The Productive Outs PRODcast
PRODcast 99: Manny Being Manny

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm PDT

PRODcast 98: Onelki Garcia’s Stupid Hat

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

PRODcast 97: Joe Beimel: Punk Rock Fan?

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm PDT

PRODcast 96: Mac Suzuki

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT

PRODcast 95: Takahito Nomura. Who?

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: 11:55am PDT

PRODcast 94: Strikes Are Horrible And We Should Not Have Them

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?
  •  

  • 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!  (

 


PRODcast 93: When Being Good Wasn't Good Enough

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

Direct download: PRODcast_93_-_When_Being_Good_Wasnt_Good_Enough.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:29pm PDT

PRODcast 92: Dennis Eckersley's Feathered Hair Helmet

GAZE AT ITS LUSTROUS GLORY

 

Here's the show:

- Open (0:00-7:05)

- Emails (7:45-24:45)

- Musical Guest: THE LIFE AND TIMES. Buy "Lost Bees "(and other stuff) here. (26:20-31:10)

- Human guest: Film historian and Dodgers fan Karina Longworth. Listen to "You Must Remember This" here. (31:10-53:04)

- The baseball things! (53:38-1:19:26)

  • Halos sweep A’s, and Shat Moomaker is having one hell of a season.

  • Royals survived a near Royalsing, and the Brewers have finally Brewered

  • Bo Porter gets the axe in Houston, people argue about Houston (again)

  • Jose Altuve is a goddamn warlock.

  • Clayton Kershaw is also p. good.

  • Can/should a pitcher be the MVP?

- Puig Destroyer news and a quick wrap-up. (1:20:11-1:23:43)

Thanks for listenin'!

Direct download: PRODcast_92_-_Dennis_Eckersleys_Feathered_Hair_Helmet.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

PRODcast 91: Minor League Guy

 

There he is, our Lord and Savior: Minor League Guy! Everything we do -- including this episode -- we do in his name. 

Here's what we've got:

-  The open (0:00-3:15)

- Your crazy emails (3:55-25:30)

- The musical guest: DAMA/LIBRA. Buy "Claw" here. (25:50-29:30)

- The baseball talk! (29:30-51:52)

  • MadBum is good. Big-Time Timmy Jim is not. 
  • The Orioles are the least-bad team in the AL West
  • Same with the Royals in the Central (at least at the time we recorded this)
  • Halos are in first, and the AL West is gonna be a barn-burner!
  • Nationals look to have the NL East locked up...
  • ... and the Pirates are pretty much done
  • Meanwhile Chris Carter is making a stealth run at the home run title

- Musical advice x 2: (52:45-1:05:10)

  • We discuss our best and worst decisions in our music careers, and 
  • Can you enjoy your own records after they're finished?

- The week(s) in review: Puig Destroyer stuff and Ian's vacation rundown. We won't be hurt if you skip this part. (1:05:10-1:13:20)

THANKS FOR LISTENING! 

Direct download: PRODcast_91_-_Minor_League_Guy.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 5:44pm PDT

PRODcast 90: There's A Base At The End Of This

Quick show before both of us take off for vacation and/or work. Please consume and enjoy!

- Open: Managing expectations (0:00-4:04)

- Emails: Short, sweet, and very good. (You guys, not us.) (4:51-20:33)

- Musical guest: 68. Buy "In Humor and Sadness" here. (21:15-27:10)

- Baseball talk: (27:10-49:26)

  • Trade deadline recap

  • The Angels need a starter

  • Everyone hates the Dbacks

  • Matt Cain is toast

  • Javier Baez and the impending rise of the Cubes

- Music and baseball question: "having a" vs. "playing" catch and what goes into sequencing an album? (50:15-1:02:25)

- Puig Destroyer non-updates and TTFN! (1:02:25-1:09:40)

Direct download: PRODcast_90_-_Theres_a_Base_at_the_End_of_This.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT

PRODcast 89: EAAAAAARTHQUAKE!!!

Yes, we've run out of player numbers to reference. But we've made up for it with a really solid podcast. Read on...

