Mets On Tap Episode 33 : Matt Harvey and the Girl Scouts

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Michael, Chris and Jason talk about all manner of things with the Mets baseball season being so very far away still, though not really that far away! How are the negotiations going? Yay for Keith Hernandez and his number getting retired.

Some coach talk, brief David Newhan talk, and Chris guesses three of the last four people to wear number 17. We meander into Kohler reviews, Girl Scout cookies, and even some NFL and NHL stuff? WEIRD!

Michael: Alementary Arecibo
Chris: Rising Storm Nocturnal Storm Vanilla Porter
Jason: Buried Acorn Skinny Chicken
Botty McBotface: Miller Klaustrofobia

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Mets On Tap Episode 31 Do I Know You, the New Mets?

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Michael, Chris and Jason talk about all the new Mets, how they all fit together, what else we need, and how this roster is constructed. Some CBA talk, some uniform numbers talk, and of course, beer.

The tweet I was referencing from Newburgh Brewing Company.

Michael: Magnify Brewing Do I Know You?
Chris: Singlecut Inexplicably Used Umlaut Marzen
Jason: Critz Farms Pig City Porter
Botty McBotface: 1.5L beers and O’Douls

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Mets On Tap Episode 30 The We Almost Have A GM Episode

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Michael, Jake and Jason yammer on about Noah Syndergaard signing with the Angels, and what we think about that, Billy Eppler, and some roster construction ideas.

We once against ponder why Edgardo Alfonzo is not being considered for manager.

Michael: Sierra Nevada Celebration
Jake: La Cumbre Malpais Stout
Jason: Empire Black Magic Nitro
Botty McBotface: Lighthouse Brewing Company’s Suicidal Bastard dark barley wine

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Mets On Tap Episode 24

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Michael, Jason and Jake talk about the Mets being back in the wild card some how, and whistling, and home uniforms that say New York on them.

We talk about how unfair it is to keep Gary Carter’s #8 in mothballs.

Pretty decent conversation about Conforto, Baez, and 2022 roster construction and priorities.

We talk about fall beer variety packs and tease a new post.

  • Michael: Grimm Everything’s OK IPA
  • Jason: Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout
  • Jake: Santa Fe Oktoberfest
  • Botty McBotface: Beer cans to the face

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Mets On Tap Episode 22

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Michael and Jason discuss the Mets four game winning streak, boggle at Soccer and the NFL, and ponder if the Mets can just CRUSH the Nationals and the Marlins.

Some talk about NE IPAs, Tree House, Trillium and Other Half.

Here’s the clip from Gary Cohen calling the winning run in the first game on Steve Gelb’s Twitter. 

We talk a little visiting away parks, some 2009 Mets, and tough on Javier Báez and his thumbs down a bit.

Beers

  • Michael: Tree House Julius
  • Jason: New Belgium Summer Bliss
  • Botty McBotface: Fuggled Buggles

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Botty McBotface’s AI/Machine Learning Episode 20x

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This episode is a little different, since Michael is current on vacation in Cape Cod, trying to figure out how many times he can go to the Treehouse Brewery shop there.

Botty McBotface has composed this entire episode, with help from OpenAI’s GPT3 and some choice prompts. It’s weird, but that’s alright. We’ll be normal next week.

Beers

  • Jason: Grimm Rainbow Dome
  • Jake: Stillwater Cellar Door
  • Michael: Michelob Ultra for the win
  • Chris: Ommegangs Iron Throne
  • Botty McBotface: Solemn Oaths Thanatos Tripel

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Mets On Tap Episode 19

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Michael and Jason against discuss pitching, or the lack thereof. They also discuss the Mets approach at the plate, or the lack thereof.

Lots of pondering about what’s going wrong, energy levels, fatigue, and some extra Botty to make up for it. Botty jumps in near the end for a longer review of a different beer she’s drinking.

Here’s a sample image that the VQGAN+CLIP machine learning tool generated for a Botty avatar. It’s real funky, but I’m having fun.

VQGAN+CLIP of Botty. weird rounded chrome robot shape listening on a phone and with a beer in front of it

Beers

  • Michael: Alementary Work Boots
  • Jason: Oskar Blues Death By Flapjacks
  • Botty McBotface: Conductor’s Craft by The Beer Employees

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Mets On Tap Episode 18

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Michael and Chris against discuss pitching, or the lack of. Consider this the Trevor Hildenburger appreciation podcast.

Will the Mets make a trade? Who do we want? Will Jared Eickhoff get recalled, again?

What’s the oldest beer you have in YOUR fridge?

Beers

  • Michael: Troegs Nugget Nectar
  • Chris:  Rootstock Dry Cider
  • Botty McBotface: Jafa by Weird Beard Brewery

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Mets On Tap Episode 16

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Jason, Michael and Jake riff about baseball watching in the 2000s, Timo Perez at the prom, and Derek Bell, who made it until late May before he just dropped off on the West Coast Trip and his bat never woke back up.

We then move on to discussing these ASG uniforms, the Home Run Derby, and perhaps a few other things.

We get into some hard seltzer talk at the end, and a few of the brands. Do you have a favorite?

What do you think Botty McBotface looks like? Here’s EDI and Joker (Seth Green) from Mass Effect 3.

EDI and Joker from Mass Effect 3

Beers

  • Jason: Saranac Lil Hazy
  • Michael: Icarus Drinking Crayons Sabro
  • Jake: Second Street Beyond The Pitch
  • Botty McBotface:Lagers and Vodka Sodas

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Mets On Tap Episode 15

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Jason, Michael and Chris talk turn of the century Mets teams, Bobby Valentine, lineup construction, and a lot of comparing bench guys then to bench guys now, and spicy beers.

We referenced the Matt Franco game, but did not elaborate on the details, which most of you know, but for completeness’s sake, it was July 10th, 1999. The Yankees, up 8-7 with 2 outs after a Henderson walk and an Alfonzo double, elected to give Mike Piazza intentional ball four to face Matt Franco pinch-hitting for Melvin Mora, who ripped a single between first and second to score the two runs. Mets had a 28% win expectancy in that moment.  Pat Mahomes got the win, pitching a scoreless top-9 with 2 walks.

We talked about Bobby  Valentine liking flexible guys–Matt Franco played RF, 1B, LF, 3B, DH, and P in 1999.

Beers

  • Jason: Sierra Nevada Summer Break
  • Michael: Grimm Flower Record
  • Chris: Old Nation Boss Tweed
  • Botty McBotface:Steamworks Pacific Ale, Breakfast Sandwich.

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