The Greatest Game

“It’s time for the Ricochet Poooodcaaaast!” If only we had Vin Scully to announce that the epic way he did earlier this week at Game 2 of The World Series.  But this podcast ain’t too shabby either: leading off we’ve got the great Mollie Hemingway on that whole dossier controversy and batting cleanup, it’s power-hitter Pat Sajak on the greatest game, this series, and why baseball will always be the America’s pastime. Batter up!

Music from this week’s podcast: My Blue Heaven by Fats Domino

 

Now batting: @ejhill

 

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  1. Arahant Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: If only we had Vic Scully to announce that

    Vic?! Vic?! Who is Vic Scully? Is he Vin Scully‘s brother?

    • #1
    • October 27, 2017, at 12:13 PM PDT
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  2. Chuck Enfield Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: If only we had Vic Scully to announce that

    Vic?! Vic?! Who is Vic Scully? Is he Vin Scully‘s brother?

    Auto-correct is an SOB.

    • #2
    • October 27, 2017, at 12:21 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  3. Chuck Enfield Coolidge

    I recognize James, Peter, and Pat in the photo above, but is that Molly on the right? She looks very different from her voice.

    • #3
    • October 27, 2017, at 12:25 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  4. Texmoor Coolidge

    Great podcast as always! After listening to Mollie talk about Fusion GPS, I decided to look into them more and discovered they are also involved in the state sponsored persecution, sorry, prosecution of the people behind the Planned Parenthood expose videos (see Mollie’s lesser half’s article). This hack outfit is absolutely disgusting and I don’t understand how they have any credibility left.

    Apologies to Pat and probably Peter, but go ‘Stros!

    • #4
    • October 27, 2017, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  5. Blue Yeti Admin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: If only we had Vic Scully to announce that

    Vic?! Vic?! Who is Vic Scully? Is he Vin Scully‘s brother?

    Gah! Fixed! Forgive me, Vin!

    • #5
    • October 27, 2017, at 1:53 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  6. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    When I did the original photoshop I knew there was no way Mollie would forgive me for Dodger Blue. (I know because I barely forgive her for being a Cardinals fan.)

    • #6
    • October 27, 2017, at 2:59 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  7. Rightfromthestart Coolidge

    The segues in their day were amusing but I often found myself listening for James’ point like Ralphie breaking the code and hearing ‘Be sure to drink your Ovaltine’

    Agree with Pat about the throat shoving of soccer, just realized that around that same time was the smug throat shoving of the metric system, also rejected by the people.

    • #7
    • October 27, 2017, at 3:09 PM PDT
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  8. Blue Yeti Admin

    Chuck Enfield (View Comment):
    I recognize James, Peter, and Pat in the photo above, but is that Molly on the right? She looks very different from her voice.

    Fixed!

    • #8
    • October 27, 2017, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    Segues, anti-segues, it doesn’t matter. James is the master.

    • #9
    • October 27, 2017, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  10. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    R.I.P. Fats Domino. Thanks for reminding us. And — thanks for a fun podcast. Love, love Mollie and Pat.

    • #10
    • October 27, 2017, at 5:02 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  11. James Lileks Contributor

    Arahant (View Comment):
    Segues, anti-segues, it doesn’t matter. James is the master.

    Why, thank you!

    • #11
    • October 27, 2017, at 8:06 PM PDT
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  12. Henry Castaigne Member

    Forgive me for descending into rank punditry, I don’t think that the Dems in 2020 will be able to beat Trump via the popular vote. What leftist man or woman (or gender fluid or other kin person) didn’t show up to vote against Donald Trump? I understand tha the left is ginning up their base but even if they double their anger, I doubt that they can much increase their votes by appealing to the base. Trump can (for all his many faults) appeal to blue dog democrats.

    • #12
    • October 27, 2017, at 11:27 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  13. Tedley Member

    I have always liked the segues. For me, they provide something equivalent to Ed McMahon for Johnny Carson. It’s one way to keep everyone (listeners and participants) on their toes. Bravo, James Lileks! (This comment was NOT approved by the “James Lileks for Best Ricochet Podcast Host Committee”)

    Also, loved hearing Pat Sajak’s comments!

