C. Trent Rosencrans of CBS Sports joins us to discuss the 2010 Cincinnati Reds, Jay Jaffe joins us to talk about the 40th anniversary of Ball Four, and when we are guest-free, we talk about potential managerial changes, prospect disappointments, along with plenty of tangents revolving around El Topo, teenage Rangers shortstops, Conner Crumbliss and the sounds vehicles make. As always, we hope you enjoy.
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 18: "I'm Stopping The Podcast!"
Table Of Contents
0:00 Intro and Agenda review
2:55 Housekeeping (Email us and join the Facebook group)
4:42 Emails: New Bear Coat releases; You love us and we love you; More Shaggs
13:15 A quick break for Jason
13:49 Do the manager shuffle: New blood vs. old;
25:50 Minor League disappointments
54:56 Why Casey Kelly was not a dissapointment
62:19 Special Guest C. Trent Rosencrans (@ctrent) of CBS Sports on the Cincinnati Reds
Explaining the 2010 Reds: NL Central Champs
The role of defense in the Reds' success (my love letter to Drew Stubbs)
Dusty Baker: giving credit where credit is due
Is the team's rotation their playoff weakness?
Aroldis Chapman, city-wide buzz and the lack of attendance
How good can Homer Bailey be?
A team loaded with Texans (how can we not talk about chili?)
A realistic talk about their playoff chances
Aroldis Chapman: closer?
C. Trent's interesting career path
Bonus Round: What Are You Drinking?
97:29 Not Jim Tracy on managerial job instability
99:20 Pop Culture Moment: The 40th anniversary of Ball Four
116:07 Musical Guest: Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers
118:27 What Are You Drinking?(Kevin makes a comeback)
120:41 Cooking With The Professor: We let you down while asking for more recipes
122:05 Update on Jason's mental state (El Topo and birthday wishes)
126:12 The first corn country car, Rangers shortstops, Brooklyn trucks, Conner Crumbliss
133:02 Finally wrapping up
Music is by The Modern Lovers, from the album The Modern Lovers, Copyright 1976, Bersekley records.