PRODcast 171′s Old School Player of the Week: Skip JutzeSkip…


PRODcast 171′s Old School Player of the Week: Skip Jutze

Skip Jutze (Jut-ZEE) was an absolute pile of shit of a catcher who played in parts of six seasons with the Cardinals, Astros, and Mariners. In 708 PAs over those six seasons, Jutze managed to post a WAR of -3.7, an OPS+ of 45, and make 19 errors behind the dish. He was so awful, I can barely believe he existed, and then there’s this (from Wikipedia) …

“On May 17th, 1977, in the Kingdome Skip hit a grandslam which was his first homerun in the big leagues and the Seattle Mariners first Grand Slam. Skip later disclosed that he had other help than human agency. Skip on the advice of a cafeteria cashier who’s constant humming and whistling impressed him, had begun taking B-Complex vitamins as she advised. He described it; “I’ve always been relaxed behind the plate. But at bat, I suffered from tension, tried too hard. Ever Since I’ve taken those vitamins, though, I’m relaxed at the plate, too. My hitting has improved.”.[2]

That’s it. That’s the end of his wiki page. Skip is from Bayside, NY and looks like it.

Skip is currently a part of the MLBPA Alumni Association’s Youth Baseball Clinics after coaching at Regis University (which I’m not sure is real either.)

PRODcast 169′s Old School Player of the Week: Moose HaasBryan…

PRODcast 169′s Old School Player of the Week: Moose Haas

Bryan Edmund “Moose” Haas was a 6-foot, 180 lb, mustachioed, and helmet-haired pitcher who played for the Brewers and A’s from 1976 to 1987. He was named Moose at birth by his father despite weighing a totally average 7 lbs. 

“I guess to my father it looked like I was going to be big. It didn’t work out.” 

Haas was a middling replacement-level starter throughout his career, logging 100 wins, posting a career ERA+ of 98, and peaked in 1980 when he went 16-15 with a 3.10 ERA and 252 IP. Moose’held the Brewers single-game K record (14) for 26 years, and won a World Series with the Brew Crew in 1982. Aside from that, he was just kind of a perfectly average guy in almost every way, which is exactly why we’re featuring him in this very post.

PRODcast 168′s Old School Player of the Week: Sid MongeIsidro…

PRODcast 168′s Old School Player of the Week: Sid Monge

Isidro Pedroza Monge was a slightly better than replacement-level, multi-purpose, left-handed pitcher who bounced around the bigs between 1975 and 1984. Sid pitched for the Angels, Indians, Padres, Phillies, and Tigers, won 49 games, lost 40, saved 56, finished his career with a 108 ERA+, was an All-Star in 1979, and gave up Tony Gwynn’s first big league hit in ‘82. But we didn’t pick him as our OSPOTW because of any of that. We picked him because he looks like the long lost sixth member of At The Drive-In with his 60-grade fro and DadHat, and because his name “Monge” looks like it could be pronounced MUNj or MONj, but it’s actually pronounced MON-jee (which is a little disappointing).

After his 10-year big league career, Monge was named to the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame, and went on to be a minor league pitching coach for a handful of teams. He is currently the pitching coach for the Sultanes de Monterrey.

PRODcast 167′s Old School Player of the Week: SHERMAN…

PRODcast 167′s Old School Player of the Week: SHERMAN CORBETT

Sherman Stanley Corbett played three seasons with the Halos from 1988-1990, and makes an appearance here because he was lodged in the part of my brain that can recall obscure Angels relievers, but cannot remember the password to anything ever. I occasionally combine Corbett and Stew Cliburn (another Halos reliever who played three seasons in the 80s) to form the Voltron of Angels randos.

Corbett didn’t do much of note on the bump in those three seasons, finishing his brief career with 42 relief appearances and a 3.74 FIP. He did, however, exhibit some All-Star caliber DadHat and DadGlasses, and kinda looks like a late-20th Century high school science teacher or a serial killer … or both. He’s kinda got a Texas pastor vibe going on too.

Corbett was the head baseball coach at U of Texas-San Antonio, and is currently the assistant AD at the school.

PRODcast 165′s Old School Player of the Week: Dave GoltzGAVE…

PRODcast 165′s Old School Player of the Week: Dave Goltz

GAVE DOLTZ!

Dave was a lumpy DadBod™ havin’ pile of a starting pitcher who spent 12 years as a mediocre starter in the bigs (1972-1983) with the Twins, Dodgers, and Angels. He won 20 games and finished sixth in the AL CY Young vote in 1977, and won a World Series with the Dodgers in 1981, but aside from that, he was a middling fixture at the back-end of whichever rotation he was in.

Goltz looks like he could be a sibling of Fred Willard, the father of Drew Magary, and the grandfather of Sam Darnold. The EveryDad vibes are extremely strong with this one, from head to toe. “KYLE, GET DOWN FROM THERE OR YOU’RE GROUNDED!”

He is now an insurance salesman in Minnesota because of course he is.

PRODcast 164′s Old School Player of the Week: Dennis…

PRODcast 164′s Old School Player of the Week: Dennis Kinney

Dennis Kinney was a spindley, dead-eyed, left-handed reliever who spent five years throwing baseballs poorly for the Indians, Padres, Tigers and A’s. Over those five years, Dennis pitched in 97 games, saved five games, walked nearly as many hitters as he struck out (71BB/75K), posted a 79 ERA+, and racked up -1.2 bWAR.

But he’s not our OSPOTW because he was bad. He’s our pick this week because my man looks straight up TOASTED in most photos. Or maybe he’s just really angry. Or both. Another constant is his Hall-Of-Fame tier disco afro, and a 60-grade creepstache.

PRODcast 163′s Old School Player of the Week: Kevin BuckleyKevin…

PRODcast 163′s Old School Player of the Week: Kevin Buckley

Kevin Buckley (no relation to ETID members Keith and Jordan to my knowledge) was a glistening DH and PH for the Rangers for like 17 minutes in 1984. He played in five games, had nine PAs, got a couple hits, scored a run, walked twice, punched out four times, didn’t sniff the field as a defensive player, and “retired” with a 141 OPS+. Wham, bam, thank you Kevin.

Kevin attended Braintree HS in Massachusetts, which sounds like some bullshit to me, but whatever. He went on to play at U of Maine and appeared in the 1981 College World Series.

Mr. Buckley is our pick for this episode because of his sheen, his lustre, his undeniable moisture. It’s something to behold, but nothing that should overshadow his Stage 2 80s Dad Perm, and dadglasses. He also has teeth. Big ones .. like he’s from the Elway family.