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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Poscast Episode 5 - Numbers Game

Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur (Fire Joe Morgan, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) both believe that the NL will be led by either this year’s aspiring superteam in Los Angeles, or last year’s aspiring superteam in Washington.  They admire the San Antonio Spurs-like continual success of the Cardinals.  They see the AL as more of a tossup.  Schur picks the Dodgers to beat the Tigers in the World Series.  Poz predicts the Nationals over the Red Sox.

Then, they draft numbers.

Posnanski: 1
Schur: 0
Posnanski: 7
Schur: 100
Posnanski: 3
Schur: 13
Posnanski: 32
Schur: pi
Posnanski: 22 (???)
Schur: 99

As you can see, Schur mercilessly cleans Poz’s clock.

The District Attorney Posted: March 18, 2014 at 02:24 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: gallimaufry, joe posnanski, michael schur, predictions

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   1. Big Train Rollin' Posted: March 18, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4673504)
Joe Posnanski and Michael Schur (Fire Joe Morgan, Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) both believe that the NL will be led by either this year’s aspiring superteam in Los Angeles, or last year’s aspiring superteam in Washington.

I predict it will be the team with the fewest ACL/UCL injuries and Tommy John surgeries. I think the average right now is around 7 per team.
   2. Flynn Posted: March 18, 2014 at 05:14 PM (#4673581)
Can Poz please, PLEASE, do a podcast with somebody other than Michael Schur?

It was fun to listen to Poz talk to various writers, whoever. When it became Michael Schur every single gosh darn time, it got boring.
   3. Baldrick Posted: March 18, 2014 at 06:58 PM (#4673631)
I would say precisely the opposite. I didn't particularly like any of the podcasts he did with anyone else.

Lack of discussion of 42 was a pretty crazy oversight. Not only is it the Answer to the Ultimate Question, it's also Jackie Robinson's number.

And the discussion about the lack of players who have worn the number 10 was kind of crazy. As an afterthought they were like, 'well, of course, soccer.' But 10 is the single most important number for the most popular sport in the world. Pele! Messi! Zidane! And on and on!
   4. Into the Void Posted: March 18, 2014 at 08:00 PM (#4673650)
Since we are discussing baseball podcasts, the Effectively Wild podcast pretty much got me through the winter. Really like Buster Olney's Baseball Tonight too.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: March 19, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4674044)
Agree with #3. Since Poz is polite to a fault, his interviews didn't really go anywhere. With Schur, it's intended to be nothing more than two guys chatting in a friendly and rather silly way, and it works.

This draft is the most lopsided since Poz picked Obi-Wan second in the Star Wars draft (not to mention that he admitted to considering Wicket W. Warrick.) Schur has said Jackie Robinson is his hero, so he most likely had 42 on his list, but he didn't even need it.
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 19, 2014 at 03:01 PM (#4674094)
How did no one go with a million, billion, or trillion? There is serious bias towards low digit numbers.

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