Episode 55: ROOGYs, LOOGYs, and TWOGIEs

 

Welcome to Barbecast 55! Our special guest this week (at 13:32) is MLB dot com beat writer for the San Diego Padres, Corey Brock! Corey, like many of us, has been rather exhausted by the typhoon of Padres transactions over the last two months. We talked about how the Padres went from That Team Everyone Forgets About to whatever the hell they are now. Topics included:

  • The enigma that is AJ Preller
  • What the Padres could still do with their 73 outfielders
  • What happened to Everth Cabrera?
  • ODRISAMER DESPAIGNE!!!
  • Young Felix Hernandez
  • Barry Bonds’ 755th career home run off Clay Hensley

…and more! It was a fun conversation and we’re looking forward to actually watching some Padres games this year. After we talked to Corey (at 1:00:20), we proceeded with yet another B-Ref Battle Bonanza with an appropriately romantic name, a name that is almost Michigan, and one of the greatest NCAA basketball coaches of all time. After B-Ref (at 1:23:10), Tales from Logdog with Lana Berry covered some of the worst lies Lana has told in her past. We concluded this week’s show with an intense discussion about former Padres reliever Scott Linebrink and an almost exciting Varsity Baseball Update. Thanks for listening <3

Musical guest: Vanessa

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Episode 54: Hod, Family, Baseball

 

Welcome to Barbecast 54! Our special guest this week (at 18:54) is Chris Crawford of ESPN, Draft to the Show, and Barbecast 22 fame. We talked to Chris about his fantastic 2015 Draftbook (which you can buy for only $2.99! link below), some of his favorite prospects for the 2015 MLB Draft, how he uses the 20-80 scale, and more! We know the draft is months away, but it’s never too early to start getting excited about prospects who will almost certainly disappoint you. After our conversation with Chris (at 1:02:22), we had one of our best B-Ref Battles in Barbecast history, all thanks to Based Hod. After the legendary B-Ref Battle (at 1:37:49), Tales from Logdog with Lana Berry covered Deflategate/Ballghazi and her Super Bowl pick. We concluded with a brief discussion about Max Scherzer to the Nationals, Duaner Sanchez, and a semi-exciting Varsity Baseball Update. Thanks for listening!

Musical guest: MESSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

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Episode 51: Too Much Too Many Cooks

Welcome to Barbecast 51! It’s been a while since the spectacular celebration that was Barbecast 50, but we’re back with another solid podcast. This week’s special guest (at 20:25) is World Series champion Grant Brisbee, writer at SB Nation’s Giants blog, McCovey Chronicles, and overall good guy. We talked to Grant about how the Giants did the whole Win The World Series thing for the third time in five years, how San Francisco treats Barry Bonds, Grant’s ideal offseason, and some other fun stuff before Jake interrupted with whatever the hell this video is. After Grant (at 1:02:57), we did our customary B-Ref Battle which included an incredible story about a player named Pumpsie. The usual. After B-Ref (at 1:23:15), Tales from Logdog with Lana Berry covered TOO MANY COOKS because of course it did. We tried to comprehend what it all means and discussed our favorite characters. Gwydion is the only right answer. After Lana (at 1:31:14) we decided to actually talk about some baseball! We discussed who we would like our respective favorite teams to sign and more importantly, who we are desperately praying that they don’t sign. After free agency (at 1:47:07) talk was THE RETURN OF CRAIG GOLDSTEIN for the second week in a row! We only brought Craig back to talk about his recent Twitter calamity in which he was destroyed by one Peter Gammons. We feel pretty bad for Craig, but we made him talk about it anyway. We concluded with a non-existent Varsity Baseball Update and a very brief discussion on former pitcher Kirk Saarloos. Thanks for listening <3

Musical guest: 2Many Cooks

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Episode 50: That’s Good, That’s Really Good

RIP Oscar Taveras

Welcome to Barbecast 50! While we did have an especially extravagant Episode 25, we think we’ve outdone it for this milestone Barbecast. We have two special guests, and one regular guest (Craig). Our first special guest (at 20:54) is Will Leitch! Will is a lot of things; among those things, Will is a senior writer at Sports On Earth and the founder of Deadspin. So that’s pretty cool. We talked to Will about his time as a starving artist in NYC, the evolution of Deadspin, his Cardinals fandom, and of course, the tragic death of Oscar Taveras. Our second special guest (at 1:12:35) this week is former major league reliever Chris Resop! If you don’t understand why that’s amazing, you should probably click here. Chris is a real estate agent now, so we talked about that, and you know, the other stuff about Chris Resop. It was pretty awesome. After our two fantastic guests, we participated in yet another B-Ref Battle Bonanza with six more wonderful names from yesteryear. After B-Ref was yet another Tales from Logdog (at 1:46:53) with Lana Berry in which we discussed Halloween briefly and reminded ourselves that Lana picked the Royals to win the World Series in 7 games. She was wrong :( After Lana (at 1:52:35) was the return of our good friend Craig Goldstein. We love Craig. He had to be on Barbecast 50. We concluded with our new segment, Random Baseball Players From 2002-2007, as well as the weekly Varsity Baseball Update from Jake and some brief thanks to all you who listen. As always, thanks for listening <3

