The second annual preseason Cobcast with Dave from Golden Gate Giants is finally here, folks.
Last year we were basically right beginning with the preseason thoughts all the way through the World Series. So you should probably take this one seriously — I certainly did with the production value on the intro.
Discussion includes the 2013 season, The Perfect Game, the World Series and of course TV and movies to round it up.
I have been encouraging people to leave comments or complaints at 1-866-432-2410 — on topic or off topic — and this is the first time I’ve sat down to collect my favorites and respond dutifully. I don’t know who left what, with one exception.
Back on the Cobcast for the first time since the season began, we eagerly await the decisive game 5 between St. Louis and Washington with speculative previews against both teams, as well as an overall season recap.
Dave has promised to come on after every playoff series the Giants win, so hopefully we’ll have two more this season.
Okay, so your team made the playoffs. Big deal. I figure, rather than telling you why your team has a shot, I’ll tell you why they don’t. Because I’m an asshole, and because I can spew bullshit. That’s just what I do.
No guests on today’s show. Just conjecture, speculation, stupid stats and gut feelings.
You want to know why the team you hate won’t even make it to the ALCS/NLCS? Or even a divisional series? Listen to this shit. As usual, stream or DL using the links below as appropriate.
I now have a comments/complaint line that I beg you to use.
Alright, so this was recorded a week or two ago and I’ve just been a combination of busy and pissed at Dave Spencer for going on other podcasts. He joined me for an impromptu drunken Cobcast (this time with 100% less “Chipper Jones is racist” slander) in which we talked about beisbol. I blacked out pretty early on but he seems to think it went well, so enjoy.
This is part one, and part two will be up in the next day or so.
We talk NL West both in general and with respect to the trade deadline, deviating into other things baseball and then heading into the only lightning round a trade deadline guest participated in. I will go ahead and say that it was a lengthier lightning round, albeit entirely improvised and with great content.
Feel free to download using the appropriately named download button, or hit the play button to listen here on the site, or god forbid wait a few hours and find it on iTunes. Thanks for listening.
The primary topic of discussion was the NL East at the trade deadline and beyond, though we later delved into such topics as the roles of medicine and ethics in baseball, how advanced medicine might serve to prolong players’ careers and the chain reaction that could inspire for player development, and of course, Armando Benitez.
You can listen using the embedded player below, download using the link that well… says “download,” I believe, or wait a bit and find it on iTunes.
Lastly, his choice in intro music forces me to reupload this image:
This had nothing to do with his decision, contextually.
I’m going to try to make this as short as possible. I was joined by the greatest Cobcast guests ever. I might retire.
The first twenty or so minutes are rather standard Cobcast content, discussing the NL Central, the trade deadline and speculation on the divisional and wildcard races.
Then, Dusty Baker comes up.
Then, Kenley Jansen comes up.
Then, all hell breaks loose and the forty minutes that follow cannot be explained, but rather, must be experienced.
Feel free to listen using the embedded player below, directly download the mp3 using the link below that, or wait a bit and find it on iTunes. I should warn you that if you’ve found anything I’ve said or done in the past offense, be prepared to reevaluate that as pedestrian or forgettable after listening to this. Oh, and there’s some baseball science fiction involved.
The Cobcast trade deadline miniseries continues as we discuss the AL Central with Jason Rose of the Inverted W Podcast. I was tipped off by Greg Layton on twitter about his podcast and baffling support of the Royals, and I have to say I’m rather glad he did. As you would expect, the crux of the discussion was about the deadline, both for deals already having been made in 2012 as well as any that might develop, and how the AL Central could be impacted for the remainder of the season onward.
As a slight disclaimer, there is a bit of hypothetical armchair GM discussion that comes with the territory of talking trade deadline and organizational direction, but it doesn’t get terribly extreme. Nonetheless, feel free to attack me for it. I welcome this.
Feel free to listen using the embedded player, download directly via the link below that, or wait a bit and find it on iTunes. By the way, you can find my podcast under the Philosophy section on iTunes because I care so little about it, I didn’t even want to have it properly categorized. However, you can find it under my namesake should you choose to search for it. Enjoy.