- The open (0:00-7:15)

- Your emails (8:08-30:13)

- The musical guest: 1-800-BAND. Buy "Diver Blue" here. (31:00-35:35)

- The musical-baseball human guest: Doug Miller of MLB.com (35:35-1:03:55)

- Baseball talk! (1:04:40-1:31:25)

  • HOT STOVE: Deadline comin’! #HUGWATCH

  • Price/Zobrist fatigue 

  • Jake Peavy, Dan Uggla, Matt Cain and the RIP Gaints

  • Barney Darwin to the Dodgers

  • The Royals are winning and it’s almost August. When do they shit the bed

  • Isotopes vs. Aces brawl

  • Hall Of Fame: Eligibility shifts from 15 to 10 years, our interest in the HOF does not shift

  • PART TWO of “What would that player’s job be?”

- Bye! (1:31:25-1:32:41)

Direct download: PRODcast_89_-_EAAAAAARTHQUAKE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm PDT

PRODcast 88: Hello, We Ordered A Frank Thomas & Got A Kyle Blanks Instead

Ice is back with a brand-new invention: PRODcast 88! 

- Open (0:00-3:30)

- Emails (4:05-28:50)

- Musical guest: AEGES. Buy THE BRIDGE here. Listen to "Fault" here. (29:30-34:10)

- Baseball things (34:10-1:04:10)

- Musical advice but not really: Gilead Fest/tour recap, and Bob Uecker: An Appreciation (1:04:50-1:17:30)

- Bye!


PRODcast 87: Dan Otero Was Just Claimed Off Waivers

Dan Otero was literally just claimed off waivers and then released. Oh, look -- it happened again! Whoops, the A's just claimed and released him. Look it up. It's true! 

Here is our show for the week of 7/7/2014. We hope you enjoy it!

- Open. If we all wish real hard, Dan Otero will become a real boy! (0:00-5:37)

- Emails. Crazy people, the lot of you. (6:20-25:38)

- Combination musical and baseballish guest: Josh Kantor (26:22-46:26)

- Baseball things (46:48-1:16:12)

  • The Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade: officially crizzazle
  • Halos are rolling but it doesn’t matter because so are the A’s 
  • B. McCarthy for V. Nuno trade 
  • The Astros are having a rough week 
  • All-Star rosters were announced – who cares?
  • When does the Phillies fire sale begin? 
  • Joey Votto out for the season?!?

- What's next: a brief KWC tour and a fond farewell (for now) (1:16:12-1:20:00)

 

 EPISODE ERRATA, Ruben Rivera edition

Ruben's Run by Justin Bopp

 

Direct download: PRODcast_87_-_Dan_Otero_Was_Just_Claimed_Off_Waivers.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT

PRODcast 86: Not a single baseball player has ever worn this number

Hello! A short, sweet, guest-free episode for you this week, with baseball, musical advice, and #TRASHDICK for everyone!

- Open (0:00-3:20)

- Emails (4:00-23:50)

- Musical guest: CONVERGE (24:35-32:25)

- Baseball talk: (32:25-58:25)

  • The Giants are crumbling and the Dodgers are rolling

  • Sergio Romo done lost his job

  • Is Jose Altuve a warlock?

  • Are the Mariners actually pretty good?

  • OH NOEZ, GROUND CONTROL

  • Bryce Harper is talking shit again

  • RauLOL Ibanez and the RoyLOLs

  • Giancarlo Stanton is gonna be in the HR Derby and HOLY SHIT

  • Our picks for the HR Derby 

- Musical advice: What do you think about, and how do you approach/interpret your recorded performances? (59:10-1:08:08)

- Puig Destroyer update and KWC tour (1:08:08-1:11:00)

- Goodnight!

Direct download: PRODcast_86_-_Not_a_single_baseball_player_has_ever_worn_this_number.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT

PRODcast 85: In retrospect, Lastings Milledge might have had some makeup issues

PRODcast 85 is dedicated to our two patron saints, Lastings Milledge and Tony La Russa. May they both bless you and keep you and may their lights shine upon you forever. 

 

Here's how 85 breaks down:

- Open (0:00-8:00)

- Your wacky emailz (8:45-30:45)

- Musical guest: COMET CONTROL. Buy "Blast Magic" here. (31:30-34:00)

- Human guest: Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com (34:00-55:00)

- The baseball things (55:50-1:18:55)

  • Josh Byrnes got canned as GM of the Padres

  • Carlos Correa … NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • The Angels BLOLpen is still a mess

  • The Brewers might actually be legit

  • Wacha and Garcia to the DL for the Cards

  • Phils sign Grady Sizemore to a minor league deal because of course they do

  • The Rangers … the poor Rangers

  • Bronson Arroyo could be next in line for TJ surgery  

- Puig Destroyer updates (1:21:30-1:26:15)

- Goodbye and thank you for listening!


