Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

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Episode 96: Geoff Petersen FTW

April 14, 2010

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Corey and Lou tackle the world-saving iPad, Craig Ferguson’s new
robot sidekick, the NCAA grows way too big?, plus your
Pirates-will-lose-100-games MLB preview. (Recorded April 7, 2010)

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Endless hours of fun with the Gus Johnson Soundboard!!

GO GO GADGET DISCUSSION
(Tech Talk)
The iPad is out…and already fucked up
Mom sued by son for Facebook harassment posting
Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show take sidekicks to a whole new level

TEXTUAL HEALING with Big Louie Smooth (from TextsFromLastNight.com)
Big Louie Smooth checks in and checks up on those who may have had a little too much fun on Spring Break

SPORTS CORNER:

MLB 2010 Preview: Will the Pirates still suck the big one? And will Corey care?

THE BUCKET SHOOTOUT (Sports Stories, Take Two)
The NCAA Tournament to 96 teams? Will BUCKET University get an invite?

THE BARF BAG (from ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com)
Today’s special is either the greatest or most disgusting sandwich ever: KFC’s Double Down

COREY’S MONEY SHOT for cash and prizes
Chances are Lou blew the “Lou Ton” yet again…can Corey pick him up with a “Clayton Century?” (probably not)

PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK:
“Around the World” by Kalliope (Ariel Publicity)

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:

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Episode 73: Oktoberfest

October 2, 2009

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In this episode, Lou rails again stupid laws, and defends a babysitter.
Plus, Kanye West strikes again for chicken, Saturn bites the bullet,
cheesy pickup lines rule, NHL season preview, and the worst 100 movies
of the decade! (Direct MP3 link … Recorded Oct. 1, 2009)

206-337-9910 is the new BUCKET line number … call the show today, let us know your thoughts!

TODAY’s NEWSWIRE

Babysitting crossing guard now illegal in Michigan.
Kanye strikes again for charity!
The end of GM’s Saturn cars
Girls love the cheesy pickup lines from men

LOU’s SOLILOQUY OF THE WEEK:
Weird and/or stupid laws

SKYMALL ITEM OF THE WEEK:
The Peanuts Yard Nativity Set ($279.99)

POPCORN BUCKET
Rotten Tomatoes worst 100 films of the decade … discuss!
THE CUBE is coming to Fox!!
Is ABC’s “Modern Family” any good?
Dancing with the Stars update

TEXTUAL HEALING WITH BIG LOUIE SMOOTH
http://TextsfromLastNight.com

SPORTS CORNER
NHL season preview: Who’s taking the Cup
Does baseball need full instant replay?

PRIMATE UPDATE

Monkey Suits!!

PODSAFE SONG OF THE WEEK:
“Whiskey in the Jar” by Bill Gorgan’s Goat (link on Music Alley)

REGULARLY FEATURED MUSIC and MEDIA:

“Textual Healing, with Big Louie Smooth” theme: “Instrumental R&B” by Christopher Wright (Music Alley profile)

“Rap-sterpiece Theater with Sir Louis Dee III” theme: “Quartet No. 4” by Sinfonia Electronique (Music Alley link)

“SkyMall item of the week” theme: “Planning for the Routine” by Leaving Richmond (Music Alley profile)

Sports Corner Theme: “Dodging Buses” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

Primate Update Theme: “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller (Music Alley profile)

The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith. Old theme too!

All podsafe artists/music are courtesy of IODA Promonet and Music Alley.

SUPPORT INDIE MUSIC!! Know of a great podsafe/indy artist we should feature? Let us know at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com!

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PROMO: Obama, beer, the ladies and you! (:45)

August 17, 2009

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PROMO: Obama, beer, the ladies and you! (:45)

New BUCKET co-host Louie Dee explains why he’s pro-Obama, because he’s just “one of the guys”.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith .

For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

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PROMO: Louie Dee and Sully (:40)

August 14, 2009

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PROMO: Louie Dee and Sully (:40)

New BUCKET co-host Louie Dee gets a little hot under the collar. This time, it’s about Fox News and multiple comparisons to Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s STORIES:
Freak mid-air collision over the Hudson River kills nine (NY Post)

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith.

For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

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Mini-sode 2: Corey leaves the Pirates’ ship!

August 6, 2009

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MINI-SODE 2: COREY LEAVES THE PIRATES’ SHIP

After watching in agony at a flurry of trades that sent two popular players away for cost-saving reasons, and living through 17 years of futility and losing seasons, Corey wants a new team to cheer for, and he wants YOU to help him choose his new team.

Visit Auction 120453724410 on eBay to bid on Corey’s fan allegiances, plus his favorite Pirates jersey and ballcap. 10% of the proceeds goes to the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s efforts to fight cancer.

NEW EPISODES OF BUCKET begin August 21!!  Here’s the linkage, BUCKETheads!!

