PRODcast 162′s Old School Player of the Week: Bartolomé…


PRODcast 162′s Old School Player of the Week: Bartolomé Fortunato

Bartolomé Fortunato, or “Fortunate Bartholomew”, was a Dominican outfielder-turned-pitcher who spent two seasons in the bigs with the Rays and Mets. In those two seasons (separated by a 2005 on the shelf with a herniated disc), he pitched in 20 games, gave up 20 earned runs, walked 17 batters, gave up 5 dingers, posted an ERA+ of 72 and a WAR of -0.2. He also finished his MLB career with a 2-0 record because pitcher wins are dumb as shit.

Fortunate Bart is probably best known for being a part of the extremely Mets trade that sent then-prospect Scott Kazmir to the Rays for him and Victor Zambrano.

Bart latched on with the Giants organization in 2008, but unfortunately (SWIDT?) he was horrendous at AAA Fresno, and spent the next three years or so wandering through Independent ball, the Mexican league, and the Dominican Winter league. According to his Wikipedia page, he is single and living in the Dominican now, so …

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FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • Riley gets flavor blasted.
  • Ian gets hopped up on Yerbae.

MUSICAL GUEST: PILE

HUMAN GUEST: David Roth of Deadspin and the Internet

Let’s Recall Several Baseballmen: The Cards

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • The Reds and the Padres are cool and fun.
  • Shohei is BACk, baby.
  • Whoooooole lotta grand slams. The most ever, in fact!
  • Joey Gallo and Hunter Pence hitting monster bombs.
  • Mike Fiers threw a no hitter and no one cared

THE BAD

  • Kenley and Joe Kelly broken.

THE UGLY

  • It would appear that a governor has been put on the mammoth machine, however smashes and jacks appear to be on a rampage, and moonshots have made a move as well.
  • This whole Bellinger to the OF to make sure he doesn’t dive is hilarious

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Bartolomé Fortunato

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MUSICAL GUEST: SPOTLIGHTS

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HUMAN GUEST: Mike Petriello, STATCAST

THE BASEBALL THINGS

Read the Red Ass Article.

THE GOOD

  • Luke Voit & Cody Bellinger

THE BAD

  • O’s, Marlins, and Gaints

THE UGLY

Chris Sale is winless (and a red ass)

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Mickey Klutts

PRODcast 160′s Old School Player of the Week: DeWayne…

PRODcast 160′s Old School Player of the Week: DeWayne Buice

DeWayne Allison Buice was a reliever for the California Angels of Southern California and More Specifically Anaheim and the Toronto Blue Jays for three seasons from 1987 to 1989. Buice was actually pretty decent in his rookie season (at age 29), when he pitched 114 innings, saved 17 games, struck out nearly a batter an inning, and posted a 128 ERA+. The following two seasons were not so decent, as he flamed out with the Angels & Jays with an ERA close to 6.00. In his brief MLB career, he made $212,500 but …  

Buice ended up being one of the original managing partners of the Upper Deck Trading Card Company, after he wandered into a baseball card shop in Yorba Linda, CA in search of a Chinese restaurant. (Like you do.) He met Bill Hemrick that night, became his business partner, and later played a key role in getting the company a licensing deal with MLBPA. Buice walked in 2000 with $27million, which seems like a pretty sweet deal if you’re into large sums of money.

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MUSICAL GUEST: Wand

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HUMAN GUEST: BENNY HOROWITZ of the Gaslight Anthem, Antarctico Vespucci, and Mercy Union.

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THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE BAD

  • We cursed the Rays and they got swept by the Red Sox, but then the Sox turned went and got swept in a DH by the Tigers
  • Bo Bichette broke his hand
  • The horrific Nick Burdi
  • Keuchel & Kimbrel still golfing or whatever

THE GOOD

  • VLAD JR. GOT THE CALL! – DEBUT IS FRIDAY
  • Freddie Freeman told Tyler Bauer to can it
  • Gio to MIL
  • Mets have the same record as the Yankees, which we all predicted
  • Christian Yelich continues to destroy baseballs, esp to the opposite field
  • Halos update: Shohei is taking BP, Cody Allen lost his job, they’ve lost 9 of 11. This is fine.

THE UGLY

  • Which team will win their division with the largest margin?
  • The mammoths could be going extinct: only three mammoth jacks since our last podcast.

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DeWayne Buice

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MUSICAL GUEST: Town Portal

THE BASEBALL THINGS

– THE BAD – 

  • The Ozzie Albies extension is the worst ever
  • Chris Davis is historically bad …
  • … And so is Trevor Rosenthal … he’s already worth -0.7 WAR this year.
  • Tim Anderson gets plunked

– THE GOOD –

– THE UGLY –

  • MLB has a mammoth problem

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: FREDDIE PATEK

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MUSICAL GUEST: Town Portal

THE BASEBALL THINGS

– THE BAD – 

  • The Ozzie Albies extension is the worst ever
  • Chris Davis is historically bad …
  • … And so is Trevor Rosenthal … he’s already worth -0.7 WAR this year.
  • Tim Anderson gets plunked

– THE GOOD –

– THE UGLY –

  • MLB has a mammoth problem

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: FREDDIE PATEK