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LET’S TALK TO IT

SPONSOR BREAK – Muscle Buddies Deltoid Glaze

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 159′s Old School Player of the Week: Freddie…

PRODcast 159′s Old School Player of the Week: Freddie Patek

Freddie Patek (nicknamed “The Flea” or “The Cricket”) was a bite-sized human SS who played 14 seasons in the bigs with the Pirates, Royals, and Angels between 1968 and 1981. Listed at a generous 5’5”, 148 lbs, Patek was the late-20th Century’s version of Jose Altuve, which (like most things from the late-20th century) was not very good. He was worth 24.1 wins over that 14 year career, was an All-Star three times, and actually finished 6th in AL MVP voting in 1971 when he lead the league in triples with 11, caught stealing with 14, and finished the year with 6 HR, 36 RBI, 49 SB, and a .693 OPS?! I remember Patek fondly because the Angels (in a move that was extremely Angels – signing a player well past their prime whether said prime was good or not) had him 1980 and 81, when I was reeeeally getting into baseball, and he was small … like 5-year-old me.

Lookswise, there isn’t much to talk about besides his stature. He’s very small, and kinda looks like a 12-year-old who woke up with stubble one morning. He did have a mustache for a minute, which kinda made him look like the top half of a couple kids trying to sneak into a movie theater in a trench coat. The dadhat is replacement level, the dadlap (thanks to sansabelt is a tick above average for the era), and the hair is pure 70s child actor, which is absolutely fitting.

PRODcast 159′s Old School Player of the Week: Freddie…

PRODcast 159′s Old School Player of the Week: Freddie Patek

Freddie Patek (nicknamed “The Flea” or “The Cricket”) was a bite-sized human SS who played 14 seasons in the bigs with the Pirates, Royals, and Angels between 1968 and 1981. Listed at a generous 5’5”, 148 lbs, Patek was the late-20th Century’s version of Jose Altuve, which (like most things from the late-20th century) was not very good. He was worth 24.1 wins over that 14 year career, was an All-Star three times, and actually finished 6th in AL MVP voting in 1971 when he lead the league in triples with 11, caught stealing with 14, and finished the year with 6 HR, 36 RBI, 49 SB, and a .693 OPS?! I remember Patek fondly because the Angels (in a move that was extremely Angels – signing a player well past their prime whether said prime was good or not) had him 1980 and 81, when I was reeeeally getting into baseball, and he was small … like 5-year-old me.

Lookswise, there isn’t much to talk about besides his stature. He’s very small, and kinda looks like a 12-year-old who woke up with stubble one morning. He did have a mustache for a minute, which kinda made him look like the top half of a couple kids trying to sneak into a movie theater in a trench coat. The dadhat is replacement level, the dadlap (thanks to sansabelt is a tick above average for the era), and the hair is pure 70s child actor, which is absolutely fitting.

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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

GREETINGS, PEOPLE OF THE WEB!Thanks for listening! Support us on…

GREETINGS, PEOPLE OF THE WEB!

  • Thanks for listening! Support us on Patreon if you’d like, but you don’t have to.
  • You’ve got a couple weeks left to snag our Patreon “Sickest-Ass T-Shirt”
  • Please rate us on iTunes, tell a friend who likes baseball and/or music

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

An episode so good, we recorded it TWICE!WELCOME BACK,…

An episode so good, we recorded it TWICE!

WELCOME BACK, BASEDBALL!

MUSICAL GUEST: Low Dose

From Philly, third best city in the world. Ex Fight Amp and Legendary Divorce. Out now on Knife Hits/Brutal Panda.

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HUMAN GUEST: Colby James, eater of the Fowl Pole

BASEBALL THINGS

NAME OF THE YEAR BRACKET

We handicap the only bracket that matters.

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: HUGH YANCY