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MUSICAL GUEST: GATECREEPER

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HUMAN GUEST: Andy McCullough of the Athletic talks poker conspiracies, Dodger meltdowns, and Gerrit Cole and collects his fourth PRODcast challenge coin.

OTHER BASEBALL THINGS

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SKIP JUTZE

PRODcast 170′s Old School Player of the Week: THAD BOSLEYThaddis…

PRODcast 170′s Old School Player of the Week: THAD BOSLEY

Thaddis Bosley spent 14 seasons with seven different teams (including the Angels twice) as a replacement-level outfielder and pinch-hitter. During his career with the Halos, White Sox, Brewers, Mariners, Cubs, Royals, and Rangers, Bosley never had more than 220 ABs in a season, never hit more than seven dingers, or 27 RBI, was voted the best pinch hitter in baseball in 1985 (by someone?), and had a career OPS+ of 89. We’re not sure the Thad Bosley type exists anymore – an extremely average player who just rides the pine for a decade and a half, but somehow carves out a spot as “Guy Who Should Grab A Bat In The 6th Inning” … and keeps it. At his peak, Bosley had a 70-grade fro and accompanying DadHat, 70-grade death stare, and a 50 stache.

After his playing career ended, Bosley had a couple coaching stints in the bigs with the A’s as a bench coach in the early 2000s, and as a hitting coach for the Rangers in 2010. Wikipedia also mentions that Bosley was briefly in a funk band called Ballplayers with Lenny Randle.

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MUSICAL GUEST: BONNIESONGS.

Buy “Energetic Mind” on Bandcamp here. Stream it on Spotify here.

HUMAN GUEST: JAMES YASKOASTROS COUNTY

– THE BASEBALL THINGS –

  • THE POSTSEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!!
  • HOP ABOARD THE OL’ MANAGERIAL CAROUSEL
  • RED SOX TEARING IT ALL DOWN?

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: THAD BOSLEY

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MUSICAL GUEST: LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS

Listen to Any Other City here. Buy it here.

HUMAN GUEST: We talk to Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra about the Barves, the rest of the NL East, and James (the band, not the person).

– THE BASEBALL THINGS –

THE GOOD

  • TWINT CLINCH
  • ASTROS and DODGERS vie for the best record
  • AL wild card and NL Central are down to the wire!
  • Will the A’s finally do the thing??

THE BAD

  • The poor Cubes AKA Cuns
  • The METS will probably have ROY and CY winner and still be THE METS.

THE UGLY

  • Bryce & the Phillies & the mental illness that is sports fandom

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: MOOSE HAAS

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MUSICAL GUEST: Self-Evident

Stream “Endings” here. Buy it here.

– THE BASEBALL THINGS –

THE GOOD

  • Astros the first to 100, Yanks second, the ALCS is gonna be bonkers
  • Braves clinch
  • NL Central race
  • The fucking A’s are still doing it, nobody knows how
  • Gerrit Cole is killing it and is gonna get PAAAAAAID
  • Pete Alonso is mashing
  • Acuña is 40/30 (psst he’s also 21)

THE BAD

  • Mike Trout OUT
  • Christian Yelich OUT
  • Shohei Ohtani OUT  

THE UGLY

  • Domingo German arrested for domestic violence
  • Felipe Vazquez arrested for child sexual abuse

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: SID MONGE

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.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • Waterloo Seltzers
  • Lacroix Hi-Biscus

MUSICAL GUEST: Little Simz

Buy and/or stream ‘Grey Area’ here.

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • The Trade Deadline!
  • Greinke 
  • Reds/Indians/Pads megadeal
  • Rays doin’ Rays things
  • The usual suspects (NYY, BOS, LAD) did nothing?
  • Trout, Yelich, Bellinger!
  • Vlad is finally looking like Vlad
  • Dustin May’s – like a pre-steroid Carrot Top meets Jack Skellington or Waluigi?
  • Vince Velazquez is a kick-ass … outfielder?
  • Divisional races are heating up

THE BAD

THE UGLY

  • The Reds & Pirates are still fighting

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVE GOLTZ