Podcast the Eighth!

And now a little something to kill time on a Thursday afternnoon, and to fill you with rage over Dustin Parkes’ hating-on of Eric Thames Adam Lind: it’s the latest episode of the DJF podcast!

This week Drew, Parkes and I talked Edwin Encarnacion, Ricky Romero, Eric Thames, and a whole bunch more! We’ll be having guests this year, but not every single week– and this’ll be one of the guest-less ones, unless you count a very special appearance from a drunk listener!

We’ll be be back again on Monday, and we want to hear from you, too! Call us (hammered) at 1-855-FOUL-TIP, or email us (hammered) at GettingBlanked@theScore.com with whatever is sticking in your craw, and next Thursday we’ll dissect the best the Monkey Army has to offer… like we did today!

If you’re more inclined to download today’s podcast, hit up the mp3 link.

The DJF iTunes page is up and running, so get on over there and subscribe– or update the subscription you already have to find the latest episode (once it’s up). You can also find it via our podcast RSS feed.

Mintmusical interludes courtesy Toronto’s own Optical Sounds. Be sure to check them out and buy every single fucking thing you hear at their site.

Comments (23)

  1. that tampa series made me wonder if i should watch Blue Jays more selectively than my current “every game i can catch” method. I hate Tampa. I hate their shenanigans and their bunting. i hate their martin scorches looking manager. i hate their two bit players who always kill us. i hate watching them on tv, it looks like a live game from Japan with a drunk centerfield cameraman on the wrong side of the pitcher.i hate how the jays play against tampa. Tampa has their number. fine. but adjust! do something! you’re allowed to adjust to their adjusting. You’ve been raised, re-lease or fold? Folding is what they’re doing. I hate watching them play Tampa. I hate how Tampa gets every leadoff hitter on every inning, leading to the shenanigans. I hate how their star pitchers get 8″ on either side of the plate. i hate their infield home run rule. i hate their interchangeable parts. I don’t even hate them in a Yankees or Red Sox way, which is at least dotted with respect, albeit historical. I hate the Rays in a way more base way. Come on Jays, let’s do some extra home work and adjust to their adjustment. Else, I’ll just take the weekend off

  2. i missed the thames foulball play you guys are talking about, is there a GIF?

  3. Just a quick counter point to Dusin Parke’s point about Romero and saying that last year’s FIP and xFIP are largely predictive (which it is) and that Romero is basically pitching according to what he predicted.

    I disagree with this point because really his peripherals are worse except his HR/9 which is substantially lower and that is why he is pitching badly. Now I don’t think he is 2.90 ERA pitcher but using last year’s advanced stats to say that he is pitching in line with what he is predicted is unfair because really he is a worse pitcher in a lot of ways compared to last year. I think if his strike out rate, swinging strike rate and walk rate were in line with last year his ERA would probably lower than it is right now.

  4. Romero’s swinging strike percentage will go back up when he starts commanding his fastball again and gets ahead of batters (allowing him to throw that changeup in more effective situations and counts). It’s not like his stuff or repertoire has changed at all. His first strike percentage is way down right now (52% compared to 57% in his career).

    Once he gets that figured out and starts throwing strikes again (and based on what he did in 2009-2011, there’s no reason to think he won’t), he’ll be the same pitcher he was before.

  5. Davis is the fastest player on this team.

  6. this time I will not be taking fairservice’s advice… there will be no crotch shots from ottawa

  7. oh… and has anyone else noticed that as both parkes and kyle drabek grow facial hair, the resemblance becomes progressively eerier?

  8. furthermore, two more points:
    point the first: I (thankfully) don’t work for the government or any other body whereby the reference to consumption of illicit substance could in any way shape or form hurt me.
    point the second: It’s my birthday today and, as I apparently programmed the hotline number into my phone on sunday night (the aforementioned illicit substances and of course the multiple beers before that left my recollections of that walk home somewhat less than crystal), I anticipate there being a call in my future tonight.

  9. I just checked out Back in Blue… and wow…

    I consider myself a casual fan, but I think I can no longer put up with that level of baseball talk. It’s not much of a step up from regular jagoffs you might overhear in a Tim Horton’s during the hockey off-season.

    So thanks for ruining everything, you hipster gaylords.

  10. Not to open a can of worms based on wild speculation, and I can’t remember where I heard this, but I heard a rumour that Thames is gay. Which, if true – and there may well be not an ounce of truth to this – would explain a whole hell of a lot. Carry on……

  11. I was watching the incident with Thames injuring himself next to the bullpen and I thought it was very strange as well…glad I’m not the only one who noticed it. And as noted… he’s also not part of the “internet superfriends”. What’s the deal? He seems like such a nice, friendly, outgoing guy, but the team doesn’t seem to like him. Someone please find out!

  12. Monday’s game is a night game YOU IDIOTS

  13. Hey, is Paul Boudreau trolling again? Just checking.

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