Matt & Steve are back (a little sooner than they planned) to recap a busy week in the baseball world. They examine how the Blue Jays lineup might look with the addition of Brandon Belt, discuss the drama playing out on Twitter over Bo Bichette’s impending arbitration case, dig into the deep roots of Drew Hutchison’s trade tree (and all the fruit that it has reaped) and they tie up all the loose ends in the epic trilogy of Carlos Correa signings this off-season.
Later, Matt interviews Dr. Paul Semendinger about that autobiography he co-authored with Yankee great Roy White (Roy White: From Compton to the Bronx). They also chat about the Yankees chance at defending the AL East division title and talk about Paul’s Gehrig-like streak of running every day for a full year.
Plus: The various hazards of Ottawa winters…
Matt interviews comedian Tom Dreesen about rooting for the Chicago Cubs from the wrong neighbourhood, shoe-shining and Frank Sinatra.
Later Steve & Matt discuss the Daulton Varsho trade, Drew Hutchison’s return to the Jays, the ongoing Carlos Correa saga and recap some of the remaining off-season moves.
Plus: Do The Borg have the most powerful labour union in the galaxy?
Check Out Tom Dreesen’s book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53913855-still-standing
Matt and Steve are back to find that there have been a LOT of player moves over the last two weeks. Unfortunately (or fortunately, in some cases?) the Blue Jays are not one of those teams, but they did make some moves. Plus, Matt has some strong opinions about fake elf legs dangling out of car trunks during the holidays.
New Intro/Outro music:
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
Matt interviews journalist John Shea about the biography he co-authored with Willie Mays (24: Life Story and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid). They discuss teaching kids about Willie Mays in the classroom, Willie’s commitment to playing well defensively, his similarities to Mickey Mantle & Rickey Henderson, being a mentor to multiple generations of baseball players and his strong connection with the Bonds family.
Later on, Matt looks ahead to MLB’s Winter Meetings, wonders if the top 3 targets on the free agent market will stay healthy and recapping some of the bigger transactions over the past couple weeks.
Also: Date Night without any children…
24: Life Story and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44290096-24
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Chuck D - The Amazing Willie Mays The Baseball Project - Sometimes I Dream of Willie Mays
Matt & Steve discuss the World Series and new champions Houston Astros to begin the podcast, as well as some Jays news (Gold Glove winner Vlad Guerrero Jr!), and hirings around the league. Also discussed: the recent Ottawa Senators sale announcement, and what is the best Halloween candy?
Opening audio: Dan Shulman's final world series call on ESPN https://twitter.com/espnpr/status/1589109011693068289?s=46&t=Dyy8Gpcafi-bimiLZpbm3g
Break song: Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push
This week, Brett Chancey from @LockedonAstros podcast joins Matt to talk about the World Series. They talk about the Astros dominance, Jose Altuve’s resurgence, James Click’s future, redemption in the wake of the cheating scandal and Mattress Mack’s $75 million bet.
Also: Meditation is key…
A lot of Jays news to talk about this week in spite of the ongoing League Championship Series, which included the hiring of a new manager (John Schneider), and 5 Gold Glove nominations. Matt & Steve also talk about the playoffs, do a Sens At Home check-in, and lament the invasive species Harmonia axyridis.
Matt & Steve talk about the teams remaining in the 2022 MLB Playoffs (including finding out how many games it would take for the favoured teams to win in the playoffs), as well as talk some more about the unfortunate early exit for the Blue Jays this year. There's a little bit of Jays news to talk about too, focusing on John Schneider's future with the club. Plus a brief check-in with the Titans and Senators.
Matt is joined by special guest-host Phil Selig (aka @CubaDugout). They reluctantly relive the #BlueJays-#Mariners series, malign MLB.tv’s decision to black out playoff games for people outside the US and look ahead to a winter of discontent.
Plus: Cuban Elite League teams are still waiting for their uniforms…