PRODcast 84: Prince Fielder, Swathed in Zubaz

Short and sweet this week, kids. Bing bang boom. Still no shortage of great #content, with our unique based ball inight accompanied by the mellifluous strains of ILLUSTRATIONS.

- The open: memories of a young, portly Prince, enveloped in Zubazity. (0:00-4:05)

- The emails. Y'all crazy. (4:40-22:55)

- The musical guest: ILLUSTRATIONS. Buy "In Vain" here. (23:40-26:26)

- The baseball things: (26:26-50:20)

  • R.I.P. Tony Gwynn
  •  More baseballers fall to the curse of Tommy John, including Chad Billingsley
  • Where goeth the Shark? 
  • Royals are rolling
  • Giants free-falling
  • Please get well, Justin Verlander
  • Cardinals are coming for what's theirs
  • The All-Star Game continues to be stupid

- Musical advice: what the hell is Ian's problem with Guided by Voices, and the fine line of fidelity (51:00-1:00:00)

- Puig Destroyer updates and TTFN (1:00:00-1:03:02)

Direct download: PRODcast_84_-_Prince_Fielder_Swathed_in_Zubaz.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:04pm PDT

PRODcast 83: What was Eric Gagne's deal, anyway?

Super excited for this one, which is basically just Riley and Ian talking for almost 2 hours about how great Eric Gagne was. 

Nah, just kidding, the was a giant tool! But we do have other great stuff for you, including:

- The open (0:00-5:23)

- The emails (5:51-29:31)

- The musical guest: FUCKED UP.  (30:10-33:45)

- The human guest: Justin Halpern (33:45-1:04:13)

- The baseball stuff: (1:04:47-1:38:52)

  • Manny Machado is a dumbass

  • Josh Lueke got DFA (finally) and the Rays will be sellers... but when? 

  • The Giants are running away with the NL West

  • Are the Blue Jays for real?

  • The Twines signed one or more Kendrys Moraleses

  • Tony Sipp played right field

  • Trevor Cahill was D'd for A

  • Gregory Polanco is finally up and the Super 2 thing sucks

  • Lonald Chisenhall had a big night

  • MLB DARFT

  • CWS stuff. Go 'Eaters!

- The li'l KWC tour report (1:39:30-1:47:36)

See you next week! 

Direct download: PRODcast_83_-_What_was_Eric_Gagnes_deal_anyway.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

PRODcast 82: Johnny Lazor - Superhero, Pornstar or Crappy Baseballer?

John. Paul. Lazor. You can only DREAM of having a name that awesome!

Today's show is dedicated to his illustrious name and lackluster career. It goes like this. 

- The open, wherein we talk about stuff (0:00-4:00)

- The emails, wherein we read yours (4:45-34:35)

- Musical guest: TYCHO. Buy "Awake" here. (35:20-38:10)

- Baseball things! (38:10-1:07:30)

  • The Red Sox suck, or at least they did
  • Giancarlo Stanton does NOT get cheated
  • Manny Ramirez: Player/Coach
  • Someone stole Hunter Pence’s scooter. Really.
  • Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter (but against the Phillies, so...)
  • Those goddamn Memorial Day hats
  • George Springer is the new hotness & the Evan Drellich Astros story

- Musical advice: Starting a baseball-themed band. Hmm, I think we might have some advice for you! (1:08:05-1:17:35)

- Up next/goodbye. (1:17:35-1:23:36) Thanks for listening!

Direct download: PRODcast_82_-_Johnny_Lazor_-_Superhero_Pornstar_or_Crappy_Baseballer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm PDT

PRODcast 81: Eddie Guardado, Guardadoer of Leads

We've got an absolutely action-packed show for you. Guardadon't touch that dial!

- The open (0:00-4:03)

- The emails (4:40-25:17)

- The musical guest: Toronoto's own SMARTBOYS (26:00-30:55)

- The human guest: the triumphant return of Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus! (30:55-55:50)

- The baseball stuff: (56:30-1:15:22)

  • Not only are the baseball gods taking our pitchers, but they’re taking our Jose Abreus
  • One pitcher they haven’t taken is Johnny Cueto, who is out of his mind right now

  • The Tigers are dominating

  • Puig is still Puiggin’, but it’s not helping (Giants are freakish)

  • Dodgers minor leaguers be fightin’. Miguel Olivo went Mike Tyson on Alex Guerrero

  • The Angels are good, but the A’s are better.

