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 17

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Jason, Michael, Chris and Jason chat about getting live arms, any arms, and what’s going on with this Mets team.  We razz Botty about getting a little dirty with her responses lately (offline) and a little Steve Cohen.

Will the Mets make a trade? Who do we want? Will Carlos Carrasco rehab in the majors? You’ll know before we do.

Check out Barley Prose if you want to read Botty’s AI reviews, featuring such lines as..

Bud Modged sick buffalo bier, cellaring in BB’s cardboard barrelhouse

Beers

  • Jason: Southern Tier Ruby Red 8 Days A Week
  • Michael: Oskar Blues Death By Coconut
  • Jake: Marble Brewing Cerveza
  • Chris:  Rising Storm Coconut  C.a.R.E.A.M Pie Ale
  • Botty McBotface:Magic Rock’s Happy Chimp Ale

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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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Mets On Tap Episode 14

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Jason, Chris and Michael talk offense, Yankees and vomiting, playing time and trades. Also Hop Charts. What’s your favorite hop?

Of course there’s a Honey Smacks beer. Did you doubt it?

Pickture of 'Sugar Smacks' beer with a frog, and an amber beer behind it

Beers

  • Jason: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
  • Michael: Barrier Brewing Hood Nitro Milk Stout
  • Chris: Hamburg Brewing Hoptimonium
  • Botty McBotface: Deep Cove Brewing Company Frosted Frog Spiced Honey Ale

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Mets On Tap Episode 13

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Jason and Michael talk injuries, Wrigley Field, deceptively NOT fruited summer beers and Stadium Names.

Since recording Michael Conforto did return to the Mets and the Syracuse Mets did start playing again, so we probably won’t get more information on what really went down with their Covid outbreak and who’s vaccinated.

You can find the post about Father’s Day and drinking holidays here.

Beers

  • Jason: Saranac Ruby Red Ale
  • Michael: Barrier Brewing Our Sour Lupulin Lollies #13
  • Botty McBotface:Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company Rain Check.

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Mets On Tap Episode 12

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Chris, Jason and Jake talk dominate Mets pitchers, what the bullpen depth looks like in the minors, sticky stuff, and much more!

They discussed prop bets for deGrom. I checked and the Over/Under line for deGrom on Wednesday was at 9.5(-134).  Despite getting lifted after 3, he almost made the over!

Some bench love for the -illars, and then a small digression involving who the interim GM actually is.

Beers

  • Jason: Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale
  • Chris: Stoneyard Key Lime Pie
  • Jake: Modern Times Electrojet NEIPA
  • Botty McBotface: Bath Ales Blonde Lass

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Mets On Tap Episode 11

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We talked some uniform number switching tonight. We talked some streaming, watching old games, ESPN classic, and how to solve SNY.

We mostly ignored the Mets debacle in Baltimore.

We talked stout a bit, prompted by Botty. I referred to this Barley Prose post about the Darkest Beers. 

Beers

  • Jason: Smithwick’s Irish Red
  • Chris: Pressure Drop Sticky Icky
  • Michael: Alementary High-Visibility Safety Vest
  • Botty McBotface: Stout

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Mets On Tap Episode 10

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We talked a bit about uniform numbers.  Do YOU know who’s currently wearing number 10? Yeah, didn’t think so.

Some lavish praise of Jacob deGrom and all the fun statistics we’ve seen about him, as well as this Pitching Ninja overlay of his slider/fastball to Domingo Leyba.

We also discuss some ‘old man yells at cloud’ stuff, mostly the stupid new rules MLB has, and the advertising on the back of the mound. Prompted by the discussion of Wednesday’s game being on YouTube, and not SNY.

Brief mention of LearnedLeague, a competitive trivia league we’re all in.

Beers

  • Jason: Sierra Nevada Wanderland Nectarine Ale
  • Jake: Armadillo Ale Works Land Yacht IPA
  • Chris: Corona
  • Michael: Duclaw Brewing Sour Me Unicorn Farts
  • Botty McBotface: Alcohol

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