goes Down
  2. Briock $ell Phone
  3. My Activator
  4. '92 Gator
Direct download: PRODcast_34_Rollie_Fingers_Really_Fingers_Fings_Royally.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55pm PST

PRODcast 33: Steady Eddie Murray's Afro 'Stache Strap

Short and guestless, again! 

We've got:

  • Musical Guest: Bearcubbin’ 
  • Based Ball Talk
    • The River Wizard Returns
    • Seriously, still no home for Michael Bourn?
    • WBC Roster Talk
    • Rafael Soriano to the Nats for 2/$28 million … the fuck?!
  • What’s Next?
  • GET OFF OUR LAWN
Direct download: PRODcast_33_Steady_Eddie_Murrays_Afro_Stache_Strap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm PST

PRODcast 32: The Sanford Koufax Episode

We're back after a holiday layoff. Some audio problems to contend with, but we thank you for hanging in there. 

  1. Emails!
  2. Musical guest: Golden Void
  3. Is it baseball season yet?
  4. Spring training and the WBC
  5. The Hall of Fame and why we don't need anyone's permission to enjoy a guy
  6. Cold Stove 
  7. What's coming up
  8. Our lawn, please remove yourself from it

Thanks for listening! Please tell your friends, and rate and review us on iTunes.

-r&i

Direct download: PRODcast_32_The_Sanford_Koufax_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm PST

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