Ep 113: October 4th Playoff Chat

Our first playoff phone chat. If you missed episode 112, we are hoping to record a small podcast phone chat every morning of the playoffs. On today's installment, we discuss the Yankees-Twins game from Tuesday night, preview the Diamondbacks-Rockies NL Wild Card Game, and Shohei Otani's last game in Japan.

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Ep 112: 2017 Playoffs Staff Predictions

This week's episode includes:

  • Paul making Peter eat a piece of pie
  • Three biggest storylines to watch
  • Three people with the most pressure on them
  • Picking out playoff fantasy teams with David from Chicago

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Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

2017 Playoff Fantasy Game: Pick YOUR Team

Outro: Bryan Cranston

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Ep 111: Third Annual 10 Guest Playoff Preview

This week's episode includes:

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Ep 110: 2017 Award Show

This week's episode includes:

  • Paul's thoughts on last week's podcast
  • Discussion on Indians and Yankees winning streaks
  • Updates on the Dodger curse, Trout/Harper, and Daniel Winkler
  • 2017 AFITB Awards
  • TWTW: 2017 home runs
  • Sounds of the Game: Best moments of 2017
  • Update on random O/U and Memorial Day Trade Deadline Game

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Ep 109: Jeff Corbett (aka Sammy Bodeen)

This week's episode includes:

  • David filling in for Paul as co-host
  • Peter offering a public apology (27:00)
  • A Pride of the Yankees recap with Matt from Minnesota (45:00)
  • An interview with actor Jeff Corbett on his experience playing Sammy Bodeen in Talent for the Game (56:15)

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Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

Interview: Jeff Corbett, Talent for the Game

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Ep 108: September Preview

This week's episode includes:

  • An Illini football update (1:00)
  • Paul guessing Dodger ROY winners (going 2 for 17) (14:15)
  • Our favorite relief pitcher is back pitching well (18:45)
  • Summer Flicks: Talent for the Game (19:30)
  • Out of the Box: Baseball TV ratings, CC Sabathia complaining about bunting (39:45)
  • TWTW: Why some new stats are more popular than others (46:30)
  • Sounds: Cal Ripken breaks the streak (51:45)
  • September preview (59:00)

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Ep 107: The Dodgers Are Good

This week's episode includes:

  • Paul's eclipse boycott (1:00)
  • Giancarlo Stanton is the best (6:15)
  • Peter is tired of the perfect game draught (13:00)
  • Mike Trout, MVP candidate? (18:30)
  • Summer Flicks: Field of Dreams (20:15)
  • Out of the Box: Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers (32:30)
  • TWTW: The Dodgers love wOBA (42:15)
  • Sounds of the Game: August's great CF catches (48:00)

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Peter's favorite tweet: baseball is boring?

Summer Flicks: Field of Dreams

Out of the Box: Andrew Lawrence, Stephanie Apstein

TWTW: The Dodgers have a hidden strength

Sounds: Vin, Catches

Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

Outro: James Horner

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Ep 106: 1998 Home Run Race

This week's episode includes:

  • Our thoughts on the umpires' silly protest (4:00)
  • Derek Jeter's return to baseball (7:15)
  • Mickey Moniak could be the biggest bust in decades (10:00)
  • Will Trout join the .300/.450/.600 club? (13:00)
  • #baseballontv It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (17:45)
  • Out of the Box: Joe Maddon's week of rest, Chad Bettis' return (25:30)
  • TWTW: Sprint speed (31:00)
  • Sounds of the Game: Sosa and McGwire (38:45)
  • Deep Dive: 1998 home run race (44:15)
  • Guest: Chris Masse from the 2017 LLWS (1:02:30)

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Ep 105: Jinxy Cat

This week's episode includes:

  • Our recap of the San Francisco trip (4:30)
  • The Cardinals handling of #RallyCat (and Peter's own cat rescue story) (11:45)
  • An action-packed edition of "Harper vs Trout" (19:30)
  • MLB's dream playoff scenario (25:30)
  • #AFITBsummerflicks winners announced (29:00)
  • Out of the Box: Most disappointing players in 2017, #PlayersWeekend jerseys (33:00)
  • TWTW: Three true outcomes (41:30)
  • Sounds of the Game: Barry Bonds and Travis Ishikawa (45:45)

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Summer Flicks: A Talent for the Game

Out of the Box: Disappointing Players, Players Weekend

TWTW: Three True Outcomes

Sounds: Vin, Bonds, Ishikawa

Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

Outro: Meet the Parents

Ep 103: One Band, One Sound

This week's episode includes:

  • Our first piece of hate mail (5:00)
  • Steve Bartman's return (7:30)
  • Trade Deadline thoughts (15:30)
  • Active Player Hall of Fame Power Rankings (27:30)
  • TWTW: ERA-FIP (41:30)
  • Sounds of the Game: Beltre's 3,000 hit (47:00)
  • Guest: Jake Devereaux (52:00)
  • Preview of San Francisco (1:04:30)

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2017 Live Stream

Sounds: Vin, Beltre

Jake Devereaux: Twitter, Podcast

Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

Outro: Scott McKenzie: San Francisco

Ep 102: The Halftime Speech

This week's episode includes:

  • All-Star Game and HR Derby recap (4:30)
  • Preseason Over/Unders check-in (10:15)
  • #baseballontv: Heavy Weights (16:45)
  • Out of the Box: Breaking down the Quintana trade (21:00)
  • TWTW: Second-half breakout candidates (34:15)
  • Sounds of the Game: 1995 World Series (37:45)
  • Deep Dive: Best second-half offense and pitching staff in history (42:30)
  • Guest: Rob Mains (50:15)

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Mentioned in this episode

 

#baseballontv: Heavy Weights

Out of the Box: Passan

Sounds: Vin, 1995 World Series

Rob Mains: Twitter, Second-half article

Vanessa Williams: Save the Best for Last

Intro: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up

Outro: Friday Night Lights speech

Ep 101: 2017 Midseason Review

This week's episode includes:

  • Angel Hernandez is suing MLB (4:00)
  • Midseason awards (10:00)
  • Our top five storylines of the first half (24:30)
  • TWTW: Update on contact rate (32:00)
  • Sounds of the Game: Bonds and A-Rod go deep in the 1998 All-Star Game (35:45)
  • Deep Dive: 2002 All-Star Game (39:45)
  • 2017 Home Run Derby and All-Star Game prop bets (46:30)

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Ep 100: 100 Reasons Why Baseball Is Great