Nick Friar

Seams Legit

Seams Legit


Red Sox writer Nick Friar is joined by his college teammate Mike Trucco to bring you a new look and fresh reactions to everything baseball.


Sports & Recreation


S2E6: Pitchers + Catchers and 92 Indians v. 00 Diamondbacks

Feb 14, 2019 01:05:28


0:00-16:21— News: —MadBum hates openers (Lopez doesn't understand the logic behind an opener —Pitchers and Catchers have reported! —Philadelphia locked up Aaron Nola 16:22-END— 2Legit: 1992 Indians (Lopez) v. 2000 Diamondbacks (Friar) Vote for who you think won the debate on either Twitter (@SeamsLegitPOD) or Facebook! We're also on insta @seamslegitpod

S2E5: Harper to Giants? Rule Changes & '85 Royals v '15 O's

Feb 7, 2019 00:58:11


00:00-24:21—News... --Bryce Harper has been linked to the San Francisco Giants. --Major League Baseball is discussing rule changes: 1. Universal DH 2. Pitchers have to face a minimum of 3 hitters upon entering the game 24:22-END—2Legit: 1985 Royals (Lopez) v. 2015 Orioles (Friar) Vote on Twitter (@SeamsLegitPOD) or on Facebook (Search Seams Legit Podcast)

S2E4: Pollock, Strickland & Budget Draft (ft. Bonds+Griffey)

Jan 31, 2019 01:00:29


0:00 - 12:20 — News: AJ Pollock to the Dodgers, Hunter Strickland to the Mariners, Greg Holland to the Diamondbacks, Whit Merrifield contract extension and Jenrry Mejia to the Red Sox...wait, what? 12:21 - END — 2Legit: Budget draft! Drafting players on a $33 budget from the last 30 years. Includes Barry Bonds, Mike Trout, Ken Griffey Junio, A-Rod, Clayton Kershaw, Mariano Rivera, and A TON MORE. (Includes a HUGE Bonds v. Griffey fight.) Decide who's team was better by voting on Twitter @SeamsLegitPOD or on Facebook by searching "Seams Legit". (We're also on Insta @seamslegitpod.)

S2E3: Mariano Unanimous, MLB moves & 97 Angels v 07 Phillies

Jan 24, 2019 00:40:43


0:00 - 9:51: News— -Drew Pomeranz to the Giants -Sonny Gray to the Reds -HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS 9:52 - END: 2Legit— 2007 Angels (Lopez) v. 2007 Phillies (Friar) Vote on on 2Legit on Twitter and Facebook @SeamsLegitPOD! We're on Insta @SeamsLegitPOD, too!

S2E2: Harper, Machado, Grandal & 83 Dodgers v. 06 Twins

Jan 17, 2019 01:21:40


0:00 - 2:56: Intro 2:57 - 23:40: News— -John Wetteland...WOW -Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Kuechel and the Phillies -Manny Machado and the White Sox -Yasmani Grandal standing up for all catchers 23:41 - END: 2Legit—1983 Dodgers (Lopez) v. 2006 Twins (Friar) Vote on 2Legit on Twitter and Facebook @SeamsLegitPOD!! We on insta, too! @SeamsLegitPOD on there, too!

Herrera, Robertson and '01 Cardinals v. '96 Mariners

Jan 8, 2019 01:00:59


0:00-4:51 — Intro 4:52-19:40 — News (Kelvin Herrera, David Robertson and more) 19:41-22:08 — Finally establishing "2Legit" as the new segment name and setting the new ground rules 22:09-END — 2Legit: 2001 St. Louis Cardinals (Lopez) vs. 1996 Seattle Mariners (Friar) Be sure to vote for who you think won on Twitter (@SeamsLegitPOD)!!

Tulo rumors, Harvey to LA, Brantley to HOU, Russo v La Russa

Dec 21, 2018


Start-10:39—News: Lopez called Tulo to the Pirates and it could happen! Addressing Matt Harvey to the Angels and Michael Brantley to the Astros 10:39-End—Hall of Fame nonsense, which also led to a Chris "Mad Dog" Russo v. Tony La Russa argument.

Tulo rumors, Harvey to LA, Brantley to HOU, Russo v La Russa

Dec 21, 2018 00:35:34


Start-10:39—News: Lopez called Tulo to the Pirates and it could happen! Addressing Matt Harvey to the Angels and Michael Brantley to the Astros 10:39-End—Hall of Fame nonsense, which also led to a Chris "Mad Dog" Russo v. Tony La Russa argument.

MLB Hot Stove, Manny Machado, '03 Tigers v. '13 Astros

Dec 18, 2018 00:55:08


0:58 - 19:09: So many moves from the Winter Meetings and just after. JA Happ is a Yankee again, Andrew McCutchen is a Philly, and there are at least a dozen more moves that need addressing. 19:10 - 29:12: Where will Manny Machado go and Craig Kimbrel's market 29:13 - 32:39: Spitballing ideas for the new segment's title...again 32:40-END: 2003 Tigers v. 2013 Astros in a battle of "who would LOSE?"

Robinson Cano, Patrick Corbin, Paul Goldschmidt & more

Dec 6, 2018 00:57:38


News: Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to the Mets. What's next for Seattle? Patrick Corbin to D.C. How ya doing, Yankees fans? Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis. (0:00-22:14). Figuring out a better name for the new segment (22:17-27:19). 1995 Atlanta Braves (Lopez) v. 2016 Chicago Cubs (Friar) (27:20-END)

Donaldson, Cano, Bumgarner, and a Seams Legit special

Nov 29, 2018 01:07:22


0:00-3:34 Intro to guest host, former Division 1st baseman for San Jose State, Matt Lopez 3:35-22:28 MLB News: Josh Donaldson to Braves, Mets chaos with Robinson Cano and Noah Syndergaard, and the Giants are apparently listening to offers on Madison Bumgarner?! 22:29-END Seams Legit Special (still workshopping the segment name): 2002-2014 Giants v. 2004-2018 Red Sox Vote who won the Seams Legit Special on Twitter @SeamsLegitPOD

MVP, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, ROY

Nov 16, 2018 00:35:20


Major League Baseball's awards have been made official. Time to a look at what went right and what went wrong. Plus, something random that led to explaining why Red Sox fans of a certain age should never like Derek Jeter. Seams Legit is brought to you by AXIS bats (

MLB Awards Finalists

Nov 8, 2018 00:36:19


The top 3 vote-getters for Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP from the AL and NL have been announced. Some are easy decisions. Some are very difficult. And in one case, the most deserving candidate got left off. Got a guess who it was? Reactions and predictions to those, plus the two major stories from the Gold Glove awards and the Bryce Harper escapades have officially begun. Seams Legit is brought to you by AXIS bats (

World Series and MLB Posteason aftermath

Oct 30, 2018 00:36:01


Reaction to: --The Red Sox are your World Series champions --No one likes the Dodgers --David Price's comments --Overarching look at the 2018 Red Sox Presented by AXIS bats (

MLB Postseason Preview (feat. a Special Guest)

Oct 4, 2018 00:54:52


Playoff baseball is finally here and the Cubs are not a part of it, so this episode naturally had to feature someone who'd dancing on the Cubs' grave. Postseason predictions, plus early MVP and Cy Young predictions. Presented by AXIS bats (

Yelich v. Baez, Jacob deGrom & Joe Manganiello + Sofia Verga

Sep 19, 2018 00:42:49


00:00-10:25 -- Quick hits (Red Sox v. Yankees, Orioles brail uniforms and Josh Donaldson won the week) 10:25-10:39 -- NL MVP: Christian Yelich v. Javier Baez 10:39-27:52 -- Jacob deGrom v. the Mets 27:25-34:56 -- Josh Gordon to New England and the Patriots scuffling defense 34:56-42:55 -- Joe Manganiello & Sofia Vergara's commercial together led us down a rabbit hole, to put it lightly. The Seams Legit podcast is presented by AXIS bats (

Scrappy in Seattle, Ryan Howard retires & the Red Sox

Sep 6, 2018 00:25:54


This week's episode includes: --A Ryan Howard send-off --Breaking down what the fight in Seattle means for the Mariners' playoff hopes --A teeny, tiny bit of Drew Pomeranz talk --Acknowledging the greatest grouping of second basemen in a single organization, ever All brought to you by AXIS bats (!

TByrd, Bartsool Sports Phillies Writer

Aug 23, 2018 00:24:39


Oddly enough, TByrd may have answered more questions about his hatred for the Nationals than explain why the Phillies are so good this year. He also talked about Phillies fans' perception of Gabe Kapler and Ryan Howard. Plus, he explains why Phillies fans may have rubbed people the wrong way in the past. This episode is once again presented by AXIS bats (

Mark Dondero, Boston Sports Post & 103.7 FM WEEI Providence

Aug 16, 2018 00:54:49


Mark Dondero, Bryant University baseball alum, took some time to join Seams Legit, presented by Axis bats (, to talk about the Aaron Judge news, David Bote's apology for his bat flip, the Giants - Dodgers fight and Jose Urena drilling Ronald Acuna. You can find the Boston Sports post on Mark's Twitter, and on Instagram (and Snapchat but I have no idea how to hyperlink that here). 

Lauren Taylor, MLB/MLBPA Licensed Artist

Aug 8, 2018 00:52:26


Her art pretty much speaks for itself. You can find more and purchase any of Lauren Taylor's art at But there's more to her story than just making awesome art. She took some time on Seams Legit, presented by AXIS bats (, to tell her story and how her art is a vehicle to help a greater cause.

Mike Shalin, Author of The Hometown Team and Donnie Baseball

Aug 1, 2018 00:41:52


Presented by AXIS bats ( Longtime sports writer and columnist Mike Shalin joins the show following the release of his book The Hometown Team: Four Decades of Boston Red Sox Photography. Shalin shares stories about his days dealing with George Steinbrenner, plus the process of writing books with Don Mattingly and Oil Can Boyd. You can buy his book on Amazon and at Target.

NBC Sports Boston's The Camera Guys, Glenn and Moose

Jul 20, 2018 00:55:58


Glenn and Moose have some of the best behind the scenes stories you'll hear in the business. Whether it be reporters, players or even failed interactions with Will Ferrell -- Moose having failed twice -- these guys have a ton more stories and shared a couple on this week's episode, presented by AXIS bats (

Kylie Jenner, Ken Giles, Tim Tebow & dogs are parasites?

Jul 13, 2018 00:29:36


One of the weirder news weeks in a while -- and that's saying a lot. This week's episode, presented by AXIS bats (, is an old-school solo show addressing 4 things: 1. Kylie Jenner is SELF-MADE 2. Dogs are parasites?? 3. Tim Tebow in the All-Star Game 4. Ken Giles is a nutcase

Logan Davidson, College Home Run Derby record holder

Jul 6, 2018 00:28:41


Fresh off hitting 58 home runs in the College Home Run Derby, setting a new record for the derby, the Clemson and Falmouth Commodores shortstop talked about the unexpected outcome on Seams Legit, presented by AXIS bats (

Carson Spiers, Clemson University and Falmouth Commodores

Jun 27, 2018 00:32:37


Following a discussion about a book inspired by the Cape Cod Baseball League, Falmouth Commodores (and Clemson University) pitcher Carson Spiers was this week's guest on the Seams Legit Podcast, presented by Axis Bats ( Among other things, he expands on being a LeBron James fan.

Brian Engles, Author of "Wildball"

Jun 21, 2018 00:40:45


The weeks episode of Seams Legit, presented by AXIS bats (, features the author of "Wildball" Brian Engles. Engles explains how he uses collegiate summer baseball as a tool to tell an even greater story. He also explains his inspiration for the book and how he is able to go in the mind of a college baseball player so effectively, despite not having been one.

J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays

Jun 12, 2018 00:20:36


One of the arms being thrown around as an early trade piece is Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ. He talked about what the biggest adjustments are with being dealt midseason, having dealt with that twice before. He also talked about the short time he spent with Roy Halladay in Philadelphia, what life is like in Canada and sheds light on whether he's at all related to Ian Happ of the Chicago Cubs.

Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (Oldest Active Baseball Writer)

May 31, 2018 00:37:35


Boston Herald Columnist Steve Buckley joins the show to set the record on why his old, seemingly outdated stats and facts are relevant in today's baseball conversations. He also reflects on the some of the masterful performance from last year's Old Time Baseball Game, which he puts on every year in Cambridge, MA. This year it will take place on August 16 and will benefit the American Heart Association and features a few former Boston athletes that Buck discusses in this week's episode. He also reflects on his reporting from the post-World War II reform in Europe.

George Kontos, Pittsburgh Pirates

May 24, 2018 00:25:42


Two-time World Series Champion and current reliever for the Pittsburgh Pirates George Kontos took time from his road trip in Cincinnati to talk about essentially three things: 1. Twitter 2. Music 3. His nickname(s) (He's earned a new one in Pittsburgh) And he explains how he's Hunter Pence's godfather.

Tim Dillard, Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Milwaukee Brewers)

May 16, 2018 00:33:10


Tim Dillard of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers organization joins the show to talk about how he got to be so involved with social media (@DimTillard). Among other things, Nick (@Nick_Friar) takes a stab at figuring out Tim's lookalike and gets educated on what actually qualifies as a submariner. Follow and subscribe to the Seams Legit blog at

Zack Short, Chicago Cubs No. 22 Prospect

May 10, 2018 00:29:37


Zack Short -- also known as Shorty because baseball people are GREAT at coming up with nicknames -- took some time from his trip down in Jacksonville to hop on. If you've never heard a minor leaguer talk about the 8-hour bus rides before, just know Shorty's not an accurate representation of the average minor leaguer. But, if you want an idea of what these young hitters go through as they develop at the minor league level, Short's studies the game as much as anyone. And does a pretty good job explaining what he's learned and seen.

White Sox Dave, Barstool Sports

May 3, 2018 00:35:21


In honor of Trucco, a father of the Seams Legit podcast, White Sox Dave of Barstool Sports joined this weeks' episode. Even though the White Sox were the main focus, Dave somehow kept everything interesting. The topics include Tim Anderson starting fights with everyone, the collapse of Yoan Moncada and ranking every White Sox fan's big 3: God, their mother and Mark Buehrle. And there's a little time devoted to Ken Giles's mental breakdown.

Tim Healey, Mets beat reporter for Newsday

Apr 24, 2018 00:30:56


Tim Healey sheds further light on the Matt Harvey situation and expands on Yoenis Cespedes getting back into golf. Marvel's Infinity War and Mike Francesa going back to WFAN also came up in the course of everything.

Bartsool's Hubbs, Barstool Yankees writer

Apr 18, 2018 00:31:25


Hubbs joins the show to talk about everything going on with the Yankees -- including why Didi Gregorius could be the next captain for the Yankees -- and discusses some of what went on between Barstool and the Pitching Ninja. He also makes the case that he's as an elite beer league softball player.

Ep. 59 - Mental breakdown over Tim Tebow

Apr 6, 2018 00:10:04


Nick lost his mind in his morning show on 1480 WSAR with his co-host Andrew Penacho over Tim Tebow's home run Thursday. Telling you anything else would spoil it.

Ep. 58 - Albert Belle, Charging the mound & mic'd up players

Mar 28, 2018 00:53:12


Nick brings in a new co-host, former minor leaguer Kyle Fernandes to talk about Albert Belle's run-in with the law, MLB players being mic'd up and the most recent viral baseball video. Plus, it's time for season predictions with Opening Day upon us.

Ep. 57 - Minor Leaguers v. Congress & pitchers eating bulls

Mar 22, 2018 00:31:01


Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez killed and ate a bull that came at him. Joe Kelly and Stephen Vogt are taking over Twitter. Yu Darvish and Marcus Stroman are re-defining "keep a hitter off balance." But while there's some weird stuff to celebrate around the game, Congress and MLB are attempting to make life (more) unpleasant for minor league baseball players.

Ep. 56 - Red Sox Spring Training, Moustakas & the Oscars

Mar 14, 2018 00:31:19


Nick is back after a week in Fort Myers. He discusses the experience, as well as some recent signings (Moustakas and Arrieta) and his disappointment with this year's Oscars.

Ep. 55 - A-Rod reunited with Yankees & Rich Eisen's rule

Mar 1, 2018 00:23:48


Alex Rodriguez is back with the team that couldn't have kicked him out fast enough. WHY? Rich Eisen seems to think it's a good idea to insert whoever he wants in the batting order in the 9th inning. Nick weighs in on both and hits on Shohei Ohtani's body armor and the most recent Tim Tebow update.

Ep. 54 - Fight Club: Barstool v. Rapaport & Olney v. Heyman

Feb 21, 2018 00:43:25


Some crazy media fights have gone down since the last episode. Nick weighs in on both, plus JD Martinez has finally signed with the Red Sox. MLB's recent rule changes, Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem and Black Panther are on the docket.

Ep. 53 - Ex-players dealing drugs & ESPN making great moves

Feb 15, 2018 00:28:34


Although this is a solo episode, you might hear a few voices from the past drop in throughout the episode. Nick addresses the direction of the show and hits on Esteban Loaiza, Matt Vasgersian and a big free agent FINALLY signing.

Ep 52 - Free agency and the CBA with Evan Drellich

Feb 8, 2018 00:44:56


Evan Drellich of NBC Spots Boston joins this week's show to discus the free agency drama that's begun to boil. He and Nick also talk about the Boston market versus others, as well as Evan's view on statistics within the game.

Ep. 51 - Vlad, Chipper, Thome & Hoffman to the Hall of Fame

Jan 26, 2018 00:43:48


Nick discusses the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class with Sacred Heart pitching coach Wayne Mazzoni. Plus, Nick makes the case for Curt Schilling over Mike Mussina. Nick and Mazz also get into Academy Awards nominations.

Guest: Logan Morrison

Jan 25, 2018 00:18:58


Logan Morrison, most recently of the Tampa Bay Rays, is still waiting to find a new place to call home, so he had a few minutes to hop on the show with Nick. They discuss the Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcements, player-media relationships and players putting their personality on display.

Guest: Kelly Crull of NBC Sports Chicago

Jan 18, 2018 00:35:24


NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs reporter Kelly Crull joins Nick to talk about her glory days as a Division I tennis player at Missouri. They also talk about the state of the journalism business, as well as MLB players putting their personality on full display. And Kelly makes the case for why Joe Maddon is the type of manager a reporter should appreciate.

Ep. 50 - MLB Freezer and Trucco's Last Stand

Jan 11, 2018 00:39:17


There was a minor blip on the MLB Hot Stove radar, but it SEAMS to have been a false alarm. More importantly, this is Trucco's final episode as a regular on the podcast. He and Nick go over why, and where the show has gone since they started a year ago.

GUEST: Eric Cressey (Part 2) training Syndergaard & more...

Jan 10, 2018 00:37:57


The second half of Nick's interview with one of the best strength coaches in all of baseball, Eric Cressey. They discuss one of his newer clients, Noah Syndergaard and how that's progressed. Plus, Cressey's thoughts on Shoehei Ohtani, the modern athlete and STATS!

GUEST: Eric Cressey (Part 1) training Kluber & Scherzer

Jan 5, 2018 00:23:14


Eric Cressey might be the most dominant name in the baseball strength and conditioning business. Two of his top dogs, Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer both won the Cy Young in 2017. He joins Nick to discuss those two. PLUS, for Patriots fans, Nick asks Eric about dealing with strength and conditioning staffs directly affiliated with teams, and about Alex Guerrero.

SPECIAL EDITION - Chris Cotillo of SB Nation

Dec 27, 2017 00:28:13


You may be familiar with Ken Rosenthal or Jon Heyman as being two of the names that constantly break trades and signings. Well the apparent leader of the next wave of national baseball reporters is Chris Cotillo of SB Nation's MLB Daily Dish, and he sat down with Nick to discuss the business and the many obstacles you face with the work he does. Plus, Cotillo takes a shot at Nick and Trucco's alma mater, Northwestern University.

SPECIAL EDITION - Joon Lee of Bleacher Report

Dec 22, 2017 00:15:10


Nick sat down with Joon Lee of Bleacher Report to discuss how a 22-year-old already has a signifiant role with a major site, and how he's working to be recognized by the BBWAA. Plus, they talk some Star Wars.

Ep. 49 - Holiday Season Special

Dec 20, 2017 00:52:42


Trucco's BACK! he weighs in on a few topics he missed, plus he and Nick get into the Carlos Santana signing, reveal this week's guest and COMPLETELY disagree on Kobe Bryant having two numbers retired.

Ep. 48 - Diary of a Madman (at the Winter Meetings)

Dec 16, 2017 00:35:13


Nick was down at the Winter Meetings and kept a running audio log of things going on throughout his 5 days in Florida. He's also joined by Chris Smith of MassLive, Chris Mason of the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Moose (Bill Messina) and Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston and of course Rob Bradford of WEEI. Chris Smith passes on a free massage (7:43-9:36) Commissioner Robert Farnsworth Bradford (10:55-11:51) Chris Mason on parents wearing Mickey Mouse ears (14:08-14:50) Mason shames a fan in the ESPN Zone (14:51-15:21) Bradfo's excited about Machine Gun America (15:22-16:58) Is that Mark Prior??? (17:44-19:59) Bradfo interrupts Nick and David Ross (20:30-21:22) Moose critique Nick's question from the Dave Dombrowski press conference (21:23-23:30) Drellich dumps on Bradfo (23:31-25:25)

Ep. 47 - Another (Weird) Solo Show

Dec 7, 2017 00:19:46


No Trucco. No guest. Just Nick and his thoughts. A small look inside the small mind of the host of Seams Legit. Plus, Aaron Boone, Alex Cora and Rob Gronkoski talk.

Ep. 46 - (Frozen) Hot Stove, Winter Meetings & Infinity Wars

Nov 30, 2017 00:24:18


Nick's solo this episode with some news regarding the show heading into December. Not much going on with the Hot Stove, but the Giancarlo Stanton and Shoehei Ohtani reports continue to pop up. Also, quick thoughts on the new Avengers: Infinity Wars trailer.

Ep. 45 - Fielding listener questions to finalize the season

Nov 17, 2017 00:59:25


Nick and Trucco finish the 2017 baseball season with your questions. Some baseball, some not. Trucco now hates a listener. Nick takes an uncomfortably long time to answer a weird question.

Ep. 44 - Roy Halladay, MLB Awards feat. Trucco & Carrabis

Nov 10, 2017 00:26:12


Nick talks about Roy Halladay in light of his recent passing. After that, he gives you what you want -- Trucco drops, with some Carrabis noise, too. All while talking about the MLB awards.

Ep. 43 - World Series, Carlos Correa &...It's Always Sunny?

Nov 3, 2017


Trucco is back for the baseball season finale. He and Nick make sure to get everything in before the upcoming question podcast. Carols Correa, Trucco's pissed Mac from Always Sunny wasn't even mentioned on when Fox caught he and Dee on camera at Game 7, and Nick & Trucco decide if tipping your cap heals all wounds. That and more in an extended episode.

Ep. 43 - World Series, Carlos Correa &...It's Always Sunny?

Nov 3, 2017 01:21:40


Trucco is BACK to close out the baseball season with Nick. They address Carlos Correa, Mac from It's Always Sunny not getting a fair amount of time on camera and whether or not "tipping your cap" heals all wounds...among other things.

Ep. 42 ESPN vs. Barstool Sports and MLB's average viewer age

Oct 25, 2017 00:38:08


Nick's goes solo since Trucco is neck deep in law school work. After discussing the World Series matchup briefly, Nick talks about the recent release of data regarding MLB viewership. He also discusses the Bartsool v. ESPN and what he believes is the fundamental reason the two are trending in opposite directions, even though that same quality used to be one of ESPN's strengths.

Ep 41 - Jeter v. ex-owner, A-Roid v. Eric Byrnes, Joe Maddon

Oct 20, 2017 00:56:14


Nick has some work related news. Then he and Trucco get into some stories about basebll news outside the postseason, involving Jeter and A-Rod oddly enough. And Trucco, once again, goes after Joe Maddon like it's his one purpose in life. THEN they get into postseason talk.

Ep. 40 - Twitter trolls and the postseason

Oct 13, 2017 00:47:29


Nick and Trucco take a victory lap on their Yankee predictions they made in March. Trucco has to reassess his life with his prediction to win the World Series, the Cleveland Indians, choking in the ALDS. Plus, Nick and Trucco don't see eye-to-eye on a new high profile Twitter troll who tends to weigh in on important NFL storylines.

Ep. 39 - FS1? MLB Network? And what's up with Bob Costas?

Oct 6, 2017 00:55:54


Nick and Trucco address the bizarre move by MLB to have THE PLAYOFFS on PREMIUM CHANNELS. They also discuss why Bob Costas needs to hang it up. And with Derek Jeter purchasing the Marlins, they discuss the future of Giancarlo Stanton...Trucco hopes he doesn't wind up with the Yankees for some strange reason.

SPECIAL EDITION - Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports

Oct 3, 2017 01:08:41


Jared Carrabis of Barstool Sports joins the show to talk about the development of his new show, Starting 9, along with his life working for Barstool and his media beefs, among other things.

Ep. 38 - Postseason time

Sep 29, 2017 01:03:51


Nick and Trucco are back after a week away, just in time for the playoffs. That means it's time for predictions and debunking the whole "the postseason is meaningless" notion plaguing Major League Baseball.

Ep. 37 - Moneyball is useless

Sep 15, 2017 00:47:55


Nick and Trucco react to the the Taylor Davis interview ad catch up on the Indians chatter. They also debate the best starters in the game: Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer. Who's the best in each league and who's the best of the four right now?

SPECIAL EDITION - Taylor Davis of the Chicago Cubs

Sep 15, 2017 00:25:22


You may know him for his camera-sniping with the Iowa Cubs, well now you can learn a bit about Taylor Davis, now of the Chicago Cubs. He sat down with Nick, and even humored Trucco's ridiculous questions.

Ep. 36 - You stole my signs!

Sep 6, 2017 00:24:41


The Yankees went from playground punks, to petulant children in a matter of weeks. Nick and Trucco discuss the sign steeling in a shortened episode of the show. Plus, quick thoughts on Justin Verlander, Taylor Davis (Cubs catcher/camera sniper) and Nick old teammate (for about 5 days) Rhys Hoskins.

Ep. 35 - The Yankee Special

Aug 31, 2017 01:07:06


Nick and Trucco address the fight from last week, after Trucco tries to explain what's going on with his guy, Aaron Judge. Plus, the Wild Card races, along with Cubs (Anti-Joe Maddon) and Giancarlo Stanton, are on the docket.

Ep. 34 - Discourse and disorder . . . and the Little League

Aug 23, 2017 00:54:08


Trucco's back and it's time to talk umpire controversies, again! Speaking of arguments, Nick and Trucco have one of their tenser arguments on something fairly trivial. And they both explain why they hate the Little League World Series.

Ep. 33 - Judge v. Stanton and Kinsler v. Angel Hernandez

Aug 17, 2017 00:45:46


The rise of Giancarlo Stanton and the fall of Aaron Judge...are they somehow linked? Plus, Angel Hernandez is at it AGAIN. And Nick honors a former All-Star who just retired. Trucco is absent, but he presence is DEFINITELY felt.

Ep. 32 - Joe West suspension: Did MLB get it right?

Aug 11, 2017 00:58:15


Nick and Trucco don't exactly see eye-to-eye on the Joe West suspension. Plus, the MLB nickname uni's came out, and some guys elected to go without a nickname...

Ep. 31 - Questions from the audience (Round 3)

Aug 3, 2017 01:07:35


Nick and Trucco field your questions for the third time. Centered around deadline talk, looking towards the postseason and recent controversies with umpires. Plus a few random, unrelated questions to end the show!

Ep. 30 - Trade Deadline Fast Approaching

Jul 27, 2017 01:02:29


Nick and Trucco discuss some of the rumors and moves in Major League baseball and talk about a few players who recently hit the DL to decide whether or not these guys have been disappointments and where their careers are heading.

Ep. 29 - Game of Throws

Jul 20, 2017 00:45:01


Game of Thrones is back, but Nick and Trucco still only want to talk about baseball. Big Yankees-White Sox trade involving Todd Frazier and David Robertson, while J.D. Martinez is off to the Arizona desert. And Pablo Sandoval is a man without a home.Some Harper v. Trout, too.

Ep. 28 - Make baseball great again

Jul 14, 2017 01:07:50


Trucco's back and it turns out he's been using the podcast to pick up women...or at least try to. He and Nick discuss two radio legends, along with the Derby and All-Star game. Plus, Trucco has his day with the White Sox being relevant again, trading Joe Quintana hours before the show for, you guessed it, more prospects.

Ep. 26 - HR Derby and All Star Game preview

Jul 6, 2017 00:20:48


Short and sweet with Trucco absent on vacation...but somehow it still feels like he and Nick are conversing.

Ep. 25 - Get 'em outta here

Jun 28, 2017 01:19:42


Managers don't get thrown out enough these days. Nick and Trucco discuss why there needs to be a resurgence. MLB trade rumors have begun, and Trucco has a theory about one that may come to fruition.

Ep. 24 - Is Maddon a Sapp?

Jun 22, 2017 01:04:46


What do collisions, concussions and no-hit bids have in common? They're important topics that Nick and Trucco discuss this week!

Ep. 23 - The Michael Jordan of all Episodes

Jun 16, 2017 01:05:11


Whether it's players throwing middle fingers up at fans, umpires acting unprofessionally or players working at record-breaking paces, Nick and Trucco have you completely cover for this week in MLB.

Ep. 22 - Rough week for MLB

Jun 9, 2017 01:14:24


So really high highs, combined with equally low lows in this past week. Nick and Trucco dive into the odd week in baseball that just transpired.

Ep. 21 - Somebody hit somebody!

Jun 1, 2017 01:05:47


Another fight broke out in baseball, it never ends! So Nick and Trucco discuss what's slowly becoming their strongest (and favorite) subject matter.

Episode 20 - Fan Mail 2.0

May 26, 2017 01:09:53


After glossing over a few important items, Nick and Trucco get to your questions. Half baseball, half . . . well, not so much.

Ep. 19 - What if you took away...

May 19, 2017 01:01:55


Imagine a world where Barry Bonds didn't have a bat when he walked up to the plate. Pretty dumb fantasy right? Nick and Trucco discuss the odd SB Nation hypothetical, along with Kevin Pillar's suspension and male rompers.

Ep. 18 - Avoid the Hotel Eggs

May 11, 2017 01:08:28


Nick and Trucco provide some valuable advice for anyone staying at a hotel in a hot climate. As well as discussions about Matt Harvey, whether or not the Yankees are for real and an early look at the All-Star ballot.

Ep. 17 - A-Rod & Jeter enter "The Cookie Zone"

May 4, 2017 01:10:31


Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter dealt with a miserable interview courtesy of CNBC. The Red Sox and Orioles are at it again. And Nick and Trucco head into another dimension called "The Cookie Zone". 13:13 A-Rod and Jeter interview breakdown 38:12 Sox and O's issues 55:16 Jessica Mendoza and "The Cookie Zone"

Ep. 16 - Poor Execution

Apr 27, 2017 01:13:33


Not the podcast, but Matt Barnes and the Red Sox' attempt to fire back at Manny Machado and the Orioles for his slide into Dustin Pedroia. That, some quick NBA talk and both Nick and Trucco get into some guilty pleasures.

Ep. 15 - Fine China, PEDs and Fixing the NBA

Apr 20, 2017 00:54:20


Nick and Trucco somehow start with Clay Buchholz and end with ways to fix the NBA . . . and, of course, Trucco's ideas make no sense.

