That Baseball Show

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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Nov 27, 2017

Welcome Nation! We totally forgot to tell all of our listeners that MLB put us on the red carpet for the Esurance Presents: The Esurance MLB Awards, Presented by Esurance! Enjoy our recorded live banter, including lots of HILARIOUS and timely baseball jokes to pass the time! We discuss said awards and compare our Cy Young/MVP picks, plus modify our Better Know an Old-Timey Ballplayer to include the weirdest ballparks in American History, and the birth of the Moonshot. Give us money, Esurance! 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Hilarious Restraining Orders, The Dolden Dobes, Early Onset Millennials, Pixar's "The Departed", and The Dinger Tree. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and leave a review on iTunes, Applebees Ruiners! 

Nov 13, 2017

WOOOOOOOO!! Bust out the bubbly TBS Nation cuz we won! Don't ask us what- the bit is pretty thin as it is. We wrap up the 2017 World Series, pontificate about the absurdity of ground rules in MLB ballparks, and discuss what a bonehead Yuli Gurriel is. Step into our glass elevator bound for our world of whimsy and being cool about bat flips, you lucky bench players you! 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Dongtime, Frankensteining A Run, Charlie Culberson and the Chocolate Factory, Acting Like You'll Never Be There Again, and a Cabal of Calculators. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and leave a review on iTunes, champs! 

Oct 30, 2017

You there! Boy! What day is it? The World Series, you say? Then a Merry World Series to all, and to all good playoffs! We discuss the high holy days of the baseball calendar and dig deep to compare the Dodgers and Astros to see who has the REAL edge. Also, wack old TV shows figure prominently in this one. God bless us, every one! 

Listen to this episode if you'd like to hear us talk about M.I.K.E. Trout, Monkey Back Removal, The George Springer Show, Unique Performance Characters, and The Disappearance of Junction Jack. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and leave us an iTunes review, you ghosts and ghoulies! 

Oct 13, 2017

Quartz or feldspar? Porous or solid? What are the hot rock trends this fall season? Since we have no other interests at this point in the season, we answer all these questions and more on our hit rock tumbler-enthusiast podcast! We also (and actually) talk more playoffs, rooting interest for fans of eliminated teams, what's up with the Astros, and probably 10 minutes of Pleasantville or so. 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Rock Viscosity,  Foul Ball Prestige, Carly Rae vs. MechaHitler, The Ultimate Dingerman, Wizard Punching, and The Astros Plan. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and leave an iTunes review, Tumbleheads! 

Oct 5, 2017

This latest episode, much like the end of the 2017 MLB season, is really...what's the word I'm thinking of...spunky! Really spunky. Plucky even, if you think about it. We go over our impressions of the AL Wild Card game we definitely watched before we recorded this ep, as well as our season over/under picks and Cy Young/MVP/division predictions. All in all a real gutsy episode. 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about The Real Kirk Gibson, Molitor Singularities, The One True Baseball Mind, Feisty Hedges, A Marlins Miracle, A Lack of Books, Teams of Destiny, and Optimal Podcast Listening Habits. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and leave an iTunes review, you scrappy devils! 

Sep 28, 2017

These are trying times, gang. Times like these separate the Milkshake Ducks from the Severus Snapes, and we're not sure which is preferable or even which is which. It's a topsy-turvy world where right is wrong, up is down, and the Twins are in the playoffs. We don't understand any of it either. We make a good sport of it by covering the Nacho Man Phenomenon, milestones and rad plays of the week, last looks at the playoff race, and a touchy subject that swerved into our lane. Take a knee, it's gonna get brutal. 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Fighting With Actual Dogs, The Expanded Potterverse, Transformer Fan Fiction, Have You Seen This Byron?, Doing Unity Bad, Twin Spidermen, and The People vs. Bill iTunes. It'd be ICE if you gave us a review on iTunes and followed us @ThatBBShow! 

Sep 22, 2017

We did it gang! The night we recorded this episode marked the 3rd anniversary of our podcast being a thing. Thanks for sticking around! We celebrate by exchanging some gifts relevant to our favorite goofs. We also talk about the insane AL Wild Card race, Shohei Otani, and weird things that happened to baseballs last week! 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Too Many Pinedas, The Way Math Works, Multiball Tiebreakers, Pedey's Honker-Knock, Eyeball Replacement and Other Body Horrors, Dog Mysteries, and The Otani In You. @ThatBBShow and leave a review on iTunes, agents of chaos! 

Sep 14, 2017

Gang, I think we ordered too much schadenfreude. Like really, we couldn't possibly eat another bite. While you box the rest up, Jimmy and Matt will cover AppleWatchGate, The Dodgers shameful slide, the first team to clinch a playoff spot, Stanton's "real" HR record, and a very good rookie. Maybe TOO good. *eyes narrow*


Listen to this podcast if you want to hear us talk about Epilepsy Outbreaks, Cheating on a Turing Test, Snowden Closes His Loop, Cognoscenti Membership, The Rookie Singularity, The Second Coming, and Reverse Fan-boying. @ThatBBShow and leave us an iTunes review, Pornbots! 

Sep 4, 2017

Happy Labor Dabor, y'all! We have a very serious question to ask not only all of you, but also our very special guest Mark Vashro (@mdvashro)- on a scale of 1-10, how good at baseball player are you? 3? Hitter? Very likely? We ask Mark the tough questions, plus we add another terrible first pitch to the pantheon, cover the legal drama of the St. Louis Rally Cat, #allumpsmatter and the NYY/DET brawl. Most of these topics will be straight forward but not all good luck! 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Cheap Bachelor Party Gifts, Baseball Errata, Kickball Rules, Feline Custody Battles, The Handsomest Manager, and Cody's Tin Foil Hat. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and drop us a review on iTunes if you think we're good t baseball!

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 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 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!

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! 

Dec 27, 2016

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyous Candlenights! Jimmy and Matt examine the collective delusion that permeates both Hall of Fame voting and movies about genies that live in boomboxes in this one. We also talk about the latest (as of about a week ago #sorrynotsorry) Hot Stove moves, and a little more about the CBA! It's a riot, IF YOU CAN PROVE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

Listen to this episode if you want us talk about Genie Post-Truths, The Ship of Theseus Bullpen Paradox, Butts N' Things, Frat Dad Abuse, J.D. Who?, Angry LinkedIns, and The Lon Chaney Of Podcasts. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, rookie! 

Dec 9, 2016

Now that we're well past 50 whole episodes, it's time to do one of these callbacks we've been hearing so much about. We're almost certain we did it bad. We do talk about the All-Star Game not mattering even more now, along with our over/unders and award predictions from the beginning of the season. RACK'EM! 


Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Hulkaroo, Attack of the Drones, More Like FARTolo, Knuckleballing As A Career Move, Grampy Bowman Wisdom, and A Brief Treatise on Numbers. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, youngins! 

Nov 21, 2016

Everybody go easy on Jimmy this week. He just woke up from a coma and doesn't know how God-awful 2016 has been so let's take it slow, huh? We discuss the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and what's next for the reigning AL and NL champions and compare managerial styles while trying to distract Jimmy from reading news sites. 

Listen to this episode if you want to hear us talk about Jimmy Getting Lenny'd, The Cubs' Dark Bargain, The Indians Get Green Mile'd, Sticking To Sports, Top Chef Top Ramen, Seinfeld With Ghosts, Baseball Old, MVP (Most Valuable Zobrist), And Ford Tough Orphanages. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, you volcano-dwelling Elder Gods! 

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