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#131 – Window Pain

Andy McCullough

The Last of His Kind: Clayton Kershaw and the Burden of Greatness

Matt interviews Andy McCullough about his new book The Last of His Kind: Clayton Kershaw and the Burden of Greatness. They talk about Kershaw’s legacy, criticism of his performance in the playoffs his belief in himself and how his family life has influenced his life on and off the field.

https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/andy-mccullough/the-last-of-his-kind/9780306832598/

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#130 – L3, 4-6

Steve hosts the show solo today to talk about the last two weeks of Blue Jays baseball. It's been pretty rocky despite the Jays offence showing signs of life. Steve talks about Schneider's repetitive remarks, hopes for a resurgence from Justin Turner, and praises Bo Bichette. Plus some news of a possible City Connect hat leak.

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#129 – Mother's Day

Matt and Steve celebrate Mother's Day by talking about the Blue Jays! Wait, that doesn't sound right...

Is it still early in the season? Matt & Steve talk about bullpen depth, the team meeting in Washington, the early-season crossroads, Swanson's troubles, pitcher trades and signings, and looking ahead at the next 2 weeks. Plus an update on the Ottawa Titans who started their season with a loss on Friday, and Matt has some Radiohead-themed personal outcomes.

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#128 – Struggling Offense

Matt and Steve are back to cover off another two weeks of Blue Jays baseball. Everything started out great, until they got to Kansas City. The brothers discuss the poor offense, the return of Danny Jansen, injury and trade updates including an update on Alek Manoah, and the "Green Glove" award. Around the league, the Rockies are under FAA investigation because of a video posted (and later deleted) showing a coach unaccompanied in the cockpit; New York Mets' City Connect jerseys; the return of the Player's Weekend; and who invented the high five?

Plus: Matt strikes out with packing tape.

Last week's interview: Eric Vickrey: Season of Shattered Dreams

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Eric Vickrey: Season of Shattered Dreams

Matt interviews author Eric Vickrey about his new book Season of Shattered Dreams: Postwar Baseball, the Spokane Indians, and a Tragic Bus Crash That Changed Everything. They talk about the bus crash and how that small band of (baseball) brothers touched the lives of some of the greatest players in MLB history.

Season of Shattered Dreams: Postwar Baseball, the Spokane Indians, and a Tragic Bus Crash That Changed Everything - 9781538190722

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#127 – (Renovated) Home Stand

Matt and Steve return to talk about the Blue Jays final road games as well as the start of their home stand at the newly-renovated Rogers Centre. It was a bit of a rough go over the last fortnight, coming into Sunday's action below .500. Luckily, the AL East is mostly in the same boat behind the Yankees.

Both Matt & Steve aren't happy with the offence, with Steve focusing especially on George Springer; Matt talks about how un-Gausman-like Gausman has been so far this season; and some rehab updates about Jansen, Romano, and Swanson, as well as some notes on Alek Manoah's progress back to the majors.

A quick update on the Shohei Ohtani gambling controversy, Oakland moving to Sacramento for three years, and a discussion on an increase in pitchers suffering from season-ending arm injuries. Plus: did Taylor Swift's camp have input into the Rogers Centre Reno's?

In personal outcomes, Matt talks about his moving woes and Steve is paralyzed by the paradox of choice.

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#126 – 2024 MLB Season Officially Underway

Matt and Steve reconvene to talk about the opening weekend for the Toronto Blue Jays (and MLB in general). They talk about the Jays decisive first win of the season (and 5th straight opening day win), Vlad's new spot in the lineup, the Cabrera shoving incident, and other Jays-related stuff. Plus a quick note on Shohei Ohtani's recent statement, Brandon Belt's lack of offers, and some crazy new ballpark food offerings from Seattle and Chicago. Plus: Is "WiFi PTSD" a real thing?

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#125 – 2024 MLB Season Preview

It's our annual MLB Season Preview! Matt and Steve break down their predictions for the 2024 season. Plus, quick discussion on the Shohei Ohtani scandal, and some brief Jays news and notes. Also - the Giants made probably the best offseason move of the entire MLB.

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#124 – Call Me Mayza

Matt & Steve are back to talk about recent Blue Jays news including the signing of Joey Votto to a minor league deal, the re-branding of Tim Mayza, the return of "fun" to the Jays, and injury news. They also talk about recent MLB signings and news, and the upcoming Netflix Expos documentary. Plus: kids are not very good at improv.

Don't forget to listen to Matt's interview with Tim Newby released this past Wednesday!

Music:
"When" by The Wookies (note from Steve: No idea where this came from, but it was in my Apple Music library)

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Tim Newby on Pete Browning

Matt interviews author and journalist Tim Newby about his upcoming book The Life and Times of Forgotten Baseball Legend Pete Browning: The Original Louisville Slugger. They talk about Pete’s mastoiditis and how it was the root cause of his alcoholism, his basement full of baseball bats and his case for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Later Matt & Tim do a mini preview of the upcoming Baltimore Orioles season and chat about the similarities between jambands and baseball.

https://www.kentuckypress.com/9781985900851/the-original-louisville-slugger

Music: Box Scores - The Baseball Project Whiskey Before Breakfast - Leftover Salmon

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