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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

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

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  • 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

PRODcast 158′s Old School Player of the Week: Hugh YancyHugh…

PRODcast 158′s Old School Player of the Week: Hugh Yancy

Hugh Yancy was a second and third baseman who played in seven games spread across three major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In 1972, he played in three games, got nine ABs, hit a single, and that was that. In 1974 he pinch bunted. That’s all. And in 1976, he got 10 ABs, and ripped another single. Add all that up and you’ve got yourself a sweet .105 career BA, and an OPS+ of -23, which seems low.

Yancy ripped some easy 70 DADHAT, and while the look was ubiquitous in that era, he had a DGAF flair to his lid placement that was something to behold.

Yancy had the pleasure of playing in some absolutely ghastly Sox unis – the all-navy collared disasters that looked like coveralls for a pest control company or some off-brand freighting/delivery service, and the inexplicable red White Sox unis who were not the Red Sox but had red socks.

Hugh is now 69 years old.

He also looks like he could be the offspring of Eazy-E and Terrence Howard.

PRODcast 158′s Old School Player of the Week: Hugh YancyHugh…

PRODcast 158′s Old School Player of the Week: Hugh Yancy

Hugh Yancy was a second and third baseman who played in seven games spread across three major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. In 1972, he played in three games, got nine ABs, hit a single, and that was that. In 1974 he pinch bunted. That’s all. And in 1976, he got 10 ABs, and ripped another single. Add all that up and you’ve got yourself a sweet .105 career BA, and an OPS+ of -23, which seems low.

Yancy ripped some easy 70 DADHAT, and while the look was ubiquitous in that era, he had a DGAF flair to his lid placement that was something to behold.

Yancy had the pleasure of playing in some absolutely ghastly Sox unis – the all-navy collared disasters that looked like coveralls for a pest control company or some off-brand freighting/delivery service, and the inexplicable red White Sox unis who were not the Red Sox but had red socks.

Hugh is now 69 years old.

He also looks like he could be the offspring of Eazy-E and Terrence Howard.