The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 2, Episode 40 · 9 months ago

The Great American Pastime

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Who are our favorite baseball players? Do the Yankees have a 9th Inning curse? Will Joey Votto ever get into the Hall of Fame?

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Mark Your calendars for Sunday, August twenty nine and come on out to my house for home grown humor. That's right, I'm hosting a comedy show in my very own home. Along with me, you'll get to see some local favorites like Ray Jackson, Jody McDermott and Mike Wells, and closing out the night will be the legendary Jesse nut. Tickets are only five dollars. Just go to Mr Mike Shaycom live or Tblpod dotnet live and get your tickets now. I'm the most casual fucking sportsman of the fucking world. I will I love baseball, but like anything else, I will watch it and I know enough about the rules to follow it. But I don't have a team I root for. Out of the player I root for, I can give a shit. Welcome to the Basement Lounge podcast with your host, Mike Shay and Mike Wells. Sit Back, grab a drink, relax, let's see where the time takes us enjoy. But Baseball, my Shit, man, I love baseball. which did you watch that field of dreams game? Yeah, it was good. It was good. It was a great, really good game. The Yankees are the kings of blowing it in the ninth any but I was gay game. I watch part aded, you know, Mike's I really wanted to co part of it. Yeah, Kli, the first four innings. This is so awesome. It was just cool. Cubs and Rads, you're going to play next year. Yeah, yeah, at it. So, by the thing, I was on my call. Fuck, like I, like, me and my friends already discussed going go so bad. But as I was like, all right, like if the rides play, he's not got, he just wants to go, but the reds playing, I want to fucking go bad. It came out yet at leaked yesterday, that the cubs and reds are going to play. Problem is like, like tickets are soul to iowan's. Yeah, so, but then they're se second hand, but like they're like a thousand dollars. They're really expensive, and getting there and leaving there as a pain in the ass because, like, I mean, you seen field of dreams, the movie? Yeah, so you know that final scene where like you see just like all the cars,...

...like it's one fucking road. Yeah, and they were even saying, the commentars were saying, like like leaving tonight's going to sick. Oh, yeah, I just it. I don't know, like being a baseball fan, that's just a great fucking maybe. I was like God, this is as a movie that never fails to make me cry. Yeah, I won't really why. It's been first since I'm watching. Won't watching again. But like I'm sitting there on like at the very beginning, like you're watching very you can hear like crickets, MMM, like the bugs, because, like people don't even the audience doesn't know how to like necessarily react because it's so how rowdy can we get? It's so different and it's like almost like a very peaceful mmm. And there's something to be said about watching home runs disappear into a corn field. Yeah, that's so weird, isn't it? Well, even the way they start, they stood, they start the whole thing out Kevin Costner walking out of the field and then the team's come out of the field. I was like that's so fucking cool. It was. It was awesome. Yeah, and yeah, there was just there was something wholesome about it, like it's just it's just a little field. It's not a big stadium, it's just a little feels like six thousand or seven thousands. Yeah, it was built because it's built on the other side of where the one from the movie is, because you could use you can see the movie in the House every time they do a wide shot. Yeah, that was that was such a great such a great game. And Yeah, it's again the the Yankees. Nobody loses in the ninth point like the Yankees do against the socks, and then they almost blew it in the ninth against the SOx on Sunday too. But well, socks, I want a better teams in base oh yeah, because Kevin Costner was like we've got a game with the legendary New York Yankees against the number one rated Chicago white socks. It's like, oh, that sucks. So now I want to go again. So fucking bad. But yeah, I don't want to know. I can't. I gotta convince my wife the ply it make me spend a thousand dollars on the take it. Let's just getting out. Your getting out. There's gonna be pain in the ASS getting out after game and and then getting I mean, that's the thing. Knows that shouldn't I feel like that should only be like a once a game year. They should not do a series. No,...

...absolutely, a one game a year and they should not build anything else around it. Just what is there? Yeah, that's my that's my fears. Okay, cool, we're going to do this. Let's make it something special. Don't turn it into just another baseball game. What and well, I find it what I like the most. I point out to my wife. I was like did you see that? She's like what? I was like, they panned out a camera and you can see like a truck just driving on a road. Yeah, yeah, it's like so wild and so like, what the fuck? I've never seen just a live baseball game, professional and ASS truck just driving on the road like probably he was like what's going on? Yeah, or, better yet, was listening to it on the radio as you drove past it, as is so weird now I was one of the coolest things. Like I was like Holy Fuck, like, Huh, this is amazing, is great. I loved Kevin Costser throwing out the first pitch, asking the audience is this heaven? They're like no, this is Iowa doing some of the commentary they had. They had clips from James Rol Jones. Think Radleyoda was there. Wasn't and I did something with really I don't know if he was there or like maybe he recorded it ahead of time, but yeah, it was it was great, it was awesome. That's yeah, I want to watch that again now, and it's like very like it just feels like that's how baseball should be played, in a weird kind of way, as like so kiddish. Yeah, it's like these grown men that played this game, but it's like it's almost taken it back to like throwing toss in your backyard off us. Yeah, I liked it to like I love, like I love the sandlots, one of my favorite baseball movies. It's like that them, the Yankees in the socks, playing on that field. It's almost like what the kids in the Sandlot were like, yeah, aspiring to who was like playing, just just playing baseball for the sake of playing baseball, because I don't think the the field of dreams game counted. Did it now counts? Does it count? Okay, but still like just playing the sport, but just on a field. Yeah, like,...

...yeah, the big, big stadiums are cool and all that, and who doesn't love playing nine bucks for a hot dog? But just, yeah, it was that's that, and I think that's why I like baseball so much too, is because you can still do that kind of thing with baseball. Is that a bug fly me that for some reason I have got fruit flies fucking everywhere? I don't know why. No, biggie. Yeah, to me, that's what that's why I love baseball so much. Is Because, at the end of the day, it still feels like a game that you can play smaller, big scale, and it doesn't look like you you never see them do something that with football now or you know, or hockey or soccer or bit basketball even, like that's that's what we going to do with base's more down time. It's just a thinking man's game. Yeah, that's all it is. I I don't know. It was so cool what they did. Like I love baseball more than yeah, nanny sport. It just mean I played it forever. Oh yeah, that was the go to for me and my brothers. We always played the community center, always had a hat, a lead. We always played. It was always a lot of fun. I just I just Down't know, like I want to get a more games, like I can't wait take my son to base it's first baseball game. They can't that's just one thing. I can't wait and went to third baseball with my kid. Like just something I love, just baseball. I love just trying to figure out what the pit like when I'm watching game, trying to feel what the pictures going to throw in a certain situation. That's how I watch baseball and like Oh, the runners going to go like I like. I think like I would. I guess is what this is like. Okay, through like a he's like a one too. You threw like a one, two slider away. MMM, is he going to go up and end to try to get them to like back off the plate? They go back down away with a slider again. Like I think all about that stuff, all about that stuff. I don't know. I just baseball is a thinking man sport's the only sport that failure. You fail. Yeah, if you hit three out of ten, your considered amazing. Yeah,...

...it's people talk about you know, bat a thousand bat in the fronts to give you hit a quarter of what's thrown at you, you're considered one of the greats. I mean it's weird. It's it's just, yeah, there's there's no other. It's also the only sport that I can ever watch and I'm like I could do that. For I watch baseball and I'm like or football, like not a chance. Soccer, baseball. I'm like, I could do it. I could do that as is. I don't know, like I get. I just some of great baseball players, like weird statistics that you think about. My favorite to this day of Manny Ramiros. But Baseball player? Yeah, maybe so good. I played right field. He was the right fielder for the Indians. I mean the first horrible right feeler defensively. Yeah, he got like a mother. He was a hell of a yeah, but I mean the first Indians game I ever went to he hit the winning home run. So yeah, I'll I got. And then when I was living in North Canton, our mall had a Cleveland Indians store and once a year they would have players from the team going through and do signings, and I got so I got to meet him. I got to meet Jim Tommy, Julio Franco home, Marvis Gal to play till he was like fifty three. Huh Le, met oral hrshiser, who was there pitcher for fucking ever. Yeah, I met a lot of guy and I ready and there we get to meet. Never got to meet David Justice, but because he didn't, he didn't join the team till ninety. I can't when he joined it. S Her shyes didn't play for the Indians. Yeah, didser Urs Hersheiser was a dodger. He was an Indian. Why are you thinking? Am I thinking of? I don't know what am I thinking about that? I'm losing my fucking mind. I want to look it up right now. ORL hershaiser. You know, sometimes it feels like life really...

