0:00-27:00: These intros get drier and drier as we sink deeper and deeper into the pandemic, but this week we have John extolling the virtues of Rat-a-Tat Cat. This week’s guest is Jordan Shusterman of Céspedes Family BBQ, who is holed up in Maryland with his family, buried under nine inches of snow. We get going with a discussion on emergency catchers, inspired by Shed Long Jr. and Carson Vitale.
Speculation about Raúl Ibañez’s new job at the league office follows. So does an open conversation about how many vegan prospects there are across the baseball landscape. Which of the Mariner prospects not currently ranked on national top 100 lists does Jordan think deserves to be there?
27:05-42:25: The Mariners’ offseason...why? Matthew sees an opportunity to make this about Ginuwine and goes for it. A certain “superstar” is discussed, causing Kate to spiral toward misery, before reminding all of us that there are just some fans out there that will never be satisfied.
42:35-1:07:10: Has Jordan been vibin’ with J-Rod? This part goes deep into the world of content. There’s a pretty good conversation here about how to get the most out of baseball players, who often want to give you the least. Nobody in the entire Milky Way galaxy needs to hear about what minor league players like to hunt or see another video of them working out. A Twitter guy crashes in with a wild question.
1:07:15-1:22:00: The news of Félix Hernández signing with the Orioles breaks as we’re recording! Live reactions! Matthew ends the show by hitting Jordan with some hard-hitting, rapid fire questions about Major League Baseball.
Music: “Keep Their Heads Ringin’” by Dr. Dre // “Anybody” by Young Thug feat. Nicki Minaj