33 episodes

This is a podcast about baseball, music and culture. Our podcast includes interviews with news makers in the sports and music world plus commentary from the co-hosts on interesting current and historical events. Hooks & Runs releases a new episodes every Thursday.

Hooks & Runs A podcast about baseball, music and culture.

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

This is a podcast about baseball, music and culture. Our podcast includes interviews with news makers in the sports and music world plus commentary from the co-hosts on interesting current and historical events. Hooks & Runs releases a new episodes every Thursday.

    Ep. 100 - Crane & Cashman, Beyond the Thunderdome!

    Ep. 100 - Crane & Cashman, Beyond the Thunderdome!

    The Texas Rangers guaranteed half a billion dollars this off-season to a pair of middle infielders who are hitting a combined .209 through May 19th. Sure, it's early, but we guess someone in Arlington - maybe the guy that promoted the contracts - is more than a little nervous about this. Also this week, Jake Odorizzi's injury, a look at the Austin City Limits Festival headliners. And finally, we propose a way Houston's Jim Crane and the Yankees' Brian Cashman can settle their war of words once and for all -- a cage match!

    Check It Out!
    Rex: "The Last Gentlemen of War: The Raider Exploits of the Cruiser Emden," a book by  R. K. Lochner
    Craig: The Rolling Stones' new release, "Live at El Mocambo." (this is "Hot Stuff")
    Andrew: My Chemical Romance's new single "Foundations of Decay."

    Hooks & Runs - Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on  Streetlife (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved. 
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    • 44 min
    Ep. 99 - Keeping the Faith & Wildest Dreams

    Ep. 99 - Keeping the Faith & Wildest Dreams

    This week the gang gloats over an Astro hot streak, wonder if Joey Votto's days as a regular player in Cincinnati will be over sooner than we thought, reconsiders whether Eric Hosmer is a legitimate 3,000 hit candidate, weighs in on baseball players defecting from Cuba (and Cuba's response), dissects umpire Dan Bellino's bizarre um ... interaction with Madison Bumgarner last week (and the declining quality of umpiring or refereeing across sports generally), and applauds or ridicules (or both) the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's inductees.

    Read Matt Martel's essay, "Madison Bumgarner’s Ejection Was Actually About an Umpire’s Unrequited Love" at Sports Illustrated (May 4, 2022). 
    Check It Out:
    Andrew: Sam Raimi's "Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, among others.
    Rex: Matt Reeves' "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz.
    Craig: Duster's fourth album, "Together," released April 1 on Numero Group.

    Hooks & Runs - Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on  Lifeknot (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved.    

    • 51 min
    Ep 98 - If You Miss Pitchers Hitting, Check Out the Astro Catchers

    Ep 98 - If You Miss Pitchers Hitting, Check Out the Astro Catchers

    This week Hooks & Runs revisits the 3,000 hit club discussion from last week and then dives into the Astros 2022 season after 23 games. The episode wraps with Andrew, Craig and Rex discussing their favorite "obscure" albums.

    Errata: The Astros used 32 pitchers in 2021. That Devo song is called "Jocko Homo." Rex's use of "NewWob" is actually "NWOBHM" and stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

     Hooks & Runs - Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on  Friendster (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved.   

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 97 - Were We Too Stupid to Find Out How Phones Work?

    Ep. 97 - Were We Too Stupid to Find Out How Phones Work?

    The Yankees fought tooth and nail in court to keep "The Letter" sealed -- now it has been leaked and the MLB press uses it to remind everyone the Astros "cheated" to win the 2017 World Series. Or did they? Also this week -- Miguel Cabrera rapped his 3000th career this - who will be next? Did Hooks & Runs jinx Roki Sasaki? The Reds are awful, the A's home attendance is worse and the new Nicholas Cage film.

    Episodes Mentioned: We first discussed Hecker's Hitters in Episode 75. Our thoughts on reforming the NFL's absurd overtime rules were presented in Episode 84.

    Errata: Yadier Molina announced last Fall that 2022 would be his final MLB season. Robinson Cano needs more than 240 hits to reach 3,000.

    Check It Out:
    Andrew: Nicholas Cage's new film, "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent"
    Craig: Kurt Vile's new album, "(watch my moves)"

    Hooks & Runs Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on  FriendFeed (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved.  

    • 40 min
    Ep. 96 - Is Giving Up an Intentional Walk with the Bases Loaded a Winning Move?

    Ep. 96 - Is Giving Up an Intentional Walk with the Bases Loaded a Winning Move?

    Since 1950, three teams have issued bases loaded intentional walks and in those games, the teams issuing the intentional RBI walk are undefeated. Of course, sample size matters. Nonetheless, Craig and Rex explore this and other amazing stories from the early games in the 2022 baseball season.

     Hooks & Runs Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on Jaiku (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved.       

    • 42 min
    Ep. 95 - What Might Have Been for Clayton Kershaw w/ Avery Hamel

    Ep. 95 - What Might Have Been for Clayton Kershaw w/ Avery Hamel

    Avery Hamel (website) writes at Over the Monster, Girl at the Game, Diamond Digest. She also hosts the Basically Baseball podcast. She joined us this week to discuss the first almost week of games. She also graded my fantasy draft and talked about her new favorite show on Disney +

    Check It Out:
    Avery: The new Disney+ series "Moon Knight," starring Oscar Isaac and May .Calamawy
    Craig: The new album by Father John Misty, " Chloë and The Next 20th Century."

    Hooks & Runs Website, Twitter, Buzzsprout
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Andrew Eckhoff on Zoopy (dead link)
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved.      

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Jempurr ,

Unique Mix- Like Gumbo

If you LOVE baseball stats mixed with baseball history…. If you LOVE current music and don’t have time to follow it…If you LOVE the idea of 2 guys just sitten’ around talking, theorizing, predicting and laughing…. Then this is YOUR podcast!

Hunter Drew ,

Entertainment for the ears

The balance between the two hosts is fantastic, really brings a well rounded discussion to the table.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Wade P ,

Great Stuff!

Craig and Eric bring the real on subjects! The top ten list+the great MLB player drafts are golden! Also enjoy the this week anniversary topics as well. Keep up the good work!

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