Josh Beckett, Pirates sadness, Felix is great (he beat the Twins, not the Clevelands as I incorrectly state during the show), Dustin Parkes makes a BOLD statement which sends the show crashing to a halt, and the weird and wonderful world of Mark Teixeira’s shifts – all today on the Getting Blanked show! Any show that starts with praise for Darren Oliver is probably going to be a good one.
Rather than let the fruit of our collective labour die an undignified death in the hinterlands of Youtube, here is yesterday’s edition of the Getting Blanked Show. We talk about the massive weekend deal and other, non-Joe Saunders related items. Better late than never? Not exactly. Just watch it anyway, today more than ever.
After internet troubles derailed yesterday’s Getting Blanked show post, we come back with a vengeance on the Tuesday edition, featuring MadBum/Kershaw talk, partaking in the official pastime of the great state of Georgia (question Fredi) and pleading with Giancarlo to just walk away from tens of millions of dollars. Then we maybe just declare Yunel Escobar to be bad. We’re sorry, Yunel. Yu mad?
What could we possibly talk about today? Oh, that’s right… everything happened on Wednesday. Drew, Parkes, and Stoeten break down yesterday’s perfect game from Felix Hernandez, Melky Cabrera’s 50-game suspension for PED use, and Dan Duquette’s strange condemnation of the cut fastball. It’s Thursday, so the guys play some Proposition Hate, and Drew chats with Chicago White Sox pitcher (and star of The Machinist) Chris Sale in an instalment of Geekin’ Out.
There is about 25 minutes of show before the big reveal: I renounce any affiliation with Strasmas, declaring my dedication to Timmy and the Greater Good. In that 25 minutes, we talk about Big Hirok, the Red Sox drama and Madison Bumgarner. Then, to appease the oft-tortured Red Sox fans, we declare Josh Beckett Not That Good Any More. Cue the bounceback! (FYI, here is a link to the Getting Blanked podcast mentioned in the Beckett segment.)
Wherein the Getting Blanked crew talk about Buster Posey’s recent run of awesomeness, Stephen Strasburg’s reported innings cap, the impending fall of the Pirates, and Manny Machado’s hot start. Punishment is handed down for our most recent instalment of Proposition Hate, and we play Switch Hitter with three great pitching matchups in this week’s Washington/San Franciso series.