The Productive Outs PRODcast

HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS

HOUSEKEEPING

MUSICAL GUEST: THE ARMED

"Only Love" is out now. 

Buy it on Bandcamp

Stream it on Spotify.

THE BASEBALL THINGS

  • The Machado sweepstakes
  • Meanwhile, the best team in the NL is … checks notes … The Brewers?
  • All Star Game: I have no idea what’s going on and I don’t care. 
  • Astros and Red Sox are on a collision course for … something 
  • Maximum Muncy
  • Baseball is bad. Please watch it

BAD BALLPARK FOOD OF THE WEEK:

The Erie SeaWolves released a new food creation: The cotton candy hot dog. It is fucking gross and I hate it. 

MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Spokane Indians

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Don Stanhouse

Direct download: ep139.mp3
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HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS

HOUSEKEEPING

 

MUSICAL GUEST: BRIGID MAE POWER

The Two Worlds is out now. 

 

YOUR DUMB EMAILS


THE BASEBALL THINGS

  • Miek Truot. Still good.
  • Which is handy, because Albert is roughly replacement level.
  • ASG voting is whatever
  • Mets fire sale about to open up
  • HOU won 12 straight...
  • But the M’s are still hanging in!

MINOR LEAGUE NAMES TEAM OF THE WEEK: THE ABERDEEN IRONBIRDS

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Biff Pocoroba

Direct download: ep138.mp3
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HELLO, BASEDBALL FANS

HOUSEKEEPING

 

MUSICAL GUEST: THE FORMS

Check them out on Bandcamp or Spotify

 

HUMAN GUEST: Dave Lozo of Vice Sports and the Puck Soup Podcast! 

THE BASEBALL THINGS 

  • The MLB Draft happened
  • Has there ever been a “JR Smith in Game 1 of the NBA Finals” in baseball?
  • Kole Calhoun is broken, very much so
  • Clayton Kershaw is also broken, in a different way
  • But Matt Kemp isn’t?
  • All-Star ballots are out … do you care?
  • The Mariners are in first place?

 

BAD BALLPARK FOOD OF THE WEEK: Norfolk Tides “Oriole Dog”

 

Thanks to our buddy and Patreon supporter Neil for letting us know about this abomination that is available at Harbor Park. It’s a hotdog with mac & cheese and crabmeat for some reason. He called it the best worst stadium food and actually said it was delicious. Please discuss.

MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: CHARLESTON RIVER DOGS

  • Braden Bristo
  • Dalton Higgins
  • Janson Junk 
  • Dalton Lehnen
  • Yoiber Marquina
  • Nestor Oronel
  • Jio Orozco
  • Miguel Flames 
  • Griffin Garabito
  • Dermis Garcia 
  • Wilkerman Garcia
  • Danienger Perez

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MIKE CUBBAGE

Direct download: ep137.mp3
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HELLO, SPROTS FANS

HOUSEKEEPING

MUSICAL GUEST: WAND. "PERFUME" is out now. 


HUMAN GUEST: Matt Kory of the Athletic Boston

THE BASEBALL THINGS 

VLAD JR.

Mike Trout

Five teams on pace to lose 100 games

MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Cedar Rapids Kernels

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MARVIS FOLEY

Marvis Edwin Foley, was a backup catcher who played in part of five seasons with the White Sox and Rangers in the early 80s. He was mostly unremarkable, aside from his name (which sounds more like he should be one of Aretha Franklin’s backup singers than a baseball playist). His glorious caucasian afro was markable, however. Over his illustrious career, he was worth -1 win, mashed 12 taters, had an OPS+ of 72 (not good), and racked up frequent flier miles shuttling between his big league club and the minors. After reading his name, I was stunned to find out that he was actually a burly, hairy, white dude from Kentucky. See: Reggie Willits, Reggie Cleveland, etc.

Marv is currently the roving catching instructor for the Colorado Rockies, and was previously a very successful MiLB coach, as he is the only manager to win titles in all three AAA leagues.

 

 

 

Direct download: ep136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm PDT

HELLO, SPROTS FANS

HOUSEKEEPING

 

MUSICAL GUEST: Beach House - 7

HUMAN GUEST: C Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic

THE BASEBALL THINGS

  • Robertson Canoe got popped for PEDs
  • Quick hits n' crazy shit: Hader’s Ks, Hicks’ 105 MPH cheddar, Rich Hill’s GD blister, Mookie Betts & Mike Trout are good?
  • The Rays are making people mad with “The Opener”
  • Juan Soto 
  • Lenny Dykstra

MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK

Down East Wood Ducks (A - TEX)

 

 

  • Jacob Shortslef
  • Cole Wiper
  • Steven Bruce 
  • Kyle Cody 
  • Kaleb Fontenot 
  • CD Pelham 
  • Walter Weickel
  • Andretty Cordero 
  • Blaine Prescott 

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: PAUL REUSCHEL

Direct download: ep135.mp3
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HELLO.

Let's talk to it. 

