I don’t know if you’re paying attention to this, but Trevor Story just put together the strongest week of the season with an ISO of 0.760. We talked about this a bit last week, but it’s basically a measure of how often you hit for extra bases. The MLB average is 0.114. The MLB career record is like .350. The equivalent would be a guy hitting .800 for a week. As for me, it’s just as impressive as an ISO .760 and I don’t care who tells me it’s stupid. Shout out to Trevor Story for putting the Red Sox on his back.
And again, I know I was wrong to say the Red Sox were dead. I have already admitted it.
So don’t come shit down my throat now that they’re hot. As I transition into the national baseball scene, it would be nice if you gave me some space to calibrate. Not everything is a finished product.
On that front, we have a big show tomorrow morning with Kevin Guasman. I’m absolutely jumping out of my shorts right now for the interview to drop because it’s honestly and simply so good. Two guys who know how to dominate the pitching rubber shit by going back and forth and obviously nice to have Jake sitting on it too.
We still have 24 hours before it goes out. To prepare, I highly recommend jumping on the Tuesday morning show. We do shorter episodes at the start of the week to get you up and running over the weekend. And then we come back on Thursdays with longer, deeper conversations with baseball guys. Miles Teller. Joe West. And now Kevin Gausman. The guest list is growing nicely and I know the next few weeks will match that.
So check out Tuesday’s show to keep the momentum going. Some highlights:
– Weekly rewards for talking about the hottest guys in baseball
– Saber Fuckin’ Metrics where we talk advanced stat like virgins trying to get laid
– We play golf with Shane Victorino in Hawaii. It’s a real sentence.
– Jake’s son is recruited into the National Travel Teams. He is 10 years old.
– The Mets are a team of destiny, no matter how embarrassing last night’s loss was
– WE HAVE GOODS COMING
Discover the show and we will continue to improve. It’s a fair trade.
Shane Victorino wins Bald of the Week. I wanted to say this earlier, but we’re already deep here guys, so work with me. We’re giving the award to Shane because he’s a lovely dude who’s super bald and he also commented on our IG posts last week. So it was just a real solid opportunity to recognize a bald guy in the community and give him so much love. So we did just that, and then he turned around and invited us to Hawaii to hang out and play some golf. On your behalf, I said yes. I know the flight is long and I’m not too comfortable in perfect weather on perfect beaches. But I’ll suck it up and do my best to create decent content while playing golf with Shane Victorino in Hawaii. Someone has to and it might as well be me.
The drop in merchandising is going to be interesting. I could be the first Barstool blogger to serve as an official intermediary between MLB players and our merchandising team. I’m happy to be that guy. Don’t miss the Kevin Gausman episode. I’ll just say that.