The Productive Outs PRODcast
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

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

PRODcast 31: The Dave Winfield "I am truly sorry that a fowl of Canada is no longer with us" International Incident-Avoidance Edition

Here it is, #31. The badass Dave Winfield one. Prolly our last show of the year, so we included the best of 2012 stuff herein. Get into it. 

  • Open
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: National Sunday Law
  • Ye Old Hotte Steuve
  • 2012 Best of PROD
  • Plugs n' such
  • Not Jose Mota sings "Rudolph el Reno de Nariz Roja"

As always, thanks for listening. Y'all are the best. 

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_31_-_The_Dave_Winfield_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

PRODcast 30: Nolan Ryan's Wads of Meat

Just two segments but we STILL managed to talk for an hour and 40 minutes. It's a gift, people!

  1. Open
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: EL-P
  4. Hot Stove chat
  5. Other stuff
  6. Goodbye

Music is off El-P's stellar Cancer for Cure album except for "Rush Over Brooklyn" which is a web-only kinda deal. 

Direct download: ep30.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT

PRODcast 29: The "I Got Mad Hits Like I Was Rod Carew" Shew

Did you know? Per wikipedia, Rod Carew has never formally converted to Judaism.

  1. Hello
  2. Emails!
  3. Music: Kowloon Walled City
  4. Interview! Ben Lindbergh
  5. Hot Stove chatta
  6. Goodbye!

2:04:00; mp3; all rights whatever.

Direct download: PRODcast_29_-_The_I_Got_Mad_Hits_Like_I_Was_Rod_Carew_Shew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

PRODcast 28: The Bert Blyleven "I <3 to Fart" Episode

Killer show, y'all. 

  1. Open
  2. Emails, including the craze soon to sweep baseball: catapults and crow's nests!
  3. Musical guest: THE EVENS
  4. Humanoid guest: Zachary Levine
  5. Baseball things, including Madson, Greinke, Myers, Lincecum. and Guthrie
  6. Plugs for records and shirts
  7. Byeeeeeee!

PRODcast 27: The Mike F***ing Trout Edition

Twinny-seven eppersodes! That's crazy. Here's what we got:

  1. Open
  2. Emails
  3. Musical guest: DEFTONES
  4. Interview: Mike Petrielo of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness
  5. The Hot Stove blows up in our faces!
  6. Arizona Fall League
  7. SHERTZ
  8. Bye!

Direct download: ep27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT

PRODcast 26: Satchel Paige's Satchel Page

Even when we try and do a short show, it still ends up being over 2 hours long. WHATEVER.

  • Open 
  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: TRASH TALK
  • Humanoid Guest: C. Trent Rosecrans
  • Projecting the Top Free Agent Landing Spots
  • Upcoming Junk
  • Outro

Direct download: PRODcast_26_Satchel_Paiges_Satchel_Page.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm PDT

PRODcast 25: Jose Cruz' Puerto Rican DADHAT Jubilee

The 2012 MLB season might be over, but we're not! This show is for the children.

  • Opening seg mant
  • Email seg mant
  • Musical guest: NAILS
  • Verbal guest: Grant Brisbee
  • Thrice's "Anthology" is out, and there is no studio trickery involved
  • Other stuff that is in the offing
  • Adieu
Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_25_-_Jose_Cruz_Puerto_Rican_DADHAT_Jubilee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

PRODcast 24: The Say Hey Kid Edition

HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE show, y'all. 

  • Agenda
  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: Death Grips
  • Special Guest: Mark F*cking Trumbo
  • The Giants Win the Pennant!
  • Incorrect World Series Predictions
  • Give Credit Where It's Due, Dude: Managers & Front Offices 
  • Ozzie Guillen? More Likle Ozzie Goin', Am I Right???
  • The Future Is Bright for the Cardinals
  • Market Research

Bye!

Direct download: PRODcast_24_The_Say_Hey_Kid_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm PDT

PRODcast 23: Don Mattingly's Buntf**king Orgy

We're back after a weeklong layoff! We missed you. Did you miss us? 

