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8.30.16 Wilder and the Minors in Caroliner

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The boys talk about their favorite Gene Wilder moments, talk about a near no-no, and then provide a service to the good people of Carolina in naming their brand-new minor league franchises.

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Our Little Corner of The World

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Come along with me
To my little corner of the world
Dream a little dream
In my little corner of the world
You’ll soon forget

At the moment, comparing the Houston Astros franchise to the Texas Rangers is a good way to make yourself depressed. Against all odds, the Rangers seem to have recovered fully from the franchise’s brief fallow period between their back-to-back 2010/2011 World Series appearances to last year’s playoff berth. As of this writing, the Rangers are 8.5 games ahead of the Astros in the American League West, thanks to a 75-53 record that is the second best in baseball.

They’ve been helped to that record by a number players acquired in pretty frustrating fashion. Ian Desmond was signed for a song after apparently no other team could use a very good shortstop, then became a “surprise” All Star. Jonathan Lucroy almost went to the young and exciting Cleveland Indians before exercising his no-trade clause (which he was well within his rights to do) and being sent to the Rangers. Last season, Cole Hamels was almost an Astro before exercising his own no-trade clause (which he was within his rights to do, but I’m much less sympathetic). Continue reading

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8.23.16 You Can’t Take These Things Seriously

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Ever wonder why Tony LaRussa is the worst? Ever wonder which major league teams correspond to which American politicians? Of course you did. Daniel and Josh are here to teach you. Just absorb us.

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It’s Still Hard to Say Goodbye

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Try and think of the character death from a TV show that impacted you the most. Was it [spoiler]? Was it [redacted]? We’ve all had that one episode of Game of Thrones or Battlestar that made us watch a character we loved, that we had spent hours and hours of our life with, say goodbye forever. To say it’s like a friend member dying is stretching it; but it’s losing someone we’ve shared the heightened emotions of dramatic storytelling with over several years of our life. Continue reading

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8.9.16 Letters from Baseballistan

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The kids wake from a long nap to discover they’ve missed a couple weeks of baseball news. They discuss the legend of A-Rod, haircuts, broken teeth, then they build an Olympic team to represent all baseball players. Good times.

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