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...a huge kinder of junior fan. Who Wasn't? Yeah, so it's just like am I dream my fucking dream? Like I was like all right, because I always thought I'd stay in Seattle. So, like, I'm going to grow it when I get older. I am going to fly out Seattle and I'm going to watch canger for junior play. Then he gets traded to the reds. I was like this is the greatest thing. Yeah, and I was like, Oh my God, God about that. Yeah, wow, didn't him and his dad play at the same time? Yeah, they want to hit. Yeah, they played the same season. They hit backtoback home runs. God, it's great like that. It's not the craziest thing. Are So crazy playing playing mlb with your dad here either. CRAZIER statistic. Greg maddox truck out both of them in his career. Did he really, like craigmatic Strack, got so many people and that's but, like he pitched for so long. They struck out so many father son combinations and it was very weird. There's like so many little things about baseball that you like and you think about it, like so, Joey Vada's got his two thousand hit yesterday. That's a lot of hit. That's a lot of hits, right. Yeah, you can have two hundred hits for ten years and that's ten years of being amazing. But don't we hits has two. I mean like Pete Rose, for example. Pete Rose career hits four thousand. Hold on, he wrote. Yeah, Pete Rose career hits like just you got to think about statistics. If you look at it statistically, Pete Rose career hits is four thousand two, four thousand, two hundred and fifty six. Okay, so think about like that. She's you can hit two hundred hits for Twenty Years, Uh Huh, and still not have that. Yeah, Holy Shit, that's that insane. Think about this one most insane, since you can have two hundred hits a season and two hundreds a lot of fucking hits a season. MMM, because Joey Vado currently ranked two hundred and ninety...

...one and hits and hits. Yeah, in all of baseball history. He's in the top three hundred of all baseball history. But I keep mind that the people, and I know that two hundred. He say's ran two hundred and ninety one. At first wasn't sound impressive. Think about how many years baseball has been around and how many fucking people play. But I just look at that statistic from Pete Rose. Yeah, twenty years, two hundred hits. You still don't break that record. And it's two hundred hits just like something that's like hitting like fifty home runs a season type shit like it just that's really hard to do. But did you do it consistently for like twenty years? That's you're saying. You're almost asking for the impossible. I just little things like that, like Vados, two thousand hit and he's been around forever. MMM and you're think like Oh, he only has like to that. That's a lot of hits, like three hundred home runs. Like three hundred home runs isn't that much and like the all time leading category. But it really kind of is. Sure because, idiot, thirty home runs for ten years. That's three hundred home runs like it just it's just you look at little things like that, you're just the how well you have to play for so long that he reached those numbers is like wow, like just wow. It's insane. I mean there's a reason why stadiums have such a high production budget for their home runs, celebration special effects. It's also a true big fucking deal when it happens, but it just I think about that shit like I did two records. I think when all three records I don't think will ever be broken. Is Well, now take that back for Luke Garrig's okay, hit streak, fifty six caraquen juniors games played streak, which I can't tell you how many games that is. Oh, I don't know. That was the thing, like three Tho some odd games from row without missing a game. WHOA. Okay, I'M gonna up right now. Take three thousand hundred and I might be a way off. Two thousand six hundred thirty...

