Dakota and Gemma have been wrong about basically every postseason prediction they've made so far. But that's OK! They're happy for the Nationals and can't wait to see if the Astros or Yankees will triumph. They discuss the vanquished Cardinals' best stadium food, postseason stadium atmosphere and answer a listener's question about baseball's hottest manager.
Do champagne celebrations ever get boring? After all, by the time a team gets to the World Series, they've done at least three. Gemma and Dakota propose levels of celebration (yes, 'pizza party' is one of the levels). They also discuss the best-dressed postseason teams, wonder if Kevin Kiermaier really is baseball's hottest player and break down the Division Series games they went to.
Gemma is in Los Angeles for the NLDS, so Dakota is joined by Michael Clair this week - which is good, because his favorite player Yandy Diaz went off in the AL Wild Card Game. The two also discussed Tommy Pham's wild baseball tattoo, Nationals Park's insane crowd energy, and why Billy Beane's stuff just doesn't work in the postseason.
This week, Dakota and Gemma explore baseball outside of the Major Leagues. They delve in to Beep Baseball, a version of the game for the visually impaired, and learn about sandlot baseball in Austin, perhaps the chillest form of the sport ever played. They also talk about hot dogs around the country and make outlandish postseason predictions.
Dakota is back from Philly, but sadly he did not take the time away to grow a Mike Fiers-esque weird beard. Gemma encourages him to take more risks with his facial hair. They also discuss playing spoiler in October and a recent trip to Staten Island to watch a baseball game from a bat boy's point of view.
Dakota is away in Philadelphia, so Gemma and Michael are teaming up this week. They break down which MLB mascot would clean up in the hypothetical mascot Olympics, talk about the weirdest baseball superstitions and explain how Pete ripping off his shirt is a metaphor for Mets fans shedding their anxiety.
Dakota believes the Phanatic is obviously a bird. Gemma thinks there's nothing obvious about it. They discuss the Phanatic's mysterious Galapagos origin, and just fight about it a lot. They also wonder if you should boo someone on your own team, and predict who will do the Body Issue next year.
Christian Yelich did The Body Issue, and Dakota and Gemma think that makes him more of a role model than ever before. They especially support his decision to tell Body Issue-shamers to relax. They also discuss the Padres Rickrolling Red Sox fans and dissect Bryce Harper's new baby's name.
Gemma went to the Little League Classic, and she tells Dakota about watching it from a forklift. They also talk about the magic of seeing baseball up close, an MLB version of the classic video game "NBA Jam" and share their favorite videos from Cut4's new YouTube channel. Oh yes, Cut4's on YouTube now and you can find it at youtube.com/cut4.
Dakota and Gemma congratulate Yasiel Puig on becoming a US citizen, and get extremely excited for 2020's "Field of Dreams." They also support Tiffany Haddish in her quest to date Giancarlo Stanton and wonder if we're in the peak age of baseball player attractiveness.
Dakota is back, and he and Gemma celebrate by deciding once and for all if the Astros are the heroes or villains of the 2019 season. They also talk about the improbable story of the guy who got signed by the A's after throwing one really fast pitch, choose their favorite new Players' Weekend nicknames and remind everyone how cool Yankees fan Justice Sonia Sotomayor is.
Another Trade Deadline, another fan base that gets to bask in the glory of the Yasiel Puig Experience. Gemma and Chris list all the reasons why they're thrilled for the city of Cleveland - but mostly for Francisco Lindor. They also discuss how well Marcus Stroman will fit in New York (hint: very), Jeff McNeil's very eventful week and the fashion legend that is Pablo Sandoval.
Minnesota and New York spent 5+ hours putting on a Shakespearean drama. Gemma and Chris break down just how exhausted they are in the aftermath, as well as how worried (or not) our resident Yankees fan is about facing the Twins in October. They also discuss the art of being the clubhouse DJ, A-Rod and J-Lo and the exploits of an 8-year-old baseball hero.
Gemma went to Cleveland for the All-Star Game and has a lot to tell Dakota about it. They discuss the red carpet, the Media Day blitz and the greatest Home Run Derby of all time. They also choose the best victory song in the league.
The Home Run Derby is mere days away, and there are still two slots left to be filled. Michael and Gemma think Josh Bell's dad should take one of them and prove that he's the most jacked baseball dad of all time. They also discuss the London Series, the dreamiest baseball stars you're not paying enough attention to and the greatest baseball/food video game of all time.
With the All-Star Game right around the corner, Dakota and Gemma share their respective ballots and talk about why their ASG voting choices are objectively the best ones. They also discuss Max Scherzer's incredible broken-nosed pitching performance and get dewy-eyed about Chase Utley and Mac from "It's Always Sunny" finally having that catch. Lastly, they get excited for the London Series even though they're extremely confused by the planned mascot race.
Once again, Braves mascot Blooper orchestrated a scheme to steal a notable player's entire fortune. Bryce Harper was his latest target, so Dakota and Gemma wonder when he'll strike again. They also discuss team-based tattoos, the M's fan who tried to catch a home run ball with no understanding of physics and an indie league team's … unusual promotional jersey.
What's the most athletic number in sports? Is it even possible to answer that question? This week, Dakota and Gemma try their best. They also talk about Keith Hernandez's Tesla, Jay-Z's deep involvement with the 2009 Yankees and if it's ever OK to bunt to break up a no-hitter.
How many "Trevor Tinders" are there in phones across the world? It turns out there's at least one in the 2019 MLB Draft pool. This week, Dakota and Gemma choose their favorite names from the Draft, discuss Rougned Odor's attempt to turn baseball pants into … baseball mini-jodhpurs? and wonder about the legitimacy of Yankee Stadium's Jumbotron race.
MLB players are athletes … and so are their dads. Dakota and Gemma debate which MLB father's biceps are the biggest (it's got to be Earl Stroman's), break down Rajai Davis' Uber ride from Triple-A to the big league club and discuss Daniel Norris's many exciting interests. They also rename MLB stadiums to honor their teams' most iconic players