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"
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