August 3rd, 2015
PRODcast 115: Blame Canada
Productive Outs
The PRODcast

We have a wonderful, semi-Canadian-themed episode for you this week! We hope you enjoy it.

(0:00-5:10) The open

(5:48-10:18) The musical guest: CHELSEA WOLFE. Buy “Abyss” here. Stream it here.

(10:18-22:13) Generally baseball-themed emails from non-Canadians with bonus “Heavy Metal Bands to Jack Off To” segment

(22:52-46:18) Our human guest: Drew Fairservice of the Birds All Day podcast, talkin’ all things Jays.

(46:57-1:09:14) The baseball stuff. Mostly trade-related, with some bonus other nonsense.

  • Carl O’Sgomez to the Astros
  • AJ Preller and the Padres don’t do nuthin’
  • Leake to the GAINTS
  • Cespedes to the Mets
  • Haren to the #CUBES
  • Parra to the Orioles
  • CJ Wilson is done, but his teammates don’t believe him, Weaver might be done too
  • The Hiroshima Carp wore denim uniforms because Japan

(1:09:52-1:14:44) This week’s Old School Player of the Week is: WILLIE MUELLER


70 Merm, 70 DADGLASSES, 30 stache, 60 DORKHAT, 20 complexion

Mueller was a brutish 6’4”, 220 lb. reliever who pitched in two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers (1978 & 1981). In those two seasons, he pitched in six games, logged 14 ⅔ innings, posted a 6.14 ERA and a 1.773 WHIP. He spent 10 years toiling in the minors before hanging up his spectacles after the 1983 season at age 26.

Mueller’s claim to fame is that he played the Duke, a menacing Yankees reliever, in the movie Major League. He’s now the pitching coach at Concordia University of Wisconsin. So there’s that.

Thanks for listenin’!

April 14th, 2015
PRODcast 106: Build Me Up Buttercup
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The PRODcast

Good job guys, good effort.

1. The Open

2. The Musical Guest: ROMAN CITIES. Buy “The Sharksleep Sessions” here.

3. The Emails

4. The Human Guest: Christopher Crawford of Baseball Prospectus. Check out The Draft to the Show kickstarter here.

5. The Baseball Things!

  • Ugh, the Josh Hamilton fiasco.
  • Small-Sample-Size Theater! Who’s hot. Who’s not. None of it matters!
  • But the bottom 10 producers by fWAR are stull amusing.
  • Mookie Betts and George Springer: HOTT. “World Champion” Giants: NOTT.
  • Diamondbacks are being bush-league… again.
  • And Ian’s new favorite prospect (name).


80-grade merm, 60 DADHAT, 60 mustache, dead grey eyes, and he looks like he should be in Jethro Tull.

Nicknamed “Scuz” or “Crazy Eyes”, Grimsley played 11 seasons with the Reds, Orioles, Expos and Indians as a LHP (mostly a starter). He was an All-Star in ‘78. Won 124 games, had a 3.81 career ERA, and a 1.306 WHIP. Comps are Tom Browning, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Bud Black and Frank Viola.

He’s been a minor league pitching coach for the Giants for several years and is currently the pitching coach for the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

October 9th, 2014
PRODcast 96: Mac Suzuki
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The Prodcast

It’s Championship Series time! Can you feel the excitement? NO?? Well, hopefully this podcast will help. 

Or take one of the many boner pills advertised during the games. Maybe you’ve got low T. 

But now, on with the show!

- Open (0:00-7:45)

- Emails (8:25-26:30)

- Musical guest: NOTHING. Buy “Guilty of Everything” here. (27:12-30:57)

- Human guest: Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles and SB Nation. (30:57-50:34)

- The baseball talks: (51:14-1:17:26)

  • The Cardinals somehow beat the Dodgers
  • The Gaints somehow beat the Nats
  • The American League also happened, and the Royals are an unknown quantity

- And we out. (1:18:00-1:22:06)

May 29th, 2013
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. 


  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


May 8th, 2013
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
Two musicians who love baseball, but don't take it too seriously.


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