Well tarnation, y'all! It's your old pal Big Pappy, here to chat with the boys about the playoffs! It's too bad we got swept in the first round, but that only means I have more time to mine for GOLD! Matt and Jimmy also cover postseason bullpen management, Trevor Bauer, Blue Jays conspiracies and mascot controversies. Sounds like a hoot and a holler!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Pappyjuice, Bad Bad Baseball Bets, Schadenfreude Rooting Interests, Squirrel Hunting Tips, The Vanishing of Zach Britton, Drones, Amirite?, The 3 Habits of Highly Racists Sports Teams, The Washington Lincolns, and Jose Bautistrump. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, ya hear?
Is it November already? Nope, we actually got it together to produce another episode! In this one we talk about nothing. That is to say, nothing of import, because nothing matters and everything is pointless. Very possibly Jimmy is upset the Rockies didn't make the playoff and he's taking it out on a universe dictated by chaos, don't mind him. We also talk lame-duck tied games, Matt Holliday, and we say goodbye to a few greats.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Playoff Nihilism, Bocelli Impressions, No Love For Cody, Demotivational Speeches, Lil' Youk, Bartolo Colon: Designated Survivor, and Weekend at Vinnies. @ThatBBShow on the Twitters, deplorables!
Jimmy is back in town and Matt is well enough to crack a whip, which all adds up to a new pod for y'all! Matt is still getting over a cold, apologies for the sonic unpleasantness of stuffy sniffles. And if the audio is quiet, we were recording on Jimmy's Guitar Hero mic b/c we're bad at prep. We talk current standings, Bill James' Gamescore, and the A.J. Preller in this one!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Surprises and Not Surprises, Awesome Beltre Things, Jon Gray's High (Game)Score, Texting While Analogizing, Votto's 2nd Half Evolution, and how Strikeouts Are A Choice. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, headcases!
We know we're in trouble for making a big joke about the All-Star Break and then following that up by not publishing a new episode for over a month after that. What were we thinking? I think we weren't thinking, is the answer. Find it in your heart to forgive us as we revisit our Walk-Off hierarchy and our 2nd half predictions, and also make a lot of A-Rod/Caesar comparisons.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about A Kansas Between Them, Petty Vanity Plates, Jon Lester Walks Tall, The Devil's Bumper Stickers, Quantum Baseball, Good Good Prediction Boys, and Joey Altuve. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, hip Schroedinger's Cats!
We're back everyone! Did y'all H.A.G.A.S.B like we wrote in your yearbooks? Go on any fun trips? What do you mean, "the All-Star break was only a few days long?" It feels like we haven't seen each other all summer! Settle in for the second semester of baseball as Matt and Jimmy re-cap the various MLB All-Star Weekend events and make outlandish predictions for each division. Also a few best/worst of picks in-between feeding Pidgeys into the wood chipper.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about The Podcast All-Star Game, Kris Bryant Evolution, Baseball Pre-Crime, Mike Stanton Truthers, Beer Bet Semantics, The Irregressible Daniel Murphy, The AL South, and Most Valuable Pragmatists. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, fellow trainers!
Thanks for joining us on the That Baseball Show radio hour, we think we've got something pretty special for our listeners. Tales of heroism and grace in defeat from the diamond, all thanks to your support. The tote bags are in the mail, we promise. This week Matt, Jimmy, and Cody talk walk-offs, and how to celebrate (should you celebrate?) with some prime examples from this last week of games. Since we're all in the same spot and with the All-Star Game looming, we do our yearly ASG team draft beer bet!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear about Roided Out Beanie Babies, The Babe Ruth Card, Little League Snack Mistakes, #freeCoreySeager, Sandwich Pitchmen, Rodney's Revenge, Bringing Believing Back, and The Ballad of Big Unit. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter, all things considered- RT for shout-outs next ep!
Well, tarnation! It's your old pals Jimmy and Matt, back this week to discuss the Orioles/Royals fight, MadBum in the Home Run Derby, the #MLBCivilWar, the Sisyphean agony of All Star Games and some ballot updates. Plus we introduce Big Pappy, the loveable grizzled prospector looking for gold in them thar bleachers!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Pure Baseball Retaliation, Liquid Refreshment, Clayton Kershaws' Walk(s) In The Clouds, Mad(Bum) About You, All-Star Purgatory, Practical Batflips, and a Bonus Beer Bet. Also, baseball. @ThatbbShow, youngins- RT the show links for on-air shout-outs in our next ep!
Well we just heard...the news today....Matt and Cody are back with an episode that will take you higher, to a place where baseball things happen. We talk All-Star ballots, terrible music news from Florida, and the Gwynn family vs. big tobacco, along with our best of/worst of, what to watch, and even a beer bet. By the end of this episode, you should have little doubt that That Baseball Show is indeed a podcast that talks about the game of baseball.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about The Ghost of Managers Past, #noRoyalsorbust, Grammy Award Winning Baseball Murderers, The Legend of Jagger Stapp, 90's Band Beefs, and Secret Alien David Ross. Also, baseball. Find us on Twitter @ThatBBShow, with arms wide open.
