Planning to be off this week to get some research in for the upcoming Divisional Previews. The Diamondbacks, Royals, and Brewers signed and traded for key players for the upcoming season that had to be discussed.
It’s crazy to think that two of the most popluar lists came out two days from each other. One being the Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects which looks towards the future of the game of baseball. Possibly holding a glimpse of a future Hall of Famer. The Other, Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees List, one of the most coveted lists in baseball lore. Players once considered as good or great finally get that moniker of “Hall of Famer”.
This Week’s Episode we talk about those two lists, the players we like from the lists, and Andrew’s displease of how the ballot is run. Of course, the beers are flowing and listen to the very end because we have some really important announcements about what is going on with the show in the next two months.
People come and go, so do our heroes of franchises. The City of Pittsburgh is reeling in the fact that one of their most beloved players was traded and seek the blood of the owner. But does that really need to happen? Phil explains that this change could lead to something bigger. Also, we talk arbitration, minor free agent signings, and how the former “Greek God of Walks” is now the “Greek God of Hops” in the beer section.
“Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day. I just need some time, some time to get away from. From all these rumors, I can’t take it no more” – Club Nouveau
When we were about to start recording, we were in jubilation because “The Stove” was finally lit and the offseason could truly begin, but sadly that is not the case. Still cold, almost reaching hypothermia. This episode, we talk RUMORS, pitch clock back in the forefront and of course, the beer we are drinking.
Hiatus, winter break, graduation hangover. Whatever you want to call it, we are finally back in the new year but does that mean new us? I think so. What we will talk about is what happened while we were gone. O(h)tani and Stanton signings, Rockies Division Champs?, Phillies future, and other winter signings and rumors that has this blizzard like winter into Mid-August wild card race.
Before we have ourselves some turkey and mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving. Lets chat about the “cold stove” of baseball at the moment and lets give you our beer ideas for Thanksgiving. I hope you all will enjoy.
The last pitch has been thrown, the last crack of the bat has dissipated, and the last pop of the glove has dissolved. The baseball season is finally over. Phillip and Andrew talk about highlights of the World Series and their favorites from the season. Also, important updates concerning the podcast and website. Of course, the beer will still be flowing but with a winter taste.
Before I let you all go, I leave you with this poem.
“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.” – A. Bartlett Giamatti