TODAY’s MUSIC:
The new BUCKET Remix theme composed and performed by The Geoff Smith.
For more on the show, visit http://www.BUCKETRemix.com!!

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Hanging it up on the Pirates … for a price

July 29, 2009
Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

Sid Bream beats the tag, and starts the longest losing streak in pro sports history.

The 1992 NLCSPittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves. Game 7.

One of the worst nights of my life.  And I remember it like yesterday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, after two years of NLCS flameouts, were just one strike away from the World Series.

Then, Francisco Cabrera’s hit off Stan Belinda found the outfield … one run scores to tie the game … and Barry Bonds (the non-juiced variety) fails to throw out a gimp-legged Sid Bream at the plate for the winning run.

And the Bucco Blues began for the City of Pittsburgh … the “Outfield of Dreams” (Bonilla, Van Slyke, Bonds) broke up to free agency in the offseason, key pitchers departed as well. And the team was great no more.

After years of rooting for the Pirates as a youngster with my grandfather, and seeing many great NL East rivalry games at Three Rivers Stadium, my heart was crushed by “The Slide” in the NLCS. Little did I know that the pain of that loss would linger still today.

Since that ’92 NLCS game, the Pirates have failed to make the NLCS or World Series, much less the playoffs!  The 16-year losing streak — tying a record in professional sports — will most undoubtedly end this year with the Buccos setting a new record for futility with their 17th under-.500 season. They will be lucky not to lose 100 games.

Today, the Pirates traded away two of my long-time favorite players — defensive wizards SS Jack Wilson, and 2B Freddy Sanchez — for a flurry of prospects. Earlier this season, the fan base nearly rioted as all-star CF Nate McLouth was shipped away. And 1B Andy LaRoche was dealt as well last week.

Again, for prospects, just as the Pirates had done in past seasons with present/future stars like Jason Bay, Brian Giles, Jason Kendall, Aramis Ramirez, and the like.  The Pirates will enter 2010 with the lowest payroll in the majors — $30 Million. Disgusting!!

It pains me so much to see the Pirates, who have five World Series championships in their storied history and play in one of the most beautiful ballparks in the world, to have front-office management that suffer from “small market syndrome” and ownership that refuse to spend the money necessary to compete in a questionably-good NL Central division.

So today, I am doing the previously unthinkable…

I am done with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
I am putting up my baseball team allegiances to the highest bidder. On eBay.

While I still remain faithful to Pittsburgh’s other championship teams, the 2009 NFL Champion Steelers and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Penguins, I can no longer support a baseball team that refuses to respect its fan base in the blatant manner the Pirates’ management does. To perform the way they do is a stain on the City of Champions and a slap in the face to the hard-working people and identity of Pittsburgh.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

My Pirates jersey and cap. All for sale, along with my allegiances.

So, since eBay does not allow an auction of something “intangible” like fan allegiances … I am including in this auction the tangible items that symbolize my Pirates’ support for the past 24 years: My authentic Pirates jersey (with CLAYTON and 33 on the back, my name and number) and my authentic Pirates New Era 50/50 cap, size 8.

In an effort to wash away the failure of the Pirates (and to help fund my upcoming wedding to my beautiful bride-to-be this October, which makes this sacrifice even more personal), I am offering my fan allegiance to ANY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL TEAM in the United States, currently in the major, minor or independent leagues.

I ask the following of the winner of this auction. In order to properly embrace the team of their choosing, I ask that they promptly:

1. Provide a fitted ballcap — size 8 — of the team I’m to support. Will wear it proudly.
2. Provide some sort of t-shirt or jersey with the team’s logo to wear in photos for the Internet. (Size 3XL or equivalent)

As a new fan of the winning bidder’s team, I will do the following:

1. Learn the team’s history, players’ names/postitions and season statistics. I will also follow the team’s parent club(s), if any.
2. Follow their games via Internet on team’s Web sites and/or other sports sources
3. Try to attend as many games as possible, within given geographic constraints.
4. Include a weekly segment/update on my podcast (at http://www.BUCKETremix.com) about the team’s progress through the season.

As a charitable donation to the city that has given us so many non-baseball championship moments as of late, 10% of the final auction price will be donated to the Mario Lemieux Foundation, who helps fund such much-needed research in the fight against cancer, which my grandfather (an avid Pirates fan) passed away from.

The auction begins Wednesday, August 5 at Noon PDT on eBay. Click here for a link to the auction.

More details will be given about the winning team on BUCKET, my podcast, during its re-debut August 21st. (subscribe here). Updates on the progress of the auction will be displayed on the BUCKET Twitter account at http://twitter.com/MyBUCKET.

Any questions about this auction should be directed to Corey at BUCKETRemix(at)gmail.com. He will reply as soon as possible.

Im sorry, Parrot!

I'm sorry, Parrot!

And may the Pirate Parrot have mercy on my soul…