The agenderp:

  • Your emails
  • Musical guest: PINBACK
  • Ian's three-night engagement at oCoCo for the ALDS
  • ALCS: The death of Derek Jeter, the charging Tigers, and a half-empty Yankee Stadium
  • NLCS: The Slide, Ryan Vogelsong, and Trevor Rosenthal
  • New Kowloon Walled City LP info, shirts, thanks

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_23_Don_Mattinglys_Buntfucking_Orgy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm PDT

PRODcast 22: The Ball(s) Between Bill Buckner's Legs

Number 22 goes a little sumthin' like this (HIT IT!)

  • Emails
  • Musical guest: METZ
  • Non-musical guest WENDY THURM
  • The personified disappointment that is the Angels 2012 season
  • The Giants are the converse (or is it inverse?) of that
  • Awards talk
  • The new Wild Card format is nothing if not WILD
  • The J. Weeks/B. Crawford body swap
  • Ian is all cryptic about the forthcoming Kowloon Walled City record
  • BYE SEE YA

p.s.: here's the dildo pic if you wanna see it

p.p.s we have new shirts now, and they are awesome

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_22_-_The_Balls_Between_Bill_Buckners_Legs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm PDT

PRODcast 21: The Wallace Keith Joyner Looks Like An Index Finger Edition

21! We're now of legal age for all the fun stuff, including:

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • Musical guest: CASPIAN
  • International sporting guest: Drew Fairservice
  • DA PLAYOFFDS
  • Angels gift baskets
  • BP doin' thangs
  • Outro 

Thanks for listening, everyone. 


PRODcast 20: Don Sutton's Salt 'N Pepper Perm

Twenty! 

This episode has it all! Or at least some. 

  • Intro
  • Many, Many Emails
  • Musical guest: DEERHOOF
  • Baseballish guest: Doug Thorburn
  • Based Ball Discussion
  • Ian Rode a Bike for an Entire Day
  • Riley Hung Out with Vin Scully
  • Jose Mota Teaches You About Bikram Yoga

If you've read this far, have a cookie!

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_20_Don_Suttons_Salt_and_Pepper_Perm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT

PRODcast 19: Tony Gwynn's Duck Fart Into Short Left Field

Such a good episode. Get it into your synapses ASPAses. 

  1. Intro
  2. Emailses
  3. Musical Guest: Title Fight
  4. Special Guest: Jason Parks
  5. Outro

As always, thanks for listening. Interact with us here:

Also, we'd loooooove it if you took a minute and left a review for us on iTunes!


PRODcast 18: We’re Legal (Or, The Ted Kluszewski Edition)

Hello. There are cats in casts that have been put into a pod and loaded into the internet.
The cats are arrayed thusly:

  • Emails
  • Musical guest: Mount Carmel
  • Jason Cole of Lonestar Dugout
  • Playoff races/Dog days of summer (totally NOT a cat)
  • Postseason award predictions
  • Ian's night in the clubhouse/press box/holy shit
  • The End Of Up & In/KG to the 'Stros, Parks called up
  • Site/logo redesign
  • Buh bye
Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_18_-_The_Ted_Kluszewski_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

PRODcast 17: The Dock Ellis LSD Trip

Intimate show. No guest. Just stupid music and baseball talk. 

  • Emails
  • Musical guest: GAZA
  • The Nick Punto trade
  • Wild card races are bona fide crazy
  • Home plate collisions and lessons on being a Real Man

If you enjoy the show, please take a minute to rate/review it on iTunes. Thanks!

-r&i

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_17_-_The_Dock_Ellis_LSD_Trip.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm PDT

PRODcast 16: Dwight Gooden’s Cocaine-Fueled Assault and Battery Edition

Another week, another two-hour-plus gabfest. This un' has:

  • Intro
  • Emails
  • Musical guest Killer Mike
  • Guest segment: Bradley Ankrom of the Internet
  • Steroids (yawn), Colon, Melky, and Clemens
  • What the fuck with the Angels already?
  • Ian lived in the scoreboard in Oakland and Riley made a pilgrimage to Petco (where the pets go) 
  • Ian's birfday, Riley's new band and new gig
  • MOTA

As always, thanks for listening. Interact with us here:

Also, we'd loooooove it if you took a minute and left a review for us on iTunes!


