May 29th, 2013
hermitologist
PRODcast 48: Pablo Sandoval's Bulbous Ball-Crushing Bonanza
Productive Outs
The PRODcast

We’ve got a show for you. I’ll leave it to you to determine its (relative) goodness. 

We:

  1. Said hello
  2. Read your wonderful emails
  3. Played some jams by the amazing ROOMRUNNER
  4. Had a great chat with James Yasko of Astros County

Discussed some baseball topics, such as:

  1. The art of hitting, feat. Marco Scutaro and Pabo Sandoval
  2. Looking creepy in the clubhouse
  3. The Angels were on a tear there for a week
  4. Sometimes baseball people say shit that sounds stupid. That doesn’t make you smart.

Previewed upcoming stuffs from each of us

And finished with a brief, but heartfelt bye bye from NotJose Mota

THANKS FOR LISTENING!

May 8th, 2013
hermitologist
PRODcast 45: Pedro Martinez's Lucky Midget
Productive Outs
The PRODcast

We’re on something of a roll here: two shows in two weeks! And they’re both really good, if we do say so ourselves. (We do.)

Here’s the haps.

Your (Expurgated) Emails

Musical Guest: Cult Of Luna

Human Guest: Marc Normandin of SBNation, Over The Monster and elsewhere

Baseball Talk:

  • The Angels are horrible
  • The Giants swept LOLs Dodgers
  • Roy Halladay: Done? A grinder or selfish?
  • The “Royal ‘We””, always a pertinent topic
  • Proper LOLmenclature: A Field Guide 
  • J.A. Happ: We really hope you’re OK.

What’s Next:

  • Ian at BP, the Houston BP Event and other things
  • Riley at Getting Blanked & PureVolume
April 30th, 2013
hermitologist

Mark Trumbo Hit The Everloving Piss Out Of A Baseball

This is Mark Trumbo’s solo bomb off of Dan Straily yesterday.

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 The pitch: A belt-high, middle-in, 91 mph, four-seam fastball.

The swing: Perfect. Nice quiet load, gets the front foot down and just unloads the hips and hands. His right hand goes at that baseball like he’s trying to punch it in the mouth. It’s a beautiful thing, and it’s just ridiculous, ridiculous power.

The velocity off the bat: 120.1 mph 

absolutely SWEET MOTHER OF F—

That’s the highest velocity of a home run this season by almost 3 mph, and the highest velocity since noted Destroyer Of Baseballs™ Giancarlo Stanton hit an absolute laser (off a guy who’s probably as old as your dad) and exploded the scoreboard in that acid flashback of a stadium in Miami last season.

The elevation angle: 20.6˚

True distance: 475 feet

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The verdict: I’m not really sure you can hit a ball any harder than that ball is hit. After Trumbo murdered Straily’s offering, I spent a solid ten minutes watching the blast over and over, laughing maniacally, staring at my TV and basically doing this …