Major League A*Holes: IN THE HOLE is an irreverent baseball podcast by a couple of opinionated pricks in Chicago and Detroit. We focus on the Cubs, White Sox, and Tigers as well as the Giants and A’s (long story). We'll also throw out our 2¢ on MLB issues of the day whenever we feel like it.
Somehow, your San Francisco Giants find themselves atop the BEST division in baseball | Is a new stadium deal actually on the verge of getting done in Oakland? | You can throw out the record books when the Tigers and White Sox get together (or not) | Abysmal Cubs still find ways to amuse themselves and piss off others | No no-no? Yes no-no? I don't know. Who cares?
The Oakland A's are making history in all sorts of crazy ways on their 11-game winning streak | Buster Posey's renaissance and solid pitching are fueling the Giants solid start | Cubs crawl back up to .500 and finally reach the Medoza Line, but what is Javy Baez worth right now? | White Sox still overcoming injuries as they underachieve | So much funny Shit We Couldn't Make Up you couldn't make it up | Major League A*Holes are Assholes of the Week for yet another history-making moment this week
Carlos Rodón missed a Perfect Game by a goddamn shoelace, but settling for a No-Hitter still isn't bad | PV experiences a game at Sox Park for the first time in years | Tigers maul the ASStros as A.J. Hinch returns to the scene of the crime | Cubs COVID outbreak piles pestilence upon already painful start | Are the Cubs and Willson Contreras just too sensitive about getting hit by seven Brewers pitches in 14 games? | Johnny Cueto's promising start might pay dividends for =Giants at trade deadline | Week 2 had plenty of funny Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Get your facts straight! Smitty earns his first Asshole of the Week
Big news for the podcast as we unveil a new name and launch a goddamn t-shirt shop | #SFGiants seize control of the A*Hole standing as the only team above .500 | At least the #Cubs futility brings some clarity | #WhiteSox storylines are abundant | Miggy's iconic Opening Day blast and Baddoo's breakout mark fleeting fun start to #Tigers season | #Athletics dismal start compounded by major injuries | Bizarre Boston/Nike unis harbinger of strange looks to come in Chicago | Trevor Bauer's sticky balls are the talk of the town — just the way he likes it | Even the #Mets disapprove of their bullshit walk-off win | Asshole of the Week: Chris Young
April Fool's hijinks and Opening Day roster surprises | Javy Baez is NOT Francisco Lindor just like Anthony Rizzo is NOT Paul Goldschmidt, so STOP fucking comparing them | Trying to stream Marquee Network is a completely FUBAR experience | NostraDumbass: Predictions for MVP, Cy Young, and ROY | Bad Tweets: Where are all the White Sox fans?
#Cubs #WhiteSox #Tigers #Giants #Athletics #MLB #OpeningDay
Yeah, of course, it sucks losing Eloy Jiménez for 5-6 months, but the Sox still have lots of options in LF | Do the Math: Capacity expanded to 25% at Wrigley/Sox Park (kinda?) | Cubs' drug mule gets busted with A LOT of product | Our 'NostraDumbass' predictions for the 2021 season are so hot, they will melt your face!!!
