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The podcast in which two men who know nothing about baseball talk about baseball.
Join Jon and Henry each week as they get to grips with America's pastime. With humour and a complete lack of knowledge, they work their way through the rules of the game and cover the various statistics that are important to know if you're a baseball fan.

Absolute Bunts Absolute Bunts

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    • 5.0, 35 Ratings

The podcast in which two men who know nothing about baseball talk about baseball.
Join Jon and Henry each week as they get to grips with America's pastime. With humour and a complete lack of knowledge, they work their way through the rules of the game and cover the various statistics that are important to know if you're a baseball fan.

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5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

k.ahrens ,

Tommy Lasorda says Hi

An American fan that has learned a few baseball things. Overall here for Watson content. Thanks and keep up the great work. #LABLEEDSBLUE

Manc Yank ,

Ji-Man. My baseball pod of Choi...ce

God I love these guys. Self deprecating, irreverent and genuinely funny, they share life stories, YouTuber impersonations and occasional baseball info (often incorrectly) and mix them in with baseball themed sing-offs and tributes to Kevin Kiermaier and of course Ji-Man Choi. Seriously, what more do you want?

tk$ ,

A True Baseball Bonanza! (Or at least a ground-rule double...)

I started listening to Absolute Bunts after reading Anthony Castrovince's story on MLB.com about British baseball fandom. A lifelong Red Sox fan, literally born with a baseball in my hand, I thought I would relish in the point of view and opinions of two men who loved baseball, but ostensibly knew nothing about it. Jon and Henry do not disappoint.

Like a Ben Zobrist-type superutility player, the lads' humor is not restricted to baseball. Nothing is too sacred, and they aren't concerned with sounding too serious themselves. The moment they discovered how "incongruous" their Bob Gibson impression was became instant radio/pod gold! (And the episode pertaining to the real-life Bob Gibson is actually a touching tribute to the man.)

By far, my favorite part has been listening to these two gentlemen discover new aspects of the game, and ways in which they can deepen their respective fan experiences. I personally will never again use the term "grand slam" (unless I'm ordering breakfast at a Denny's), and I truly appreciate their zeal for both the intrinsic, and peripheral wierdness that accompanies watching a baseball game.

The simple fact that Henry, in particular, was drawn to the game by a man dressed as a Blue Jay break dancing in the aisles, is representitive of the brand of fandom that isn't common enough in the States. I imagine them like a young Paul McCartney and John Lennon, picking up American music and saying, "Oh John, this stuff is very beautiful and intricate..." and then, "Paul, it's just fun, isn't it?"

Similarly, though they appreciate the value of a deeper knowledge of the game and all it's many statisics, their primary focus is on the innane, and the things which surround the sport and make it fun to watch. Truly a refreshing take on the game I have loved my whole life. Well done, boys!

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