Musical guest: Barbecast 50 Cent

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We Love Chinese Food

Yes, I’m completely aware that this video has already been destroyed by the entire internet in more ways than one but I really don’t care because I love chow m-m-m-m-mein more than you do and I’m prepared to look at this atrocity one frame at a time.

Before reading, go listen to Lana Berry react to watching Chinese Food for the first time by clicking here.

(Also, Alison Gold was our unofficial musical guest for Barbecast 11.)

Next, go read this MTV interview with superstar artist Alison Gold on the making of the video by clicking here.

If you haven’t actually seen the video and or want to follow along, here’s the fancy embedded YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWLhrHVySgA

HERE WE GO. 

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It begins with a nice Asian man who sorta looks like Jon Jay.  He is talking to us in what is presumably Mandarin without any subtitles as he’s cooking noodles with two massive broom handles or something. Solid subtle Snapple product placement in the background even though I’m absolutely positive Snapple did not approve of it. I have to point out the sign that says “WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE TO ANYONE.” I feel like they maybe should have refused all of the people involved in filming this video in this restaurant.

2

OH SHIT A RAINBOW IS COMING OUT OF MY MAGIC NOODLES AND NOW THE MUSIC IS LEADING INTO THE FIRST VERSE AND

3

“After balling, I go clubbing…” oh god oh god oh god where was she balling? Or clubbing, for that matter? She seems to be in a deserted park in the day time and I’m unsure how much balling or clubbing she’s been doing there unless this is the morning after she’s gone out and balled and clubbed…or whatever.

4

“Then I’m hugging,” wait what like what does this even mean? Who is she hugging and where and why and Jesus Christ Davis she’s 13 years old and okay what’s next…”Then I’m hungry.” Oh, okay. An actually reasonable feeling for a growing young teen to have. Then she tells us she’s getting getting getting getting GRUMPY. What’s she gonna do about it?

5

KICK A SODA CAN.

6

AND PUSH OVER THAT FUCKING TRASH CAN. YEAH. TEEN ANGST.

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Episode 11: 25% Sexier

Kieran Lovegrove Losing His Shit

Just when you thought the Barbecast couldn’t get any more ridiculous, we had an actual professional baseball player on to talk about things that I don’t even want to say here because they are too good to spoil. It’s right-hander Kieran Lovegrove, the OFFICIAL MINOR LEAGUE PROSPECT OF CESPEDES FAMILY BARBECUE. We talked to him for an absurdly long time and then edited out most of it for obvious reasons. Oh, and of course Lana showed up again. Our extra long e-mail segment covered the Red Sox’ ability to consume alcohol, a ton of Yasiel Puig questions and another masterpiece from Big Poop. We actually talked about baseball for a good while, considering the playoffs are going on…but that quickly dissolved into a discussion about our favorite shirseys. Jake’s Varsity Baseball Update is somewhat depressing, as America’s Favorite ROOGY is still adjusting to life as a Pitcher Only. This week’s show ends with another edition of TALES FROM LOGDOG (Lana again; we can’t get rid of her). We had her watch “Chinese Food” for the first time and react to it in real time. It was intense. If you haven’t watched Chinese Food yet, please just go do that by clicking here. Chinese Food is also our musical guest because we love chow m-m-m-m-mein. This might be our best episode ever. We hope you enjoy <3

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Episode 9: PUNTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s just another Manic Monday, which means Barbecast 9 is here to be consumed by some undetermined number of humans. Our special guest is Stevo Sama of death metal fame and fortune as well as his baseball knowledge. You can see some rather vile pictures of Stevo below. He was fantastic and we had no idea what references he was making the whole time. Follow him @yoshiki89. He also bLOLgs about basebLOL at http://xtrabasehit.blogspot.com/. Excuse the plus-plus technical difficulties. Our e-mails include the return of Little Poop, a discussion about our baseball cabinet and debating freedom…or something. Baseball talk includes a long discussion about tiebreakers and our ideas to improve them and make them more entertaining. This of course is significantly less relevant now that the three-way tie can’t happen, but it’s still a fun discussion mostly revolving around Tropicana Field. Our new segment is TALES FROM LOGDOG featuring everyone’s favorite, Lana Berry. We talked for like five minutes and it was almost funny. Thanks for listening <3

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