Welcome to Barbecast 60! Our special guest this week (at 27:15) is veteran catcher and Twitter All-Star John Baker, who is currently with Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners organization. Live from the depths of the Albuquerque Isotopes ballpark, John talked to us about a whole bunch of stuff, including…
- Getting traded for Wade LeBlanc
- Lance Cormier (!!!)
- Coming up with the Moneyball A’s
- Recovering from Tommy John as a position player
- Facing Aroldis Chapman
- Aroldis Chapman
- Meeting 21-year-old Nelson Cruz
- Jesus Montero’s side of the ice cream sandwich incident
- …and more!
After we talked to John (at 1:06:20), we commenced in our weekly B-Ref Battle which resulted in a lengthy conversation about a metal band named Junius (this week’s musical guest). It was strange. After B-Ref (at 1:40:35), Tales from Logdog with Lana Berry covered Yasiel Puig’s reported desire to cut down on batflips as well as a #BeefinWithLana update. We concluded with a brief discussion about Josh Phelps, an indifferent Varsity Baseball Update from Jake, and some exciting news regarding the fall semester. Thanks for listening <3
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