KUOW gig available for your listening pleasure

DMZ · April 10, 2006 at 12:39 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Check it out.

I had a great time: Jonah and I could (and sometimes do) talk baseball for hours, though he doesn’t plug his book in private conversations if you already own it. And I got to meet Larry Stone, Officially Endorsed Baseball Writer of USSM, and I gotta admit I was a little starstruck — I’m such a big fan.


35 Responses to “KUOW gig available for your listening pleasure”

  1. IP on April 10th, 2006 1:02 pm

    Does Larry know you’re “a big fan” and, more importantly, does he read USSM?

  2. DMZ on April 10th, 2006 1:03 pm

    I did mention that to him.

  3. msb on April 10th, 2006 1:11 pm

    but is he a non-sexual man-crush….

  4. joser on April 10th, 2006 1:23 pm

    Is there space in DMZ’s heart with so much of it filled by Johjima?

    You know, I forget exactly what it was but there was something Stone said that made me think he must look at USSM at least occasionally.

    It was a good interview (keeping the callers down helped with that, in my opinion — I’d much rather not listen to questions from the clueless) but you really need to slip in a reference to McCall Idaho — “Yes, the M’s made some moves in the offseason but is it enough to keep the interest of some fan in McCall Idaho?”

  5. dan@jackson on April 10th, 2006 1:24 pm

    I heard the show and enjoyed the discussion a great deal. Marcie Sillman,I thought,did a good job of “managing”, directing the topics,while,on the whole,staying out of the way. (She clearly likes baseball but in a kind of novice way). Derek and Jonah didn’t overwhelm the discussion with arcane sabermatic formulaes and were entertaining.All and all,a very nice job, even the casual fan could enjoy. Thanks!

  6. Evan on April 10th, 2006 1:24 pm

    Something simpler, like “Richie hit that ball all the way to McCall, Idaho.”

  7. pdb on April 10th, 2006 1:27 pm

    I’d much rather not listen to questions from the clueless

    Without trying to ignite some stupid flame war, this sort of attitude is exactly what turns people off from serious baseball analysis; please remember, that before the smarter people in the world of baseball started being that, they were also clueless.

    Educate, don’t isolate.

  8. Rockymariner on April 10th, 2006 1:34 pm

    I was actually in lovely McCall, Idaho over the Christmas holidays.

  9. pdb on April 10th, 2006 1:34 pm

    How was the traffic?

  10. Deanna on April 10th, 2006 1:39 pm

    Someone’s got to inform Jonah that the Phillies only won one game last week, by the way. I agree with him about the team having the potential to be great, but when the highlight of a series is Sal Fasano hitting a home run, you have to wonder…

    (it may just be a baseball curse in Pennsylvania — Zach Duke just lost the Pirates’ home opener, slipping the team to 1-7.)

  11. dw on April 10th, 2006 1:47 pm

    Someone’s got to inform Jonah that the Phillies only won one game last week, by the way.

    I’d have to say “small sample size.” The Phils still look good, so long as Ryan Franklin is used appropriately. And by “appropriately” I mean “in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.”

    I have the Mets winning the NL East in the Predictotron.

  12. Evan on April 10th, 2006 1:58 pm

    Braves. I don’t care how bad the team looks – I’ll keep picking them until they lose.

    I’m feeling pretty good about my 92 win wildcard prediction for the Brewers, though.

  13. Rockymariner on April 10th, 2006 2:05 pm

    Ha ha, traffic actually was pretty sucky.

    On a more interesting note. I was thumbing through a guest book from my grandparents cabin on the lake there, which dated back to the 40’s. Apparently in the early 70’s my granparents had some friends stay there, including Harmon Killebrew!
    Supposed I went snowmobiling with him ( approximately age 7) but I don’t really remember too much. I do recall his friend “radio personality” Paul Harvey. I remember him, from his 2′ tall beaver hat. Sweet look.

  14. Smegmalicious on April 10th, 2006 2:47 pm

    The real question I have after watching the first games, reading this site and listening to this is how the hell can we get Beltre hitting? Do we have to sacrifice Mega-ultra chicken or something?

  15. Evan on April 10th, 2006 2:58 pm

    I want to claim he’s injured and get him to the minors for a “rehab assignment”. There at least he can work on pitch recognition without any pressure.

  16. G-Man on April 10th, 2006 3:04 pm

    Beltre was dropped from 5th to 6th in the lineup on Sunday; flip-flopped with Everett.

  17. Evan on April 10th, 2006 3:09 pm

    Because Everett’s so much better than Beltre.

    That fifth spot needs to belong to Johjima (assuming the top 4 are unchanged – if I get to fiddle with the top 4, then the 5th spot is either Reed or Lopez).

  18. pensive on April 10th, 2006 4:40 pm

    I received the Times for over twenty years and recently stopped as I generally had sports before the paper. I believe that each of the USSM authors and many of the posters are better writers than Mr Stone (I do enjoy his column) therefore have no idea why DMZ would be star struck. Could understand Mr Stone being abit in awe.

