Your favorite podcast returns with a conversation that is ostensibly about the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen, but devolves into bad accents and impressions, pondering the morality of spice dealers, and an appreciation for a certain 1985 Grammy-winning banger. Come for Kate and John telling you about the Mariners’ dull crop of relievers, stay for Matthew’s entrance music ideas. It’s all fire.
1:55 – The podcast begins with some troubling news about Shed Long’s nutrition habits, some praises for Capri Sun and Sunny D, and John introduces us to the horrors of Buzz Ballz. For more information on Buzz Ballz, please click this link.
9:20 – Someone needs to teach Brandon Nimmo how to cook. Matthew hopes it’s Action Bronson.
12:00 – We get back on track by transitioning into the Mariners’ relief pitchers, who are the subject of this week’s episode.
17:30 – Can I interest you in a Cory Gearrin or a Zac Rosscup?
20:00 – Gerson (pronounced Hair-sen) Bautista could occupy either end of the reliever effectiveness spectrum.
25:20 – A riveting discussion of Dan Altavilla’s nutmeg slider and the origin of that term.
31:00 – Get well soon, Tui, and get here soon, prospects.
41:30 – Bullpens are very weird, as demonstrated by last year’s Houston Astros. Remember when Ken Giles punched himself in the face? We remember.
44:30 – Picking some possible entrance songs for the Mariners’ 2019 relief pitchers.
53:20 – Y’all fuck with Yah Mo B There?
56:00 – The non-Michael McDonald questions come pouring in.
1:02:00 – Ruben Alaniz and Ricardo Sánchez are both people who exist and might pitch for the Seattle Mariners at some point.
1:03:20 – Some talk about the bullpen’s hairstyles.
1:05:10 – Tyler Danish is filling a very specific niche.
Music: Misery Business by Paramore, Yah Mo B There by James Ingram & Michael McDonald
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