Official podcast of dynamic and derailed conversations around America's Pastime. We draft dumb things, we hold ourselves accountable, and we share our completely meaningless thoughts with the universe.
Welcoming Nate Emerson (@drc_collector) from The Cardboard Illuminati Podcast
Trout and David bring on Nate Emerson to chat about his podcast's recent success as well as dive into Nate's personal passion for card collecting and how each got started. David gives his first thoughts on his team's new hire, and all three wonder if a certain superstar is questioning his contract decision. They draft wintertime activities on the darkest day of the year, share song lyrics, and Nate closes the show by bringing a fun trivia question. Make sure to follow @drc_collector and @cardboardilluminati-0:00 – Introduction, Catch-Up, and Agenda -2:18 – Whatcha Been Thinkin? -8:44 – Cardboard Illuminati Podcast -22:01 – The @drc_collector Himself, Nate Emerson-33:06 – Dave Dombrowski Impressions from a Phillies Fan -40:17 – Draft – Best Wintertime Activities -52:19 – Song Lyric/Movie Quote of the Day
Personal Podcast Series: Nathan Harrold
Trout welcomes Pittsburgh native, Nathan Harrold onto the show to discuss his relationship with Pittsburgh sports. He shares memories of some of his favorite players from Pirates teams past, recounts his favorite moments as a sports fan, and they each offer their best ideas for a Cleveland Baseball Club name.
Lost Files: Unposted Episode from November 9
David, Bobby, and Trout come together to talk favorite playoff moments, predictions of free agent landing spots, and a draft of player nicknames! Keep in mind that we recorded this awhile ago, and our predictions are already wrong! Enjoy.
Personal Podcast Series: Casey Hagaman
Casey Hagaman joins the show to share his experiences as a die-hard fan of the Atlanta Braves as well as his brief experiences as an NCAA pitcher. He shares how being cut at a young age actually helped him grow, and Casey details how much harder he works as a result. Casey and Trout also discuss how much fun a Home Run Derby would be in place of extra innings. (36:45)
Personal Podcast Series: Gillan Nickason
California native, Gillan Nickason joins the show to share his thoughts on the game of baseball and his beloved Chicago White Sox. He discusses the joy of watching Tim Anderson, and he offers his reaction to the Tony LaRussa hiring. Gillan shares how the love of the game has passed from his grandfather to his dad down to him, which adds to the father-son relationship dynamic unique to baseball. He and Trout also piece together their own dream teams with players both past and present.
Sports Card Junction (Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA)
The manager at the family-owned Sports Card Junction, Chad Weldon, joins Trout and David on the show to share his experiences in the world of sports cards and details the journey the store has taken since 1995 when his dad first opened up in a food court. Before that, they share their thoughts on the best pizza spots in Pittsburgh and recall some important life lessons. They draft Halloween candy, issue a warning to people handing out popcorn balls, and make a business plan for dentists for every October 31st. They wrap up with quotes from Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Lil Uzi Vert, and the Step Brothers.-0:00 – Introduction, Catch-Up, and Agenda-2:48 – Whatcha Been Thinkin?-14:07 – Sports Card Junction-41:54 – Draft – Halloween Candy-59:28 – Song Lyric/Movie Quote of the Day
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