#Cubs #WhiteSox #Tigers #Giants #Athletics
How Rob Manfred almost cost Kyle Hendricks his season | Kris Bryant still doesn't 'give a shit' but still kinda gives a shit | Chuck Garfien is the David Kaplan of the South Side | Five Years Later: Adam LaRoche incident was merely a hint of even weirder shit to come for 2016 White Sox | A's dalliance with cryptocurrency feels a little shady | ESPN's Buster Olney strikes out his thick bush | Our fantasy draft preview that no one needs or asked for | Assthetics: Enough with the half-assed St. Patty's Day uniforms
#Cubs #WhiteSox #Athletics #MLB
States and local governments announce the limited return of fans to ballparks across the county | Asshole of the Week: Texas takes it too far | Rules changes for the Minors could have a MAJOR impact | White Sox fans ranked "booziest" and "biggest lightweights" in the game | Cubs Rub: What the fuck was Pedro Strop thinking? | Tigers Shit: Can someone please get Spencer Torkelson a god damn can opener! | Fuckin' A's: The Jesus Lizard and his Turkey Sub | Premature Celebration: Mets continue to embarrass themselves on a weekly basis
#Cubs #WhiteSox #Tigers #SFGiants #Athletics
We welcome our fifth team to our regular coverage, the Oakland Athletics | "Fuck it" Tim Anderson doesn't mince words when he declared the #WhiteSox to be the best team in the AL | Tatis Jr. deal further exposes #Cubs ownership bullshit in crying poor | Did Kris Bryant just dis Theo Epstein? | After just one year, Marquee Network already in reruns | #SFGiants facing major decisions with pending free agents to be | #Tigers Miguel Cabrera could enter exclusive 3000/500 Club in 2021 | Angel Hernandez and the New York Mets continue to create the best Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Johnny Damon is an asshole
2021 rules include 7-inning doubleheaders and runners on base in extra innings | Jake Arrieta nostalgic signing example of #Cubs' conflicted offseason planning | La Russa's top concern to remain 'Hall of Famer Baseball Person' | PECOTA projections send Twittersphere into tizzy | There are no bad 1-year deals for #Tigers #SFGiants | Bad Tweets: Nightengale/Heyman continue to set new standards for incompetence | ASKHOLE: What if #WhiteSox had moved to Tampa in 1990? When will Tigers return to glory? | AOTW: Most despised teammates in baseball history
Joc Pederson takes less money to join Cubs over Sox | Nolan Arenado tips NL Central balance of power | Twins overpay for aging Nelson Cruz | ASKHOLE: Why will Baez/Bryant return to prominence? No Plan B for Sox if La Russa fails? | $hit$how 2.0: Don't buy the Owners' clickbait | Bad Tweets LIVE | Mickey Callaway is an asshole
Cubs fans, pundits, and even Kris Bryant are upset about the current direction of the franchise | White Sox don't need to sign Nelson Cruz | Giants signing Tommy LaStella just another example of trying to be a little bit pregnant | Tigers are the new Farm System Champions | Is it time to abolish the Hall of Fame? | NEW SEGMENT #1: Bob Nightengale's Bad Tweets | Shitshow 2.0: Owners now working back channels to hide duplicitous agenda | NEW SEGMENT #2: ASKHOLE | Asshole of the Week: Jared Porter and his naked, erect penis
#Cubs #WhiteSox #SFGiants #Tigers #MLB
White Sox continue to not fuck around and sign the best closer on the market | The market was better for Kyle Schwarber than anyone thought | Rumors of an imminent Kris Bryant trade were greatly exaggerated | Jon "Boog" Sciambi becomes the new voice of the Cubs | Marcell Ozuna to the Giants? | Does anyone even bother listening to Rob Manfred anymore? | Asshole of the Week: first-time Hall of Fame voter makes it all about himself
Cubs only have themselves to blame for lopsided Yu Darvish trade | White Sox hot stove heats up with Yoelqui Céspedes and Adam Engel signings | Tony La Russa is lucky he's a rich and famous old white guy | In a year replete with worthy candidates, Commissioner Rob Manfred runs away with our second-annual Asshole of the Year award
Busy White Sox trade for Lance Lynn and sign Adam "Spanky" Eaton | Marquee Network Drama: The Search for Kasper's Successor | Risky Business: MLB umpire arrested in human trafficking sting | Asshole of the Week: MLB wins their fucking War on Minor League Baseball
Like rats on a sinking ship, Theo Epstein and now Len Kasper are getting fuck out of the Friendly Confines | Kris Bryant's gonna get traded so deal with it | Non-tender deadline casualties litter both sides of Chicago | White Sox should trade for Blake Snell | Drinky La Ru will plead guilty to sweep his issues under the rug ASAP | Robinson Cano was a Hall of Famer, now he's just an Asshole
Tony La Russa was charged with DUI the day BEFORE Sox announced him as their new manager | José Abreu earns AL MVP, just as we called it | Jon Lester got fired and bought Chicago a round of beers | December 2 may be a day that will live in infamy | AJ Hinch hiring ushers in a new era in Tigers history | A theory on why Rob Manfred failed to punish Justin Turner for his reckless behavior
Shit just got real, folks. Despite all logic and public scorn, Jerry Reinsdorf has decided the 76-year old Tony La Russa will be his next manager. Yet another move that undermines the legitimacy of Rick Hahn as General Manager, who clearly wanted no part of this bizarre decision.
