Tipping Pitches

83 EpisodesProduced by Alex Bazeley & Bobby Wagner

Better trash talkers than Ham Porter. Slower baserunners than Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez. A not-so-serious baseball podcast.

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Midsummer Premonitions

July 17th, 2019

Ep. 82 — Bobby and Alex briefly banter about watching baseball with the sound off. Then they attempt, in possibly futile fashion, to predict what the second half headlines will be, including a couple players reaching …

The Balls They Are a-Changin

July 11th, 2019

Ep. 81 — Alex and Bobby discuss the pure madness of the Home Run Derby and a slight controversy over Pete Alonso’s comeback victory, plus the rest of the All-Star game festivities. Then they talk about Justin …

Clubhouse Fights and International Flights

June 26th, 2019

Ep. 80 — Bobby and Alex take a deep dive — too deep — into the congressional baseball game thanks to FiveThirtyEight. Then they discuss what the hell is happening with a certain team in Queens, New York, and ask how …

A-Rod Helps Us Find Our Passion In Life

June 18th, 2019

Ep. 79 — Alex and Bobby banter about the Max Muncy vs. Madison Bumgarner showdown, and ponder what the Chris Paddack demotion means. Bobby brings a dramatic take reading to the table in the form of Chase Utley …

Clint Frazier Talks The Talk (Or Not)

June 10th, 2019

Ep. 78 — Bobby and Alex talk actual, real baseball transaction new in the form of Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, and ponder their role in …

Baseball’s Slow March Toward Inclusion feat. Britni de la Cretaz

May 22nd, 2019

Ep. 77 — Alex and Bobby run through some baseball-themed Jeopardy questions (and knock them out of the park), and try to parse which unwritten rule …

Red Sox In A White House

May 11th, 2019

Ep. 76 — Bobby and Alex banter about Most Valuable Dog Juno Trout, Mike Fiers’s improbable no-hitter, and some extremely undercooked beef between Chris Paddack and Pete Alonso. Then they discuss the stark divide of Red …

Unwritten Rules Are Made To Be Broken

May 1st, 2019

Ep. 75 — Alex and Bobby discuss a plethora of food offerings at MLB stadiums this year, try and fail to decipher some unwritten rules courtesy of …

Bat Flipping The Script

April 21st, 2019

Ep. 74 — Bobby and Alex banter about a seemingly impossible Joey Votto feat, tread some old ground with the Ozzie Albies signing, and marvel at …

This Is Why We Can’t Have Bryce Things

April 5th, 2019

Ep. 73 — We hope you’re not sick of Bryce Harper yet! In this episode, Alex and Bobby talk about Bryce’s return to D.C. and the ensuing fan reception. They also chat about Ronald Acuña’s contract extension and what it …

GIFs, Whiffs and Lists: The 2019 Season Preview

March 27th, 2019

Ep. 72 — Baseball season has officially arrived, and with that so has the official Tipping Pitches season preview pod. We kick things off by briefly discussing Mike Trout’s extension (this was recorded before Jacob …

Rob Manfred vs. the World (feat. Austin Zimmerman)

March 22nd, 2019

Ep. 71 — With help from special guest host Austin Zimmerman, the gang banters about Ichiro in Japan (prior to the games actually being played, sorry), Carlos Santana’s crusade against Fortnite, changes in minor league …

Paying The Bryce

March 10th, 2019

Ep. 70 — Bobby and Alex share their #hot #takes on the two week old news of Bryce Harper signing with the Phillies, including how he definitely …

The Manny, the Myth, the Legend

February 24th, 2019

Ep. 69 — Well we didn’t see that one coming. Alex and Bobby talk about Manny Machado signing with the San Diego Padres, who get a generational talent because they were willing to actually spend money. What a concept! …

The Social Net Worth (feat. Emma Baccellieri)

February 14th, 2019

Ep. 68 — Alex and Bobby banter about some proposed rule changes (and one real one) and about why Rob Manfred can’t sit still. Then they talk about …

Fire Gabe Kapler…Into The Sun

February 7th, 2019

Ep. 67 — Alex and Bobby get stock tips for apparently licensed stockbroker Ross Stripling, who moonlights as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then, because apparently nobody wants to be good this year, they’re …

Does Bryce Harper Need A Friend?

