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Friday, May 24, 2019

Netflix Unveils Lonely Island Musical Tribute to Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire

The Lonely Island comedy troupe has dropped a half-hour Netflix special featuring a musical tribute to baseball greats Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

“The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience” features Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer as the former Oakland Athletics teammates who became known as “the Bash Brothers” for their prowess at hitting home runs. The special is timed to mark the 30th anniversary of the Oakland A’s 1989 championship season.

I’m not a Netflix subscriber- any thoughts on this from those of you who are?

 

QLE Posted: May 24, 2019 at 07:29 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: jose canseco, mark mcgwire, netflix, pop culture

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Mets’ Pete Alonso reveals where his inspiration lies in being complete hitter

Even as his bat has cooled a bit, the raves keep coming for Pete Alonso as he continues to make believers throughout the baseball community, not only with his missile-launches but also his advanced approach at the plate that makes him much more than an all-or-nothing slugger.

That rare combination earned him recognition last week as the National League’s Rookie of the Month for April, as well as comparisons via the MLB Network to the likes of Mark McGwire, Buster Posey, and Justin Turner.

It also allows Mark DeRosa, the ex-big leaguer and MLB Network analyst who did a video breakdown of Alonso last week, to say with certainty: “This isn’t going away what this guy is doing. It’s not a fluke.”

That notion is becoming more and more a consensus opinion among baseball people, based more due to Alonso’s discipline at the plate and his ability to hit the ball to the opposite field than his power. That’s the way Alonso prefers it, making a point of saying, when I asked him: “I take pride in being a complete hitter.”

One of these batters is not like the others….

 

QLE Posted: May 05, 2019 at 04:30 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: hitters, mark mcgwire, mets, mike piazza, paul konerko, pete alonso

 

 

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