MUSICAL GUEST: This Is the Kit. Moonshine Freeze is out now on Rough Trade. 

HUMAN GUEST: Andy McCullough (again). It worked this time!!

THE BASEBALL THINGS

  • The Yanks & Red Sox are good, but is that good? 
  • Matt Harvey is a Red and the Wilpons are petty af 
  • Is Ohtani the best player in baseball? He has to be, right? 
  • We’re only 8 or 9 starts into the season, but there are some ungodly pitching stats this season - Scherzer, Verlander, Cole, Severino, … uh … Bart?
  • The White Sox won their 10th game yesterday, which fuckin' sucks

MINOR LEAGUE TEAM OF THE WEEK: Buies Creek Astros


OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Wee Harry Chappas ... and a twist. 

Direct download: ep134.mp3
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HELLO.

We were really excited to talk to Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times, but sadly the interview was not recorded. Apologies to Andy and also to you, because Andy was great and funny and oh god i want to crawl into a hole. Technology is the worst!!

HOUSEKEEPING

  • The Bad Broadcaster Bracket is over, and to absolutely nobody’s surprise, Hawk won easily. Send us you ideas for the Good Broadcaster Bracket!

MUSICAL GUEST: Pianos Become The Teeth.

“Wait For Love” came out on February 16th and it's excellent. Stream it on Spotify or buy it on Bandcamp.

BASEBALL THINGS

  • James Paxton had a decent week
  • Ichiro “retired”. All hail Ichiro.
  • Pujols got his 3000 hits, and now what? 
  • The BARVES are good and the O's are ...  not.
  • TANK-WATCH: Reds, Whysoggs, Orioles are all competing for the first overall pick.

Minor League Names Team of the Week - Lansing Lugnuts

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mario Mendoza

Mendoza was monumentally shitty, and we salute him.

Direct download: ep133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm PDT

HELLO

HOUSEKEEPING

BAD BROADCASTER BRACKET UPDATES


MUSICAL GUEST: Theo Katzman. "Heartbreak Hits" was one of Ian's favorite records of 2017. 

Stream it on Spotify.

Buy it on Bandcamp.

GUEST: Keith Law, ESPN

BASEBALL THINGS

  • PANDA PITCHED
  • Nick Kingham had a pretty good debut
  • Dave Roberts benched Cody Bellinger for lack of hustle. 

Minor League Names Team of the Week: Akron Rubber Ducks

  1. Argenis Angulo 
  2. Shane Bieber 
  3. Shao-Ching Chiang 
  4. Dace Kime 
  5. Leandro Linares 
  6. Matt Whitehouse
  7. Michael Peoples 
  8. Sicnarf Loopstok 
  9. Dorssys Paulino
  10. Ka'ai Tom 

 

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: LOWELL PALMER

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Direct download: ep132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm PDT

 

PODCAST BUSINESS

MUSICAL GUEST

THE EMAILS

BASEBALL THINGS

  • The Reds shitcanned Bryan Price … he just needed more time
  • Brandon Belt’s crazy AB lasted 13 minutes!! Meanwhile Johnny Cueto has a .35 ERA
  • Sean Manaea no-hit the best lineup in baseball
  • Giancarlo Stanton slash line update: .185/.283/.395
  • What the hell is wrong with the Angels (excluding Mike Trout)?
  • There’s a new addition of The Effort Police – Justin Verlander

Minor League Names Team of the Week - Dayton Dragons

  1. Wendolyn Bautista
  2. Packy Naughton
  3. Sarkis Otanian
  4. Ryan Nutof
  5. Mac Sceroler
  6. Hendrik Clementina
  7. Mark Kolozsvary
  8. Morgan Lofstrom
  9. Jeter Downs
  10. Narciso Crook

THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS:

Alan Knicely

Separated at birth?

Direct download: ep131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

PODCAST BUSINESS

MUSICAL GUEST

  • Wye Oak. “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs,” came out on April 6 on Merge.
  • Stream it on Spotify
  • Purchase it from Bandcamp or Merge Records

HUMAN GUEST

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation, founder of McCovey Chronicles. Read Grant Land every Monday.

BASEBALL THINGS

  • Baseball games getting snowed out in mid-April. Seems fine.
  • Basebrawls! Donnybrooks! Fisticuffs!
  • Our large adult sons are marvelous and we celebrate them: Bart & Vogey
  • Ohtani still good. That’s all.
  • What in the fresh hell are the Mets doing and when will they Mets?
  • The standings, in general, are wild! Enjoy the small sample size weirdness while you may. 
  • Puerto Rico series starts tomorrow: much of the island still doesn’t have functional infrastructure, but we’re sending them the Clevelands and the Twins? What the hell?
  • How the shit does Chris Russo still have a job?

Minor League Names Team of the Week: Lancaster JetHawks 

Strong SEC names on this team, plus a famous rock star guitarist (sort of). 

THE OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS:

Johnnie LeMaster!

 

Direct download: ep130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT