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Expos Brad Wilkerson signs autographs prior to the start of the team's final home game.

Well isn’t this a nice treat. Author of the new book — Up, Up, and Away — on the star-crossed, beloved, tortured history of the Montreal Expos Jonah Keri joins me in studio to talk about The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi and all things Montreal Expos.

We also spend a few minutes previewing the 2014 baseball seasons, bantering about teams and players and the like ahead of Opening Day.

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Baseball: Japan at San Francisco Giants

Shame? NEVER. You could’ve Tanaked me over with a feather when I learned it was the Yankees who outbid the field by, oh I don’t know, $25 mil for the services of Masahiro Tanaka.

Mike Axisa of River Avenue Blue and CBS’s Eye on Baseball joins me to talk about the Yankees and Tanaka and how there is still much work to do for the Bronx Bombers. Please to enjoy!

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Welcome to The Quazcast, a weekly podcast that brings listeners in on a frank conversation between myself and a random person from the world of sports.

These interviews are about digging deep and avoiding the cliché questions and answers that too often plague sports conversations. My guest could be anyone. I might speak with a 90-year-old NFL kicker one week, the manager of a Major League Baseball team the next, and a bull fighter the week after that.

This week’s guest is Brian Johnson, currently a scout with the San Francisco Giants. Originally drafted by the New York Yankees in 1989, Johnson, who quarterbacked Standford University for parts of three seasons, spent eight years in the Majors playing for the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers and of course, the Giants. For fans in San Francisco, Johnson is most fondly remembered for the home run he hit in the bottom of the 12th inning in a game against the Dodgers on September 18, 1997.  The walkoff home run not only won the game, but moved the Giants into a tie with Los Angeles for first place in the National League West. They’d go on to win the division that year.

Below is an excerpt of our conversation and a recording of the complete interview. As always, to get future podcasts downloaded straight to your listening device, you can subscribe to The Quazcast on iTunes.

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Here it is – the Getting Blanked year-end quiz! Join our self-indulgence as I quiz Parkes, Stoeten and Lewis on the excruciating minutia of baseball in 2013. Tough questions that our guys, two of which spent the season covering other sports, answered gamely. A good time had by all!

As stated at the end in no uncertain terms, we wish the very best to all our readers and listeners after a great 2013. Thanks so much for keeping us going and remember us in the vast sea of content.

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MLB: World Series-St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox

A very special edition of the Getting Blanked podcast, featuring a conversation with Red Sox advance video scout and bullpen catcher Brian Abraham about preparing a World Series champion for battle. We talk about his day-to-day duties, catching Koji Uehara, World Series memories and also CATCHING KOJI UEHARA.

Brian provides some really interesting insights about what made the Red Sox work as well as the kind of stories you can expect from somebody so close to the action. It was a lot of fun just taking in these tales, we hope you feel the same.

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The Winter Meetings are over so it is time to sift through their entrails in search of protein and other salvageable materials. Andrew Stoeten and I break it all down, from the Rockies weirdness to the Diamondbacks weirdness to Roy Halladay and assorted other weirdnesses.

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MLB: ALCS-Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

There is nothing wrong with acknowledging your limitations. Not everyone is capable of admitting what they don’t know. It is with the small-w wisdom that we venture into the Hot Stove season, willing to admit we know less about the precedings that those in charge of multi-million dollar decisions.

That doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun, however. Jack Moore and I look at the A’s flurry of activity, the Yankees continuing to do what the Yankees do and few other moves from the last week or so in the latest edition of the Getting Blanked podcast! Please to enjoy:

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