January 15th, 2019

Ep. 66 — First real episode of 2019! Back on their bullshit as always, Bobby and Alex discuss the glorious news that they could win a haircut with …

We Wave 2018 Home

January 7th, 2019

Ep. 65 — The first episode of 2019 sees Alex and Bobby discussing the ways in which baseball challenged them as fans in 2018, then reviewing their favorite moments on the pod in the last year. They look back on their …

The Late Show with Mookie Betts

December 17th, 2018

Ep. 64 — Alex and Bobby banter about Adam Ottavino’s not-so-hot take that he would mow down Babe Ruth every time (he would). Then they talk about an …

Shift Happens!

December 12th, 2018

Ep. 63 — Bobby and Alex chat about the Paul Goldschmidt trade and the Patrick Corbin signing, and muse on how the slugging first baseman’s hat has …

Canó News Is Good News

December 3rd, 2018

Ep. 62 — Alex and Bobby open with the shocking revelation that Bryce Harper cut his hair (does he listen to the pod? It’s possible!). Then they break down the Mets-Mariners trade that is sending Robinson Canó back to …

The Bryce Harper Grooming Experience™

November 19th, 2018

Ep. 61 — Bobby and Alex banter about the Marlins annual uniform redesign, how newly minted Cy Young Award winners Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell broke statistics forever, and how maybe baseball isn’t dead yet. Then they …

Everyone Is Replaceable!

November 16th, 2018

Ep. 60 — Alex and Bobby banter about a team-less Bryce Harper on the cover of MLB The Show and dismantle Bill James’s suggestion that all baseball players are replaceable. Then they look at what the Indians’s offseason …

A Championship Now and Every Year in the Future

November 1st, 2018

Ep. 59 — With the 2018 baseball season officially over, Bobby and Alex take a look back at the World Series and discuss their main takeaways. They talk about new Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen — if only to say his name …

The Most Popular Fake Podcast of Them All

October 22nd, 2018

Ep. 58 — Alex and Bobby bring out the ol’ Bad Take Dramatic Reading, this time with a column (if you can call it that) about a “fake” “stat.” They …

Can the Dodgers Win the World Series From Jail? (feat. Sheryl Ring)

October 15th, 2018

Ep. 57 — Alex and Bobby talk briefly about a strange NLCS Game 1 and the nomination of José Reyes for Man of the Year, discussing what this says …

Dynasties Get Remembered, Franchises Never Die

October 12th, 2018

Ep. 56 — We’ve missed so much! Bobby and Alex review the last couple weeks of baseball, including a fond farewell to the Yankees, our Small Adult Son …

And Your 2018 Postseason Hero Is…

October 1st, 2018

Ep. 55 — Alex and Bobby banter about Giancarlo Stanton’s hit-by-pitch courtesy of a Red Sox fan, David Wright’s farewell, and C.C. Sabathia’s shameless plunking. Then they pick a couple players who are about to make an …

The Car-Tangled Banner

September 26th, 2018

Ep. 54 — Bobby and Alex banter about a video of Shohei Ohtani singing “Despacito” and wonder who else in MLB has pipes of gold. Then they do a live …

Umpires Gone Wild

September 17th, 2018

Ep. 53 — Alex and Bobby talk about a two of the stranger ump shows we’ve ever seen, complete with home-plate-blocking and center-field-yelling. They …

Missing: A Ball, An Elbow, Two Broadcasters

September 10th, 2018

Ep. 52 — Bobby and Alex banter about the best bat flip of the year and come down on different sides regarding a shady move by Todd Frazier. They welcome José Ramírez to the 30/30 club with a round of applause and look …

We’re Old School Now

September 4th, 2018

Ep. 51 — Alex and Bobby banter about the Andrew McCutchen and Josh Donaldson trades, and try their very best to make sense of the J.D. Martinez …

The One Where We Pull Out the Soapboxes

August 24th, 2018

Ep. 50 — Bobby and Alex banter about one of the more creative managerial fits they’ve seen, and talk about the implications of the Braves endorsement …

How Should We Talk About Barry Bonds?