    • #13
    • October 28, 2017, at 12:12 AM PDT
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  14. Scott Wilmot Member

    The horror! As a Cleveland Indians fan first (my hometown) and a Houston Astros fan second (my adopted town) I have had to suffer through the major market bias of Joe Buck (and his just in general insufferableness) and now from Peter Robinson. FYI @peterrobinson, Puig homered in the 10th and followed that with a game ending strikeout in the 11th – that was the moment of his that I enjoyed. And I’ll take Francisco Lindor or Jose Altuve any day over Puig. Go Astros!

    • #14
    • October 28, 2017, at 10:24 AM PDT
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  15. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noDJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Tedley (View Comment):

    I have always liked the segues. For me, they provide something equivalent to Ed McMahon for Johnny Carson. It’s one way to keep everyone (listeners and participants) on their toes. Bravo, James Lileks!

    Ah yes, the back-and-forth between Johnny and Ed at that late night hour was a delightful sort of topping off of the day, wasn’t it? Like a dessert, often with a dessert. A little time to reflect, a little time to unwind, turn out the lights, one by one, and retire to a comfy night’s sleep, on a Casper mattress.

    • #15
    • October 28, 2017, at 10:21 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  16. RPD Member
    RPDJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I’ve never cared for baseball, but I don’t begrudge those who are fans of it. But what pleases me about the modern era is the ease with which I am able to ignore it. As a child I was always frustrated when baseball playoffs dominated the the few channels that were available at the time and preempted the programs I really wanted to watch. Now in the modern era there are so many channels of entertainment and information that without effort I was able to remain ignorant who was even in the World Series until after it began. Thank goodness for the modern information era.

    • #16
    • October 29, 2017, at 1:29 AM PDT
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  17. drlorentz Member
    drlorentzJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    How in the world did you guys ever let Mollie Hemingway get away from Ricochet?

    • #17
    • October 29, 2017, at 10:41 AM PDT
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  18. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    drlorentz (View Comment):
    How in the world did you guys ever let Mollie Hemingway get away from Ricochet?

    And Mark Steyn too?

    • #18
    • October 29, 2017, at 3:27 PM PDT
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  19. msmurley Thatcher

    Am I the only one who misses James’ segues?

    • #19
    • October 29, 2017, at 4:11 PM PDT
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  20. Arahant Member

    msmurley (View Comment):
    Am I the only one who misses James’ segues?

    No.

    • #20
    • October 29, 2017, at 5:43 PM PDT
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  21. Chuck Enfield Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    msmurley (View Comment):
    Am I the only one who misses James’ segues?

    No.

    I love the segues, but Rob’s deliberate interruptions stopped being funny a couple hundred episodes ago. If the segues come as a package deal with the interruptions I’ll make do without the segues.

    • #21
    • October 30, 2017, at 5:48 AM PDT
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  22. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Chuck Enfield (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    msmurley (View Comment):
    Am I the only one who misses James’ segues?

    No.

    I love the segues, but Rob’s deliberate interruptions stopped being funny a couple hundred episodes ago. If the segues come as a package deal with the interruptions I’ll make do without the segues.

    Although, there was the one episode a year or two back where James reacted to the segue interruption by basically saying “Screw it, I’m going for coffee”, and walking away, leaving Rob and Peter alone, with Rob laughing nervously saying “This is different”. I almost drove off the road I was laughing so hard.

    • #22
    • October 30, 2017, at 12:36 PM PDT
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  23. Saint Augustine Member

    This never showed up in my Stitcher account. Anyone else have that problem?

    • #23
    • October 31, 2017, at 5:57 AM PDT
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  24. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy WeivodaJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    msmurley (View Comment):
    Am I the only one who misses James’ segues?

    I miss them and it’s obvious that James misses them as well. Denying James his segues is an injustice.

    Chuck Enfield (View Comment):
    I love the segues, but Rob’s deliberate interruptions stopped being funny a couple hundred episodes ago.

    I very much agree with this. It was funny the first few times, but the segue interruption has been annoying for years.

    • #24
    • November 7, 2017, at 9:27 AM PST
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