Mets On Tap Episode 52 Who’s The Red’s GM?

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Chris, Jake and Jason discuss how nice it is to have padded the division lead early, so that these recent struggles don’t bury the Mets.  There’s some talk of Yard Goats and Rumble Ponies off of the news about Scherzer and deGrom working their way back.

Then some talk about the Reds, Luis Castillo, and shoring up the rotation going forward while looking at the schedule and how the Mets will start getting to play some lesser teams more often.

Finally, some talk about brawls and also looking forward to Old Timer’s Day.

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BEERS
Jason: Long Trail Blackberry Wheat
Chris: New York Beer Project Liquid Birthday Cake
Jake: La Cumbre Trail Hazard
Botty McBotface: Stella

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Mets On Tap Episode 51-The All Star Voting Episode

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Michael and Chris vote for some All-Stars, ponder why we can’t vote for pitchers, discuss the balanced schedule and how the Mets might benefit from having more of their games against the Braves during the healthy deGrom and Scherzer parts of the season.

We discuss ticket costs, crappy Budweiser, and a visit to Plan Bee Brewery in upstate New York. Trevor Williams gets a tip of the cap, despite giving up a bunch of home runs while we recorded.

Also a shout out to Mark Canha and Taijuan Walker for some really cool Pride support this past weekend.

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BEERS
Michael: Plan Bee Ash
Chris: Rising Storm The Show Goes On
Botty McBotface: 99 cent disgusting Red Stripe

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Mets On Tap Episode 50 The Clear Channel Episode

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Michael, Jason and Chris discuss all manner of things here on this episode 50, including Michael’s visit to Citi Field, pitching depth, how nice it is to get back to the East Coast, and specifically not the Atlanta team.

We discuss some data tracking at Citi Field as well as Old Timers Day and lots of praise for Edwin Díaz

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BEERS
Michael: Alementary Island Life
Chris: Singlecut Starship
Jason: Athletic Brewing All The Fruit
Botty McBotface: Suppressing Half The Human Brain

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Mets On Tap Episode 49 Cycling In 8th Starters

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Michael and Jason discuss the SNY pregame show as well as sports talking heads in general, before musing on west coast road trips featuring cycles and splits with good teams.

We talk some apple tv+ stats, some 0-2 counts, and muse about some pitching depth.

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BEERS
Michael: Carton Cafe Revolver
Jason: Buried Acorn Hot Whip
Botty McBotface: Tall Glass Of Bourbon

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New Brewery Alert: Gearblock Brewing Company in Waldwick, NJ

Praise be to the hop goddesses, I’ve finally got a local brewery. A _real_ local brewery. Previously the closest brewery to me was a good 15-20 minutes drive on a good day, something deeply troubling. Luckily, finally, there’s a brewery within 2 miles of my house, in a spot I’ve ridden my bike past, actually adjacent to my doctor’s office…called Gearblock Brewing Company

 

I managed to find my way over there, something way easier when it’s 4 minutes of side streets, on opening weekend to try out what they had. It’s in a little strip mall type place, but with wide sidewalks that affords them a little outdoor seating, which is always nice, even in a parking lot, but I sat at the bar and ordered a flight.

It’s a nice space, bar, ample seating, bathrooms, and you can see through to the brewery in the back. Typical stuff. There was a Japanese baseball game on, which immediately raised my opinion of the place. 

 

There’s something special about community watering holes, maybe something that’s no longer a dive bar thing. Breweries often fill that space. I didn’t see anyone I knew on this trip, but it’s inevitable that I will if and when I continue to visit. 

How was the beer? The beer was fine to good. I wasn’t wow’d by anything, but I wasn’t disappointed by anything either. As I write this a few days later, the Busted Barnacle, a gose that I got in a crowler to go, might be the one that’s hitting the memories the best, but I thought their hazy was pretty good, and so was the Märzen. It’s a good start, and gives me hope going forward. 

 

Most of all, I’m stoked that there’s a brewery so close. Something close enough that I can pop in for a beer when they’re open without having to make a special trip and plan. Gearblock has already added a beer or two since I was there, and I’ll definitely be back soon to check them out. Summer BBQ season is here, and you know I’m going to get a crowler or two to have on hand. 

Mets On Tap Episode 48 The Mascot Family Foodie Episode

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After a little noisy check-in with Michael from Citi Field, Jason, Jake and Chris discuss all manner of happy Mets stuff, from cats, to pools, to why Chip Ambres won’t return Chris’ calls.

They also discuss Dominic Smith’s demotion, the lingering injuries of some various Mets players, and try to find something to be grumpy about.

Here are some shots of the Citi Field scoreboard Michael was talking about.

Mark Canha’s instagram is awash with great food photos.

Which other mascots have families? I remember a “Billy the Kid” Marlin kid, but I can’t seem to find him, but it does appear that Mr. Redlegs has a wife named Rosie and dog named Gapper.

I also stumbled upon Francisco Lindor lightsaber dueling the Astro’s mascot Orbit, so obviously gotta share that.

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BEERS
Michael: Radiant Pig Save The Robots IPA
Chris: Rusty Rail Strange Love
Jake: La Cumbre Elevated IPA
Jason: Middle Ages Swallow Wit
Botty McBotface: Goose Island Honkers Ale

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Mets On Tap Episode 47 The Everyone’s Hitting Episode

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Chris and Michael discuss the west coast series, the upcoming schedule, why Chris isn’t managing the Mets, and a few other things.

We also discuss the disaster of buying tickets, game start times, and the division lead.

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BEERS
Michael: Copper Legend Jack’s Abby
Chris: War Horse Operation Little Vittles
Botty McBotface: Try Harder, Not Your Best

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Mets On Tap Episode 46 The Pine Tar Whisperer

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Jason and Michael discuss the doubleheader in progress, the team not losing too badly during this cooler streak, and how they could probably use another bat or two.

We get into a little dead baseball discussion, good fundamentals, and ponder where rehab starts for guys like Jacob deGrom might pitch this year.

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BEERS
Michael: Industrial Arts State of the Arts Altbier
Jason: New Holland Fat Tire
Botty McBotface:Vodka and Diet Coke

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Mets On Tap Episode 45 Just Cruisin’

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Jason and Michael discuss the comeback against the Phillies, some other memorable wins and losses, and just general bask in the good mood.

We talk a little Buffalo, a bit of a tangent about your phone tracking you and donuts, and then circle back to the comeback against the Phillies.

Jason mentions a version of it playing over an AC/DC song that I could not find, so if YOU can find it, please send it along to podcast@barleyprose.com

I did find the Johnny Cash song for the Blue Jays Home Runs from 2015, so that was fun.

BEERS
Michael: Other Half Mosaic Dream
Jason: Big Ditch Daybreaker
Botty McBotface: Parallel 49 Brewing Company’s Blackberry Saison

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Mets On Tap Episode 44 The Nit Pick Episode

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Chris and Michael discuss the double-header sweep, keeping Atlanta down, and how there’s not much to complain about right now.

Touch on Cano, McNeil, balanced schedules and just otherwise bask in the glow of an excellent baseball team.

Michael: Aeronaut Hyperfocus NEIPA
Chris: Ayinger Bräuweisse
Botty McBotface: Holsten bitter lemon beer

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