...two. Let's just insane. Yeah, there's a hundred which which end. You know who's record he broke? No, Garry's Gar yeah, so divide that by a hundred sixty two twenty. Okay, so we're doing math, doing math in the basement lounge. All right, so it's two thousand and thirty two. Divide by how much? Hundred and sixty two. That's sixteen. We'll call sixteen. Sixteen seasons in a row without missing a game. That's that's unreal. Not Getting sick, obviously, probably being civic of playing. Not Break. He probably broke his hands, broke fingers or whatever it goes. Cal ripken junior with two thousand and sixty thirty two, Luke Garrett with thirty, and then big drop to Everet Scott, one thousand, three hundred and seven. There's a thousand of games separating number two and number three. Hmm, it just like you have Luke Garreg's hit streak, Nolan Ryan's no heaters, which is seven, I think so. And then so it was the fourth one. All right, Pete Rose Hit, yes, yes, so seven no hitters. The only person I would have ever come close for dose each euro in each row. If he included Japanese statistics. They actually beat Pete rose. They not do they not count, they don't count. They're just they're talking strictly MLB. MLB. Okay, you count is if you count his play in Japan. He beats rose. I mean for the most part. I think would have been close. Yeah, but I think the pitching was a little bit better here than there. It would been really, really close. HMM. But those are the records. I don't think I'll ever be broken. I don't think there'll be another picture that everyone three hundred games, because three hundred games for a pitchers like a lot. That's they yeah, he's I'm in pictures on. That was I don't think I'll ever happen again. It's because, you know, three hundred winning games, three hundred pitch, three hundred winning games. Yet I thought the last picture that the one that could have done it would have been cecy Sabathia,...

...and he just you never made it that far. Now that last season he was especially was. He was just not. He wasn't playing well. Thought Clayton Kersh all might have it. I think he's in the one s yeah, let's see, and he's a hot like hey, so look at this, just so he's all of famer. Yeah, let's see here. I love talking baseball, I mean too maybe the whole episode. Fuck it, Clayton Kershall statistics, I'll say here. Stay it's I think he's in like clear crush. Hundred Eighty four wins, Holy Shit. But like he's been around, he's already thirty three. So you tell he's not going to get the three hundreds, get the hit? Another hundred and twenty wins? Yeah, got and he's got maybe ten years left in him it. Maybe he's got maybe five, maybe five. Yeah, it just it's it's just not going to happen now. There's no way. Look at the years that he had the most wins, two thousand and eleven and two thousand and fourteen. Both years he had twenty one wins. Two thousand and seventeen he had eighteen. Two Thousand and nineteen he had sixteen. So I mean, like he's your and in the the wild part is like he is your top Tier Pitcher for the past like fifteen years. Yeah, I mean it was like number one, like as everybody's tried to be. He's not. He's at damage career now, but like and he's not. He's not going to do it now and he's a hall of Famer. Three hundred, I'm just trying to wrap my head around like last or some one. Three hundred I think was Tom Glavin or Greg Maddox. Hold on, I got I look up all this shit because I thought we're going to talk about Afghanistan today. Oh, we'll get there, we'll get there. We got some shit talk about. The world continues to end around us in real time. All right, so...

...three hundred queer one, three hundred win club musical group. But up the three hundred wind club musical group. I don't know what of that brought up. I want to see sie young, five hundred eleven, Walter Johnson four hundred and seventeen. Who was last person to do it? Greg Matts, three hundred and fifty five. Well, Holy Shit, Roger Clemens, three hundred and fifty four. Those are the last two people on the list. I've seen Tom Glavin three hundred five and Randy Johnson three hundred and three. Say Young, five hundred and eleven, but jet the closest right now and they're basically at the end of their careers, all of them. Yeah, Justin Verlander, two hundred and twenty six. He is not going to get he's like thirty fuck, because Randy Johnson was the most recent one. He's thirty seven. Yeah, Justin Verlanders, thirty seven there's no way he's going to hit that. Zach granky's not going to hit it. He's at the end of his career. He's at two hundred and just lost my spot. Two hundred and eight. John Lester pretty much done. Max Shares are one hundred seventy five. He's pretty much at the end of screw too. So it's like, so this is this interesting of everybody who's in the three hundred wind club right now, HMM, the only one not in the hall of fame is Roger Clemons. He will never be in the hall of fame because of Steroids. Oh, that's right, I forgot about that. Fuck yeah, that'll do. It was because it was he the one who was tied up in the in the same scandal. Is. WAS IT Mark Mcguire? No, I don't know what scandal he was tied up in, but because with marks, Mark McGuire was his and dross. That was more dross. Yeah, Josey can say co I was it. Can Say goodbout the whole thing by like Jose what hose it can say that there was needed to be done. Much people hate him for doing it. Mike, I think he...