Wild and weird #WorldSeries recap | Asshole of the Week: Justin Turner | White Sox & Tigers managerial searches ramp up | Marquee Network Drama: The Disappointing Sequel | Which 2020 MLB rules changes should we keep? | 2021 free-agent market looking rather thin | Gold Glove awards are bullshit
Renteria and Coop feel the Wrath of Hahn, chaos ensues | Tony La Russa? Are you fucking kidding me?? | More manager candidates emerge with varying degrees of plausibility | Postseason Talk: Can we just get to a Rays/Braves World Series already? | Strip Club Knife Fight: hair metal band name or a night out with Tommy Pham? | Billy Beane applies Moneyball to European lawn sport
Cubs predictably flame out again — maybe a bit TOO predictably? | Top 5 questions for the White Sox offseason | A look at the Tigers managerial options | A strange postseason continues without us | Asshole of the Week: David Kaplan
A panicking Renteria blew any chance the Sox had | Cubs are still suffering from premature cancellation issues | MLB postseason rife with anomalies and injuries | Crosstown Series Recap: Now who owns Chicago? | Asshole of the Week: Jimmy "Tough Guy" Cordero | More funny Shit We Couldn't Make Up
Our thoughts entering a Crosstown Series that feels much stranger than expected | Renteria is now clearly costing the Sox wins | Cubs offensive production is offensive (and chronic) | A sad, but fond farewell to Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire | Giants playoff hopes in the balance | We name our All-A*Holes Team from the best players from our 4 clubs | Ozzie Guillen should be managing in MLB | Shit We Couldn't Make Up: 2020 has been full of statical anomalies and bizarre fan behavior | Asshole of the Week: Angel Hernandez (again)
White Sox are FINALLY back in the fucking playoffs! | Heyward's homer turns Cubs' season around | Mills delivers MLB's second no-hitter | Wildfires fuck with Giants schedule | Asshole of the Week: journalist Bob Nightengale is terrible at journalism | Tigers' Candelario wins AL Player of the Week | Drone delay at Wrigley just more Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Booze banned for postseason celebrations | ASSthetics: worst-to-best Sox uniform rankings
Dallas Keuchel's mysterious back injury looks like the only speed bump on their way to the playoffs | Congrats to Trevor Bauer for shoving it up Cubs' asses in a meaningless game | The Javy Baez Excuse Machine keeps churning out bullshit | Giants bats power playoff run | Tigers lose 19-0 but are still in the playoff hunt and more Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Asshole of the Week: "COVID" Joe West rears his fat, ugly head again
Honoring former White Sox and Hall of Fame legend, Tom Seaver | Cubs outfielders make history | SOXual Harassment: Rick Renteria's gut is giving PV indigestion | You’re lying if you had the Tigers at .500 past the halfway point | Giants suffering from pitching/offense role reversals | ASSthetics: Padres are on FIRE and so are their neo-retro uniforms | Aroldis Chapman's asshole legacy continues
Lucas Giolito Throws a NO-NO! | Rivalry Weeks Recap | Player of the Week: Jose Abreu | TRADE DEADLINE: Strategies & Targets | Cubs Rub: Javy Baez Struggles Due to Lack of Crowds | More Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Asshole of the Week: Bruce Levine
Cubs/Cards, Tigers/Sox, Sox/Cubs, Cub/Tigers... OH MY!! | Mark Grace is the "dingbat" | Fernando Tatis Jr. should be on the South Side | More Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Thom Brennaman wins Asshole of the Week in a landslide
Yu is not fucking around anymore | Rizzo adds some serious bling to his game | White Sox are righting the ship despite Rick Renteria's best efforts to fuck it all up | How to solve the growing Cardinals issue | ASSthetics of Baseball: Nike logo is ruining Tigers jersey | Why the fuck are the Astros picking fights?? | Asshole(s) of the Week: Zach Plesac & Mike Clevinger