PRODcast 15: The Disco Dan Ford Edition

Another epic show this week -- 2 hours-plus! 

And it goes a little sumthin' like this (HIT IT!)

  • Hello
  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: Cloudkicker
  • Special Guest: Buell Handsock of SB Nation & The Planet Earth
  • You Down With OPP (Outperforming Preseason Projections)?
  • Buster Posey Is Really Good At Baseball
  • The Phillies Are Toast And That’s Funny
  • The Crazy AL Central Race
  • Billy Hamilton: Still Fast
  • Upcoming Stuffs
  • Buh-bye

As always, thanks for listening. Interact with us here:

Also, we'd loooooove it if you took a minute and left a review for us on iTunes

Direct download: PRODcast_15_The_Disco_Dan_Ford_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT

PRODcast 14: Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Bullpen Management & Lineup Construction


This is another long one (that's not what she said! OH!), so get comfortable. 

  • Intro
  • Lonnnnnnnng-ass email segment!
  • Musical guest: TIGON, with tracks from their new record, Infinite Teeth.
  • Who are the worst hitters in the blig leagues so far this season?
  • Holy shit, the Astros are bad.
  • Mike Trout just turned 21. What were you doing at 21? 
  • Updates on Kowloon Walled City and The Music Project with Ed and Mike
  • The Ballad of Jose Mota (You're going to want to stick around for this, trust me.)

As always, thanks for listening. You can ask questions/get involved/make fun of us in the following virtual locations:

Also, we'd loooooove it if you took a minute and left a review for us on iTunes


PRODcast 13: Omar Vizquel's DADHAT Extravaganza

We've got a delicious family-size show for you this week! 

It includes:

  • A precocious amuse-bouche intro
  • A nutritious email segment
  • A hearty interview with Ricardo Marquez and Ashley Chavez
  • A lovingly prepared analysis of every trade in baseball history
  • A sweet and satisfying musical segment with BARONESS, and
  • A visit from your chef, Jose Mota

As always, thanks for listening. You can ask questions/get involved/make fun of us in the following virtual locations:

Also, we'd loooooove it if you took a minute and left a review for us on iTunes

xo,

r&i

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_13_-_Omar_Vizquels_DADHAT_Extravaganza_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm PDT

PRODcast 12: The Wade Boggs' Mustachioed, Pre-Game-Chicken-Eating, Beer-Chugging, Philandering Spectacular

Just reading the title takes an hour, so there's just 7 minutes of actual content. 

KIDDING.

We gots:

  • EPIC EMAILS!
  • HOT STOVE-ON-STOVE ACTION!
  • How the hell did the AL West become the most exciting division in baseball??
  • Angles/Ginats
  • Tame Impala!
  • Outro

As always, keep those cards and letter coming, and thanks for listening! 

r & i


PRODcast 11: The Doug Decinces Edition

Technical difficulties knew better than to even try to fuck with us, because we've got DOUG DECINCES and BARKMARKET on our side. 

You gon' get:

  • Intro
  • The longest email segment in history
  • Barkmarket
  • Righting the wrongs of the All-Star Game
  • European vacation, band stuffs
  • Farewell from Not Jose Mota

All music on this episode (besides the opening/closing theme) is from Barkmarket's L. Ron, and is used without permission. You should totally buy a copy and consume it daily. 

If you listen to this on an iThing, it would be awesome if you would take a minute to rate and review the show. 

You can email us at productiveouts at googlemail.

You can FaceLike us here

If you've actually read this far, something may be seriously wrong with you.


Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_11_-_The_Doug_Decinces_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01pm PDT

PRODcast 10: The Andre Dawson Edition

Good lord what a nightmare. Ian's soundcard was fucking up every few minutes, but we soldiered on. You're gonna hear lots of weird, awkward segues though, as we try to piece together a show from no fewer than 20 different audio files. We appreciate your patience.

This show has it all! Or at least some.