...knew that. I think he knew that going into it, though. He knew his career was over. Yeah, just like what I mean, like you have to. But people tend to forget. Man, he got manny got hitter Royd's. MMM, people forget about that. David Ortiz got hit with Royd's. He had a Royd thing. He doesn't in two thousand and three people forget. People honestly forget about he'll be David Ortiz will be the hall of Famer Because People Forget that he got hit with the performance and hands and drug. Sammy Sosa. That was the other one I've remember that it was. It was Sammy Sosa Jose. Can say go, Mark McGuire and Rafael Mara, Paul Arrow. Well, Palmero fucked up, because you want the congress that I did not do. That's yeah, that's right. Yeah, well, so so was the RCASS was there with other good always obers, because they were making fun of it on South Park. Hmm, when Jimmy was going to the to the Special Olympics and was using steroids and presenting the trophy, was mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, hojos it Kensiko is very yeah, I just I think it's I don't know. Like that was a weird time for baseball because, well, the the thing is about it was so rampant. It was, but like, without Martin Guire and Sammy Sosa, baseball doesn't come out of what it was in a decline. But that home run chase for both of them kind of brought it back. Yeah, so, like it made a movie about that, about the guy. Was it the guy who first broke baby's record? Oh No, yeah, sixty two, sixty one. Yeah, it was a great movie. Yeah, I've seen that forever because it ends with, I think, mark mcguires. SQUIRES guires that. Yeah, Guy, I'm amazing I can remember this shit well in the the crazy part. So mcguires hit that year. HMM, that broke the record. was his shortest home run of the year. Oh...

Really? Yep, that was the wildest thing about it. It was the shortest home run of the year. Wow, that's fucking funny. Yeah, it's like you're so many weird stats about baseball that like they're applying. Never be a four hundred hit went at four hundred batting average in a season ever again. Now, closest was Tony Gwen. I think about like three s ninety six. Why do you think that is? It's just so hard hit a baseball. Yeah, it's so hard because because nowady's guys are throwing, you know, a hundred and two mile on our balls. And the only record, I think that my I mean of the record, as said, there unbreakable, like the only one I could be broken. It's I highly doubt it is. There no hitters, not more. No hitters are thrown now because more people are trying to hit our home runs. Yeah, so I don't want to. Didn't want to swing unless it's as they think it's a sure thing. Yeah, so it's kind of like and when they're doing swing, you're hitting from runs, they're more inclined to swing and miss too. So it's like okay, I mean, but it's I think it's literally impossible to do that. But it just I don't just little things that I think about number wise, like like joy Vada should be a hall of Famer, or people are arguing whether I heard the hall of Famer. Well, I could. You definitely be a hall of fame. Well, here's the thing. Is like that's a no brainer. We always want you guys to be a part of the show. So join in on the conversation. All you got to do is head over to our website, www dottblpod dotnet, and you can click on the blue microphone and leave us a voice message which will respond to on the air. You can also use our website to access our official discord server and chat with us and all kinds of other listeners just like you at any time you want. Once again, head on over to our website, www dot tblpod dotnet. Oh, I didn't realize he'd only ever been with the reds. Yeah, you know. No, no, I thought I just just I just assumed he had played for someone else and some. I didn't realize he do at the reds his whole career. Wow,...

...so vado is not there yet. Joey Vado will have he's basically going to be. He already has oneos three hundred walks already. Yeah, so the record is twenty five hundred and that is barry bonds, because he they walked him forever in his career. One at the end of this year. So wikipedia has updated stats as of yesterday. He's got two three hundred three batting average his career. Yeah, two thousand and one hits. The three hundred and twenty one home runs and thousand and forty two runs. Bad at in he should be a hall of Famer. Yeah, promise. He doesn't have a lot of home runs for first baseman. Oh, I got, and people are going to look at that, but he has a really high batting average. Yeah, three hundred and three and he has a really good on baseer sentage. So it's like people like hold home runs against him for whatever reason, and you're like, but he has, he hits every other criteria, walks, hits like. She's like, he's just like. So he's got, he's voted. He's a he's a six time mlb all star, seven time tip O'Neil award winner, two time Lumar's trophy winner. In Two thousand and ten he won the National League Mvp Award and the a Hank Aaron Award and among all active players at the end of the two thousand and eighteen season, he was the first and career on base percentage with four hundred and twenty seven. Second, then ops with nine hundred and fifty seven and walks with four and fourth and banting at. You know, he's a Holt. Like people argue that he's not a half air, like he's all a famer. Yeah, people only look at home runs. That's ridiculous. They will look at and I think more people are going to be like he deserves it because more people aren't like he just wasn't a home run hitter, like he hit over three hundred, like he's not just a home run by that, by that logic, no picture should ever get into the fucking hall of...