  • Welcome home, Stephen Drew

  • Question posed by SI Twitter: Which position player would you want to see on the mound?

- What's next/farewell (1:16:00-1:20:00)

Thaks for listening! We appreciate it, desperately. 

Direct download: PRODcast_81_-_Eddie_Guardado__Guardadoer_of_Leads.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

PRODcast 80: That's Not A Scouting Grade

Hi, everyone! This is our 80th show. Thanks for all yuor support over the years. If you can, please rate and review us on iTunes. That would be super-sweet. 

Here's how PRODcast 80 breaks down:

- Open (0:00-4:00)

- Emails (4:44-29:30)

- Musical guest: YOUNG WIDOWS. Buy 'Easy Pain' (30:06-35:55)

- Teh baseball tihngs: (35:55-54:11)

  • We're a quarter of the way through the season. Surprises? Brewers, Marlins, Dodgers, Angels, Rays?

  • Mike Trout is striking out a lot

  • Poor Brandon Belt

  • JOSE FERNANDEZ NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Will you see “Million Dollar Arm”? (No.) 

- Musical advice: How do you get musicans to notice you?? (54:47-1:03:00)

- Wrap it up, B. (1:03:00-1:05:06)

Direct download: PRODcast_80_-_That_Is_Definitely_Not_Our_Scouting_Grade.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT

PRODcast 79: Jose Abreu Is A BEAST

How lucky are we that one of the few 79s to ever play the game is absolutely destroying Major League Baseball right now? Answer: very. 

Jose Abreu, you guys. He's reeeeeeallllllll good. 

And here is the show that bears his number and name!

- The open. We welcome you to the show and wax poetical on Abreu briefly. (0:00-5:00)

- The emails. You people all need psychiatric help. (5:44-29:11)

- The musical guest: WOVENHAND. Buy 'Refractory Obdurate' here. (30:00-34:00)

- The human guest: Matt Sussman of Baseball Prospectus, SB Nation, and elsewhere. I still don't know what curling is. (34:00-52:45)

- Baseball things! (53:24-1:15:25)

  • It's an even year, so the Giants are good
  • AL East: parity or parody?
  • Are the Marlins for real? (Nah.)
  • Nolan Arenado and the under-25 All-Star team
  • Tulo os out of his goddamn mind, and Charlie Blackmon isn't far behind him 
  • Oh, Yasiel. Please don't try and run through any more walls, K? 
  • Uhhh.. K-Rod? You know this is 2014 and not 2004, right? 

- The outro. Bye, y'all! (1:15:25-1:23:08)

Direct download: PRODcast_79_-_Jose_Abreu_Is_a_Beast.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:27pm PDT

PRODcast 78: Blaine Boyer, Guillermo Rodriguez & Justin Thomas Walk Into A Bar ...

… and the bartender says, “Here’s your DFA. See ya.”

(It's funny because it's true.) 

Some items of business:

- We ask that you please rate and review the show on iTunes, whether or not you listen to it via iTunes. Please. 

- You can follow Riley on twitter @rileybreck and Ian @teen_archer. You probably already follow @ProductiveOuts, but if not, you can! Because this is America. 

Now, on to the show!

- First comes the open, where we babble. (0:00-5:01)

- Then come the emails, where you babble. (5:39-30:26)

- Next up is the musical guest, which is FLOORBuy "Oblation" here. (31:12-36:13)

- After that are the baseball things! (36:13-1:10:36)

  • Michael Pineda is not smart
  • The BARVES backed their way into a ridiculous pitching staff (and are very good)
  • Also, what the hell, Brewers?!?
  • Speaking of: you should never swing your bat in the dugout: Braun vs. Segura
  • Bryce Harper’s thumb
  • Ben & Sam’s “Hustle” Questionaire on today’s Effectively Wild
  • Sonny Gray is good
  • So are Collin McHugh and Garrett Richards
  • Christopher Russo is a thing

- The musical advice happens here, but it's less an advice request and more of, y'know, just a question. What are the first and last albums listed alphabetically in your iTunes? (1:11:21-1:25:33)

- And then the farewell. Bye!

 

 


PRODcast 77: Reggie Willits, White Male

Good stuff this week (as opposed to what we normally offer you). Let's get right to it. 

