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
June 26, 2017
After a short sabbatical to actually attend baseball games, much is discussed, mostly baseball. The hsots veer into old, familar Indians-related territory, discussing the inferno of Jose Ramirez and whether he is the best player on that team. Also, with Saturday being the anniversary of Ricky Henderson's debut and first base steal, what all-time records seem assailable? Lonzo Ball is brought up for some reason.
Opening Song: Richard Byrne - Field of Fire
Closing Song: Ryan Sheeler - Stealing Paradise
June 15, 2017
In which the hosts are contractually obligated to rave over Aaron Judge. Not that it's not warranted. And Kevin Durant somehow worms his way into the conversation, as well as a discussion on cooking. Possibly cake pops. Also, Jhonny Peralta is mentioned.
Opening Song: The Long Ryders - Tell it to the Judge on Sunday
Closing Song: Sonic Zengineers - The Legacy
June 2, 2017
In which these hosts regard the writings of three or four brilliant baseball writers, and pass judgement upon them. From Fangraphs to Beyond the Box Score, none are safe. It's these articles:
Opening Song: The Long Ryders - I Don't Care What's Right, I Don't Care What's Wrong
Closing Song: Mr. and Mrs. Smith - Infinite Midnight Bender
May 19, 2017
An exploration of modern greats, as state by Baseball Reference. Also, a final update on that reliever draft from a bit ago. And a discussion on Worst vs. Worst, and giant sluggers in the AL Central. Finally, it all comes back to Trout. Not for any real reason, of course, it's just a baseball podcast.
Opening Song: Scroach - Fish Man
Closing Song: Sam Moss - Hammer
May 8, 2017
After an update from the previous week's reliever draft, in which Nick reveals his cheating ways, a search begins. Of the top 10 players and pitchers, which will acheieve and admittedly random WAR number? Over/under type stuff. We edge toward Aaron Judge, but that's all.
Opening Song: Breaking the Bans - You Better Be Good
Closing Song: Podington Bear - We Make a Good Team