Cubs win our premature breakdown of the 2020 Cubs/Sox World Series | White Sox have made Chicago the "City of Bad Shoulders" | Public masturbation, brO-HIO hatred from Ozzie, terrible excuses from Jeter, and more of the funniest Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Asshole of the Week: Cards president, John Mozeliak
BREAKING outbreak news is getting a little too close to home | Cubs offense and starters looking solid, but the bullpen is a fucking disaster | White Sox offense is potent despite questionable lineup construction | Tigers are leading baseball in homers... and strikeouts | Giants/YAZ using aerodynamics to their advantage? | #FreeJoeKelly | Asshole of the Week: Miami Marlins
BREAKING Marquee Network News: Comcast deal is DONE and it's about fucking time | White Sox kicked the shit out of the Cubs this week, for what it's worth (not much) | What the Mookie Betts blockbuster deal means for the Cubs trying to resign Bryant/Baez | SOXual Harassment: No More Mazara? | TIGER SHIT: The Jordan Zimmerman Disaster and service time manipulation | Expanded playoffs made too much sense to pass up | Toronto can't play in Toronto and other Shit We Couldn't Make Up | The #CardboardPeteNeedsaSeat at Sox Park saga continues... | Asshole of the Week: The Cleveland Baseball Team
Hendricks named Cubs Opening Day starter | Rizzo's bad back is no reason to panic | Fallout from Kopech opting out | Our 2020 Season Preview? with playoff, MVP, and Cy Young predictions | Asshole of the Week: Jerry Reinsdorf
2020 Schedule 2.0: Our in-depth breakdown of the Cubs, Sox, Tigers, and Giants 60-game schedules | Field of Dreams game during a pandemic could easily become a nightmare | MLB’s COVID-19 testing program got off to a rocky start | SOXual Harassment: transparency vs. privacy with testing results puts Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, and Rick Hahn in an awkward spot | CUBS RUB: Somebody needs to buy Jose Quintana a goddamn dishwasher! | Don’t be fooled, Cleveland is changing their name only because “Indians” is finally now costing them more money than it’s earning |
#CardboardPeteNeedsASeat at Sox Park for charity! | Asshole of the Week: “COVID” Joe West
Players have reported and we analyze the Cubs, Sox, Tigers, and Giants 60-man roster strategies | To play, or not to play? That is the question | What will a 2020 World Series title* really mean? | Help us get "Cardboard Pete" a seat for Giants home games! | More funny Shit We Couldn't Make Up | Asshole of the Week: MLB attempts to murder Minor League Baseball
PLAY FUCKING BALL! Baseball is BACK (maybe) so what will the truncated season look like? | Fans in the stands would be a welcome sight, but the logistics would be fraught with issue | Are we finally getting a Marquee Network deal with Comcast? | CUBS RUB: Instead of a hype video, an apology and a thank you to the fans for putting up with this shit would've been more appropriate | More funny shit we couldn't make up across MLB | GIGANTISM: Oracle Park gets some real bullpens while fans get personalized cardboard cutouts | Asshole of the Week: MLB & MLBPA
The latest on MLB's "proposal" to return to play | Is MLB trying to cover up a Yankees' cheating scandal? | A mixed "Long Gone Summer" review | Did Albert Belle have a better 1998 than Sosa? | Asshole of the Week emeritus Rob Manfred, of course
2020 MLB Draft recap | $hit $how: Millionaires vs Billionaires latest developments | NEW SEGMENT: Shit We Couldn't Make Up | 30 for 30 "Long Gone Summer" preview | PV's Wrigley Rickshaw Story | Plus, a very special Asshole of the Week
Millionaires & Billionaires can solve their $hit $how with an 82-game season and some deferred payments | CUBS RUB: Tom Ricketts needs to stop talking | ASSHOLE OF THE WEEK: Washington Nationals | 2020 MLB Draft Projections for the Tigers, Sox, Giants, and Cubs | BREAKING Trevor Bauer dating news!!
