The Productive Outs PRODcast
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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

PRODcast 67: Mike Zagurski Is a Professional Athlete

GREETZ, PEEPZ. We have a fantastical episode for you. Whether you like music and baseball, or baseball and music, there's something for every one! Here's how it breaks down:

- The open, where we open

- The emails, where crazy people write to us and we read what they wrote

- The musical guest: This time it's San Francisco psych-poppers WOODEN SHJIPS. Their fourth full-length, "Back to Land," is out now on Thrill Jockey. And it's on Keith Law's Best of 2013 list. ...

- ... which is relevant because Keith Law is our guest this week. He talks baseball and music and past, present, and future with us. 

- Then there's the baseball talk:

  • Michael Morse is a giant, both literally and figuratively
  • Kevin Towers is gutting his farm system
  • Grant Balfour is taking his steakheaded rage to Bawlmore
  • Yankees trade money to the DL for Brian Roberts
  • Masahiro Tanaka is in limbo
  • Raul Ibanez to Los Angeles of Anaheim

- Music Talk: Instead of advice, this episode we disgust our top 10 records of the year. There's some convergence and some of whatever the other thing would be. 

- Then there are the sad goodbyes until next calendar year! Thank you for everything. 

Episode errata:

Direct download: PRODcast_67_-_Mike_Zagurski_Is_a_Professional_Athlete.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST