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Tools of Ignorance
Just two handsome young men talking about baseball.
Episode 16: Silk
March 24, 2013 06:42 PM PDT
In this edition of the Tools of Ignorance podcast, Jonah and Hudson preview the Cleveland Indians, Miami Marlins, and Boston Red Sox. There's also some discussion of Carleton University's powerhouse basketball program. And Robinson Cano. It's a good episode.Episode 15: Glen Perkins...Litrally The Best Closer On The Minnesota Twins
March 05, 2013 07:56 AM PST
In the fifteenth edition of the Tools of Ignorance podcast Jonah and Hudson discuss the Minnesota Twins, highlighting some key storylines for 2013 and discussing some of their top prospects.
As is often the case, the conversation derails, and the TOI duo discusses players who they share first names with. Hudson grades out his present handsomeness tool.Episode 14: Rockin' the 'Stache
February 27, 2013 06:06 PM PST
Jonah and Hudson continue their team previews with a discussion about the Colorado Rockies, offering a few thoughts on the club's chances for 2013.
After the Rockies preview, the handsome young guys talk about Zack Greinke's comments about the economic reasons for his signing with the Dodgers, then they finish with a discussion about Russell "Suddenly-A-Shortstop" Martin's decision to opt out of the World Baseball Classic for a completely ridiculous reason.Episode 13: My Mouth is Immaculate
February 22, 2013 05:51 PM PST
Lucky number 13! On this installment of the Tools of Ignorance podcast, Hudson and Jonah preview the Cubs, looking at some of their additions (Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva), chatting about a few of their up-and-coming prospects.Episode 12: Naturally Elevated Levels of Testosterone
February 21, 2013 06:06 PM PST
Jonah and Hudson begin their series of 2013 previews, opening with a discussion about the Houston Astros, who you can be reasonably expected to endure a tough season. After the Astros preview, the duo, inspired by this week's Lineup Card at Baseball Prospectus, discusses a couple of their favorite moves of the offseason.Episode 11: The Coca-Cola of Baseball Podcasts
February 20, 2013 09:54 AM PST
"Guess who's back, back again
We're back! You're welcome. Today we announce some changes to the format of the show (first five minutes), discuss some the comments made by Rays' left-hander David Price (5:45), chat about all this Biogenesis stuff (13:23) and drugs in beisbol. Then, for our main event, we chatted with Jason Martinez (Follow him on Twitter!) of MLBDepthCharts (23:42).
With Jason, we discussed the Tigers' closer job, the curious case of Kyle Lohse, and the difficult decisions that the Rangers will have to make after spring training.Episode 10: You Have To Be Careful With Eggnog
December 22, 2012 10:51 AM PST
In spite of what all the oddsmakers predicted, the Tools of Ignorance podcast has reached its 10th episode! On this week's show, you can hear Jonah and Hudson react to all the latest moves, including the Pirates' signing of Francisco Liriano, the Cubs' signings of Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva, the Jason Vargas-Kendrys Morales swap between the Mariners and Angels, and AJ Pierzynski's deal with the Rangers.
Grantland's Jonah Keri was gracious enough to give us a few minutes of his time, and he talks a little bit about the R.A. Dickey trade and his Montreal Expos book. Be sure to check out all of Jonah's work!
If you like the tunes you hear in between segments, check out The Mondays! You can follow Jonah (@jonah8264) and Hudson (@hudsonbelinsky) on the Twitter, and send all your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!Episode 9: Responding To Rogaine's Baseball-Related Questions
December 14, 2012 05:23 PM PST
Another smash hit! In the ninth edition of the Tools of Ignorance podcast you'll hear breakdowns of all the latest trades and signings, and a special guest appearance by SI.com's Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe), who talks about his JAWS system, how it works, and how some Hall-of-Fame eligible players hold up. Huge thanks to Jay for coming on the show!
As always, you can follow Jonah (@jonah8264) and Hudson (@hudsonbelinsky) on the Twitter. You can send your burning questions to email@example.com. If you like the music you hear on this week's show, be sure to check out The Mondays.
We hope you enjoy the show and thanks for listening!Episode 8: Could You Imagine If I Picked Up Twilight?
December 05, 2012 07:42 PM PST
Jonah and Hudson are at it again! In Episode 8 they break down all the recent moves across the league, weighing in on Alex Rodriguez's hip injury, the Giants' spending spree, David Wright's extension, and the RA Dickey trade talk.
In the final segment of the show, Jonah and Hudson discuss Jason Grilli for over ten minutes, then talk about Jonah's super awesome nugget of news, Hudson's piece on Canadian baseball ($), and their exposures to sabermetrics.
As always, check out The Mondays if you like the tunes between segments. And be sure to send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org! Whether it's a question about bears, beets, or Battlestar Galactica, we encourage you to send it in.Episode 7: Cool, Cool
December 02, 2012 07:08 AM PST
Jonah and Hudson are back! This week, you hear the tools of ignorance discuss all the major moves in baseball and how they affect the clubs involved. So you'll get Jonah's and Hudson's takes on the Jays-Marlins mega-trade, BJ Upton's contract with the Braves, the Walden-Hanson deal, the returns of Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera, and Russell Martin's latest contract.
Next week's show promises to be a lot more guest-heavy, as Hudson and Jonah break down the Winter Meetings. If you've got any ideas for discussion points or questions, you can send your emails to email@example.com.
This week's music comes to you again courtesy of The Mondays! Be sure to check out their website for updates on the band!
In a complicated world of baseball analysis, often times the most enjoyable approach is one of ignorance. Jonah Birenbaum and Hudson Belinsky bring you a casual approach to baseball analysis, shielding you from overanalysis, and attempting to make this great game even more fun. This show is designed to stimulate intriguing conversation, mostly related to baseball.
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