New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

The return of the two man show, with Parkes and I talking about J.A. Happ‘s injury among other, more enjoyable topics. The end of Craig Kimbrel (RIP), greatness of Matt Harvey (RIP Stephen Strasburg) and so, so much more!

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Comments (10)

  1. Wow I had to look it up to verify. Strasburg has never pitched into the 8th inning.

  2. McCarthy tweeted this as I was listening…….weird.

    Brandon McCarthy @BMcCarthy32
    Anybody taking the hard line stance today that pitchers should be wearing helmets, need to get out their tool kits and make a good one.

  3. I’m gonna take a lot of heat for this, but I liked this much more WITHOUT Stoeten.

  4. To build on what Sherlander said above, McCarthy had tweeted out a few months ago that:
    -MLB is working on developing a usable, in game helmet for pitchers
    -But, they haven’t found one yet, but not for lack of trying
    -He would wear one if there was a usable one

    So the ones they have so far must be pretty bad if even he doesn’t want to wear them

    I don’t think you can compare it to the situation with the 1st and 3rd base coaches because they don’t move nearly as much as pitchers, and their movement isn’t nearly as important as it is to pitchers. Their helmets don’t exactly impede their ability to do their job so I guess that’s why it was so easy for them to adopt them.

    Also, I did enjoy the two-man podcast thoroughly, but I think it has more to do with it being a different thing, or a switch-up from the normal format, as opposed to a two-man podcast being intrinsically better (or it being Stoeten). I will say that Parkes sure tones down the cynicism and sarcastic comments without Stoeten present, for whatever reason, and for better or for worse.

    • Parkes is wrong about many (many, many many) things but he is a good listen thanks to his deep sighs and his one-a-podcast calling someone a shitbag. I feel that Stoeten is put at a natural disadvantage since his primary job is to cover the jays and so often relates things back to them which gets a bit annoying when you’re sick of that bullshit team.

      To be honest though I’m team #grof and #slewis plus whoever else is bothered to come into work that day.

  5. If you’re going to Marlins Park, make sure you buy tickets to their equivalent of the 500s. You’ll get moved up to front row when they close the upper deck and no one else shows up to watch.

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