David Temple joines Casey to talk about the prospective of robot umpires, or some sort of electronic strike zone. David Temple is the Editor in Chief of Techgraphs, an offshoot of Fangraphs which examines the intersection of sports and technollgy. He also produces and hosts perhaps the most uniquely great sports podcast on the internet called Stealing Home. Also worth noting, David Temple’s voice sounds amazing in this. It is not only because he has a nice and calming voice, but also because he recorded audio on his end all the way in Minnesota. This makes it sound like we’re feet apart. Thanks, David.
Casey showed up nearly two hours late due to traffic, Aaron showed up and made mouth noises, and they welcomed Alex Akita and Drew Barth into the dining room to talk about Mike Hessman, the Seahawks-49ers rivalry, irresponsible bloggers, and Drew’s velvety, tumescence-inducing voice.
Over the course of months, Offspeed Podcast has been blessed with the work of an oft-mentioned fan @BRCYeah, whose real name is Chris. Chris has made songs and left voicemails for the podcast, and he’s finally able to bring those talents directly to the studio. He also started a podcast called So Married with his wife Jessica that you should listen to every week.
John Baker is welcomed back to talk about the trade deadline from the player’s perspective, including what it is like to be traded, what it is like to join a contender, what it is like to remain on a bad team, and what it is like to see your friends get traded at the deadline. He’s very candid and interesting as he was last time, and incredibly open about the realities of being traded as a big leaguer.