Video: Unboxing MLB Mascot Reaction Figures from Super7

Super7 has been killing the game with their reaction figures featuring all sorts of known properties and now they’ve expanded into MLB Mascots! Check out this video of me opening up the first three: Mr. Met, Phillie Phanatic and Crazy Crab! Take a watch, drop a like and subscribe to the channel to see all future videos!

Episode 177: “Worker’s Comp! Holla!

Season 4 of the podcast begins right now! We’re talking books like Previously On X-Men, The MVP Machine and Astroball to random baseball talk, Star Wars books as well as the recent attractions to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, video game movies and more! Check it out and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

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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