...fame. Yeah, and I just like weird things, like I'm just like he'll end his career apply twenty two hundred hits. He's got like three years left on his contract. He's like what late s and thirty seven, you signed for like three more years, like the tink. So He's been he's been with the red since two thousand and seven, so he started. Well, he's also Canadian, so Canadian players don't come up to the major leagues until later, a lot of them right now. I'm just I'm trying to put put in just like. Okay, so's thirty seven. He started in two thousand and seven, so he's so fourteen years ago. So He's was already twenty three when he started. So I wonder how long you played in the Canadian League. No, wasn't Canadianly, you just most people don't get caught up at like twenty one, Oh God, you know in two thousand and twenty two, like, yeah, it just Canadian players, whatever. A lot of Canadian players and up coming up a little bit later. Don't know why. something. Something, exchange rate joke, something, I don't know, but something, something, something, Star Wars, something, something, dark side, I loss. It's very with him. It's very like I can't see it any other way. How was not? I really can't. He'll he'll be top five and every red statistic hitting wise when he retires. Fans love him. I just I make if he hits. I don't think he'll hit four hundred home runs at all. No, because I'll have to average. If he's at two hundred and twenty one right now, three years it's eighty. You'd have to have a hell of a couple of seasons. He's having a hell of season this year, but yeah, I'd have to have at least thirty home runs the next three seasons. Yeah, I still see that happening. Me Nice, you'd be great, but I mean it's four hundred. I mean it, it's it's a if you were to...

...hit four hundred with that high average and everything, like that's a straight lock. You're like, okay, yeah, but because he doesn't have that four hundred plateau, HMM, and he's a first base and they're going to be like whill he walked to but that's the thing is, here's a crazy part about Vato Vado and this when his entire career, wanted to walk. His goal was to get on base. He could hit home runs if he wanted, like thirty, forty tops. That would be his tops thing. But he knew, he knew he can get on Bass and you know how to get him walked. Well, this year he was like, you know what, like he started, realized his number, power numbers are the client of people weren't taking him seriously. He changed his batting stance so we could hit home runs. Are you serious? That's what he did. And change his back. He's like, and he said, I know I'll strike out more and I won't walk as much. Yeah, because he's very selective at the plate, like right, I remember if like they're time, like if you got caught, if he got caught on a third occult dirt strike, it was like ninety nine percent, like if he argued it you were wrong and like you like rewatch the video, like Oh yeah, that was clearly like he knows the the strikes so better than like any fucking ballplayer. Yeah, because he was like he led them, mate them. He almost leads the majors and like walks every single year. So, like he'd strike out a called third strike. You'd be like, I got was and he argues you know you're wrong, and then they pull up the video and she like the with a square would be with the strikes one as always, like completely off you, like he's just cry, but he's like I know he said I won't be as selective. I'm a pictures, like Oh, I was one and he's just started hitting home runs. That's so good. The Guy. He literally changes. He's to crouch down more and choke up on the bat a little bit. SIS, like all right, I want to hit home runs, I want to be so I want people to fear me, okay, and then I call us out and it's like it's some big Dick Energy right there, fucking Diad, fucking like how do you go from like, you know, I'm going to change it up a little bit. Yeah, and he has just just you know what, I could have been doing this...

...the whole fucking time. Don't I just stand up a little bit, Lauren, you know what fuck is exactly what he did, though. We hope you enjoy this week's episode of the Basement Lounge. If you, guys, want to know more about the show or get more involved in any way, shape or form, head on over to our website, tblpod dotnet. That's tblpod dotnet. Leave us a rating and review on the reviews page and click the little blue microphone to send us a voice message. Let us know what your thought of today's show and share your thoughts on what we talked about. We'll see you guys again in next week for a brand new episode. Every Wednesday, eight am is when they drop. Until then, as always, live well, rock on, take care and bow buy.

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