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September 21, 2011

BP Podcast

Episode 67: It's Just Squirt

by Kevin Goldstein

The major league season is coming to and end, but we're still podcasting. After going through your emails, we talk about how we kind of sort of have playoff races and then dive into a new feature where for the next six weeks we'll spend around five minutes on every system in baseball, going in reverse alphabetical order. Then we are joined by Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe to talk about the Red Sox slide, and it's onto the goofy stuff with a quick rant about the state of discourse with the release of Moneyball this weekend. As always, we hope you enjoy.

Note: We do alert you to the presence of the occasional adult language and subject matter. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Up And In Episode 67: "It's Just Squirt"

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Table Of Contents

0:00 My name is . . .

3:12 Housekeeping

4:41 Emails

21:47 We have races! (kind of)

24:37 Let's talk about Nationals prospects

30:56 Let's talk about Blue Jays prospects

36:50 Let's talk about Rangers prospects

41:32 Let's talk about Rays prospects

46:10 Let's talk about Mariners prospects

53:48 Special Guest: Peter Abraham (@PeteAbe), Boston Globe, on Panic in the streets of Boston

1:10:42 Musical Guest: Screaming Females (@Screamales)

1:12:00 What Are You Drinking

1:16:31 A quick rant on Moneyball and discourse

1:18:36 The Week Ahead

Music is by Screaming Females from the album What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V., courtesy of Don Giovanni Records.

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Shaun P.

Updating the "Under 2 Hours" list from Episode 64's comments:

Here's a list of all 12 under-two-hour Episodes, according to the time on the BP Podcast post for each Episode, in order of increasing time:

Episode 2 (1:18:59)
Episode 64 (1:29:13)
Episode .9 (1:29:51)
Episode 67 (1:30:30)
Episode 51 (1:40:11)
Episode 43 (1:43:10)
Episode 41 (1:43:41)
Episode 8 (1:45:54)
Episode 11 (1:52:49)
Episode 6 (1:57:21)
Episode 34 (1:57:34)
Episode 3 (1:58:58)

As you can see, this is the first time since Episodes 41 and 43 that two such short episodes came out so close to each other.

(Technically speaking, Episode 28.1 is the shortest ever (18:46), but since it did not follow the typical format, I excluded it from this analysis. YMMV.)

Sep 21, 2011 15:33 PM
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BP staff member Kevin Goldstein
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I look forward to our Wikipedia page with all of this info.

Sep 21, 2011 15:54 PM

How much time did you spend on this?

Sep 22, 2011 09:18 AM
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CRP, I don't have the link off hand, but there is a page that exists with all the episodes, their length, and a DL button. I would guess it took him less than 5 minutes.

Sep 22, 2011 10:25 AM
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Shaun P.

I wish I had known about that page, as I actually just went through each separate post using the handy "last _______" link at the bottom.

Only took me about 30 minutes.

Nov 03, 2011 14:23 PM
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Rainy day activity: develop Google Doc of Up and In index (noting each episode where "X" is discussed, or talked to, or played (musicians)). I see it as a crowd-sourced document.

This is not that day though.

Sep 22, 2011 10:39 AM
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