August 13th, 2018

Ep. 49 — Alex and Bobby banter about that absolutely insane Ramón Laureano throw, the sadness of Félix Hernández in 2018, not one but TWO Jayson …

A Very Happ-y Birthday

August 6th, 2018

Ep. 48 — Alex and Bobby talk the snoozefest that was the trade deadline, have an important conversation about J.A. Happ’s name, discuss the weird Shawn Kelley fiasco, and briefly take a look at the economics of ballpark …

Baseball, We Say This Because We Care feat. Kelly Wallace

July 30th, 2018

Ep. 47 — Bobby and Alex banter briefly about Noah Syndergaard’s misfortunes at a kids camp, a weird rant by the Braves broadcasters, some bad tweets from MLB’s account, and a recent New York Times piece about Josh …

Ducks Running The Team

July 24th, 2018

Ep. 46 — Alex and Bobby banter about the All-Star festivities and all that came with it, including Mike Trout’s apparently in ability to market himself, the case for miking Francisco Lindor up for every game, the …

Hey Now, Tim’s An All-Star

July 16th, 2018

Ep. 45 — After another brief hiatus, Bobby and Alex return just in time to see Timmy T make the Double-A All-Star game, and smack a double no less. But before that, they for some reason end up discussing Archie …

The Military Hot Dog Phanatic Industrial Complex

June 26th, 2018

Ep. 44 — On this episode, Bobby and Alex examine the Phillie Phanatic’s flagrant assault on a woman with a hot dog gun and what it says about …

Managers, Umpires and Jackpots, Oh My!

June 18th, 2018

Ep. 43 — On this abnormally long episode, Alex and Bobby banter about Shohei Ohtani’s injury, Mike Trout’s immortality, and a very fun Mariners team. …

The Pod Is Back In Town

June 9th, 2018

Ep. 42 — After a slight hiatus due to some slight life changes, Bobby and Alex return with that hot, hot content you’ve all been craving. They go over some notes from the MLB draft, including Kyler Murray and the joy of …

Cleats At The Water Cooler

May 16th, 2018

Ep. 41 — On this episode, Bobby and Alex talk about Ichiro’s sans-Tom-Brady world, James Paxton’s Actually Cool and Very Good no-hitter, the latest …

It’s Ichiro’s World, We’re Just Living In It

May 7th, 2018

Ep. 40 — Alex and Bobby give a proper sendoff to Ichiro (at least for the season) by reminiscing on the incredible career of the true Hit King and discussing their favorite anecdotes about him that may or may not be …

Didi Or Babe, Who Ya Got?

April 27th, 2018

Ep. 39 — Alex and Bobby banter about the respective debuts of the two biggest prospects in baseball in Ronald Acuña and Mac Williamson, Sean Manaea’s no-hitter, and add a couple tweets to the Dramatic Bad Take Reading …

The One Where Men Ruin Everything

April 19th, 2018

Ep. 38 — Bobby and Alex talk about the perfection of Bartolo Colon and his near-perfect game, how Marcus Stroman and Drake are about to drop the …

A Better Brand of Baseball (feat. Sung Min Kim)

April 13th, 2018

Ep. 37 — Alex and Bobby go over a few news items from the week, including Joey Votto being Joey Votto, Max Scherzer flashing the #wheels, Mark …

The Shohei Must Go On

April 8th, 2018

Ep. 36 — In their first podcast with real baseball to talk about, Bobby and Alex banter about some Weird Stuff That Has Happened, including Bryce Harper’s fashion choices, an abundance of extra inning games, the …

The Tipping Pitches Season Preview

March 28th, 2018

Ep. 35 — The season is almost upon us! On this episode, Alex and Bobby briefly banter about how MLB and Congress want to keep minor leaguers criminally underpaid. Then they dive into the most important part of their …

The Spring Training Scouting Report feat. Austin Zimmerman

March 19th, 2018

Ep. 34 — Alex and Bobby chat about some the (somewhat) recent signings of Jake Arrieta and Mike Moustakas, the Royals taking a hard-line stance on porn, Josh Donaldson making some relatively unsurprising comments about …

