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June 25, 2010
BP Podcast Episode 6: Bogeymen and Fairies
Look folks, we kept it under two hours, and with a whopping two minutes and thirty-nine seconds to spare. Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk at NBCSports.com joins us to talk about that certain kind of fan. You know, the one who thinks the whole world is out to get his team. It's a fun discussion, that later gets a bit philosophical as me move on to victimization complexes and some uniquely American traits in the modern fan. Also, you get Pixies talk, Iceland talk, more Stephen Strasburg and a discussion about why you shouldn't get too worked up over the Futures Game rosters. We hope you enjoy.
Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Up And In Episode 6: "Bogeymen and Fairies"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Intro: Agenda review
2:25: Emails: We should do a six-hour show; proper pronunciation; chain mail and glow sticks
7:02: Housekeeping: please email us; World Cup update; something we should of edited out (but didn't)
10:40: Your Weekly Strasburg update: Is he the best pitcher in baseball? How good can he be?
17:57: Here Comes The Rumor Mill: Believe everything, believe nothing; Let's talk about Cliff Lee anyway
29:41: Futures Game Rosters: You were not snubbed; defending the process; Single White Female behavior
45:57: Back to the Agenda: Jason's note taking; finding a rumor mill guest
48:30: Special guest Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk at NBCSports.com on Fans, Fandom and Paranoia
83:39: Not Jim Tracy on Stephen Strasburg
86:01: Beverage Talk: Really? Vitamin Water?; Avoiding radon and the wall of H20; beer snobs and bourbon
93:05: Pop Culture Moment – The Pixies: Defending Weezer; sharing Frank Black stories
107:42: What Jason is working on, will he ever finish, and figuring out Wilmer Font
111:47: Working on a list of the best prospects still in the minors
113:53: Goodbye, we have no idea what we're talking about next week
Music is The Pixies from the album Complete B Sides copyright 2001- 4AD Records.