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  2. EPISODE 85: Sheffield of Dreams (w/ Andy Zaltzman)

    The Bugle’s Andy Zaltzman joins us for a spirited rumination on the nature of tyranny, why sports are preferable to real life, and the potential for Derek Jeter to find a second career as a cricket player. Plus: Alan takes the “Terminator” series of films to task, the Todd Frohwirth Franchise Report looks at the Johan Santana signing and its accompanying ethical issues, and the we announce the winners of the 2013 Hot Stove Oscars.


  3. EPISODE 84: February is the Foldest Month (w/ April Whitzman)

    We welcome 2013 MLB Fan Cave Dweller April Whitzman, who dishes on life in the Cave and provides words of caution for O’s fans who think we’re simply going to Cruz into October.

    Speaking of Nelly, The Larry Harlow Franchise Report examines the implications of his presence in a vocally anti-PED clubhouse. Alan marvels at the onset of late-winter insanity across the globe, and Sam provides a much-needed reminder about the secret strength of Orioles fans, which is, of course, puns.


  4. EPISODE 83: Illuminated Danuscript

    We apologize profusely to special guest Dan Duquette, who provides a harrowing inside peek at the reality of doing business at the Warehouse. Plus, Alan reveals some little-known facts about the history of baseball as we know it, and Sam shares a personal essay about eating donuts and reading the sports page.


  5. EPISODE 82: Bring In The Professionals (w/ Ben Lindbergh)

    The Morons welcome Baseball Prospectus Editor in Chief Ben Lindbergh for an in-depth look at the Orioles’ approach to the free agent market, as well as the evolution of the role of advanced statistical metrics in team strategy.  They also sing a song, pay tribute to the proud legacy of Wayne Krenchiki, and remember a curious historical incident involving the Sioux Falls Jackanapes and a sandwich board.

    You probably already read Baseball Prospectus, but do you listen to their daily podcast Effectively Wild?  You should!  Ben hosts it, and it’s excellent.


  6. EPISODE 81: Welcome to Night Baseball

    A jam-packed show this week, featuring an exciting experiment in community organizing for Orioles fans, a fond farewell to Chris Jakubauskas, the complicated legacy of Madonna, and our loving tribute to the brilliant Welcome to Night Vale podcast.

    Make sure to follow Operation Hagy on Twitter - it’s a really exciting project which reminds us, yet again, that we are idiots for living so far from Charm City.


  7. Sure, sure - everyone loves a full-length podcast episode.  Sometimes, though, you find yourself wishing you could skip directly to the Seventh Inning Sketch.  

    Good news - YOU CAN.


  8. EPISODE 80: Meaningless Yet Amazing (w/ Roch Kubatko)

    MASN’s Roch Kubatko joins us for a much-needed reality check about the State of Moron Nation, and the Whitey Lockman Franchise Report covers AJ Burnettt, the troubling realities of WAR, and unionized college athletes.  

    Plus: an exclusive preview of the upcoming film “Unmasked Justice,” starring Matt Wieters.


  9. EPISODE 79: Vanilla Spaceships

    Alan ponders the cultural legacy of Elvis Presley, the Al Pardo Franchise Report examines a curious aspect of the US tax code, Joelle Gamble talks about politics with an intelligence not befitting the program’s proud tradition, and we listen to a broadcast of a game between the Phantom City Muskellunges and the Winnetonka Spacemen.


  10. We Are One Week Away from Blogathon 2014!

    We are thrilled to be a part of OTFB’s annual Blogathon.  Please check us out alongside many other talented baseball sillyheads, and make sure to donate to this very important cause!


    In one week’s time, we will be hosting the third annual blogathon to support Doctors Without Borders. For those new to these parts, it’s where I post fresh, new content every half hour for 24 hours, and then over 40 of the best sportswriters in the game, coming from places like Hardball Talk, Baseball Prospectus, Sports on Earth, and Sports Illustrated, come together to write guest posts the next day. 

    And it’s all done to support Doctors Without Borders. Click here to donate to our campaign now as we aim to top $4,000! 

    Even better, we have a number of raffle prizes to give away to everyone that donates, even as little as one dollar, and today I’m excited to announce new prizes! 



    A selection of great bobbleheads donated by Bryan Green of Tinkers Ghost, including: 

    - (2) Joe Maddon Lawn Gnomes

    - Clearwater Thresher’s Domonic Brown

    - Clearwater Thresher’s Mike Schmidt

    - Winter the Dolphin

    - Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw



    The greatest baseball grindcore band in the world, Puig Destroyer have donated three 7” to the blogathon, ensuring that the winner of the prize will have their ears and mind blown to songs like “Five Tools, One Man,” and “Dad Hat.” 

    Check out the band at their Bandcamp page, purchase the record at The Ghost is Clear, and follow the exploits of the men behind the band at Productive Outs and their Twitter @productiveouts

    Tee-Shirts and Art Prints

    Artist Aaron Dana has kindly donated a selection of his beautiful pop art baseball tees and prints, including:





    Check out Aaron’s work at AaronDana.com, follow him on Twitter @aaronhadleydana and check out his Etsy store to purchase these and more great art. 

    Click here to read more information about the event and follow the jump for the rest of the prizes from Baseball Prospectus, Baseball Card Vandals, Out of the Park Baseball, and others that are up for grabs. And please, don’t forget to donate

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