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A tater tot is a player who hits exactly one home run in a given season, no more and no fewer. Here we endeavor to discuss those players and their impacts on the 2019 MLB season and beyond.

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A tater tot is a player who hits exactly one home run in a given season, no more and no fewer. Here we endeavor to discuss those players and their impacts on the 2019 MLB season and beyond.

    Episode #72 - Vern Law

    Episode #72 - Vern Law

    Here's your precious podcast. We're talking about every baseball news under the sun as punishment for not doing any of our chores this week, including the Oakland A's' Nazi batting coach and the Miami Marlins' Olympic medalist second baseman. plus some fast facts about Meridian, Idaho. For your reference, here is a photograph of King Tut.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #71 - Don Kessinger

    Episode #71 - Don Kessinger

    It's back to basics week here on Tater Tots as we return with an episode on a player who hit just one home run in a season. However, we've got a special treat for you, because Don Kessinger was a Tater Tot not once, not twice, not five times, not six times. Seven times? No! Eight times a tot! That's right, we're bringing the life and career of the co-king of Tater Tots under our unrelenting microscope to try to suss out why and how he remained such a mainstay in in the 1970s.



    If you are worried that our return to tots would mean we are returning to our format from episode one, then you would be mistaken! In fact, Tim continues to leap, and both of us continue to math. We also consider the return of the baseball season, and all the accompanying news. It's worth noting, though, that we recorded this on Sunday, and with the season in question, our conversation already seems wildly out of date!



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    Our theme music is Littlest League Possible by Guided By Voices.

    Our artwork is by Shelby Criswell

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #70 - The Arm

    Episode #70 - The Arm

    Wellity, wellity, wellity - against our strong urging, it looks like baseball is back, back, back again! Starting July 23rd, the Boys of Summer will be breaking the COVID bubble to play ball, which means it'll shortly be curtains for your own beloved Book Boys.

    Before we return to our regularly scheduled programming, we've got a top-tier discussion of Jeff Passan's 2016 exposé The Arm, which explores the problems of elbow injuries that have been vexing MLB these past few decades. Elsewhere in the episode, we talk about surd expressions and coterminal angles, and dream on all the chaotic results of the upcoming shortened season. This episode comes with the Henry the Orange Cat Seal of Approval!

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    Our theme music is "The Littlest League Possible" by Guided by Voices and our artwork is by Shelby Criswell

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode #69 - I Never Had It Made

    Episode #69 - I Never Had It Made

    Happy 100th birthday to the Negro Leagues. We’re celebrating this week by discussing Jackie Robinson’s autobiography I Never Had It Made, as told to Alfred Duckett.

    We also commit to an unannounced discussion of The Jackie Robinson Story, the 1950 biopic starring Jackie Robinson as himself. The film features a short baseball player known only as “Shorty”, as well as disconcerting amounts of racism, and some strikingly composed shots.

    This week also marks the formal introduction of our new and tenuous segment “Add Some Integers to your Integral” in which Tim and I discuss our various fascinations and frustrations with the world of mathematics.

    There was finally some Tot Stove news this week with the announcement of a 60 game baseball season, but all is not well in Mudville, as coronavirus cases are spiking throughout America, including among MLB players and staff.



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode #68 - Summerland

    Episode #68 - Summerland

    Hellooooo, m'precious blueberries! Welcome back to the wonderful world of book club. I hope this podcast finds you safe and well. This week, with the absence of very much good news on the slam-dunking front, we've decided to put the "Add Some Inches to Your Vertical" segment of the podcast on the backburner (cue a very sad rendition of "Jump (For My Love)") in favor of a new segment, starting next episode: "Add Some Calculus to Your Brain" (title pending). Will we learn anything? Maybe. 

    The Tot Stove has nearly disintegrated with the news that a shortened 2020 MLB season is likely to commence, over the protests of the Players' Association, and surprise, surprise, the MLB draft happened. I'm sure you watched it. I know I did!

    This week book club went to Michael Chabon's YA high-fantasy baseball novel, Summerland. We discuss mythmaking, and baseball's role within it, as well as Chabon's clunky plotting. The man's a Pulitzer Prize winner he can take a little criticism from a podcast.

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    Our theme music is "The Littlest League Possible" by Guided By Voices and our artwork is by Shelby Criswell

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode #67 - The Resisters

    Episode #67 - The Resisters

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    Who could have guessed a book called the "The Resisters" would feel so timely?



    Our next book will be Summerland by Michael Chabon.



    Our theme music is Littlest League Possible by Guided By Voices.



    Our artwork is by Shelby Criswell

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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Baseball aficionados having a great time

These guys certainly have a love for the game and have a great rapport with each other.

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Two smart goofballs

This podcast meanders everywhere but their topic.

I laughed out loud when they described one player looking like a college republican.

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