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. 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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Also remember to leave us a review on iTunes and enter our Stranger Things Funko Pop Giveaway! We’re giving away a highly sought-after exclusive Steve from Stranger Things figure so make like Troy Bolton and get’cha head in the game! (This is a High School Musical reference.)

Ep. 65: The Chicken Nuggets Show

We’ve got another brand new episode for you and, boy howdy, is it a doozy. We close up the Six Weeks of Horror with the original SAW, check out ABC’s new series THE MAYOR, check the progress on all of the sports and even throw in a little WWE action! And if you thought that was all, you’re sincerely mistaken as the boys get into serious chicken nugget conversation including Gomez grading all the new offerings from our favorite fast food locations! You better be sitting down for this one, but even if you have the whole seat, you’ll only need the edge of it!

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As The 2017 Nightmare Winds Down, More Questions Arise

Just when you thought we could let the hysteria surrounding Marc Carig’s article about the outgoing Terry Collins die out and drink ourselves to Sunday afternoon to finally be done with this nightmarish season, here comes Joel Sherman with a new report that the Mets could be looking to cut as much as $20M from payroll going into next season.

This should come as zero surprise to anybody who’s been paying attention all year. For the past few years, even. Why anybody is acting shocked now just shows that a lot of you have your heads planted firmly up your ass in Fantasyland where the Mets still have money and the pitchers never age or break.

While Sherman apparently thinks that the Mets should be in the market to sign anybody who has ever worn a Royals uniform – including Dan Quisenberry and Willie Mays Aikens – to expect any kind of splashy, big money move goes beyond just the Mets being broke, but it doesn’t make a lot of baseball sense either. Continue reading

2017 IBWAA Awards Ballot!

As we stand on the precipice of the end of another baseball season, we finally get the part where we argue about awards!

This is the second year that I’ve had a ballot in the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) year-end awards selection and, as I said last year, it’s something I take pretty seriously because I completely understand how serious fans take it.

Trust me, I got hammered last year on Twitter with people who vehemently disagreed with my ballot and while I felt I was able to justify selections, it did serve as a reminder to ensure that no fuckery occurs.

This was a helluva season, wasn’t it? Big injuries, bigger homers, fun streaks and disappointing, wastes of seasons (coughMetscough). All that action is setting up for a very fun October with a number of intriguing postseason matchups, but before we get there, we have to give out some awards. Final tallies will be revealed after this weekend, but – in the meantime – I can tell you where my votes went. So here we go: fuckery not included. Continue reading

Ep. 57: Indiana Jones

We’re a little late this week due to a real-life situation that caused a bit of craziness for the two of us, but we do have a new episode! With Nazis somehow becoming a real thing again in 2017, what better way to be topical than to talk the INDIANA JONES trilogy?! Right?! Also, the usual banter that comes along with listening to us which is beloved by all.

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Ep. 56: The Disney Afternoon

It’s a new week and, with that, comes a new episode! With the unveiling of the new DuckTales series, your double main men talk about the debut episode and then hop in the DeLorean to revisit the old Disney Afternoon that we all grew up watching after school in the 90s. So pop in those earbuds and listen, subscribe, review and share with friends on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Podbean of wherever you get your favorite shows!

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