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Join Matthew Melton and Jimmy Bowman as they discuss, debate, and celebrate all things baseball. No over analyzing stats or deep strategics here, just two baseball fans talking about the fun and sometimes ridiculous aspects of the sport.
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Aug 16, 2017

We're proud to be the only baseball podcast with the guts to ask the tough questions like "was Captain Planet actually a bad show?" Seriously, about half of the podcast is about that. Sorry in advance. We welcome Podcast Host Emeritus back into the studio (just hush about that) to talk Chris Christie, a minor-league hitting streak coming to an end, Adrian Beltre, and his contemporaries on the all-time hits list. 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Studio Fake News, #AL4Lyfe, Nacho Security, Sexy Singles Want to Boo, Beltre Quirks, Death Before Designation, and Fridge Scum. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, Planeteers! 

Jul 27, 2017

The trade deadline is upon us! Which teams are buyers? Sellers? The market is heating up hotter than an 8-piece Blazin' Sauce dinner (TM TM TM)! It's chocolate bananas up in here! Man, I'm hungry. I hope another team doesn't use that take advantage of me. We talk J.D., Jose, and discuss whether or not Pablo was underpaid(?!?). We also debut a new interview segment "My Stupid Team"- this week we talk Orioles with friend of the show and LA comedian Bryan Thomas. 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Sandoval Slash Fiction, Actual Panda Defense, Planet Kershaw, Blanchett Comparisons, and Cowboy Identity Theft. @ThatBBShow and rate/review on iTunes, farmhands! 

Jul 17, 2017

Do YOU know what YOU'D do if the MLB season ended today? Does your family have a plan in the event of such a catastrophe? Are you equipped to survive in a world where baseball comes to a screeching halt 3 months early? ...oh wait, everyone except us means it figuratively. Anyway, we do chat about All Star Weekend and how to fix it, Alex Bregman, George Springer, what an intense weirdo Max Scherzer is, and we re-visit our preseason picks! Listen today, for the SEASON MIGHT END TOMORROW. 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about ESPYs Winners and Also Winners, All-Star Moon Physics, Dings v. Dongs, Commentator Standards, Gravestone Microstats, and the Fickle Nature of Callbacks. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, you frisky cats! 

Jun 30, 2017

We're not going to lie, gang- there is a LOT of owl puns in this one. Matt did his best but they were inevitable, and we thought it best to warn you ahead of time. Mad thanks to the Boise Hawks and the Ada Community Libraries for having us and for letting Matt-- I mean, "Whoodini" the Library Owl throw out the first pitch last week! We talk about that experience, plus Matt gives Jimmy another quiz that proves his baseball hipsterism. We also talk no-nos and the NL West! 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Mascot Alter Egos, The Saddest Dab, The Scottish Pitcher, Ruined Sandwiches, Snowflake No-Nos, and Jimmy Goes Heel. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and do leave us a review on iTunes, you cool gangsters! 

Jun 21, 2017

Happy Single-A Short Season Opening Week, y'all! We know it sounds like a realllllly specific thing to observe, but we take what we can get out here. We celebrate the minors by playing Real or Fake: Minor League Promotion Edition and go over a few real (and really weird) promotions happening this season. We also talk about Mike Schmidt and Jerry Remy and dumb things they've said and we anoint a new Vladimir Guerrero- turns out it's a title, not a name. Savage Tested, Savage Approved, brother! 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Free Mandatory Liposuctions, You Might Be The Father's Day, Puig's Double Deuce, Baseball (Language) For Dummies, and Muppet Babies Murder. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, dig it! 

Jun 9, 2017

In the baseball justice system, mascots are represented by two separate, but equally important groups- mascot police, who investigate crimes, and mascot attorneys, who prosecute rogue mascots and make them into bygone McDonald's characters. These are their stories. It's actually just the one. We also talk about some notable basebrawls, Pujols and Kershaw breaking records, the most forgettable no-no ever thrown, and we bring back "Better Know an Old-Timey Baseball Player", this time focusing on the notorious Lenny "Nails" Dykstra.

 

Listen to this episode if you want to talk about Royal Atrocities, Mid-Brawl Plunking, The Idiot's Arya Stark, Hunter Rushes In, Buster's Good Out Here, Volquez Gets Covfefe'd, and Robbing Lenny To Pay Lenny. @ThatBBShow on Twitter & please rate/review on iTunes, bro! 

Jun 1, 2017

Sour news friends, as both this podcast and Parallel Universe President Jeb Bush have something in common- we've both fallen victim to fake news! It might be contagious, so forgive us for not shaking hands- wouldn't want you catching it. Do catch this episode though, as we discuss the Mookie Wilson dinosaur quote, Charlie Blackmon, Claire Eccles, Aaron Judge, cross-team pranks, delightfully awful Rays plays, and a HILARIOUS conversation about ballpark safety. We also fix The Wave! We're on a roll! 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Going Hannity, Chris Archer Face, One Knuckler To Rule Them All, The (Rich) People's Court, Sound Investment Advice, and Terrible Class War Puns. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and please rate and review, comrades! 

