We go back to ’93 in this week’s episode, and not just because it was the Jays’ second consecutive World Series win…it was also the year that ROOKIE OF THE YEAR was released! We also talk about crying in baseball, Keanu Reeves’ surprising start in acting, John Kruk’s cheesesteak empire, and Barry Bonds’ illegal use of asthma inhalers.
Big Ball Chunky Time
Absolute Bunts guide to baseball
Tigers rally goose
The 1993 Phillies
John Kruk’s cheesesteaks
You Think Your Job Sucks? Try Working for Lenny Dykstra
On this episode we discuss the eighties classic Bull Durham! We also celebrate baseball being back, Manny Machado to the Padres, which baseball players we share our birthdays with, superstitions, and whether birds are real or not.
Johnny Hustle’s World Famous Ranch Dressing
Curtis Granderson will never forget your birthday
Paddy’s review of ‘The Arm’ by Jeff Passan
Birds Aren’t Real
Do you have trouble with your curve? Then call 1-500-BUNT-BOYS. On this episode we discuss the 2012 film Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. We educate Rozi on the Home Run Derby, discover the surprising original of the Philadelphia Phillies’ name, and talk about Sam’s hatred of how baseball spells the word ‘Socks’ wrong. Also, Bryce Harper loves Monster Trucks. This episode is brought to you by Hazelnut Milk.
Eric Thames - King of Masked Singer
Rammstein - Du Hast
Clint Eastwood’s cameo in Casper (1995)
Big Boys Don’t Cry - She’s All That
Jeff Passan - The Arm
On this episode we review possibility the greatest baseball film ever made, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch. Can a dog not only play baseball, but be named World Series MVP for making one good play at first base? Anything is possible in the ABCU (Air Bud Cinematic Universe). This episode also includes reviews of the film by Sam’s kids, a history lesson about pets and baseball, and chat about the recent arbitration deadline.
Sadly there was a technical issue with Sam and Rozi’s recording that means it’s got a little buzz on it. This is just a one-off and we’ll be back to normal with high quality audio on the next episode.
Sam’s tweet about J.A. Happ
Russell Martin traded to the Dodgers
Bad Space King
MLB London Series - Films Poll
Yasiel Puig loves Minions
In our second episode we discuss the 1989 film Major League, which none of us had seen before! We recorded this on New Year's Eve, so it's also our New Year party. Also discussed are bullpen carts, the Toronto Blue Jays' recent signings, mascots and the Yankees being squares. Happy New Year!
Bob Uecker - Miller Commercial
Rocky Mountain Vibes
San Diego Chicken
What better way to kick off a podcast about baseball movies than to discuss the 1992 classic A League of Their Own? Also discussed: nasty knuckleballs, harmonicas, the Blue Jays signing Bartolo Colon, and a clarification on bunting and bundt cake. Also contains spoilers for Top Gun.
This episode is dedicated to the memory of A League of Their Own’s Director, Penny Marshall, who died aged 75 between us recording this episode and us putting it out.