  • Emails!
  • The Thrice farewell tour
  • The Giants/Angels series
  • The College World Series
  • Famous Stars & Straps
  • josemota-vationalposters.org
  • Old Man Gloom!
  • Probably some other stupid stuff I forgot

Thanks for listening, sharing, writing, rating, and reviewing. You guys rule.

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_10_-_The_Andre_Dawson_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

PRODcast 9: The Reggie Jackson Edition

Hey, we found time to talk! Riley broadcasts live from a closet in Daytona Beach. No lie. 

We've got:

  • Thrice tour report
  • Emails
  • Angels and Giants state of the unions
  • Baseball Prospectus event at the Oakland Coliseum
  • Ian's new gig
  • More tour shenanigans
  • Musical guest after the fact: Animals as Leaders

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT

PRODcast 8: The Bob Boone Edition

No guest. Just Riley and Ian talking endlessly about baseball and music and baseball and then more music. And also baseball.

  • Your emails. Beer, soda, and uni talk. 
  • Oppo taco and other ridiculous synonyms for home runs
  • Angels & Giants states of the union
  • DADLAP, hipsterlap, gunt, frontballs, and related topics
  • The Bobby VLOLentine LOLs of the Week
  • Imaad Wasif!
  • Stanford beisbol mini-report: Mark Appel and Alex Blandino
  • Behind-the-scenes music talk: tour logistics
  • WEIRD MEAT
  • Not Jose Mota drops knowledge
Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

PRODcast 7: We Are All Pedro Feliz

LUCKY NUMBER 7!

Here's how it's gonna go down:

  • Riley gets kidnapped by a dude who's wasted on cough syrup. 
  • OH NO JEFF KARSTENS
  • Your awesome emails!
  • MLB.tv, God's gift to baseball fans
  • Check in on the Giants & Angels
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Black of HOT WATER MUSIC and SENSES FAIL
  • Ian's special day of baseball nerdery!
  • Upcoming Kowloon Walled City and Thrice news
  • And then Not Jose Mota

And we're done!

Direct download: The_Productive_Outs_PRODcast_-_Episode_7_-_We_Are_All_Pedro_Feliz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT

PRODcast 6: The Steve Garvey, You're Not My Padre Edition

And it goes a little sumthin' like this:

  • Emails
  • BL'AST!
  • Stupid shit
  • Kevin Goldstein interview!
  • Adios

Direct download: EP6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm PDT

PRODcast 5: The Peak Production Years

This is the last week of non-real baseball, so we had to go deep to come up with almost 2 hours of nonsense to talk about. We've got:

  • BOLD MLB Predictions!
  • MESHUGGAH
  • Your emails
  • Hall of Jeffs
  • BAHSTAHN
  • Sam Miller!

As always, thanks for listening!

Direct download: ep5_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am PDT

PRODcast 4: The DadLap Edition
  • You sent us emails. We answered them. 
  • We tell you about Unsane.
  • We talk Spring Training. 
  • Hall of Jeffs. LOL of the Week. DADLAP. 
  • Grant Brisbee talks about meeting Pat Burrell and explaining ERA+ to him. 
  • Phoenix is a weird place with ghosts and guns. And ghosts with guns. 

P.S.: Our sweet new theme song was written and recorded by Riley and Ian and mixed by Scott Evans

Direct download: Productive_Outs_PRODcast_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am PDT

Our longest episode yet, at nearly 90 minutes. We discuss:

  1. Our cool new t-shirts
  2. Hall of Jeffs update
  3. Our musical guest: O'Brother
  4. Two things that could sink the Giants and the Angels
  5. South by Southwest from the musician's perspective
  6. Fantasy baseball, pro and con
  7. New Kowloon Walled City rekkid

Direct download: PRODcast_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am PDT

Episode 2 is in your earholes! We've got:

  • Riley's Spring Training Report
  • The Hall of Jeffs (and Geoffs)
  • Dog Shredder and the pro's and cons of Bad Religion

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: prodcast_episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am PDT

Riley and Ian prattle on about:

  • The start of spring training
  • Their respective upcoming trips to the Cactus League
  • Season previews of the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • East of the Wall!

Direct download: prodcast1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PDT