May 25, 2017

Is it possible to improve on perfection? What modifications can one make to something that is already complete? What DO you get for the player who can do everything? We don't really answer these questions, but we do discuss a few pretty good baseballmen. We also dip our toe into some advanced stats and talk about the weirdest home runs hit this season. We also fix extra innings! It might take a while, but remember- we stop serving alcohol after the 7th goof. 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about The Myth of A Hit, HBP Victim-Blaming, Kindergarten Justice, RBIs (Really Bad Indicators), Lord of The (Infield) Flies, Gilded Gloves, Riding The Clutch, and The Twilight of Derek Jeter's Career. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, ya Jokers! 

May 18, 2017

In 1994, a game by the name of Fighting Baseball was released on the Super Famicom. This game would go on to make such baseball luminaries as Bobsun Dugnutt, David Dustice and Karl Dandleton household names in Japan, and exactly nowhere else- until this episode. We also talk Aaron Judge, Ryan Zimmerman, the Boston/Baltimore kerfuffle, and Jimmy even fixes the beanball! 


Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Cody Getting Fired, Middle School Email Addresses, MLB: The (Horror) Show, Minor League Hipsterism, .OPS Over There, Goldberg Punishments, and #NotAllBostonians. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, Queens! 

May 3, 2017

Matt just flew back from the #FyreFestival and boy are his arms tired! Mostly from frantically trying to wave down passing aircraft while stranded on Grand Exuma, but we digress. We discuss our favorite stories/highlights from the past month as well as make our 2017 Cy Young/MVP picks, plus we give some advice on how to start a podcast by listener request! 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about a Trip To The Ja-Hamas, Theory of a Graveman, Juan Pierre Exchange Rates, Large Locomotives, Partnership Enhancing Drugs, The Baseball Fibonacci Sequence, and Scherz Happens. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, Manger Babies! 

Apr 18, 2017

Matt and Jimmy finally get into the same room to do our Opening Week(ish) episode! We do division predictions, make our HR leader picks, and EVERYONE PLEASE GO TELL JIMMY TO WATCH STRANGER THINGS. @jimmy_bowman and include the show in the tweet. Fly my pretties! 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Airfolk Relations, Captain Wacky's Morning Madhouse, Great Phillies Moments, Grasshopper Scarcity, Contract Dowries, The Max Kepler Effect, A God Among (Korean) Men, and King Cat and Duke Felix. @ThatBBShow, One-Punchers! 

Mar 28, 2017

Jimmy and Matt are bringing you this episode recorded LIVE at the 2017 Treefort Music Festival in beautiful downtown Boise! We reviewed one of the greatest straight-to-DVD dog-playing-baseball movies ever created by humans- "Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch"- for our live audience and just for you! If you feel like you missed out on not being able to see the scenes we played for the audience, feel free to stream the film, but really...you don't have to do that. 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about A Brief History of the Buddyverse, Dog/Human Relations, There Can Be Only One (Breed), Straight-to-DVD Agnosticism, Raccoon Crimes, and Canine Strike Zones. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, Super Buddies! Thanks to everyone who came out!

Mar 15, 2017

(Hey gang, sorry we wanged the earlier upload of this episode. Let that be a lesson- "copy" =/= "paste"! Anyway here is a corrected upload for your enjoyment -Matt) 

Hello TBS Nation! With only a few weeks to go before the start of the 2017 season, you best believe this episode is chock-full of expert analysis on the many 90's songs featuring Godzilla. YOU DESERVE IT. We also talk WBC, spring training guests and a hot new country album that is crawling in the direction of the charts! We also finally determine who is the Pete Rose of this podcast. Plus a LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT during wrap-up! 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about The Podcast Awards, Unconscious Coupling, Mensches On a Bench, (Baseball) Service Guarantees Citizenship, Tebow At The Bat, Secrets Of and Possibly To Life, and Godzilla Soundtracks. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, tribe! 

Feb 22, 2017

Oh, hello listeners. Come on in but keep the lights off, will ya? Also we can hear you just fine, you don't need to shout. Sorry if we seem irritable, we're just wacked out migraine meds and/or stroking out a bit. That might also explain why we take a little longer than usual to get to the baseball stuff, but hang in there, it's coming. We cover prominent baseballmen and their recent public jackassery, and we share our questionable economic acumen. 

Listen to this episode if you wan to hear us talk about Your Body's Trust Fund, Free Market Razor Blades, Salvia History, Hidden Logos, Curt Doubles Down, Trevor Is Blinded By Science, Aubrey Shakes His Fist, Alien Bitcoins, Jeff's Pastry Stadium Grift, and a Bonus Bad Basketball Man. Also baseball! @ThatBBShow on Twitter, Fellow Travelers! 

Jan 23, 2017

Good 2017 to you, internet! Jimmy and Matt emerge from the Snowpocalypse to bring you...not much, actually. We do discuss the (rather cold) Hot Stove, stadium relocations, relievers in the Hall of Fame, and bring back Better Know an Old-Timey Ballplayer: HoF Edition! RT us @ThatBBShow, but beware- Twitter LEARNS. 

 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Mr. Wikileaks, The Baltimore Oreos, Darkwing Deep Cuts, Titanic Appropriation, Sadcasting, Too Many Justins, the Doc Ellis LSD Wing, 5 Tools, and Hacked Metaphors. Spasibo for listening! 

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