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February 2, 2011

BP Podcast

Episode 36: Maybe I Ran With A Different Crowd

by Kevin Goldstein

After plenty of great emails, Jason Parks and Kevin Goldstein talk about the Damon/Ramirez combo in Tampa Bay, and then wonder why all team owners in Dallas have to be insane. Then it's plenty of prospect talk with the Red Sox, Padres, and Rangers getting our attention. From there, we're joined by Carlos Lugo of ESPN Deportes to preview this week's Caribbean Series. Then, it's time for a special Pop Culture Moment, as we are joined by Brendan McFadden (producer) and Aaron Katz (director) of the independent film Cold Weather that is opening in New York this week, and is available On Demand beginning February 9. Jason and I liked this movie, and think you will too. Of course, we end up with the goofy stuff, including a wrap-up of what was a truly gratifying night in New York with our listeners. Our musical guest is My Canadian Girlfriend, and you should stay to whole time with us, as the final song in its entirety is about the life and death of Len Koenecke.

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 36: "Maybe I Ran With A Different Crowd"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Intro, agenda review, snow update

3:22 Email, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, all that crazy stuff

4:30 Emails

  • Grading refrigerators
  • Comparing Jason Kipnis to Brett Lawrie
  • Trying to quantify catcher's game-calling skills
  • Sangría Señorial update and dealing with teams and their own prospects
  • Show idea: talking about development by positions
  • If you don't know your past, you don't know your future
  • The difference between speed and quickness
  • More show ideas: Our own court show!
  • We're not helping you with your homework
  • Chicken-Fried Steak secrets

41:34 Ramirez and Damon in Tampa

44:30 Crazy Chuck Greenberg takes on the Yankees (act like you've been there before)

49:12 Breaking down the Boston Red Sox Top 11 prospects

56:50 Breaking down the San Diego Padres Top 11 prospects

1:05:26 Let's talk about Rangers prospects even though the list isn't out yet

1:19:37 Jason's first BP article

1:25:55 Special Guest: Carlos Lujo (ESPN Deportes) previewing the Serie del Caribe

  • An introduction to the Caribbean Series
  • How the rosters are constructed
  • Picking favorites and the biggest bullpen duo ever
  • Not getting the players we used to
  • The importance of this series to Latin America
  • Niefi Perez: Series Legend

1:42:55 Pop Culture Moment with Brendan McFadden (producer) and Aaron Katz (director) of Cold Weather

  • The barriers of entry for independent filmmakers, and the process of making a movie
  • Filming in Portland, Oregon
  • An introduction to Cold Weather
  • Ice factories
  • Getting visibility and distribution for an independent film
  • There is a baseball piece to the movie, but we can't tell you about it
  • The fantasy league of independent filmmakers
  • Getting sick of your own movie
  • What's next: werewolves, 70s baseball and cat burglars
  • Growing the careers and concept of selling out
  • Let's talk baseball! The Mets and Anthony Rendon

2:10:54 Music Guest: My Canadian Girlfriend

2:12:29 What Are You Drinking? (includes bonus blizzard update!)

2:16:20 SABR Day wrap-up (our listeners are the best humans ever)

2:27:58 The week ahead (Jason's court appearance)

Music is by My Canadian Girlfriend, all rights reserved.

Kevin Goldstein is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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