August 18, 2010
Episode 13: Until Small Wonder Shows Up
I know we say this often, but in listening back through the editing process, this might be my favorite episode ever -- it just had that vibe. Our special guest is Jim Callis, the Executive Editor of Baseball America, who gives us nearly an hour to discuss what happened on Monday's draft signing deadline, as well as speculating on the future of the draft. It's a fascinating discussion filled with insight and information that you may not of heard before. Before than, Jason and I talk about the concept of being over-matched, as well as what minor league numbers can and can not mean when projecting future performance. Of course, we end with hijinks, including a discussion of my morning television adventures and we actually prepared a recipe sent in by a listener. As always, we hope you enjoy, and we've been absolutely flattered by all the great emails we get, so keep 'em coming.
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 13: "Until Small Wonder Shows Up"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Welcome and agenda review
3:20 Housekeeping: We love your emails
22:40 The Big Issue: Looking at minor league numbers: what matters, and when they matter
35:00 Special Guest Jim Callis, Executive Editor of Baseball America on the draft signing deadline
90:32 Not Jim Tracy on the use of statistics
92:12 What are you drinking?
96:45 Pop Culture Moment: How the hell did Kevin end up hosting a morning television show in Chicago?
115:02 Cooking with the Professor: Making Robert's chili
117:20 Update on Jason's mental state
119:04 What's coming up next week
Music is by Cake Like from the album Bruiser Queen, Copyright 1997 Vapor Records.