Podcast: The Mariners are above .500!

Matthew Carruth · May 12, 2014 at 10:49 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Monday morning podcast(s) continues/begins.

The Mariners played 8 games the past week and ended up 5-3, good enough to get over .500. In fact, it gave us so little to complain about that Jeff and I ended up complaining about baseball and sports itself instead. Because endless pitching changes are just the worst.

Podcast with Jeff and Matthew: Direct link! || iTunes link! || RSS/XML link!

Thanks again to those that helped support the show and/or StatCorner work in general last week, and in the past, and hopefully in the future. It’s truly appreciated.

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13 Responses to “Podcast: The Mariners are above .500!”

  1. Dennisss on May 12th, 2014 11:33 am

    I have not tried to access these through iTunes before, but when I do I see everything through last week, but not this week. Am I doing something wrong?

  2. Westside guy on May 12th, 2014 12:16 pm

    Be patient Denissssssssssss. It will show up soon. iTunes doesn’t poll the feeds continuously – it seems like it only checks every couple of hours.

  3. Dennisss on May 12th, 2014 12:36 pm

    Thanks Westside! I will wait.

    I can’t see my own login name without thinking it looks like a tribute to Gollum, but it was really just a quick attempt to get a unique moniker.

  4. Westside guy on May 12th, 2014 12:44 pm

    Haha, now I’m probably going to think about Gollum whenever you post.

  5. californiamariner on May 12th, 2014 12:48 pm

    “This must be what Bill Simmons does” haha. That was an interesting podcast even though it had little to do with the Mariners.

  6. Matthew Carruth on May 12th, 2014 1:46 pm

    FYI: iTunes should have today’s episode now

  7. Dennisss on May 12th, 2014 2:15 pm

    Thanks Matthew, just listened to it.

    My only suggestion for speeding up baseball would be to ban “God Bless America” in perpetuity. Fine song; we’ve heard it.

    The game is better when it’s faster, but the pace doesn’t really bother me as much as it seems to bother our podcasters. When I watch baseball, I usually bring a book. It’s also a great game to listen to on the radio while you do something else, because you don’t have to listen too close.

  8. jorax on May 12th, 2014 4:01 pm

    When I’m at the game I don’t mind the pace of baseball – I’ve got a whole evening blocked off and likely a beer in my hand.

    Other night I’ve often got limited time, and multi-task when watching games currently. If there was a service that showed a baseball game with each pitch (or relevant play) every 5 to 10 seconds and no gaps between innings, I would totally subscribe to it.

    Basically, I want more than the highlights but less than the full replay, and while I can nearly achieve this with DVR I definitely miss interesting moments like borderline pitch calls – plus it tends to be a lot of work skipping around. Anyway, wishes and fishes and such…

  9. TIFO on May 13th, 2014 12:20 am

    I actually love long games, the longer the better, simply because I schedule my work / working out / projects around the house to coincide with the games, and other than when attending games, I never just sit and watch or listen. The longer the games, the more enjoyable work is and the more projects and what not I get done. :-)

    On another note, I was just admiring Edgar’s stats on Fangraphs and was curious how they compared to Derek Jeter, who for some odd reason every team seems to feel the need to give him awards when he visits, despite never having played for said teams.

    Jeter will be a first ballot hall of famer and no one will question it- accumulating (to date) 73.7 WAR in 2631 games, and probably not likely to accumulate much more this season (if any).

    Edgar may not get in to the Hall, yet accumulated 65.6 WAR in just 2055 games. Stupid Yankees and stupid anti-DH voters.

  10. TIFO on May 13th, 2014 1:50 am

    And as a modest proposal, how about just restricting managers to 1 mid-inning pitching change per game (outside of injury).

    It would make having good bench players more of a thing in the AL, and one would think the net effect of all this would be a decrease in game time combined with an increase in scoring in the late innings, which would be good for baseball with offense being down of late, not insignificantly because of the fact that seemingly every team has a bagillion guys in the bullpen that can throw in the upper 90′s these days.

  11. Liam on May 13th, 2014 12:01 pm

    jorax, MLB.com has 10-15 minute condensed games you can watch.

  12. henryv on May 13th, 2014 5:24 pm

    I remember I played a hockey game that ended 9 to 9 after regulation. It was an adult league, and the last game of the night. And the Zamboni driver was playing, so we decided that the winning goal would come soon.

    We ended up playing 90 more minutes, continuously. I was on the ice when the winner was scored, and sat down, then laid down, and then I think technically died for a minute, and slept for an entire day afterward. The dying part might be wrong, but the rest is true.

    But hockey is the greatest sport to play, and once you play it, it’s so amazing what they do at the next levels.

  13. henryv on May 13th, 2014 5:25 pm

    Fernando Rodney is signalling airplanes, then a pitch comes out.

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