We think every episode is good, but this one especially so. Our special guest is Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, our listener of the week, Professor Matt Sienkiewicz talks to us about the Middle East and the merits of Sylvester Stallone's First Blood, and I respond to Toronto's general manager Alex Anthopolous being so angry. Obviously, there's lots of other stuff too which is why the show is so damn long, and as always, we hope you enjoy.

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 55: "There's A Catfight! Hold On!"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 My name is . . .

3:16 Houskeeping: There are a variety of ways to get in touch with us

5:24 Emails

  • The draft and physicals
  • How players determine bonuses more than teams
  • Editing out Jason
  • Going to the Cape
  • Andrew Miller, WTF?
  • The good face!
  • Dustin Ackley and choosing our walk up music
  • The different between a big league regular and a replacement player
  • I can't believe we got a Toe Nash question
  • First Blood emails

40:07 A response to Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulus (I like you, really I do)

52:52 A trip to Daveport, Iowa and the Midwest League All-Star game

1:03:02 Ranking first and second base prospects

1:25:27 Special Guest: Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels

  • Watching games from the suite
  • A day in the life
  • The beginning of trade talks
  • Ownership stability
  • The recent draft and draft philosophies
  • Finding value in the international market
  • Teenagers in the Northwest League
  • A direct career path

1:51:30 Listener Of The Week: Professor Matt Sienkiewicz on The Middle East, Media and First Blood

2:21:34 Musical Guest: Ha Ha Tonka

2:23:53 What Are You Drinking? (bonus you are being watched info)

2:30:45 Metal State update

Music is by Ha Ha Tonka the album Death Of A Decade, courtesy of Bloodshot Records.

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Phenomenal episode. Seriously.
Metal State: California, obviously.