Guess who just got back today? A trio of dudes who just exhausted their knowledge of 70's Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. Jimmy, Cody and Matt are all in the mix as they discuss the Rangers/Blue Jays brawl, to Root or Not To Root for Matt Bush, Bartolo going yard, and Max Scherzer, Mad Titan. We've also got best of/worst of picks, what to watch this week, and a bench-clearing beer bet!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Roughneck Odor, Statcast Punches, Bush League Announcing, Manager Succession, Lose Yourself (12 or so times), Instant Baseball Cards, and Throwing a "Maddux". Also, baseball. Find us on Twitter @ThatBBShow (NO .COM JIMMY, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD)!
With one full month of baseball behind us, we answer thequestion on everyone's mind- "which minor leaguer name is real?" Wealso talk the surprisingly good Phillies, impact rookies, have funwith a Minor League franchise name generator and- DEAR GOD!ZONKEYS! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! We also do beer bets, best of/worstof, what to watch for- all the trappings of a regular seasonshow!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Jimmy'sDraft Day, Unfortunate Headlines, The Inscrutable AL East, Homerismvs. Optimism, Amish Neckbeards, Zebroids vs. Zebrids, HorriblePlayer Puns, and The Story of Trevor. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShowon Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook,Robo-Snails!
Welcome to our first episode dedicated exclusively to the 2016 baseball season! Matt is joined by the Once and Future Podcast Host (and Executive Producer, President-for-Life, and any other honorific he wants to have as long as he's paying for hosting) Cody Fitch to digest a full 2 weeks of sweet MLB action and discuss how the more things change, the more Curt Schilling is still just THE WORST.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Why We Can't Have Nice Things, [REDACTED], The Shape of Time, The Legend of Jake Drago, A Meme Too Far: The Curt Schilling Story, Prince Apocrypha, Fan Swears, Throwing Shade on the Rays, Baseball Amnesia, and Hand Signal Hashtags. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, Little Red Corvettes!
Ah, Opening Week. Snow on the ground, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, a feeling of Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men. Gather 'round the Yule Log as we riff for an hour or so about the first couple days of the regular season, and other nonsense (mostly other nonsense).
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Opening Day Carols, Matt Damon Doo-Doo Movies, The Immaculate Sports Conception, Matt Duffy Beef, Luthorian Hatred, Mariners Schadenfreude, Wags Above Replacement, No Walking Dead Spoilers, The Forgettable NL Central, Jorge Soler Slander, Rich Yankee Problems, and the Legend of Marlins Guy. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow and That Baseball Show on Facebook, Carolers!
Conjunction junction, what's your function? How DOES a bill get made into a law? Why is 3 a magic number? All questions you won't find answers to in the dugout, but don't tell that to Adam LaRoche. Also it's the return of the Beer Bet and we have some humdingers for you as we put frosty cold ones on the line for 2016 AL/NL MVP, Cy Young, and overall home run champ!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Not Great Baseball Acting, Quarter Pounder Strike Zones, Historical Drakes, Kid Leadership, The Babyfaced MVP, Complicated "X" Nicknames, Sweet Chris-on-Chris Action, and Geek Test Over-Correcting. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and we'd love it if you left a review on iTunes or Stitcher, Interplanet Janets!
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This episode of TBS goes out to all you hep cats out there in Podcast Land. Aww yeah, you know who you are. We're riding this show express to Chillsville daddy-o, with some hot goofs about Pete Rose and Donald Trump, Goose Gossage v. Bryce Harper, and Barry Bonds all up in the mix. And a 1, and a 2...
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Ballplayer Name Retractions, The Cliff Calhoun Trio, Veterate vs. Inveterate Gambling, The Best Pete Rose There Is, Altered World History Baseballs, Pond Animal Sabermetrics, Old Man Rant Bingo, and Rockies Mascot Dick Jokes. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, swingers!
Hey there Nation! We would have had this very special 2016 season preview episode of TBS up earlier, but we couldn't settle on what to call the podcasting super-group created when Jimmy and Matt combined forces with Ryan McEachern of the McEachern Podcast Network! We never did decide- Audioslave I think? We also provide terrible gambling advice which you shouldn't follow.*
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Chris Russo Impressions, Stamp Sound Effects, Advanced Mustache Metrics, T-Pain Burrito Techniques, The Rise of The Carrasborg, The Uribe Uncertainty Principle, #notalllineups, Amazon Drone Horse Delivery, A New Term for Tanking, and OUR FIRST LIVE SHOW EVAR! Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, Spoon Men and Women!
We're feeling pretty good TBS Nation. I think it's safe to say we reported to this episode in the Best Shape Of Our Lives. We discuss fellow Best Shape of His Lifer Pablo Sandoval, baseball in London, Don Mattingly's new rules, and we put another US city on blast! Who will be next, you ask? Don't try anything funny, Kalamazoo.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Funyun Diets, The "Reverse Truman", Philadelphia Fan Ballistics, Olympic Proms, Vuvuzela Survival Tips, Google Specificity, Auspicious Minds, Cartesian Sideburns, and Mullet Moonwalks. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, fellow gym rats!
