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Over But Low 5 – Where the pig is on fire

Posted: July 6, 2013 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Podcast

Music by @lathandplaster
Parent Podcast found here: http://worldseriesdreaming.com/category/podcast/
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overbutlow

Music by @lathandplaster
Parent Podcast found here: http://worldseriesdreaming.com/category/podcast/
Direct download: Here

  • Best division in baseball
  • SPOILERS, it’s the AL East
  • Blue Jays are comin’ on back
  • So is Jose Reyes
  • Dodgers, also surging
  • Yasiel Puig appreciation
  • Youth revolution in baseball
  • BREAK
  • Late night food habits
  • We love late night Mexican…food. Mexican food
  • WHITE HOT WHITE SOX TALK
  • They are selling
  • Everyone except for Paul Konerko and Chris Sale
  • They should try to trade those two guys tho
  • Expected returns
  • Chris Davis is on that deer antler shit
  • BAI GUIZE

Over But Low 3

Posted: June 23, 2013 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Podcast
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Music by @lathandplaster
Parent Podcast found here: http://worldseriesdreaming.com/2013/06/23/dreamcast-20-2-i-have-started-the-recording-process/

  • “Hour long talk about eating food out of helmets”
  • Chris Davis is destroying the world
  • Baltimore Orioles talk? Baltimore Orioles talk
  • Top candidates to come back to earth
  • Clay Buchholz? Yeah that won’t last
  • Carlos Gomez? Nah son
  • Chicago shortstops suck this year
  • White Sox salvage a game in Houston
  • 2005 Memories
  • La leyenda de Paul Konerko
  • Once again, #WEIRDFOOD
  • BAI GUIZE

Over But Low II

Posted: June 12, 2013 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Podcast
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Music by @lathandplaster
Parent Podcast found here: worldseriesdreaming.com/2013/06/12/dr…cast-chc-cha/

That big ass Dodgers-Diamondbacks fight
Yasiel Puig eats fastballs for dinner
Who ya got in basebrawls?
Does anything good happen for the White Sox when they play Toronto?
White Sox draft talks
What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten out of a helmet?
BAI EVERYONE

Over But Low 1

Posted: June 5, 2013 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Podcast
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GUESS WHO’S BACK GUYS

Andy and Moe make their comeback with special guest Rice Cube.

We talk:

  • Chicago White Sox and the Mariners play the longest game in podcast history
  • Emergency White Sox pitchers
  • Depressing baseball talk
  • Jeff Manto broke all of them
  • Especially Adam Dunn
  • Break
  • Rebuild it already
  • Jake Peavy is broken :’-(
  • DRAFT SPEAK
  • We or they?
  • Courtney Hawkins love
  • TRADEZ THEM ALL
  • Even Chris Sale tho?
  • BAI

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by: Mauricio Rubio Jr.
email: mr@99sportsproblems.com
twitter: @MRubio52

It is said that what is called the Spirit of an Age is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world’s coming to an end. In the same way, a single year does not have just spring or summer. A single day, too, is the same. For this reason, although one would like to change today’s world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.

-Hagakure

When things end I become introspective and I begin to asses what I really learned from any experience I have that comes to an end. In relationships I find that at the end of them I learn more about myself than I would have expected. When a job/internship has ended for me in the past the things I take away from them always carry over to the next job.

It is this way for me in all things. And so, now that the baseball season has ended, I wonder in the aftermath of an ugly World Series sweep what did I learn about baseball this year? Are there things that we can collectively take away as Chicago baseball fans that we can carry into 2013 and beyond?

Ohhh fuck yeah there are.

As a Chicago Cubs fan I’m used to baseball failure. There have been times where I’ve hated this game, times where I’ve given up hope in ever seeing another serious title threat on Chicago’s north side.

The lesson I learned in 2012 that I feel was most important, and what I’ll carry over into 2013, is a genuine love for the game again. When Theo Epstein went up to that podium and announced a long term rebuilding that would include the complete gutting of the current team a switch was flipped in my head.

Suddenly the immediate empty wins and losses of the present didn’t matter. Sean Marshall being dealt to the Reds didn’t matter. Trading Maholm and Dempster and a host of other players didn’t matter. Instead what mattered to me as a Chicago Cubs fan was the long term health of the organization as it invests in young ball players to become contenders once again.

We aren’t talking about a short term spending spree that inhibits a long run of success. We are talking about becoming the Braves, the Yankees, the Texas Rangers even.

We are talking about a plan that is attempting to secure the long term future of the Chicago Cubs. That’s fucking awesome.

And so I let go of W’s and L’s, and I embraced the fluidity of Starlin Castro’s fielding mechanics, Anthony Rizzo’s short compact swing that projects to have genuine pop, Jeff Samardzija’s new found command and pitching mechanics.

You know what else I embraced? Paul Konerko’s approach to At Bats. Chris Sale’s wind up and how it creates positive momentum to the plate, creating odd angles and fusing it with great stuff. I embraced Bryce Harper’s violent swing, Mike Trout’s tantalizing skill set, Miggy’s bat which combines control and power in a beautiful fusion of arms and hips and legs. I embraced the Orioles improbable, stat defying run, the Oakland A’s getting white hot at the end, the Nationals rise to prominence, Mike Morse and his Hulk-like swing.

I embraced all of it, and through that I found a new way to love this game.

For Cubs fans I urge you to understand that they will not be relevant for some time. I urge my fellow Cubs fans to drop the old habits and begin to understand that they aren’t chasing short term wins, they are chasing long term trophies. We fans need to understand that we aren’t out of the rebuild yet, and it’s time to stop pining for band aids like Josh Hamilton and the like. You’re making us all look stupid and we don’t like it.

For the White Sox fans I hope you never squander another season like 2012 again. Baseball is quite an enjoyable sport in person, made even more so when you have a Cy Young candidate and a genuinely fun team to watch on the field. What they did as a collective was nothing short of impressive, and even though they did not close it out and make the playoffs they gave you 3-4 months of baseball bliss and struggled to sell out weekend home games.

And so, baseball ends. Kind of. You see, I’ll still be watching baseball in one form or another over the next few months. Caribbean ball, the WBC, all that good stuff? It’s still coming up. Over the next few months, starting in Nov. I’ll be ranking my personal Top 100 for 2013, the MLB players that I think will have the most impact in the coming year. For me, baseball will continue in a manner, but it is taking a much needed break.

The end is important in all things.

 

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by: Mauricio Rubio Jr.
email: mr@99sportsproblems.com
twitter: @MRubio52

A brief summary and look ahead at the 2013 World Series.

Andycast 1.0

Posted: October 18, 2012 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Columns, Podcast
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In this Andycast, Andy updates us on the playoffs. From his Toliet.

TBLcast 1.1

Posted: October 17, 2012 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Columns, Podcast, Through Both Lenses
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In today’s minicast I talk about Justin Verlander and misconception.

TBLcast .9

Posted: October 16, 2012 by Mauricio Rubio Jr. in Columns, Podcast, Through Both Lenses
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In this minicast I discuss the 2012 White Sox and their bleak looking future.