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Here's what happened. As we warned you, this episode would be a couple of days late, and with a big World Series Preview coming in just four days, we decided to go light, with a guest free episode that would just feature some playoff talk and a quick film discussion. Of course, it ended up being two hours anyway, as we get in-depth on the playoffs, share some tales from New York and get into an intense argument about Elvis Andrus' ability to become a media star. Lesson learned: With Jason and I, nothing is quick. 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 22: "The Intimate Episode"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Intro, agenda review

4:01 Housekeeping (Email Us! Join our Facebook group!, Episode 22 delayed!)

5:32 Emails: Eddie Bane, French spam, Cleaning the bottle, favorite levels, Idaho's revenge

24:02 Cubs hire a manger, but we're more interested in a Tigers managerial hiring at Low-A

28:38 Bryce Harper in the AFL and what we can or can't learn

35:15 Championship Series Breakdown and Tales From NYC

  • Contest winner announced!
  • NLCS Wrap and more talk about why teams go with bad starters
  • Bringing in Roy Oswalt vs. bringing in the closer during a tie game
  • Cody Ross = Michael Jackson?
  • ALCS Wrap and the monster that is Cliff Lee
  • Ron Washington's sudden lack of confidence in Neftali Feliz
  • Getting called a 'douchebag' by strangers
  • The strangeness of a Hunter/Burnett matchup, the big step forward by Derek Holland
  • The behavior of some Yankee fans at the stadium (why they might not get Cliff Lee)
  • Timing Jason's beer run
  • Estimating the chances of the Yankees winning the series (i.e. not good)
  • Why a Giants/Rangers World Series would at least be more fun
  • An argument not over Elvis Andrus' talent, but rather his potential star power

90:43 Musical Guest: that dog.

96:38 Pop Culture Moment: Free Film 101 classes courtesy of Netflix and the Criterion Collection

121:34 Update on Jason's mental state and we're out

Music is by that dog. from the album "Totally Crushed Out", copyright 1995, DGC Records.