A Love Letter to Backyard Baseball feat. Nick Mirkovich

March 12th, 2018

Ep. 33 — Inspired by an article by Zach Kram at the Ringer last year, Bobby and Alex take a deep dive into the history of “Backyard Baseball,” the …

Old Man Yells At Old Man Yelling At Cloud

March 5th, 2018

Ep. 32 — There’s actual, almost real baseball! Alex and Bobby dive into Spring Training, including our first look at Shohei Ohtani, Noah Syndergaard’s body, some Very Good Yankees, and the return of the Freak. They …

Bat Flips Galore feat. Mina Kimes

February 23rd, 2018

Ep. 31 — Bobby and Alex banter about Joey Votto’s relatable offseason diet, throw out their own #hot #takes on the J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer signings, get baffled by the Rays, have another pace of play conversation …

Tipping Pitches, Presented by CarMax (feat. Eireann Dolan)

February 19th, 2018

Ep. 30 — On this episode, Alex and Bobby banter a bit about baseball’s resident dad Mike Scioscia, the return of The Freak, and Hunter Pence’s board game/video game/comic book/live streaming/podcasting café in Houston …

The Boss Is Where?

February 14th, 2018

Ep. 29 — Alex and Bobby banter about some recent transactions, including Yu Darvish to the Cubs, Todd Frazier to the Mets, and — the biggest one of …

An Overdue Retirement

February 6th, 2018

Ep. 28 — Bobby and Alex talk a bit of transactional news coming out of Oakland, and highlight Brandon Moss’s comments about the slow offseason and …

Keeping Up With The Dinger-Smashians

January 30th, 2018

Ep. 27 — Alex and Bobby do a rundown of where the Brewers stand after their eventful Thursday evening, doff their caps to the four newest Hall of …

Looking for Baseball’s LeBron

January 22nd, 2018

Ep. 26 — Back on the same coast, Bobby and Alex discuss the Andrew McCutchen at length, dive down the rabbit hole of what a 50 inning baseball game …

It Was the Best of Takes, It Was the Worst of Takes

January 17th, 2018

Ep. 25 — Alex and Bobby kick off the Slow Offseason Pod with a reminiscence on the life and legacy of Trenton Thunder bat dog Home Run Derby, then discuss some recent signs of life on the lukewarm stove, including …

A Few Resolutions and Reflections

January 6th, 2018

Ep. 24 — Bobby and Alex kick off 2018 with a rundown of some recent baseball news, then dive into one former Mets player’s strange in-game habits and dissect another’s Twitter. Then they have an extended discussion on a …

The Tipping Pitches (Half) Year in Review

December 28th, 2017

Ep. 23 — Oh, what a year it’s been! Okay, it’s been more like five months, but a lot has happened since Tipping Pitches went live all the way back in August! To cap off a wild and wacky 2017, Alex and Bobby look back on …

The Fernando Perez Power Hour, Part 2

December 22nd, 2017

Ep. 22 — The rest of the interview has arrived! In part two of their chat with the former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, Alex and Bobby shift away from strictly on-the-field questions and ask Fernando about poetry and his …

The Fernando Perez Power Hour, Part 1

December 19th, 2017

Ep. 21 — On part one of this very special episode, Bobby and Alex are coming to you straight from the apartment of former MLB player and current sportswriter Fernando Perez. They talk with Fernando about everything from …

Some Questions for the Marlins feat. Lindsey Adler

December 11th, 2017

Ep. 20 — On this episode, Alex and Bobby discuss a wrench thrown into the A’s ballpark plans, a couple of juiced comebacks, and the spectacularly …

The Writing on the Ball feat. Jeff Pearlman

December 1st, 2017

Ep. 19 — On this episode, Alex and Bobby banter about Aaron Judge’s campaign for mayor of New York City, the Yankees surprising managerial interview, …

The All-Gentrification Team

November 22nd, 2017

Ep. 18 — Bobby and Alex are back on their B.S. in this one. They’ve each pulled together a handful of players who look like they could be gentrifying …

Stage Dives, Bowling, and Theories on Evolution

November 16th, 2017

Ep. 17 — Alex and Bobby get wistful on this one, mourning the loss of Roy Halladay and reminiscing on just how dominant he was in the 2000s, and …

How Do You Like Them Astros?