Oh boy did we ever record a really great episode for you! But Podcast Krampus struck once more in the form of a new call recorder and it is forever lost to time and space, so you get this one instead. We talk Jennry Mejia's historic lifetime ban and see where the worlds of baseball and pro wrestling intersect.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Podcast Enhancing Drugs, Weekend At Peyton's, Foodservice Dabbing, The Many Catchphrases of Andre the Giant, Air Bud's Secret Identity, Pete Rose v. The (Other) Big Red Machine, Blue Collar Wrestling Personas, The Demographics of Juggy Restaurants, TBS "Facts", and some very exciting news re: our pals The Knitts! Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Hello Nation! This podcast is late, that is to say it's later than we'd like. Also Matt's audio sounds like he was recording in a snowstorm- rest assured, it's like 50 degrees here. Apologies for both, Podcast Krampus strikes again!
In this episode we review/geek out over the Season 3 Simpsons episode "Homer At The Bat". We cover the episode's history, the player guest stars, and why Jose Canseco is THE WORST. We also talk about our Super Beef, The Confounding Rockies, Air Bud Junkballs, and What's Worse Than Jose Canseco. Also baseball. @thatBBshow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on FB- Grampy Bowman approves!
When we committed to doing the pod weekly through the off-season, we have to admit we were worried we wouldn't have enough to talk about. Then the MLB went to court over TV contract rights and that MAKES US ANGRY. We also discuss the notion of automated strike zones and what that means for humanity's desperate struggle against our robot overlords. And Matt apologizes for his plosives- his pop filter fell off. Womp womp.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Withdrawal Spiders vs. Actual Spiders, A Piping Hot Cold Open, Eagles Atheism, M*A*S*H Knowledge, RSNs Are Too Big To Fail?, Kafka-esque Court Settlements, Let's Bern This Joint Down, Wordy Ref Taunts, R2-D2 vs. BB-8, and Giant Robot Stadiums. Also, baseball. @ThatBBShow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, Robo-Sinners!
One more pod in the can before Jimmy heads back to L.A. Thanks to UnBound for use of their dope podcasting studio! And sorry for all the baby-eating jokes, Matt promises to watch Labyrinth to get the actual ending.
Listen to this pod if you want to hear about Some Sort of Maze, David Bowie Walk-Up Songs, Aroldis Chapman: Baby Eater, Rage Against the (Pitching) Machine, Mr. Slide, Straight As An Arrow: The Jimmy Bowman Story, Gronktastic Park, pulling a Full-On Favre, Life After Sports and Jessica Mendoza is here to stay. Also baseball.
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BREAKING NEWS from the distant past, live from the future! The HoF voting happened like 24 hours after we recorded this. Listen and hear how prescient we are! (SPOILER: not very much). Also check yourself before you Veeck yourself as we introduce a new recurring bit. Hilarity!
Listen to this pod if you want to hear about Matt's Friendship Hall of Fame, First Ballot Baseball Dad, Get Off My Lawn, Fernando Rodney!, Sportswriter Rectum EVP, The 3 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful HoF Ballots, The Cantankerous Murray Chass, The Tyranny of Metrics, The Ferocity of Youth-Adjacentness, Tim Raines Fist Fight, Horse Amphetamines, Roger Clemens' Secret Moon Base, and The Lizard People Leagues. Also baseball!
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On this week's abbreviated episode, Matt and Jimmy spend a lot of their precious time telling you they don't have a lot of time. Seems like someone should have told them they were wasting the time they didn't have, but meh.
Listen to this episode if you'd like to know more about The Best Baseball Player to Follow on Instagram, What would a Food Truck Named "Even Year Magic Serve?", Belief in Wheelbarrows of Money, The Dread Pirate Rockies and why no one wants to play in Denver, Legends like Danny Whatshisname, The Season of (No) Hope, Mark Reynolds Hates Nature, and Everything about the Reds Must Go! Also baseball.
@thatbbshow on Twitter and That Baseball Show on Facebook, ya scallywags! Yarr.
In this week's episode, Jimmy and Matt put their hands on a hot stove. Their moms said not to, but sometimes you just have to let the little dickens make their own mistakes, amirite?
Listen to this pod if you want to hear us talk about Amateur Padcasting, Baseball Hanukkah, Two and A Half Pitchers, squashing beef in Boston, is Zack Greinke John Travolta or Olivia Newton-John in this analogy?, lots of other horrible analogies (we seriously feel bad), Bruce Bochy: Celestial Being, Mark Trumbo: the Nothing-man of Anyone, the uncomfortable Aroldis Chapman saga, and how Barry Bonds is like Ian McKellen. Also, baseball.
@thatBBshow on twitter and That Baseball Show on FB, jerks!