Millionaires vs. Billionaires saga continues: The Players Strike Back | Can a $hit Show find common ground? | Bauer vs. Boras vs. Ricketts | Asshole of the Week: Angels owner Arte Moreno | Moneyball 2: With A Vengeance: Gutting the Minor Leagues | Hypothetical expansion draft: Cubs/Sox protected players
Millionaires vs Billionaires update | No licking, no spitting, no fighting! | Potential playoff plans | Cubs payroll reductions | Last Dance takeaways: Jerry Reinsdorf is cheap | Asshole of the Week: Alex Rodriguez | Sounds of Silence
The war of words between the owner and MLBPA has begun | Fallout from the 2020 MLB draft being cut to just 5 rounds | Blake Snell's timing might be poor, but he isn't wrong | Asshole of the Week: J.B. Pritzker | Cubs Run: Sinclair Broadcast Group are a bunch of scumbags | Marquee Network News | Tigers Shit: 10 years later, Armando Galarraga wants credit for his (im)Perfect Game
MLB's newest contingency proposal goes to the Players Association for approval, but could money derail everything? | The Asshole's Guide to Korean Baseball | Fake Baseball Updates: Baseball Reference sim, MLB The Show 20 Players League | Tigers' draft options: Spencer Torkelson or Austin Martin | Asshole of the Week: Miami Marlins & Tampa Bay Rays
MLB's newest contingency plan to return to home (but empty) stadiums is the best yet by far | Imagining what baseball would've looked like one month into the season | MLB finally buckled under our pressure to finally offer ticket refunds | Another Cubs fan sues after being hit by a foul ball | Could MLB Expansion could be on the horizon? | Asshole of the Week: Pirates owner, Bob Nutting
No Refund update: Lawsuit! | Asshole of the Week: Rob Manfred | The "Three Hub" Idea pros and cons | Cubs choose not to participate in COVID-19 antibody study | Michael Jordan/Sox conspiracy theories | Baseball Reference 2020 season simulation update | Sox Park & Wrigley Field Concessions Draft
- A savior is born: Christ Bryant had a baby!
- Big Hurt vs Mike Trout
- Cactus League & Grapefruit League "idea"
- Effects of a new economic reality on the Cubs & Sox
- More sim updates because that's all we've got right now
- Asshole of the Week: MLB for not offering ticket refunds
- Tribute to “Mr. Tiger” Al Kaline
- Could MLB’s metaphorical “bio dome” bring back baseball as soon as May?
- Local TV is dropping the ball
- Simulated baseball is the only baseball stimulation we’Ve got right now
• RIP Ed Farmer
• Latest MLB schedule contingency plans
• New labor agreement winners and losers
• MLB The Show 20 game review
• Our top baseball movie picks
• Asshole of the Week: Evan Gattis
- How a 162-game schedule could still possibly work.
- Asshole of the Week: Rob Manfred for suggesting MLB cancel the draft to save some cash.
- Worst free-agent signings in the history of the Cubs, White Sox, Tigers, and Giants.
- Streaming Guide for the Apocalypse
- Marquee Network Review: 2016 Run for the Ring
- New MLB schedule contingency plans
- Worst trades in Cubs, Sox, Tigers, and Giants history
- What we're watching instead of baseball
- Asshole of the Week: COVID-19
Is the new Yoan Moncada deal really "team friendly"? More bad news for Marquee Network on YouTube TV and Comcast fronts. Tigers fans FINALLY seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Whining isn't going to get Barry Bonds into the Hall. The 3-batter minimum is an opportunity, but few are choosing to see it. Plus, Asshole of the Week: Parlay Patz.
