91 episodes

A sonic tapestry regarding the New York Mets

Good Fundies Roger Cormier

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A sonic tapestry regarding the New York Mets

    It Was the End of a Very Long Day

    It Was the End of a Very Long Day

    Today is tomorrow. It happened.

    Thanks to Tacocat for the music.

    • 25 min
    Deep Dive (feat. Rich MacLeod)

    Deep Dive (feat. Rich MacLeod)

    Brian is joined by special guest Rich MacLeod who, as it turns out, is the most special guest of all because, without him, Brian would never have known how to record a guest.

    We discuss his article for BP Mets, the Amed/Dom collision, Jeff McNeil's emergence, and Brian dips into the mailbag.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    End of an Era

    End of an Era

    After 88 wonderful episodes, Roger has (temporarily? permanently?) resigned from Good Fundies.

    Brian thanks the listeners, the guests, the guest tweeters and the writers for an incredible run; and contemplates whether Good Fundies will continue. And if so, in what form.

    Thank you to Jared Diamond, Marc Carig, Matthew Cerrone, Eno Sarris, Dan Szymborski, Peter Alonso, Ty Kelly, Kevin McGowan, Rick Peterson, Greg Prince, JT Teran, Sean O'Connor, Ursula from FBWG, Rich MacLeod, Jon Hurwitz, Tim Britton, Matt Ehalt and Abbey Mastracco.

    Special thanks to Jenna Jacobs, Victoria Edel, Tim Sestito, Christina Cola, John Edwards, Tim Ryder, Helen Silfin. Thank you to the listeners, without whom none of this was possible.

    And thank you to Roger, for all your hard work and your friendship. You are a treasure to the Mets community.

    • 47 min
    Communication Breakdown

    Communication Breakdown

    Brian and Roger recorded an emergency pod about the Yoenis Cespedes situation and the underwhelming Jeurys Familia trade. This is that.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Smell Ya Later? (with Tim Britton)

    Smell Ya Later? (with Tim Britton)

    The Fundie Fellas yapped about Mike Trout and the All-Star Game (03:30), people intensely judging a Mickey Callaway decision that worked (07:30), and Jacob deGrom's agent's statement to the Mets to either trade his client or sign him to a contract extension (14:15)before inviting Tim Britton of The Athletic onto the podcast.

    Tim and the boys talked about their defunct TV blogs (25:00), how covering the 2009 Mets helped him divorce himself from Mets fandom for good (28:30), covering the Red Sox and how their fans had the same complaints Met fans have (30:30), if we are stuck with Jose Reyes (33:25), the right time to write the scorched-earth Wilpon article (35:40), documented meddling from other MLB owners in the past (39:30), bad team player evaluations (41:00), the three ways the Mets could rebuild for the 2019 season (43:20), deGrom (47:45), Amed Rosario's gradual growth (51:30), if Sandy Alderson was funny (57:00), the dangers of tweeting out lineups while driving (58:30), and plenty of other fun stuff.

    After conversing on the reveal of how small the Mets analytics department is (01:03:30), they opened up the mailbag, where they determined if it's possible that all three current Met GMs will each make a trade for the same player at the same time (01:14:00), if the Mets would have traded back for Wilmer if he was actually dealt in 2015 (01:19:00), what someone can do if they have a ton of empty soda cups from Citi Field in their house (01:21:00), the right way to deal with Mets sales guys without being mean but not too nice either (01:24:30), and their tentative plans to definitely maybe attend the *next* MLB All-Star Game (01:28:30)

    If you’re a writer and have a baseball story idea, pitch us at goodfundies@gmail.com.

    If you want to donate to our Patreon to help us pay for good writing, and to get exclusive material some consider “neat”, you can find us at patreon.com/goodfundies

    Don’t forget to rate us on iTunes if you haven’t yet, and if you like us.

    Thank you to Andrew Lowden and Wolfmother for the music.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Friends and Unfriends

    Friends and Unfriends

    Roger and Brian announced that Good Fundies is now a World Cup podcast and maybe also a Metropolitan Museum of Art podcast (02:15) before discussing the blending of the internet and the real world (04:15),the latest writing about the Wilpons' meddling and the analytics people being overruled (19:00),Ken Rosenthal's take that the Mets won't make the same mistakes again and his reporting on the latest trade rumors (33:30), how money in trades work (47:15), who the next Mets GM will be and if Brian would do it if offered(57:45), and not fun facts about Jose Reyes, who is terrible (01:06:45).

    Then in the mailbag segment, the boys were asked if Reyes Virus Guy was right (01:23:45), if it's time for a complete rebuild (01:30:15), if the Mets fanbase is more disappointed than the Nationals' (01:31:30), if they're still watching the games (01:34:35), if Seth Lugo should start or relieve (01:40:15), if Steven Matz or Zack Wheeler should be traded (01:51:45), and why Peter "EL POW" Alonso is still in Triple-A (01:54:00).

    If you’re a writer and have a baseball story idea, pitch us at goodfundies@gmail.com.

    If you want to donate to our Patreon to help us pay for good writing, and to get exclusive material some consider “neat”, you can find us at patreon.com/goodfundies

    Don’t forget to rate us on iTunes if you haven’t yet, and if you like us.

    Thank you to Andrew Lowden for the music.

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

WM869 ,

Miss This Pod

Every time I listen to certain other Mets podcasts, I remember how much better this one is. To me, the Polar Bear will always be El Pow.

MigrantPicker ,

I hang on every word.

Brian is easily the most intelligent and eloquent Mets diehard I know of. I think the Wilpons should gift him the franchise and walk off into the sunset.

Jeffery Wilpon ,

Just guys being dudes here

Guys being dudes. What's better than this?

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