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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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT