The Squared Up Podcast, Episode 2: Whither Pelfrey?
The Squared Up Podcast returns at last! Our first 2011 broadcast features Jill Stempel, a.k.a. "Bean," who's responsible for my reversion to Mets fandom. We remain friends despite this. Heh.
Episode 2 is Mets-heavy, and topics include the collection of tatters known as "the starting rotation"; K-Rod's status; whither Beltran; "he got concussed, hit nothing, and was ugly"; my inappropriate baseball crushes; whether the integrity and sportsmanship clause should guide Hall of Fame voting; and the glorious reunion of boot and ass. You may also care to enjoy the insistent but unfocused contributions of a certain orange cat.
Please send comments, questions, and that young pitcher's name we couldn't remember to bunting at tomatonation dot com.
Coming off the bench:
- J.G. Taylor Spink Award-winner Bill Conlin
- the Daily News sports section
- Hot Stove
- the anger-management industry
- Rotowire on Santana's throwing schedule
- Baseball Reference on Angel Pagan's line
- Jose Lima
- Willie Randolph
- Mark McGwire
- and with this episode's theme song, the hardest-working man in show business, Mr. James Brown
Tags: AJ Burnett Angel Pagan Anna Benson Babe Ruth baseball-pool despair Bean Bill Conlin Bill James Bob Costas Bobby Bonds Jr. Boof Bonser bun chicka wow wow but ya are Blanche ya are Carlos Beltran Carlos Zambrano Chris Capuano Chris Young Citi Field Dan Warthen Daniel Murphy Derek Lowe don't wear that ever again Dontrelle Willis Dwight Gooden Francisco Rodriguez Fredi Gonzalez friends Hanley Ramirez Highlights Magazine for Children Hobey Hot Stove Jair Jurrjens Jason Bay Jason Giambi Jason Varitek Javier Vasquez Jayson Werth Jerry Manuel Jim Thome Joe Smith Johan Santana Johnny Damon Jose Lima Jose Reyes Josh Johnson Josh Thole Keith Hernandez Ken Griffey Jr. Kosuke Fukudome Kris Benson Kyle Farnsworth Luis Castillo Manny Ramirez Mark McGwire Mark Teixeira Mike Pelfrey Mike Piazza Oliver Perez Omar Minaya orange cats Orlando Hudson Ozzie Canseco Pete Rose please note that "Purple Raines" is not an actual person more's the pity RA Dickey Rafael Palmeiro Rafael Soriano Ron Darling Ryan Church Sandy Alderson shut up Dan Shaughnessy shut up steroids Squared Up Stephen Strasburg Susannah York Taylor Buchholz Taylor Tankersley Terry Collins the "I'm not gay" press conference The Grind with Jon Niese Trevor Hoffman Ty Cobb Vladimir Guerrero Whitey Herzog Willie Randolph Willie Wilson