First Mariano Rivera gets hurt and now MCA from the Beastie Boys is apparently dead. Worst week ever. At least this week’s edition of Getting Blanked podcast is pretty good.

We talk about Mo’s injury and legacy (sort of), lament the unstoppable manner in which the Rays go about their business and talk to Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus about the Angels and the existential joy of watching pitchers hit.

Or download the mp3 directly right here. Hit the jump for the usual details and a couple Beastie Boys songs featuring solid baseball shoutouts.

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Some (underlined) Mint Musical Interludes courtesy of The Constantines and Arts & Crafts Records and Deathwish Records. Check out the full catologue and buy what you like. It’s the right thing to do.

“I got mad hits like I was Rod Carew”

“There’s more to me than you’ll ever, I got more hits than Sadaharu Oh.”