It’s weird, MJ Lloyd, Mike Hllywa, and myself talked for almost exactly an hour last night but I don’t remember one particular topic.
It was a fun chat. We went into the debate of Harper vs. Trout, who is player number three if you’re starting a franchise, the Angels, the Reds, how tight Joey Votto’s pants are right now, and if you want more than that; you’re going to have to give it a listen!
Last night on A Bat Flippin’ Good Time Baseball Podcast, we performed a time-honored tradition of Overs and Unders. All lines were set by show Ombudsman MJ Lloyd and Mike Hllywa and myself took stabs at some fun categories that are sure to go totally wrong in the 2016 MLB season.
Tonight on A Bat Flippin’ Good Time Podcast, I was joined by Mike Hllywa and M.J. Lloyd. I thought we had a great little show here tonight, one of our better efforts; but then again I am the same guy who thought it was a good idea to bet my hard earned, real-life wages against Matt Harvey today when he faced off with C.C. Sabathia.
That said, we talked about a lot of great topics tonight:
Josh Hamilton traded to the Texas Rangers
The debt of MLB Statcast
Surprises in baseball: the New York Mets, the Kansas City Royals, Nelson Cruz, and others.
Our usual Mike Trout mention
The Royals want to fight everybody
Kris Bryant, Giancarlo Stanton chatter
Clint tells a story on the Yips
Media markets in baseball – where is great, and where is a pressure cooker?
And as always, there’s a lot of golden stuff in between. Like Hllywa’s one-liners. Or me getting his last name right finally after eight tries. Or M.J.’s goat. If you have an hour at lunch and you’re allowed to put your headphones on, eat your lunch, zone out and listen to some great baseball talk; you should enjoy this installment.
It’s really spring – and with another March passing us by it’s like a rite of passage that a new version of Out of the Park Baseball arrives on time.
It’s the greatest sports game simulation experience that someone can have. It’s like crack for the baseball fan.
I was lucky enough to be joined by head developer Brad Cook on tonight’s show to talk about new additions and maybe introduce some exciting experiences of my own past in OOTP. Brad also touches on the group’s next project, Beyond the Sideline Football.
Follow OOTP on twitter here, and check out their development website over at OOTP Developments. As Brad mentions on the show, the game will be ready for play on Monday, March 23rd; killing many long hours before the real start of the regular season and beyond.
Last night, Mike Hllywa (Gammons Daily, Halo Hangout) and M.J. Lloyd (Baseball Prospectus, Off-Base Percentage) and I hung out in our virtual bar and talked some baseball for an hour. We rolled out the new name of the podcast, A Bat Flippin’ Good Time; and that’s what we had damnit!
Topics discussed include:
Our usual Mike Trout segment
Angels playoff odds
The David Price trade.
The Cubs’ young nucleus and bright future (and MJ’s bromance for Kris Bryant).
Thoughts on Bryce Harper’s present, future, and the Washington Nationals.
Mike H’s trip to Anaheim for a perfect day of baseball for his son’s first game.
Pop Culture Segment: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie, Breaking Bad, and more.
Tonight on The Baseball Show MJ Lloyd, Mike Hllywa and I got together to talk some baseball. Here are the things we got going about:
-The Tom Verducci Sports Illustrated story about Mike Trout.
-A solid ten minute conversation about Trout’s 2014 season, and the spoiled brat fantasy owners who complain about it.
-Comparing Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and other Japanese pitchers.
-How many home runs will Jose Abreu hit this year?
-What is wrong with the Royals?
-Thoughts on the NL Central, NL West, NL East.
–Madison Bumgarner’s snot rockets (nice find, Mike)… and Yasiel Puig takes him deep during the show.
If you like baseball you’re going to love tonight’s show.
This Thursday night on The Baseball Show podcast we’ll have former Reds All-Star Bip Roberts on the show. We’re really excited about this. Roberts was always one of our favorite former big league players. When we were kids back in ’92 (arguably Roberts’ finest season), we used to tell our parents that Bip was Barry Larkin’s little brother. When they corrected us and said that he wasn’t indeed Larkin’s brother, we told them that indeed he was because he was number 10 (Larkin was 11, like that had anything to do with it) and because as a 9 year old kid, they looked like each other. Kids are stupid.
We’re looking forward to talking some baseball with one of our favorite former big league stars. Be sure to catch this week’s edition of The Baseball Show podcast.
Last night on The Baseball Show, M.J. Lloyd and I attempted to pass the winter time by talking a little hot stove. Topics covered on the podcast this week were as follows:
-Thoughts on Clayton Kershaw’s 7-year, $215 million dollar contract
-We handicap where Masahiro Tanaka might land.
-A story about Kershaw/Greinke/Tanaka’s Agent Casey Close calling me in college
-Reaction to Alex Rodriguez’s situation
-Thoughts on the Chicago White Sox quietly solid offseason acquisitions
-If you were attending a fantasy camp, what veteran former players or managers would you want running the camp?
-The return of RBI Baseball ’14
As always there are many more gems in between – so use the Friday workday to listen to two guys having a great time talking about the greatest game on earth!
In this thrilling edition of The Baseball Show Podcast, M.J. Lloyd and I were joined by Mike Hllywa (@mike_hllywa on twitter) of Halo Hangout and Gammons Daily. Here’s how the flow went – and if you missed it make sure you catch up here because it was a very good show:
-Trying to predict the Mike Trout contract (Mike introduces us to the Mike Trout Sign-o-meter).
-Reaction to Shin-Soo Choo’s signing with the Texas Rangers
-We handicap the field for the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes
-Yasiel Puig’s value to the Dodgers as a potential trading chip
-How we voted for the Hall of Fame
-More reaction to the Fielder/Cabrera/Avasail Garcia rumor
The show went over an hour and a half, so there’s a lot of great tidbits that we talk about that aren’t listed there. If you’ve got some time this Saturday to listen to three guys talk baseball, this is the podcast you want to listen to them do it on.
A few evenings ago on The Baseball Show Podcast, M.J. Lloyd (Off Base Percentage) and myself discussed the full rundown of off-season activity. M.J. is also a great follow on twitter (@MnkysThrwngDrts).
Of the high points:
*Clint kicks off the show with a huge rumor involving Miguel Cabrera’s injury, Prince Fielder’s wife, Avasail Garcia, and why Prince might have been traded from Detroit.
*We recap many of the moves that happened on Trademageddon Tuesday.
*We talk Robinson Cano free agency.
*We discuss sabermetrics, and how many million dollars each win in WAR is worth.
*We weigh in on Brandon Phillips hot stove chatter.
*We make dick jokes.
If you have some time to kill on the weekend when you’re supposed to be doing chores, give us a listen. We’ll be sure to entertain if you love baseball.