October 13, 2009

Show #84: We Sit Down with Steve Wynn of The Baseball Project

Steve Wynn discusses The Baseball Project’s album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails as well as this year’s post season.



114 Responses to “Show #84: We Sit Down with Steve Wynn of The Baseball Project”

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  1. 26
    Leah Says:

    My husband had surgery on his spherical objects an he doesn’t look any different in a sweater. I’ve been hood winked!

  2. 27
    Leah Says:

    So sick…don’t y’all feel sorry for me? Bub, tell me this piggy flu doesn’t last long? Go Angels!

  3. 28
    Bubdylan Says:

    Leah, for me it was the mildest flu I’ve ever had. The sore throat phase was awful, but everything else was easy.

    But I’ve had the flu about ten times in my adult life, and from what I understand there are some lung complications with swine flu that depend on how much your lungs has been exposed to, the more they’ve already dealt with the better. (That could be a false rumor, but I heard that.) In which case, it would make sense for mine to be mild.

    The length was short, too. Five days of fever, and then about a week of mild coughs & sneezes. But it’s scarier with kids I hear. So I hope everything goes well.

    Steve, yes to pulling for the NL. And I like the Phillies anyway, my dirty little secret.

  4. 29
    Bubdylan Says:

    *lungs HAVE … said the English major. Oy Maloy.

  5. 30
    Bubdylan Says:

    MAN how I hate to see A-Rod’s happy mug every time I click ESP(NY). I don’t just want the Yanks to lose, I want him to trip over a base and slam his face in the dirt.

    What issues? I’ve no issues.

  6. 31
    Bubdylan Says:

    “Obviously, we know they have very good pitching,” Girardi said of the Angels. “They throw good starters at you. They throw good relievers at you. But I think we’ve gone out of the zone a little bit at times when we’ve had runners in scoring position.”

    See, Bobby. You can criticize your team’s performance without being sh*tty about it. It’s called an honest assessment.

    I’m sorry, but when I hear… you know, managers who don’t act like the ONLY way to lose is to run into bad luck or good pitching …

    I am turning in my entire year of discontent with Bobby Cox at this time. For all he will do in 2010, I am presently disgusted. Yay for us if the Braves win it all in spite of him, win one for the … lost-his-grip…-er

  7. 32
    Bubdylan Says:




    Please, Philly, just sweep them. From the earth.

  8. 33
    Leah Says:

    I agree Bub. I don’t care who wins the NL as long as they can beat the Yankees. But I’d rather it be the Dodgers. I just can’t cheer for the Phils. I don’t think I’m making sense. Go Braves!

  9. 34
    Bubdylan Says:

    Are my posts getting eaten?

  10. 35
    Steve Says:

    Bub – they are being eaten, digested and enjoyed.

    Did you all see this? Good God, can those ESPN guys show some modicum of self-control: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4582846

  11. 36
    Steve Says:

    Read this one instead. It’s much more salacious …

  12. 37
    Tcc Says:

    Steve..yes, I want the Yankees to lose, yes, I want the NL to win the series..I just can’t stand for it to be the Phillies! Go, LA!

  13. 38
    Tcc Says:

    Umm..Go Falcons..

  14. 39
    Bubdylan Says:

    Go Phillies *ducks*

    Roll Tide, while I’m at it. 🙂

  15. 40
    Bubdylan Says:

    You know, it just occured to me that bandwagon sports fans are probably some of the happiest people there are.

    I might do it. At the beginning of each MLB, college football, and NFL season, I might pick about five teams that I think have a great shot at winning a bunch of games, and just pull for those teams until about half of the season’s gone, and then ditch the ones that aren’t holding up well.

    I’ll pick a favorite when it’s getting close to playoffs/ bowl games and, well, there ya go. Happiness on a stick.

    Objections to this idea based on ideas about loyalty will be scoffed at. I’m ahead of my time.

