December 10th, 2013
PRODcast 66: Yasiel Puig Destroyer Of Baseballs
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The PRODcast

The lord giveth, and then she taketh away. We had hoped PRODcast 66 would be a joyous occasion during which we would celebrate the achievements of Yasiel Puig and also his recent 23rd birthday. But it turns out today is a day that will live in infamy, as our favorite baseballing player, Mike Trumbo, was traded from the Angles to the Diamondbags. It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this progrum. 

Without further ado, though:


-Emails from Canadian lunatics 

-Musical guest: PUIG DESTROYER 

-Disembodied human vocal guest: Marc of USS Mariner

-Hot Stove Stuff:

  • Trumbo to AZ
  • Robertson Canoe to the Marines
  • Geoff Baker’s article on the dysfunction in the Ms’ front office
  • McCann, Beltran, Ellsbury & Rokey Kroda to the Yanks
  • Granderson to the Mets
  • Napoli back to the Sox for $16MM per
  • Halladay retirement
  • Other less notable moves

-What’s next: Riley’s impending relocation to the Phoenix area, Ian working on BP Annual et c. 

-So long

April 30th, 2013

Mark Trumbo Hit The Everloving Piss Out Of A Baseball

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


 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


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 … 

April 22nd, 2013

Mark Trumbo Is A Viking With A Broadsword

This is Mark Trumbo’s walkoff bomb off of Phil Coke yesterday.


The pitch: An 84 mph, cockshot of a 3-1 changeup (the fourth of the AB) from a guy who looks like this.

The swing: Gorgeous. He stays back perfectly on Coke’s cambio and clobbers it. Excellent load, balance and torque. And that extension … whoa, that extension. Just beautiful.

 The velocity off the bat: 106.8 mph

The elevation angle: 32.7º

The distance: 425 feet

The verdict: That ball is absolutely crushed, and seeing as Mr. Trumbo is a “Friend of the PRODcast”, we’d like to think that we had something to do with this. That perhaps our offseason conversations somehow loaded him with karma a la Jim Rome and his Jungle guests. But that’s not the case at all. It has everything to do with Mark being a smart, patient and freakishly strong hitter whose timing is totally dialed in right now.

March 13th, 2013
PRODcast 39: Esmell Gustavo Chacin's Cologne
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Yes, it’s PRODcast 39, and it’s a goddamned doozy. It goes/went like this:

  • The intro, in which we discuss THIS miracle
  • An excellent emailese segment
  • Musical guest: KEN mode
  • Interview subject: Mike Mark Trumbo
  • Baseball talk:
  • The CAN/MEX basebrawl
  • HONKBAL!!!1!
  • Badler on bunting: bad
  • Outlooks for the Giants and Angels
  • St. Patrick’s Day gear is gross

Upcoming stuff: new SHIRTS, Fantastrophe baseball, and Riley’s PureVolume column on SXSW Goodbyes, farewells, auf widersehns, etc. 

All music other than intro/outro theme by KEN mode off their forthcoming album, ENTRENCH. Featured songs:

  • “The Promises of God”
  • “Secret Vasectomy”
  • “Figure Your Life Out”
  • “The Terror Pulse”

If you like it, please buy it and support the band! And see them on tour with Today Is the Day!

October 24th, 2012
PRODcast 24: The Say Hey Kid Edition
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Inspired by the greatest player of all time (and our biggest and best guest yet), we turn in our best PRODcast to date. 

  • Agenda
  • Emails
  • Musical Guest: Death Grips
  • Special Guest: Mark F*cking Trumbo
  • The Giants Win the Pennant!
  • Incorrect World Series Predictions
  • Give Credit Where It’s Due, Dude: Managers & Front Offices 
  • Ozzie Guillen? More Like Ozzie Goin’, Am I Right???
  • The Future Is Bright for the Cardinals
  • Market Research

Other information of note:

  • You can find ALL the PrawnCrabs, including the latest episode, on our libsyn page.
  • If you’re an iTunes person, you can subscribe etc. here.
  •  Prefer RSS? We got you, kid: RSSSSSSSSS.
  • Do you Book Faces? Liken unto us!
  • We still have a few sweet shirts left. Act fast if you want one of the O.G. batch! Dogs love ‘em!

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