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.

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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;

21:39 Standings review: AL over/NL more interesting; Real Jim Tracy and Not Ozzie Guillen

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.

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Modern Lovers - precursors to Pursuit of Happiness? (
I really only remember the one song, but for me that ws almost more like early-period Faith No More, like "We Care A Lot"
Was thinking about -
Reagarding Ball Four - a great book - did anyone read The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst? Some similarities - showing how players are the same these days - although Hayhurst didn't know anyone quite like the Mick.