    With Alabama at #1, this is the first time I’ve been rooting for the best team in a sport in a long time (I skipped last season in college FB), and I’d forgotten how fun it is.

    “But,” you say, “it wouldn’t be fun if you just picked a team you’ve never had anything to do with only because they were supposed to have a good season.”

    But I say “bah.” I bet it’s just as fun.

    I’m a Free Agent Fan. The Athletes go where the money is. I go where the wins are. I’m onto something here…

  16. 41
    Tcc Says:

    Bub, as an often exasperated sports fan I see your point and am even ever so slightly inclined to agree. Free Coolaid!!! Ready for a thrill? Pick the Yankees, Phillies, Colts, Saints?!?, Pats, Tide, Gators. Make a wrong choice? Go for the latest sensation! It’s arguably better than a season of misery.

    When I first got into MLB, I was living briefly in Atlanta and went to half a dozen games. I saw Aaron hit his 709th and 713th HR’s. I was hooked, but the Bravos were terrible. As I continued to follow them I decided to also pull for an AL team….Uh, ahem, the Yankees, for the very reason you propose. I really enjoyed the years of Reggie, Munson, Nettles and all. When King George took over I found I couldn’t taste the coolaid anymore and eventually the Braves were perking up. I’m not ashamed to have been a Yankees fan but I know I can only be a Braves fan now.
    And a Clemson fan (let’s not talk about that game please) and a Dolphins fan, speaking of works in progress.

    So, Yeah, but no…sounds fun but I just can’t do it. Er..GO TULSA!!!!

  17. 42
    Bubdylan Says:

    “I saw Aaron hit his 709th and 713th HR’s. ”

    That’s WAY cool. Wow.

    Yeah, I probably won’t get away with it, either. But, damn, it would be nice to think I could never get burned by modern sports’ tendency to crap on the fans. Because, in addition to picking teams with payroll, a Free Agent Fan could pick teams by storylines, favorite coaches, favorite nice-guy players. And then when those elements evaporated from the team and got replaced by unfavorable element, *poof* onto another team full of cool players or whatever.

    Got a player in MLB overcoming adversity? Hey, maybe I’ll pull for his team next year. Bobby Cox’s last year (thinking outside the box here), hey maybe I’ll be a Braves fan this year.

    Gee, the more I think about it…

    Also, in my

  18. 43
    Bubdylan Says:

    Also, in my?

    I have no idea…

  19. 44
    Bubdylan Says:

    p.s. but I wouldn’t pull for the Yankees if they went 160-2

  20. 45
    Tcc Says:

    “I have no idea”

    Neither do I..UTEP just pulled it out and I really don’t give a flip for either team. Go Braves..and ABT!

  21. 46
    Tcc Says:

    And “fork” the Yankess if they were the last team on Earth.

  22. 47
    Steve Says:

    Bub – it sounds good on paper, but the payoff would be unsatisfying in the end. You can’t REALLY enjoy getting something if you didn’t really want it in the first place. Or, to be even more hackneyed, no pain/no gain. The misery you’ve felt over the past years will only lead to more gratification and satisfaction when the Braves win in it all in 2011, in the first year of the Eddie Perez regime.

    The Phillies offense is clearly the only possible worthy foe to the Yankees. C’mon Phils!!!

  23. 48
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, it sounds good on paper, and also deep down in my tender beating, sunburnt sport-heart. If you knew the mental gymnastics I have to complete to make it through a day in my lame-ass life, you wouldn’t doubt that I could pull off a bandwagon sports life with 100% conviction.

    Goooo … uh…. team. Go team!

    (I’m not REALLY leaving the Braves, if anyone cares…)

    G’night Leah. Hope your silence isn’t flu related.

  24. 49
    Bubdylan Says:

    p.s. Steve, yes on Eddie Perez. Like that idea.

  25. 50
    Leah Says:

    *cough cough sniff sigh sneeze*

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