2018 IBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot Reveal!

It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Since becoming a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) in 2015, I’ve taken great joy in getting to vote on year-end awards and Hall of Fame.

Just because I feel like I always need to explain this: the IBWAA is a distinct and different group from the BBWAA which is the group of writers who vote on the actual recognized awards and participate in the actual selection process for the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum that you all know. The IBWAA Hall of Fame is a separate, non-physical entity that has many similarities as far as the people elected, but there are differences there as well. For a breakdown of last year’s IBWAA voting, click here and catch up on the results. As you’ll notice, we selected Vladimir Guerrero last season and Edgar Martinez the year before which is why they won’t show up on this year’s IBWAA ballot.

Where as the BBWAA can only vote for a maximum of 10 players, the IBWAA allows us up to 15. That doesn’t mean I have to select 15, but this year, I actually did go over 10 which felt really easy to do based on the glut of what I perceive to be qualified candidates. Continue reading

Ep. 70: “Man Called Sting”

A new week, a new episode. It’s kind of our thing. You selected it via Twitter poll, so this week we discuss a couple of Jeff Goldblum movies, THE FLY as well as EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY! We also share some tales of our Thansgivings, wax poetic about the Eli Manning situation and, of course, the usual fuckery! Available across all formats so no excuse to not listen in!

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Mike Francesa Rant on Giants’ Benching Eli Manning

We’ve spoken about Mike Francesa on the show before and growing up as a sports fan in NYC, Mike (and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo) were the authority on all things NY sports. Hell, if not for Mike & The Mad Dog there probably wouldn’t be sports-talk radio today. At least not in the way we currently know it. These dudes may not have invented it, but they definitely popularized it.

Anyway, Mike will be leaving WFAN on December 15th and this may become his swan song. This is an all-timer as Mike reacts to the NY Football Giants announcing they would be benching Eli Manning in favor of scrub Geno Smith for the remainder of the season.

Longer and full versions of this rant are all over the internet, but this video here gives you a pretty good summation.

Ep. 69: “Nice”

Greetings friends and compatriots! You’re double-nice men are back with another nice episode of your favorite nicecast! Now that we’ve hit the milestone of 69 nice episodes, we make it clear that it only gets nicer from here on out! This week we’re talking NXT TakeOver: WarGames, WWE Survivor Series, some NFL including the TV use of the “Madden Cam” and, of course, what your boys thought of the latest installment of the DCEU: JUSTICE LEAGUE! Mr. Nice or Mr. Not-Nice?

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Ep. 68: Spectacular Teachers

It’s a Saturday which means it’s time for a brand new episode! This week we finish off the second half of Stranger Things 2, why Burger King can now go fuck themselves, Mr. Rogers, how getting older means kids have never heard of the things you love, WCW’s Nitro Grill, Carlos Beltran, sports loyalty and childhood crushes.

We are all over the place this week, but in the best of ways.

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Ep. 67: Thor Ragnarokin’ & Rollin’!

A brand new episode is upon you and – once again – we give you everything that made up the most important parts of everything in the world! We’re talking Thor: Ragnarok, ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on Ric Flair titled “Nature Boy”, Demi Lovato’s Instagram, Creepy Jonathan from Stranger Thing’s love life and new movie and tons more! Listen across all platforms and remember to subscribe, review and keep those five-star iTunes reviews coming to be entered to win a Funko Pop exclusive Stranger Things figure!

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Ep. 66: Journal Into How To Live

We’re back with a brand new episode and the clown princes of Saturday are bringing the fire! This week we’re talking about the first half of the new season of Stranger Things, Fox’s new series The Orville, updating our Milwaukee Bucks and Calgary Flames, Gomez’s Halloween with his daughter and his candy, fast food poll results and, of course, the usual fuckery!

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