Ep. 14 - Absolute Train Wreck

Apr 13, 2017 01:05:50


Nick and Trucco discuss the worst event they've witnessed on a baseball field, along with reactions from everything MLB from the past week . . . to go with an intro highlighting the madness from episode 13.

Ep. 13 - Opening Day Week Insanity

Apr 6, 2017 00:57:47


Nick gets defensive and lashes out at Trucco after they talk about regular season baseball returning. They also weigh in on some interesting news: one of Trucco's all-time favorite players apparently used a "Negotiating for Dummies" book to get a contract extension in his playing days.

Ep. 12 - What's wrong with celebrating in baseball?

Mar 30, 2017 00:55:28


Trucco gets on his soapbox to address Ian Kinsler's comments regarding celebrations in the WBC. He and Nick explain their respective stances on celebrating within the game of baseball.

Ep. 11 - Helicopter Parents

Mar 24, 2017 01:03:50


Nick had a recent discussion on the radio about LaVar Ball, so he and Trucco decided to delve into the "helicopter parents" epidemic and things got a little tense.

Ep. 10 - Fan Mail

Mar 14, 2017 00:46:54


Trucco's back, so he and Nick finally get to questions from you, the fans . . . some of you asked rather odd questions that Trucco was all too happy to highlight.

Ep. 9 - Tebow gets his shot . . .

Mar 10, 2017 00:13:37


Trucco couldn't schedule a time to record this week so Nick flew solo to give a quick reaction and breakdown of Tim Tebow's first at-bats against MLB pitching in the Spring Training game against the Red Sox.

Ep 8 - Tebow-mania

Mar 3, 2017 01:04:28


It's no secret to anyone who's read Nick's opinion piece on the issue or seen him talk about it on camera - he has an issue with Tim Tebow playing baseball professionally. Trucco uses multiple angles to reason with him, but to no avail.

Ep. 7 - The Yips Are Real!

Feb 24, 2017 01:02:23


Time to discuss Trucco's favorite subject matter in baseball: THE YIPS! He and Nick also discuss players joining organizations they once considered rivals. 3:31 1st: Once rivals, now home 17:56 2nd: Soft-throwing righties 30:22 3rd: THE YIPS 50:28 4th: Random chatter

Ep. 6 - Spring Training and Valentine's

Feb 18, 2017 00:59:23


With all players reporting to Spring Training Nick and Trucco talk about what they plan to follow closely at the start of camp. And they reflect on the recent holiday that Trucco dreads every year. 1:43 1st: Team storylines from Spring Training to follow 14:25 2nd: Individual player storylines from Spring Training to follow 27:08 3rd: Recent baseball injuries and length of game issues 37:56 Home: Valentine’s Day, Mayweather v. McGregor and more . . .

Episode 5 - Life in the Minors, GOATs, Final Rankings

Feb 10, 2017 00:58:25


Nick tries to keep Trucco reeled in, but he can't help but discuss Johnny Depp news and Elizabeth Warren's Twitter handle. 2:14 1st: General News 14:55 2nd: Nick gives his baseball GOATs and Trucco tries to prove him wrong 24:51 3rd: Special Guest, Brewers minor leaguer Andrew Vernon joins Nick 36:10 Home: Ranking 3B and all OF . . . or that's the plan at least.

Episode 4 - Super Bowl, Baseball Overseas and Rankings

Feb 3, 2017 00:51:45


Nick and Trucco get into one recent MLB transaction that shocked them both, discuss the big game and rank MLB middle infielders. Nick also sits down with one of the top professional international baseball players from the US. 1:58 1st: News around the league 15:31 2nd: SUPER BOWL 24:20 3rd: Interview with professional international baseball player Andrew Medeiros 33:46 Home: Ranking second basemen and shortstops

Episode 3 - College baseball, 7th inning fetch and rankings

Jan 27, 2017 01:24:23


Nick and Trucco share war stories from their playing days and rank the league's top backstops. 2:33 1st: News around the league 16:32 2nd: College baseball practice starting Jan. 27 25:29 3rd: 7th inning fetch 36:15 Home: Ranking catchers and first basemen

Episode 2 - HOF, Cubs and Rankings

Jan 19, 2017 01:18:23


Nick and Trucco discuss the Hall of Fame announcement, the Cubs visiting Obama, some general baseball news and rank MLB starters and relievers.

Episode 1 - HOF Voting

Jan 12, 2017 01:08:19


Nick and Mike discuss everything surrounding the 2017 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot -- including who they'd vote for if they were important enough to have a vote.


Jan 12, 2017 00:03:47


Nick and Mike introduce themselves and their podcast to the masses.