Selby couldn’t join us, so to really kick him while he’s down, we replaced him with a Red Sox fan.
Bryan Joiner writes for The Classical and SB Nation’s Red Sox blog, Over the Monster. He joined us on short notice late Tuesday night to chat about his team’s chances of vanquishing the world’s evil/winning one more game, what it’s been like to root for a worst-to-first team, why Ben Cherington doesn’t need to be new Theo, and lots of other stuff.
He also wrote/compiled this, an “oral history” of sorts of this Red Sox season. I’ve never seen anything done quite like it, and it makes you feel transported back in the same way a good sports documentary does, like June 17, 1994 or something along those lines. As someone with no strong feelings toward this Red Sox team, I loved it and hope you’ll check it out, too.
Advance warning: not much baseball this time around. Scott Baker, woo.
This week, we spent a half hour chatting with Spilly, internet chef and writer for SB Nation. Spilly began posting his cuisine a couple months ago on Progressive Boink, and has amassed a strong following by showing wanton, though cheerful, disregard for gastrointestinal dignity. Spilly is a marvelous American, his creations a nihilistic paean to all that is bold, true, and sprinkled with sriracha.
Audio difficulties cut off the beginning of the interview. If you want to jump to the Spillster (and miss us talking about Scott Baker), it starts about 11 minutes in.
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