The Productive Outs PRODcast

MUSIC & OTHER NEWS

Stay away from each other!

MUSICAL GUEST

Modern Rituals, "This is the History." 

Stream/buy it here.

EMAILS OF THE WEEK

Pee is stored in the balls. 

BASEBALL THINGS

Random baseball memories.

NON-BASEBALL THINGS

  • Buy a pork shoulder and make carnitas
  • Make Lahey's no-knead bread
  • Watch Birds of Prey
  • Stay the fuck home 

 

Direct download: ep181.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

High-grade content for that social distancing lifestyle 

Not a lot of baseball happening rn, so we dig into seltzer, self-care, media recommendations, and other bullshit. 

We've got music from Arbouretum; check out their latest album, Let It All In.

PLUGS: Everything is cancelled. Please do what you can to help small businesses, bands, etc.

Take care of yourself, and each other.

Direct download: ep180.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm PDT

What are you gonna do 

When COVID-19 comes for YOU?

What's up y'all, it's a new PRODcast! Riley's back from the road and he brought a helicopter for the troops! 

We've also got:

Less Art news! We're playing three shows with Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, and Sect:

  • 4/19 - Brick By Brick in SD
  • 4/20 - Chain Reaction in Anaheim
  • 4/21 - 1720 in DTLA

SELTZER NEWS: The fuck is this AHA shit, and is it good?

 

MUSICAL GUEST

Raketkanon. Check them out on Spotify and Bandcamp.

 

EMAIL OF THE WEEK

 

Rob asks: Which event would you rather go on a nationwide tour after: the Astros cheating scandal or the Milli Vanilli lip sync exposure? 

THE BASEBALL THINGS

  • The Yankees are falling apart again
  • Yelich extension Mike Trout hit a golf ball really far and it broke baseball twitter 
  • A Halos visiting clubhouse attendant busted for supplying goop
  • Colin McHugh to the Red Sox
  • Joey Votto just wants to get to the restaurant before it closes
  • Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects came out 
  • Pingball is happening and NMSU junior Nick Gonzales has 12 HRs in 13 games. He hit .432 last year, and hit 5 bombs in a DH vs. Purdue - Fort Wayne this season. 

THANKS I HATE IT

Riley takes issue with people backing into parking spaces in public lots and Ian moans about twitter 

Direct download: ep179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

Folks, you made it. BASEBALL IS ONCE AGAIN HAPPENING. 

 

MUSIC & OTHER NEWS

TOUR UPDATE: Dispatch from the road

Strangelight happenings: w/ Radioactivity on 2/27

With The Body/Uniform and Dreamdecay 3/5

MUSICAL GUEST

Denzel Curry/Kenny Beats: UNLOCKED 

EMAIL OF THE WEEK

Luke muses on the Astros cheating allegations and Jose Altuve's reticence to take his shirt off. 

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Baseball is back!
  • Rob Manfred is blowing it
  • Big Papi, a cheater, goes off on Mike Fiers, a whistleblower
  • Dem Presidential Candidates as MLB Franchises 

THANKS I HATE IT

Ian hates gluten-free labeling on everything, while Riley is tired of everyone (including us!) saying "100%"

Direct download: ep178.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT

Welcome to the 177th ritual! 

 

MUSIC & OTHER NEWS

TOUR UPDATE: Dispatch from the road

Strangelight shows & recording

MUSICAL GUEST: Caspian "On Circles"

Spotify | Bandcamp | Tour

EMAIL OF THE WEEK

Patrick asks: How does one get around the despair that sets in every time they are reminded of the differing goals of a teams ownership group, and its players and fans?