  19. Milorad V on April 10th, 2006 5:15 pm

    My only gripe with the program is the VERY many times Marcy Sillman breaks into the conversation to say: “I’m Marcy Sillman and we’re talking baseball today with…”; she does this to the point of incredulity everytime she sits in for Steve Shere (sp?)…no matter what the topic. Otherwise, what a very bright bit of ‘sports’ radio it was. It made my morning.

  20. petec on April 10th, 2006 5:28 pm

    She has that cliche NPR voice. I kept waiting for her to ask you about your Schwetty Balls (aplogies to those who have never heard the classic SNL/Alec Baldwin parody of NPR).

    re: .7 – what’s wrong with someone not wanting to hear clueless questions? He’s just explaining why he appreciated keeping the calls to a minimum. I have to say, after listening to the segment, and hearing one caller basically say that Oakland and Minnesota don’t have the budget to sign players, so we should appreciate that the M’s blow money on the Washburns of the world. It seemed to completely escape his notice that the M’s regularly absorb serious butt-kickings from a team with a substantially lower payroll. I’m not sure what his exact point was, but I was secretly hoping one of you guys would have tried to pin him down on his logic.

  21. DMZ on April 10th, 2006 5:36 pm

    w/r/t Larry Stone: I’ve read Stone’s articles for a long time, and I appreciate the work he puts in, especially when you consider how little many of his peers try, and I’ve enjoyed his columns.

  22. Mr. Egaas on April 10th, 2006 5:38 pm

    Loved listening to this, I realize it’s a necessity to point out a lot of things that we talk about here to a crowd that generally isn’t in the know. This is why something like a podcast would be, quite frankly, awesome. Wouldn’t have to dumb it down a whole lot. I would love this feature. If you guys wanna talk baseball, just record it and post it up.

  23. Jonathan on April 10th, 2006 5:47 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyable listening this morning! Wonderful insights, entertaining banter, and I like Marcie Sillman, I thought she was a fine moderator. NPR may not exactly be the mainstream media, but when popular sports analysis includes a thoroughly deserved non-sexual man-crush, it gives me hope for us as a culture. And way to give the props to Dave for coining “King Felix”.

    So does Jonah get to come along on the doomed ship USSM Phillies Fan? We are a small but actively depressed minority!

    Nicely done.

  24. Harden Slade on April 10th, 2006 6:06 pm

    Great show this morning. I thought everyone did a nice job of keeping it moving. And not talking about steroids.

    Larry Stone is a fantastic columnist. He’s the reason I get the Times. I know I can read him online, but it’s not the same.

  25. Jim Thomsen on April 10th, 2006 6:37 pm

    Larry Stone, to me, is fantastic only relative to the rest of the sorry Seattle sportswriting cadre. He is more open to non-mainstream viewpoints than anyone else, but he’s still largely regurgitating the same old missing-the-forest-for-the-trees inside-baseball crap for the most part.

  26. Matthew Carruth on April 10th, 2006 8:08 pm

    There’s a difference between these “stupid” questions:
    1) Why do you guys think Washburn is terrible? He had a 3.20 ERA last year, that’s really good.


    2) Why should the Ms try to be like the As? We’re a big market team, we should spend money.

    Q1 is the type of question I WANT to see asked on a program like this, because many people will have this viewpoint and there’s a small number of places where they can “enlightened” so to speak about how statiticians would measure pitcher performance.
    Q2 was someone just completely missing the point about why the As have a great front office. The guys go on and on about how smartly the As spend what little money they have and how we should emulate that and this guy thinks their saying “spend less money”.

  27. David J. Corcoran on April 10th, 2006 8:11 pm

    I’m one of 10 Mariners fans in McCall, Idaho, FYI. Round here everybody’s a Braves fan cause that’s all we get on TV without superdoubleextrapremium satellite

  28. Mr. Egaas on April 10th, 2006 11:34 pm

    Turner really cornered the market on that TBS/Braves thing.

  29. David J. Corcoran on April 11th, 2006 6:29 am

    it really is amazing. Most people in McCall, Idaho, couldn’t find Atlanta on a map, thinking it’s in California (because that’s where everything is, is in California), but they are somehow Braves fans. Turner=Brilliant

  30. Rain Delay on April 11th, 2006 7:58 am

    Re: #20

    She more than likely has to do that. You’ve got to figure people are tuning in and out, and vise versa. It’s a thing your taught in radio, so people joining in the middle know what’s going on.

  31. Evan on April 11th, 2006 11:27 am

    Because Californians are the sort of people who would have come up with that Hotlanta crap.

  32. Shane on April 11th, 2006 1:19 pm

    It would be nice if the three of you or some combination thereof were to do a regular baseball show. It would likely be a little to intellectual for KJR, but I think it would be appointment radio.

  33. DMZ on April 11th, 2006 1:25 pm

    Oh man, that would be awesome.

  34. Jonah Keri on April 11th, 2006 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the kind words, dudes (and Deanna).

    I’m talking to KJR tonight. I’ll see what I can do.

  35. jerful on April 11th, 2006 7:12 pm


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