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February 9, 2011
Episode 37: Green Apple Is Not Cool
It's a rare opportunity for one to get to interview a personal hero, but we'll get to that in a bit. We'll start with the baseball stuff, as after plenty of email and a long discussion about the Michael Young soap opera, we go prospect heavy with detailed discussions of the recently published Reds, Braves and Rangers prospect lists, as well as Jason's piece this week on the Texas farm system. Then it's pop culture time, with special guest Steve Albini, a legend in the world of independent music. We talk Chicago punk, recording ethos and why Oney Guillen of all people is a friendly rival. It's a great interview, and to be honest, no baseball-related guest would have excited me as much. Then it's the goofy stuff, as Jason relates his dangerous Super Bowl Sunday.
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 37: "Green Apple Is Not Cool"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Intro, agenda review
4:14 Housekeeping: email, twitter, facebook, teasing the book tour
42:52 Michael Young is not happy (so what do we do about it?)
1:05:30 Breaking down the Reds Top 11 prospect list
1:16:25 Breaking down the Braves Top 11 prospect list
1:28:50 Breaking down Jason's breaking down of Rangers prospects
1:42:30 Pop Culture Moment with ultra-special guest Steve Albini
2:17:31 Kevin gets emotional about the Chicago punk scene
2:21:17 Music Guest: Steve Albini's three-headed monster of bands
2:25:28 What are you drinking? (includes tales of Four Loko)
2:36:20 The week to come