September 14, 2017
In honor of the incredible runs of the Cleveland Indians, here's the hosts' 21 favorite things about the 2017 baseball season. It's wide-ranging. Also, Merritt has a great (bad) idea.
Opening Song: Steve Wynn - Favorite Things
Closing Song: Carroll - Billionaire
September 8, 2017
Technology is a dazzling thing, especially when it allows for basically innocuous skullduggary in baseball. Yes, sign-stealing. Also, a bit about the streaks going on in each league, and how they stack up. Both teams are surprisingly similar. Yet different. Hmm.... And Nick does some OOTP science.
Opening Song: The Shamblers - We're Going Streaking
Closing Song: Ryan Sheeler - Stealing Paradise
August 30, 2017
Whether in stature or standing in the eyes of others, gigantic individuals are rocking the base ball world. Giancarlo Stanton has crushed his way to more than 50 home runs. It's amazing. Rhys Hoskins both launches dingers and isn't named Hopkins. What company is he in? And some Cy Young talk.
Opening Song: Mors Ontologica - Massive Action
Closing Song: Bats - Get Upset
August 23, 2017
There's some sifting through the worst parts of modern baseball (old men complaining, as it's otherwise known), and a discussion on great books of baseball. There's also dog and cat discussion. There was no avoiding it.
Opening Song:The Impossibulls - August
Closing Song: Party Boys - House of Books
August 10, 2017
Some semblance of baseball chatter is attempted, but it all falls toward Mr. 3000 and Henry Roengartner. Not that that's bad. But Sale and Kluber are briefly discussed. Also, a Frankenstein team is attempted in the NL East in an effort to beat the Nationals. It ends in a cliffhanger. Send us questions!
Opening Song:Lichtenstein - Everything's For Sale
Closing Song: Life in a Blender - Frankenstein
August 2, 2017
To the dulcet tones of a roofer hammering, the trade deadline and the Dodgers amassing of talent is discusssed. Also Skyrim, and the merits of magework. And prestige TV, and Merritt being a total hipster about it. But seriously, why didn't the Orioles or Padres trade their biggest asset? Silly, really.
Opening Song: PAul Collins - Working Too Hard
Closing Song: The Beets - Television
July 29, 2017
In perhaps the most "mostly" episode yet, the Cubs are discussed, as is Yu Darvish, and some historical stuff. Perhaps a little FA Cup for baseball for your liking? And somehow, Kyrie to the Heat. Who knows. Enjoy. We did.
Opening Song: The Rebel - Turtle V Octopus
Closing Song: Allister Thompson - The Rambling Irishman
July 21, 2017
As the trade deadline steams towards us, a breakdown of where some potential pitching tagets might go. It's interesting, but not as good as LISTENER MAIL! Aww yeah. Enjoy.
Opening Song: The Real Kids - Better Be Good
Closing Song: Deadlines - Deadlines
July 11, 2017
In which we work diligently to fix the All Star festivities, and try to discover how to disarm the might of the Astros and Dodgers. Guess where the exploding fruit comes in.
Opening Song: Fodiator - Tonight We Fail
Closing Song: Curt Smith - Halfway Pleased
July 3, 2017
Seeing as the actual All-Stars are getting announced as this is recorded, and those are usually full of something anger-inducing, let's make bad choices! A couple teams - Team Merritt and Team Nick - are assembled. There is overlap. And Nick gets excited about Paul George for some reason.
Opening Song: Magic Christian - All Da Stars
Closing Song: Half-Cocked - Little Snub Nose