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Lookout Landing Podcast 51: the A’s series, Chris Archer, the Opener, and Guglielmos Andreoli

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MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

This week, Kate and John are joined by staff writer Matthew Roberson, who makes us laugh a lot but also somehow inspires John to go on a very long tangent about Guglielmo Andreoli the Elder and Younger. Somehow John Andreoli does not get the same lavish treatment.

0:00 - 8:00: (John burped very loudly, which doesn’t come through on the podcast audio but definitely happened, and it results in the earliest F-bomb in the Kate/John podcast era, so milestones all over the place.) Some names are discussed, Matthew’s and J.P. Sportman, who I swear is a real player, and the crew tries to rename certain baseball players whose names don’t seem to fit them. Matthew points out the secret shame of the Trout/Subway deal, and Kate reminds everyone that Simpsons creator Matt Groening hid his initials in Homer’s ear, so minds are blown all over the place.

8:00 - 16:00: Reviewing the series against the A’s, or as Kate calls them, “the plucky little Athletics.” Kate and Matthew assert this series revealed the Mariners are better than the A’s, and John disagrees, so everyone please welcome my new podcast co-host Matthew! Some shade is thrown at the Nationals regarding Blake Treinen, which certainly cannot hurt us karmically later on, and Matthew tells an incredibly endearing story about his great-aunt.

16:00 - 38:00: It’s not an LL podcast until we shoehorn in some Chris Archer trade talk, because I believe in the power to speak my dreams into existence. Matthew offers a particularly dark vision of what Jerry Dipoto might be doing with that pizza oven in his backyard. Because any talk of Chris Archer leads to Kevin Millwood, Matthew tells the story of being in-house for two of the most recent Mariners no-hitters. Kate proposes an out-of-the-box solution to land Archer, which is what it will take at this point.

38:00 - 45:00: Discussing The Opener, the baseball strategy not the vicious dental tool. John explains why it is working well for the Rays, and how it might be slightly more difficult to translate that success to the Mariners.

45:00 - 60:00: Pleasant surprises on the season. Much praise is heaped upon Edwin Díaz’s head.

60:00 - on: Questions! We learn a lot about everyone’s vehicles of choice or not-choice, make some weird noises, and talk promo items. Then things take a weird turn and we sort of forget we’re doing a baseball podcast, and John introduces the brothers Guglielmo Andreoli, and there’s a long talk about them. Like really long.

Music: “Bubblin’” by Anderson .Paak, “Mad World” (cover) by Haley Reinhart and Puddles Pity Party, “Counterfeit” by Spree Wilson

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