November 7th, 2017

Ep. 16 — With the 2017 season officially in the rearview mirror, Bobby and Alex look back on a World Series to remember and talk their biggest takeaways from seeing two powerhouse teams duke it out. They also discuss …

We Don’t Deserve This

October 31st, 2017

Ep. 15 — In this episode, Alex and Bobby marvel over the circus that was World Series game 5, and then proceed to talk about highlights from games …

More Puigs, More Teams, More October Things

October 25th, 2017

Ep. 14 — Alex and Bobby bring you their first bad take dramatic reading series, in which they dissect a column arguing against fewer “Yasiel Puigs” …

Not Such An Evil Empire After All feat. Russell Steinberg

October 16th, 2017

Ep. 13 — In this episode, Bobby and Alex bring on their third straight guest! Soon the podcast won’t even be theirs anymore. They talk with SB Nation …

I Love the Smell of Baseball in October

October 11th, 2017

Ep. 12 — On this episode, Alex and Bobby actually disagree over something. I know, weird, right? Given the sheer number of abnormal pitching moves we’ve seen this week, the pair have a lengthy discussion on trends in …

A Very Mets-y Year feat. Anthony DiComo

October 4th, 2017

Ep. 11 — Coming in hot with two episodes this week! Alex and Bobby talk with Anthony DiComo, the Mets beat writer for MLB.com and their first-ever …

The Birds and the Knees

October 3rd, 2017

Ep. 10 — Alex and Bobby celebrate the departure of a certain bird as the true harbinger of fall, talk about a strange thing the Tigers did this weekend, somehow manage to discuss Wiz Khalifa at length, reflect on a …

“I Will Never Sign For You”

September 27th, 2017

Ep. 9 — Bobby and Alex dig deep into a very weird story involving two major leaguers and an ill-fated autograph, talk about the “Friends” renaissance …

The One Where We Don’t Stick to Sports

September 16th, 2017

Ep. 8 — Alex and Bobby talk about plans for a new A’s stadium, the Indians and their refusal to lose, have an extended conversation about some sports-related racial incidents over the weekend, and wrap it up with some …

It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s An Apple Watch!

September 11th, 2017

Ep. 7 — What a week! On this episode, Bobby and Alex mostly recap a whirlwind few days of baseball, with topics including but not limited to: some …

The Grandy Administration

September 6th, 2017

Ep. 6 — Alex and Bobby catch up on a few interesting things that happened around the league this week, revisit an old story involving a centaur and a …

The Weird Baseball Rabbit Hole

August 29th, 2017

Ep. 5 — In their first long distance podcast, Bobby and Alex banter about a weird umpire non-protest, touch on a sad game by one weird Rich Hill, and then talk at length about some of the weirder seasons that players …

Dingers Every Swing

August 23rd, 2017

Ep. 4 — Alex and Bobby talk about Travis d’Arnaud’s debut as the Mets new second-or-third baseman, mourn the retirement of Friend of the Pod Jered Weaver, go over their favorite home run hitters to watch right now …

The All-Asshole Team

August 16th, 2017

Ep. 3 — On this episode, Alex and Bobby discuss their picks for the MLB All-Time All-Asshole Team. They also briefly talk about the insanity that is …

An Abundance of Shortstops

August 7th, 2017

Ep. 2 — The morning after watching freshly minted Dodger Yu Darvish carve up the Mets lineup, Bobby and Alex marvel over the sheer number of good young shortstops, look at who is best situated coming out of the trade …

Sad at the Deadline

July 31st, 2017

Ep. 1 — And we’re live! On this inaugural episode of Tipping Pitches, Alex and Bobby talk the trade deadline (and get pretty sad about their teams), …

Episode 0

July 30th, 2017

Episode 0 — A brief introduction to Tipping Pitches, a baseball podcast featuring two college students who 1) like talking about baseball, 2) pretend …

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