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Mookie
  • Joc & Ross to Halos
  • Kris Bryant's grievance

THANKS I HATE IT

 

Direct download: ep177.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58pm PDT

Welcome to PRODcast 176! We've got:

  • Keith Law
  • No Lights
  • Cheater chat
  • ... Ad we expose potential counterfeiting in the lucrative Bo Mclaughlin memorabilia market

MUSICAL GUEST: NO LIGHTS

Bandcamp | Spotify | Facebook

EMAIL OF THE WEEKS

Our friend Bennett has a baby on the way and no idea what he's on for, the poor sap

HUMAN GUEST: KEITH LAW of … THE ATHLETIC

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Cheating cheaters and the cheaters who love them 
  • Donaldson to TWINT
  • We adopt the TWINT as our new team to root for 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Michael Duane “Bo” McLaughlin aka “Grim Bimbledon”

Direct download: ep176.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am PDT

WELCOME to PRODcast 175!

MUSIC & OTHER NEWS

MUSICAL GUEST

Remote Viewing - It’s Better This Way

RIYL: Kowloon Walled City, Neurosis, KEN Mode, other purveyors of sludgy noise rock 

SpotifyBandcamp

EMAIL OF THE WEEK

@prisonneil on "greens" and Nolan Arenado

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Signings – MadBum, Ryu, Calhoun, Teheran, and where’s Donaldson headed? Also Ozuna, Puig, and Castellanos.
  • HOF voting
  • The Red Sox are cheating. Or are they? 
  • The White Sox are doing a thing, but what is that thing exactly?
  • 2020 BP annual: per-order now

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 

Andy Etchebarren

Direct download: ep175.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am PDT

This is our year-end mega episode in which we run down each of our favorite 10 records of the year, and shoot the shit about the Hot Stove Madness that is currently sweeping the baseball hellscape.

Thank you so much to all of you who support this show via a monthly Patreon donation. It’s greatly appreciated. These premium episodes are available to those of you who make any sized donation. We’ll be launching a new premium tee around the start of spring training 2020, so stay tuned for that.

LET’S TALK TO IT

ROB MANFRED CAN EAT A BAG OF HOT DIARRHEA

SPEAKING OF HOT … 

THE STOVE IS HOT

  • Cole to NYY for 9/$324m + full no-trade, opt-out after year 5
  • Strasburg back to WAS for 7/$245m +
  • Rendon to LAA for 7/$245m + full no-trade, no opt-out
  • Grandal to CHW for 4/$73m
  • Wheeler to PHI for 4/$118m
  • Hamels to BARVES for 1/$18m
  • Gregorius to PHI 1/$14m
  • Moustakas to CIN for 4/$64m
  • Kyle Gibson to TEX 3/$30m
  • Will Smith for $3/39m, Chris Martin & Travis D’Arnaud to BARVES
  • Jose Abreu back to CHW for 3/$50m
  • Alex Avila to TWINT 1/$4.25m
  • Droop Omeranz to SDP for ???
  • Roark to TOR 2/$24m
  • Treinen to LAD for 1/$10m

TEAMS ARE SPENDING MONEY. IT’S ALMOST LIKE THE HAVE LOTS OF IT OR SOMETHING.

SPEAKING OF MONEY … 

DEAR SCOTT BORAS CAN WE BORROW SOME?!?!

TRAAAAADES??!! (how are these happening while teams are spending a fuckload again?)

  • Arenado on the block
  • Correa available?
  • David Price?
  • Kluber and Lindor on the move?

YEAR-END FAVORITES

Ian’s picks

  1. CRJ - Dedicated 
  2. Wand - Laughing Matter
  3. Sheer Mag - A Distant Call
  4. Little Simz - Grey Area 
  5. Immortal Bird - Thrive on Neglect
  6. Denzel Curry - ZUU
  7. Betty Who - Betty
  8. JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs
  9. Mdou Moctar - Ilana (The Creator) 
  10. Soul Glo - The N***a in Me Is Me

Riley’s picks

  1. Town Portal - Of Violence
  2. Cloudkicker - Unending
  3. Big Brave - A Gaze Among Them
  4. Cult of Luna - A Dawn To Fear
  5. PUP - Morbid Stuff
  6. Pile - Green & Grey
  7. Herod - Sombre Dessein
  8. Blessed - Salt 
  9. Coilguns - Watchwinders 
  10. Pedro The Lion - Phoenix
Direct download: ep174.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PDT

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