- Open (0:00-4:40)

- Emails (5:25-28:35)

- Musical guest: THOU. Buy Heathen here. (29:20-34:43)

- Human guest: Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Info and ESPNNY.com  (34:43-49:12)

- Baseball talk (49:50-1:21:55)

  • Gerrit Cole is not a fan of Carlos Gomez’s triple-pimping

  • Bartolo Colon “hitting” is the best thing that’s happened to baseball in a while

  • The “transfer” "rule"

  • The Bryce Harper benching 

  • Dbacks Status: Astros; Astros Status: #CUBES

  • Chris Sale is broken

  • Albert joins the 500 club

- Riley is going to run a half-marathon, like a moron. Please consider supporting him! (1:22:43-1:28:52)

- Goodbye!

Direct download: PRODcast_77_-_Reggie_Willets_-_White_Male.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22pm PDT

PRODcast 76: Mike Koplove's Olympic Bronze Medal Is Probably for Sale

We made a thing and put it inside a cat and shot it out onto the internet! 

 

 

Also, this (via The Big Lead):

 

But the show! 

- Open (0:00-3:37)

-Emails (4:25-43:15)

-Musical guest: LA DISPUTE. Buy "Rooms of the House" here.  (43:45-48:40)

-Baseball stuff: (48:40-1:14:55)

  • Early season mirages? Gordon, Gome, Upton, Utley
  • Jeff Francoeur and the best baseball prank ever
  • Giancarlo Stanton: officially ridiculous
  • Dbacks, Angels, and Royals are complete tire-fires right now
  • Baseball! Get into it. 

- Musical advice question: The necessary evil of band names (1:15:30-

- KWC show debrief and other stuff (1:23:30-1:29:00)

-See ya!

Direct download: PRODcast_76_-_Mike_Koploves_Olympic_Bronze_Medal_Is_Probably_for_Sale.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

PRODcast 75: Metallica ft. Barry Zito

We're back to a weekly schedule because baseball is back! The Lord giveth and then she taketh away, or something. 


But we're here to celebrate the mediocrity that is Barry Zito X late-period Metallica:

 Ugh.

 

In other, less painful (we hope) audio news, here is a prawncats!

 

- The open (0:00-7:35)

- The emails. Weird, as usual. (8:15-29:45)

- The music: feat. Get Pure, the new album from MOUNT CARMEL. (30:30-32:30)

- The baseball talk (32:30-1:02:20)

  • Coffee is for closers and closers be blowin’ it: Nathan, Holland, Parnell, etc.

  • PuigGate 2014

  • Emilio Bonifiacio es bonafide?

  • Ryan Braun done lost his mind
  • MLB.tv/AtBat commercials

  • Replay review: Can you dig it?

  • Seven-inning baseball games?

  • Angels are bad, Giants are not

- The musical advice: the vagaries of record-label contracts, sales, reissues, and the like. (1:03:05-1:13:40)

- The self-promotion (1:13:40-1:17:55)

- The farewell

Direct download: PRODcast_75_-_Metallica_ft_Barry_Zito_.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 7:05pm PDT

PRODcast 74: Kenley Jansen's One-Pitch Filth

Yeah, this podcast is dedicated to all the teachers that told us we'd never get past episode fitty. It's all good, baby baby.

- It was all a dream: Not Jose Mota welcomes back the baseall season (0:00-7:12)

- We used to read your crazy-ass emails (7:45-28:45)

- Salt and Pepa and Animals as Leaders up in the limousine (29:2-34:15)

- Every Wednesday night, Evan Funk Davies, not Marley Marl (34:15-53:55)

- Baseball talk til my tape popped (54:42-1:20:11)

  • BASEDBALL IS BACK
  • Mike Trout is rich (and very good at baseball)
  • Miguel Cabrera is also rich (and good at baseball) and the Tigers are dumb
  • DICKSTAND
  • Our respective divisional picks, wild card teams, NL & AL champs & WS champ

- Peace to Puig D, Cult Leader, KWC (1:21:05-1:27:55)

And if you don't know, now you know...

Direct download: PRODcast_74_-_Kenley_Jansens_One-Pitch_Filth.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT

PRODcast 73: Ricardo Rincon (Dick Corner) & The Death of the UCL

We're back after yet another li'l break. Sometimes life just happens, y'know? 

- The open feat. Dick Talk (0:00-6:40)

- Canada-free emails (7:15-30:00)

- Musical guest: DEAD RIDER (30:45-34:35)

- Baseball talk! (34:35-1:02:20)

  • TJ surgery for everyone!
  • Aroldis Chapman, ugh.
  • Australian ballbase?
  • Ian's Cactus League recap!
  • Holy shit, Mike Trout.

