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We go from guest free to guest packed, as Rays special assistant Rocco Baldelli joins us to talk about his playing career, its untimely end, and transitioning into scouting. Then it's Qamar Zaman, who made quite a name for himself by quitting his indy league play-by-play job on the air. As always, we have emails, plenty of prospect talk, and the goofy stuff at the end, and hope you enjoy the show.

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 58: "The Cool Don't Mind Being Cool"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 Bienvenidos!

5:05 Housekeeping: This is how to stalk us via email, Twitter and various other things

7:23 Emails: Mexican League, hating Michael Vick, and much more

39:05 The politics of ranking prospects

50:32 Watching very young players in Arizona

1:04:05 Checking out the Staten Island Yankees

1:13:02 Special Guest: Rocco Baldelli on his playing career and transitioning into scouting

1:42:04 Special Guest: Qamar Zaman, former play-by-play voice of the Lake County Fielders

2:10:13 Musical Guest: Sybris

2:12:11 What Are You Drinking? (Warning: worst WAYD segment ever)

2:13:50 Pop Culture Moment: The brilliance of turntable.fm

2.17.17 The Week Ahead/In Review

Music is by Sybris from the album Into The Trees, all right reserved, courtesy of Absolutely Kosher Records.

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akrause10
7/21
Guys thanks for answering my Kyle Davies email. Apologies about the profanity and my insult to the original 0.9ers--Davies tends to rile me up. Keep up the great work!
faithdies
7/21
Coincidentally enough, considering the small segment on their drafting style, the Phillies signed Tyler Greene yesterday. 11th round draft pick, supplemental first round talent. Is he the best spec they drafted?