Michael Schur and I drafted parts of stadiums. I don’t really know what else to say about it.
So, Michael Schur and I preview the 2016 baseball season as only we can — meaning, we make our usual incompetent (though somehow 100% accurate) predictions. We blabbed on so long that we had to take our draft and put it on a separate PosCast, which will be coming out in next day or two.
Yes, we really did record the second part — another hour and 20 minutes.
In it, I should warn you, we do get into a very heated but, I think, interesting conversation about the gun debate in America. I think we handle it delicately and … oh wait, I’m remembering that wrong. We talk about which players on this ballot belong in the mustache Hall of Fame. That’s it.
Oh, I should add — there are roughly 8,000 Hall of Fame words waiting to be published about the Hall of Fame over at SportsWorld. And I think I will be doing a live Q&A at Facebook Wednesday evening after the Hall of Fame announcement. More on that Wednesday.
It began as a lark — Michael Schur decided to go through all 32 players on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot. I realized we were in trouble when we spent five minutes on the first guy, Garrett Anderson. In the end, we had to split the PosCast up in two, each one oppressively long.
Here’s the first one — we talk Hall of Fame candidates from Anderson to Hoffman, and then we draft movie franchises. It’s almost 90 minutes long. I fully understand you skipping it.
Tomorrow, Part 2 goes up.
I believe this episode of the PosCast is the longest in our history at one hour and 16 minutes and yet Michael Schur and yet, somehow, there’s even less content than usual. Apologies in advance for the inevitable technical foulups that I’m sure you will alert me to later, but I can say that this PosCast brings back the marvelous 2011 PosCast theme song by Alex Birdsall called “I Have No Idea What I’m Doing.”
As true now as it ever was.
Coming to iTunes and Stitcher soon and a podcast service near you. It’s on PodBay.fm right now if this doesn’t work for you.
Michael and Joe have an intense nine-issue faux argument about the Tom Brady supension but the fireworks do no really begin until they draft months of the year. They make bold and not-so-bold predicions for baseball playoffs. Also: Joe apologizes.
For some reason, I cannot embed the PosCast here at the moment. Don’t ask. But here it is on:
Big PosCast this week. I try to sneak in a plug for my new book “The Secret of Golf.” Michael talks endlessly about this controversy — you might have heard something about it — in the New England area about footballs and air pressure or something. Someone ought to come up with a clever name for that thing. And then, in honor of Pixar’s wonderful new “Inside Out” we draft emotions. Spoiler: I win.
Or, listen now:
A new PosCast theme song by Michael Bogdanow! Michael begins the longest Poscast in a while by somewhat sheepishly relishing yet another Boston championship. Joe and Michael faux argue about Pete Carroll’s final call in the Super Bowl. Then they draft fears and discuss whether they would go to actor Chris Pratt or Nick Offerman if there was a global pandemic.
It goes without saying that the PosCasts are pointless. But I’m pretty sure Michael Schur and I topped ourselves this week. We talk vaguely about the Royals (I mistakenly say that Lorenzo Cain had three homers when he had five) and offense being down and the designated hitter.
Then we draft fruit.
I think I can say, without fear of disagreement, that it’s our most personal and controversial draft yet.