Our inaugural podcast kicks off with our theme music ("Utopia Freeway" by the Wayne Wilentz Trio), and Lisa and Wayne issue their mission statement. Something like "we have no clue what we are doing, and hope you don't care". A quick summation of how each podcast will be put together ensues.
At about 7:30 we begin our "Bagels and Boxscores" discussion, which recreates a typical morning melee at our breakfast table. Usually we talk about recent developments in the game, how my roto team is doing (Lisa tuning out at that point). This episode features our discussion of the Yankees spending binge, and how the Mets, Red Sox and Rays have responded. We do tend to go on and on, so you can just fast forward through this section at first yawn.
At 26:15 (see I told you we went on and on) Lisa interviews Florida Marlins head of Player Development Dan Jennings. This was recorded right after the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in 2008, so Dan and Lisa address the Rule 5, its importance, how the Marlins virtually stole Dan Uggla in a previous draft, and who of interest went in the 2008 draft.
Break Music at 34:15...our daughter, 18 year old pheenom, indie-musician Dana Jasmine singing and playing her song ,"The Benefit".
At 35:45 Lisa conducts our 1st trivia contest, with two chances to win Baseball Honeymoon apparel and goodies.
Bill Heid, aka "Curly W" opines about the noise in contemporary ballparks at 39:35, in his always interesting, highly entertaining "Andy Roonistic" monologue. This, of course, relates directly to our Top 5 list (see below).
Break Music at 41:15, Dana Jasmine performing her song "Anyone But You".
42:40 starts our Top 5 lists. This show features our Top 5 Resolutions for Baseball, both Majors and Minors. Lisa has some people who need to be recognized, and some ideas about how players can help the littler guys. Wayne would like some rules changes and a faster game, PLEASE!
We close it out at 57:20 with Lisa apologizing profusely for our transgressions, with a promise that things will only get better. She then beseeches the listeners to give us feedback, and let us know if they have any ideas for stuff they would like us to say and do on the podcast.
Closing music; Dana Jasmine sings her composition, "Hardball".