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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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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.

    127 - The Old Ballparks Project, Part I

    127 - The Old Ballparks Project, Part I

    The Old Ballpark Project, Part I: Next Thing You Know You're in Baltimore.

    This week features part one in the three-part old ballpark project. The parks featured this week ranked 11-15. If you cannot access the links on your platform, go here:
    https://hooksandruns.buzzsprout.com/

    15. The Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
    Photo: Shibe Park in the foreground, The Baker Bowl in the background
    Photo: The Phillies use Lifebouy soap - and they still stink!
    Photo: The Baker Bowl redesigned for midget car racing.
    Yahoo: Babe Ruth's next-to-last game, at The Baker Bowl, May 29, 1935.
    14. Crosley Field, Cincinnati
    An early Crosley Field photo
    Crosley Field, after the highway
    A flooded Crosley Field, 1937
    Houston's Jimmy Wynn hits a ball on to the freeway.

    Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
    Ebbets Field during a game
    Ebbets Field, aerial photo
    The Lost Ballparks, Ebbets Field, You Tube
    "Ebbets Field" BR Bullpen

    Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
    Sportsman's Park - Aerial Photograph
    Sportsman's Park - Field Level, 1946
    You Tube - Last Game at Sportsman's Park
    "Sportsman's Park (St. Louis)" by Scott Ferkovich (SABR) 
    Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium), Philadelphia
    The view down the right field line
    An aerial photograph, showing the deep center field fence.
    "Take Me Up to the Ballgame! Rediscovering the Bleacher Houses of North Philly," by David Coyne (hiddencityphila.org, May 15, 2018).
    Last Game at Connie Mack Stadium, YouTube

    Check It Out
    Andrew - Pup's Live EP, "Pup Unravels Live In Front of Everyone They Know"
    Craig - Caitlin Rose first album since 2013, "CAZIMI," released November 18
    Rex - Sex Machineguns' new single "Burn"

    Errata: Leo Durocher managed briefly in Japan after leaving the Houston Astros.

    • 55 min
    126 - Culture Turns Out to Win in the Long Run w/ Matt Harlan

    126 - Culture Turns Out to Win in the Long Run w/ Matt Harlan

    Matt Harlan is a "troubadour of the first degree," and a guiding light in the Houston folk and Americana scene for over a decade. Harlan has released five studio albums and has earned a devoted following in the American Southwest and in Europe. He has won several songwriting awards and appeared in the film "For the Sake of the Song: The Anderson Fair Story." He joins us this episode to talk about his latest LP, "Best Beasts;" Texas music's enduring popularity in Europe; and the Houston music scene in the pandemic's aftermath.

    Also this episode, a few thoughts on the Hall of Fame's Contemporary Baseball Era ballot and yes, Craig already has Albert Bell buyer's remorse.

    "Catching On," "Best Beasts," and "Elevator Ride" appear courtesy of Matt Harlan. All rights are reserved to him. Thank you, Matt!

    Matt Harlan's official website: https://www.mattharlan.com/
    Matt Harlan on Bandcamp: https://mattharlan.bandcamp.com/. Support artists by purchasing their music at shows or via Bandcamp.
    "Catching On" on You Tube: https://tinyurl.com/hooks126mhco
    "Best Beasts" on You Tube: https://tinyurl.com/hooks126mhbb NOTICE: THE LYRICS ARE NOT SAFE FOR WORK
    "Elevator Ride" on You Tube: https://tinyurl.com/hooks126mher

    Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.com
    Hooks & Runs Discord -  https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN
    Hooks & Runs playlists on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/hooksspotify
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hooksandrunspc
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Link: https://twitter.com/CraigEstlinbaum
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok (it's true)
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Theme Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 125 - The Astros Won the World Series Title This Weekend

    Ep 125 - The Astros Won the World Series Title This Weekend

    Rex and Craig this week dive into the Astros stirring three game run to clinch the 2022 World Series and review how many players started their professional careers with meager signing bonuses, were low round draft picks or were acquired by Houston for a song. Meanwhile, Houston as seen over $600 million in guaranteed player contracts walk out their door - and they keep finding replacements and keep winning. At least so far.

    Check It Out
    Rex: The Canadian metal band Caldron's 2012 single "Nitebreaker"
    Craig: Black Box Recorder's Luke Haines and REM guitarist Peter Buck released their second album, "All the Kids are Super Bummed Out" on Cherry Red Records. This is "The British Army Is On LSD."

    Errata: Sorry, but we forgot to turn off the air conditioner - that's usually Andrew's job. Don Larsen's perfect game was Game 5.

    Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.com
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    Hooks & Runs playlists on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/hooksspotify
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hooksandrunspc
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Link: https://twitter.com/CraigEstlinbaum
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok (it's true)
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved   

    • 40 min
    Ep 124 - Philadelphia Rain and Taylor Swift's Midnights

    Ep 124 - Philadelphia Rain and Taylor Swift's Midnights

    The Astros split the first two with Philadelphia in Houston as Justin Verlander's World Series woes continue. A Game 3 weather postponement in Philadelphia brings out the conspiracy buffs. Taylor Swift's "Midnights" breaks records. 

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    Check It Out
    Craig recommends Emily Scott Robinson's EP "Built on Bones: Songs for Macbeth." This is "Men and Moons."
    Andrew recommends The Front Bottoms, appearing in Austin this week. This is "Twin Sized Matress." The video is NSFW!
    Rex recommends the 2018 film "The Catcher Was A Spy" (2018), starring Phil Rudd.

    Errata: Madison Baumgarner has allowed 1 earned run in 36 World Series innings pitched. Taylor Swift signed with Republic Records and Universal Music Group in late 2018. As for the Swift documentaries, Craig was referring to "Miss Americana" (2020) on Netflix; Andrew was referring to "folklore: the long pond studio sessions" (2020) on Disney+ -- glad we finally got that straight. Here's an article on mandatory conscription in South Korea and BTS. It's "Songs for Macbeth "... not "about Macbeth."

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    Hooks & Runs playlists on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/hooksspotify
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hooksandrunspc
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Link: https://twitter.com/CraigEstlinbaum
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok (it's true)
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved  

    • 51 min
    123 - World Series Preview Plus Who Needs Elton John Anyway?

    123 - World Series Preview Plus Who Needs Elton John Anyway?

    The Houston Astros return to the World Series for the fourth time in six years - we have a preview and our predictions. Elton John cancels (not reschedules, cancels) his November 4 show at Minute Maid Park - it conflicts with Game 6. Andrew's goose is cooked.

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    Check It Out:
    Andrew - Kenshi Yonezu, "Kick Back," which debuted No. 1 on Billboard's Japan chart on October 19.
    Craig - Charley Crocket's new album "The Man From Waco," released September 9 on Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. This is the single "I'm Just a Clown."

    Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.com
    Hooks & Runs Discord -  https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN
    Hooks & Runs playlists on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/hooksspotify
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hooksandrunspc
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Link: https://twitter.com/CraigEstlinbaum
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok (it's true)
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved 

    • 40 min
    122 - The Ones Complaining Are the Ones That Lost w/ Alex Boyajian

    122 - The Ones Complaining Are the Ones That Lost w/ Alex Boyajian

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    Alex Boyajian from Chaotically Intolerant (links below) joins us this week to discuss all things baseball including the ideal playoff format for baseball, the just completed divisional series, the upcoming league championship series, the Judge vs Ohtani debate and more.

    Chaotically Intolerent podcast on:
    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/chaoticallyintolerant
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMc4gN53W3MjC8C4BjNWLug
    Alex Boyajian on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/boyajianalex29

    Check It Out:
    Rex - Loose Helmet's Demo on Bandcamp (NSFW, you are warned)
    Alex - Man of Steel, Black Adam, The Simpons.
    Andrew - Nothing More's new album "Spirits;" this is the band's official video for "Best Times."
    Craig - Preoccupations' new album "Arrangements," released September 9, 2022. This is the song "Slowly."

    Errata: To Craig's surprise, the San Diego Padres had the fifth highest opening day payroll in 2022. The Chicago Dogs play in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball with team like the Milwaukee Milkmen, the Kansas City Monarchs and Winnipeg Goldeyes. The Padres were 44-37 at home and 45-36 on the road - the only team in the playoffs that had a better record on the road.  Aaron Judge had 16 more home runs than his nearest competitor, Kyle Schwarber, who it 46. This gap is the largest since 1932. Tennessee's next opponent is not Vanderbilt - it's Tennessee-Martin.

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    Hooks & Runs Discord -  https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN
    Hooks & Runs playlists on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/hooksspotify
    Hooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandruns
    Hooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/hooksandrunspc
    Craig Estlinbaum on Twitter
    Link: https://twitter.com/CraigEstlinbaum
    Andrew Eckhoff on Tik Tok (it's true)
    Link: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest
    Rex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ 
    Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)
    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2022, all rights reserved

    • 55 min

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