- Musical advice (1:03:05-1:26:05)

- See you next time! Thank you! 

Direct download: PRODcast_73_-_Ricardo_Rincon_AKA_Dick_Corner_and_the_Death_of_the_UCL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

PRODcast 72: Carlton Fisk, Captain of the Fun Police

In honor of Carlton Fisk, we bring you what may be our shortest episode ever! We hope you enjoy it. 

Also, we love Hunter Harvey now

- The open (:27-5:00)

- The emails. (5:40-39:38) Wanna email us?? productiveouts@gmail.com!

- The musical guest: BEARCUBBIN' (41:00-44:48)

- The baseball talk (44:48-1:02:40)

  • Mike Trout’s $1 million deal (he’s still really good at baseball)
  • Expanded replay and the new home plate collision rule
  • Jake Peavy hurt himself fishing
  • That horrendous Cleveland Indians lid #hatchat

- Spring training, Puig Destroyer, book proposals, and fares well (1:03:10-1:14:00)

Direct download: PRODcast_72_-_Carlton_Fisk_Captain_of_the_Fun_Police.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

PRODcast 71: Gonzalez German Germen's Germane Germing

YOU GUYS. IT'S ALMOST BASEBALL. So we made a show for you. Here's how it went. 

-Open (0:00- 3:45)

-Emails from Canadians (4:15-23:25)

-Musical Guest: VULGAR TRADE (24:15-25:50)

-Human Guest: Will Sharp, pro scout with the Houston Astros (25:50-1:09:00)

-Baseball Things! (1:09:55)

  • Baseball Is Back! (sort of)
  • A Mike Trout Extension?
  • Braves Be Spendin’ (Freeman, Kimbrel, Heyward, Teheran, Simmons, you, me … )
  • The Face of MLB
  • Mark Mulder’s Improbable Comeback Is Over (Achilles)
  • Gratuitous Jeff Karstens Discussion

-Musical Advice:  How does someone who's never played an instrument start in adulthood? (1:25:30-1:30:20)

-What’s Next? BP annual, Puig Destroyer write about baseball for Decibel, spring training trips... (1:30:20-1:37:20)

-We out 

Direct download: PRODcast_71_-_Gonzalez_German_Germens_Germane_Germing.mp3
Category:Baseball -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

PRODcast 70: George Kontos has the worst birthdays

Clever intro goes here.

- Open (0:30-3:30)

- Emails (4:00-28:00)

- Musical guest: DAUGHTERS (28:30-33:00)

- Human guest: Sarah Colonna (33:00-1:03:00)

- Baseball talk! (1:03:25-1:19:10)

  • Pitchers and catchers are about to report (to play golf) 
  • 2014 PECOTA projections
  • Lingering free agents 
  • Freedie Freeman extension

- Musical advice: re. artists you follow and trailblazers who don't get the credit they deserve (1:20:00-1:33:30)

- What's coming up: BP Annual and Puig Destroyer (1:33:30-1:37:00)

- If you made it this far, thanks!

BUY A DAUGHTERS RECORD.

Direct download: PRODcast_70_-_George_Kontos_has_the_worst_birthdays.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm PDT

PRODcast 69: Heh.

Sixty-nine, get it? Heh heh. 

This is our Dekalb, IL-themed show. We've got music from WEEKEND NACHOS and an interview with the late, great Kevin Goldstein. We cordially invite you to listen. 

- Open

- Emails

- Musical guest: WEEKEND NACHOS

- Spectral humanoid interview: Houston Astros' Director, Pro Scouting Kevin Goldstein 

- Baseball stuff!

- Musical advice! Great questions, questionable answers

- Farewell

Direct download: PRODcast_69_-_Heh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

PRODcast 68: Where Angels Go To Die

Hey, happy new year! There's still no baseball though, so we have another lackluster show for you. Just kidding, all of our shows are lackluster! 

But here's how it went. 

- The open

- The emails

- The music: CAPSULE

- Those crazy Cespedes Family Barbecue kids!

- The baseball talk: really just us yelling about the Halll of Fame, you can probably skip this part

- The farewell

Thanks for your continued support during the horrible long winter that is no baseball. 

Direct download: PRODcast_68_-_Where_Angels_Go_to_Die.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT

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