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MUSICAL GUEST: LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS

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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

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.

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FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS: You Eat And Drink Them

  • BK Impossible Burger

MUSICAL GUEST: CAVE IN (with bonus Nomad Stones!)

HUMAN GUEST: Bill Parker of the Internet, TWIBHistory, and THE LAW

  • TALKIN TWINT

THE BASEBALL THINGS

THE GOOD

  • MadBum vs. Mad Max
  • College World Series Update. The new names are here!

THE BAD

THE UGLY

  • Josh Donaldson is a butthole
  • Alex Cobb done for the year

OLD SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DENNIS KINNEY

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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