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Lots of fun email, previews and predictions for the 2011 season, a Scrabble expert and a new segment based on some strange events of the day. Happy opening day everyone..

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 43: "That Just Happened"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Jason's sick and we review the agenda

3:34 Housekeeping: Keep the emails coming, follow us on Twitter, you know the drill

4:26 Fund raising update: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/UpandIn/up-and-in-for-doctors-without-borders

7:10 Email Time

  • Let's talk about fat guys!
  • Prospects: I knew him first
  • Do scouts care about what Jason and I think?
  • The challenges of scouting older players
  • Why are pitchers such horrible hitters?
  • Let's rip into some famous authors!
  • Coverage of the complex leagues (good luck)
  • Can failed first-rounders make a comeback (Mark Pawalek)

38:25 Predicting the 2011 season: Division by division

1:09:36 Listener Of The Week: Diane Firstman (@dianagram) on the world of competitive Scrabble

1:26:02 Musical Guest: Exene Cervenka

1:27:45 Lamest What Are You Drinking EVER

1:29:30 A new segment called This Just Happened: Cats, scripts and Jeff Juden

1:34:55 The week ahead: Jason escapes Arizona; Kevin gets ready for TV stuff and Kansas City

Music is by Exene Cerveka from the album, The Excitement Of Maybe, Copyright 2011, courtesy of Bloodshot Records.