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We often say that we hope you enjoy the podcast as much as we do in providing it, and this week we test your limits. We just got away from ourselves and the next thing you know, it's almost three hours long. That said, it's a baseball-heavy episode as we talk about the race for the final playoff spots, pick our 2011 breakout prospects, and then argue with an emotional Jonah Keri (listen for him banging on his desk) about the future of baseball in Tampa and David Price's twitter habits. As if that's not enough, our special guest is Mark Newman, Senior VP of Baseball Operations for the New York Yankees. Mark goes into detail about several Yankee prospects, tells a joke about Boing! And even breaks out a few George Steinbrenner stories in what is a must-listen interview. From there, the wackiness finally begins as Jason and I have a long discussion about the art work of Henry Darger, cook several recipes sent in by listeners, and even find the time to debate Benny Agbayani's hat size.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language. Don't say we didn't warn you.

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Intro and agenda review

5:26 Housekeeping (Email Us! Join our Facebook group!)

7:00 Emails: Kevin Smith screws us; ranking injured prospects; Barret Loux update

16:50 The one playoff race left with three teams and two spots

21:00 Picking 2011 breakout prospects

  • Teenage Dominican catcher
  • Super-speedy second baseman
  • Rays + velo
  • KG's man crush on the Angels
  • Pitcher without much on the stat line
  • Some guy with the Nationals you may have never heard of

64:36 David Price's tweets and the future of baseball in Tampa with special guest Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri)

89:11 Special Guest Mark Newman, Senior VP of Baseball Operations, New York Yankees

  • The remarkable year from Yankee pitching prospects
  • Dellin Betances' breakout campaign
  • The uniqueness of Andrew Brackman
  • The guy nobody talks about: Brett Marshall
  • Manny Banuelos and a discussion on where velocity comes from
  • Talking more about Jesus Montero's glove than bat
  • Cito Culver: Fair to criticize as a first-round pick?
  • The changing landscape of Latin America
  • The problems of a World Draft
  • The concept of developing a future Yankee

128:32 Not Charlie Manuel on the final series of the season in Atlanta

130:08 Musical Guest: Pere Ubu

133:22 What Are You Drinking?

134:52 Pop Culture Moment: The strange and wonderful world of Henry Darger

152:44 Cookie With The Professor: Brownies, Filipino Swedish Meatballs, Pulled Pork

164:30 Update on Jason's mental state, showers, and FINALLY wrapping up  

Music is by Pere Ubu, from the album Ray Gun Suitcase, Copyright 1995, Tim/Kerr records.