Theo and Joe officially bury the hatchet on national TV, but Bryzzo steals the show. MORE Marquee Network drama with YouTube TV. NEW segments "Cubs Rub" and "SOXual Harassment" tackle issues on both sides of town. Dallas Keuchel's mom gives Sox a perfectly profane slogan for 2020. MLB cracks down on video tech in the dugout and sticky substances for pitchers. PLUS, Asshole of the Week: Jim Crane.
Does Grandpa Rossy need a well-being check? Will the Kris Bryant leadoff experiment work? Sox extend Aaron Bummer and now possibly Yoan Moncada? Say hello to Mason Saunders! Madison Bumgarner goes undercover to join the rodeo. Asshole of the Week: David Ortiz vs. Rob Manfred vs. litigious daily fantasy gamblers.
The current state of baseball can only be described as a total shitshow. Rob Manfred is apologizing to trophies and blaming the Players Union for granting immunity to Astros players. Players are fuming at Astros players. Carlos Correa and Astros players aren't sorry about anything other than getting caught. Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon are politely feuding in the media. Hell, even Kris Bryant is showing some anger!
- What does the Mookie Betts deal mean for what the Cubs might get in return for Kris Bryant?
- Expanded playoffs are fucking awesome for everyone.
- Ridiculous Nolan Aranado White Sox trade Twitter rumors
- AJ Hinch ALMOST tells the truth
- Asshole of the Week: the eternal Pete Rose debate RAGES on...
Now that Kris Bryant's service time grievance has been denied, the Cubs can get down to business and there are still plenty of potential trade partners out there. An insider Sox ticket scam costs the team $1M. Salute to Curtis Granderson upon his retirement. DH to the NL? MLB punishes the Astros further with Dusty Baker. Plus, Asshole of the Week!
Slightly misguided Cubs fans booed Tom Ricketts and the Marquee Network while White Sox fans are seeing nothing but rainbows and lollipops — it's the Bizarro World! Plus, between dumb Hall of Fame voting controversies and the worst baseball scandal since 1919, this might be the hottest race for Asshole of the Week ever.
The David Ross Era begins, for what it's worth. The Kris Bryant grievance is FINALLY being heard this week and the timing couldn't be more interesting. Thoughts on the playoffs and on what is already a fascinating World Series.
Has Jerry Reinsdorf's plan always been for his White Sox to finish in 2nd place every year just to keep the fans interested while maximizing profits? And can we just change the name of the Wild Card Game to the Play-In Game so people can stop whining that it's not a 3-game series?
SPECIAL EDITION: “The Death of the Joe Maddon Era” — we discuss what happened, who’s to blame, and what’s next? More Kris Bryant trade talk. Kyle Schwarber too? Will Craig Kimbrell or Theo Epstein win Asshole of the Week? Obviously, we have ALL the answers!
Whether you like it or not, WE’RE BACK with Episode 2 of The Show! Cubs have a HUGE weekend but lose Anthony Rizzo. Is Rick Hahn‘s grace period about to end? Joe Maddon to the Sox?? Ozzie Guillen to the Cubs?? And a truly SHOCKING Asshole of the Week nomination!
We’re LIVE, mofos! Our first episode of Major League A-Holes: The Show is in the can. We covered a lot of ground including thoughts on the sputtering Cubs, the disappointing Giants, the hopeful White Sox, and the dismal Tigers.
Should the Cubs trade Kris Bryant? Should the Giants have traded Madison Bumgarner? Did you know Tim Anderson and Jose Abreu could be AL AVG and RBI champs? Is Dave Dombrowski just a dick or is there more to it? Who will be the Asshole of the Week? Tune in to find out!