Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dueling dichotomies help baseball rather than divide it

The double dichotomies make baseball more marketable.

Stretch, Stretch, It’s Gone; Willie McCovey dies at age 80

Willie McCovey is gone, and Northern California baseball will never be the same.

The Disrespect Shown Towards Alvin Kamara

Along with the typical amazing fantasy baseball insight, this week Ian and Eric and a whole ton of fantasy football draft advice, including some serious disrespect/shade shown towards Alvin Kamara (and a few others).

Super Secret Special Surprise Episode

The newest episode of Slump or Dump is a crazy one! What starts as a typical episode of Slump or Dump erupts into a wild trade deadline discussion with a shocking finish that surprised even our hosts! You do not want to miss this.

Rougned Odor Providing All the Fantasy Punch You Need!

Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.

MLB Trade Deadline + Guest Host: Steven Creange

Joe was tied up with the Jets this week, so James was joined on the show by his dad and the Spurtability historian: Steven Creange (1:58 - 3:05). James introduces and gives out the inaugural Josh Hader/Sean Newcomb/Trea Turner Tweet of the Week award (3:05 - 7:32). The guys then dig deep into the MLB trade deadline and look at some of the best and worst trades (7:32 - 21:33). This leads into Roberto Osuna talk (21:33 - 27:53). They wrap up the show with some listener questions for James's dad (27:53 - 36:00). Spurtability store: Joe's Twitter: @joeylozito James's Twitter: @jamescreange

Grammar Sharp

This week, the guys debate chicken wings, all have a twist of fortune, and are pumped about the NFL (1:00)! With a little NFL preview, the guys get into concession stands, Carson Wentz, young guns, old hands, and the best football team in Cleveland (22:27). Can a tweet be unforgivable? The guys try to get to the bottom of an all-star dealing with high school tweets (42:11). Finally, Hannah tries to learn us how to speak English good (55:10). I think she has her work cut out for her. All that and more, this week on Just Press Play.

TDP72: 500 to 1

Campbell tells us about his trip to Las Vegas for UFC 226. His weekend at the MGM Grand started in the wrong direction with some ill-informed MLB bets and degenerate gambling at the roulette tables. However, he got back on track Saturday night by correctly picking all five underdogs, including Daniel Cormier in the main event. This episode is brought to you by The Armchair All-Americans. #TakeASeat

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

San Francisco Giants experience the tale of two Hunters

San Francisco Giants
From Hunter Strickland blowing a save and breaking his hand in anger at the beginning of the week to Hunter Pence driving in the game-winning run in extras at the end of it, the San Francisco Giants had an adventurous week.
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