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Apr 24, 2023
Tax Rebates Fly Forever (feat. Mike Duncan)
Bobby and Alex discuss the whiplash effect the Oakland A’s are starting to have on Alex and the rest of A’s fandom, Max Scherzer’s suspect suspension, and Rob Manfred’s Luncheon World Tour. Then, they’re joined by author and podcaster Mike Duncan (49:30) to discuss Alex Rodriguez a centaur, the state of Mariners fandom, and baseball’s relationship with its own history.
Songs featured in this episode:Paramore — “Rose-Colored Boy” • Beach Bunny — "Cloud 9" • Dog Ears — "Sink" • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”
Apr 21, 2023
John Fisher and the A's Are Cowards Who Quit On Oakland
Well, it’s happening. Alex and Bobby react to the late-breaking news that the Oakland A’s are purchasing 49 acres of land on the Las Vegas strip to build a stadium. They break down the ways in which the team failed their fans over the past few years, contextualize how the media has been covering this, try and determine what it means to be a free agent fan, and just generally work through a lot of emotions.
Mailbag: Barbie, The Muppets, Cereal & Scoreboards
It’s the start of the baseball season, so what better time to answer all your burning questions? Bobby and Alex dig into the mailbag for this episode, answering listener questions about dynamic duos Barbie-style, whether the Mets scoreboard is too big, which players pour the milk before the cereal, favorite baseball books, Muppet Mets fans, and more.Links:Join the Tipping Pitches Patreon https://www.patreon.com/tippingpitchesTipping Pitches merchandise https://tippingpitches.myshopify.com/Songs featured in this episode:Billy Joel — "Piano Man" • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”
The baseball season is back, and so is the Tipping Pitches way of previewing it: by drafting the most GIF-able players in the game right now. Alex and Bobby invite a roster of a guests to pick opposite them, welcoming on Jane Out, Stephen Hesson, Bekah Ansbro, Clinton Yates (by absentee ballot), Sarah Langs, Jake Mintz and Jordan Schusterman, Matthew Ritchie, and Shakeia Taylor to talk about their players to watch this year.Follow Jane on Twitter @JaneOst_Follow Stephen on Twitter @TangoGolfKiloFollow Bekah on Twitter @BekahAnsbroFollow Clinton on Twitter @clintonyatesFollow Sarah on Twitter @SlangsOnSportsFollow Cespedes Family BBQ on Twitter @CespedesBBQFollow Matthew on Twitter @mkrwrtFollow Shakeia on Twitter @curlyfroLinks:The 2022 All-GIF DraftJoin the Tipping Pitches PatreonTipping Pitches merchandise Songs featured in this episode:Sheryl Crow — “Soak Up The Sun” • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”
Mar 20, 2023
The 2023 Tipping Pitches Banned Topics
Bobby and Alex theorize who in the baseball world might've been sweating the SVB bank run, before each ceremoniously banning three topics from the podcast for 2023. Then, they answer a handful of listeners questions about the World Baseball Classic, a parody movie of the Houston Astros, John Smoltz, and more.
With movies' biggest stars on display at the Oscars, Alex and Bobby depart from their normal episode structure to try and determine the 30 "most famous" figures within the confines of the baseball world. Current players, retired players, managers, owners, media members, and more battle it out for the unbelievably arbitrary award of being Tipping Pitches' #1 A-lister.
Alex and Bobby discuss favorites for the Mets’ upcoming talent show, break down the news that MLB is lobbying to exclude minor leagues from minimum wage law in Florida, and take stock of the results of the official Tipping Pitches Fans Union Survey (thanks to listener Owen for putting it together!), then talk to The Athletic’s senior MLB writer Evan Drellich about his new book “Winning Fixes Everything,” including the reporting process for the book, how the Astros have influenced other front offices, how consultants took over baseball, ill-advised X-ray machines, and more.
Follow Evan on Twitter @EvanDrellich.
MLB lobbies to keep minor leaguers from minimum wage law Buy “Winning Fixes Everything”Join the Tipping Pitches PatreonTipping Pitches merchandise
Songs featured in this episode:
Gerry Raftery — "Right Down the Line" • Mom Jeans. — "What's Up?" • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”