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May 4, 2011
Episode 48: An Alien Of Extraordinary Ability
Another week, another two-plus hours of Jason Parks and myself rambling. It's a pitching heavy podcast as we take emails on mechanics, tipping and velocity, before getting into a longer discussion about what makes a good fastball (it's not just velocity). The it's our much anticipated listener of the week, Kent The FBI guy. Forty-five minutes later we're still not quite sure what he does, but it certainly was interesting. Due to popular demand, Not Jim Tracy returns to break down the first month of the 2011 season, and then it's the goofy stuff with Portal 2 talk and more adventures on the stage. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.
Up And In Episode 48: "An Alien Of Extraordinary Ability"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Welcome to the show, here's what we're talking about today
4:19 Housekeeping: Email, Twitter, Facebook, that kind of crap
47:47 Prospects off to weird, but good starts: Montero, Hosmer, Altuve
58:34 The Cleveland Indians . . . really?
1:07:49 More Pitching Talk: Fastballs are more than just velocity
1:22:43 Listener Of The Week: Kent, The FBI Guy
2:11:25 The return of Not Jim Tracy on the first month of the 2011 season
2:13:31 Music Guest: Jon Langford
2:15:52 What Are You Drinking?
2:17:44 Pop Culture Moment: Portal 2
2:22:33 That Just Happened: Theater, Improv, and Immigration
2:27:35 The week ahead, and wrapping this up, bonus Matt Szczur argument