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The Views From 314ft Podcast Episode 14: Why Is This So Difficult?

Matt and Derek join Randy to ask the question on everyone’s mind: why can’t Major League Baseball figure this thing out? We discuss the latest proposal from the league to the players, which was quickly rejected. All of this raises the question if we even want baseball back this year. The episode was recorded prior to the news of the new MLBPA proposal.

We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking over Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.

The podcast is now available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating, and spread the word. We are working on having the podcast on Stitcher as well. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. 

Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the pod and spread the word.

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week.

The Views From 314ft Podcast Episode 13: Stick To What’s Right

Bobby makes his triumphant return to the podcast to join Matt and Randy for this week’s episode. We address the civil unrest in the country, MLB’s response to said unrest, and we turn our attention to the ongoing negotiations for MLB to start their season. We understand the “stick to sports” call for some, but we’re not doing that.

We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking over Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.

The podcast is now available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating, and spread the word. We are working on having the podcast on Stitcher as well. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. Here are the episode notes:

[Introduction]: The Blog Brothers discuss Randy’s tweet thread going viral.

[7:30]: We discuss the MLB statement on George Floyd and the protests.

[23:20]: The Yankees put out a Nelson Mandela quote.

[34:30]: MLB and the MLBPA continue their negotiations. We jump into the latest news.

[53:30] The draft is drastically changing.

Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the pod and spread the word.

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week.

The Views From 314ft Podcast Episode 12: Fortune Favors The Bold

Randy and Matt join forces to dive into the upcoming economic proposal MLB will present to the MLBPA this week. Once we finish discussing the stuff everyone is tired of talking about we jump into some baseball talk. Some of the topics we cover are the Yankees lineup construction, the 50 man roster, the Yankees deep bullpen, and someone may have made a title prediction at the end.

We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking over Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.

The podcast is now available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating, and spread the word. We are working on having the podcast on Stitcher as well. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. Here are the episode notes:

[Introduction]: A Memorial Day thank you and the crushing reminder that we don’t have baseball at the moment.

[4:40]: We get into reports suggesting MLB will officially present the MLBPA with their economic proposal concerning the 2020 season.

[21:00]: Why does ESPN struggle to focus their broadcasts on the KBO games at hand?

[25:20]: What are some potential Opening Day lineups for the Yankees?

[39:00]: We entertain potential 50 man roster machinations.

[48:25]: Will there be a higher injury risk this season?

[53:25]: A championship prediction that may sink the season before it even starts.

Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the pod and spread the word.

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week.

The Views From 314ft Podcast Episode 11: Baseball’s Social Contract

Randy and Matt join forces to dive into the comprehensive safety measures MLB is proposing to safely begin the season. Last week’s episode focused on the economic issues between the league and the players so this week we explore the more important concerns at hand.

We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking on Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.

The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating, and spread the word. We are working on having the podcast on Stitcher as well. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. Here are the episode notes:

[Introduction]: We say hello to blog brother Matt and discuss what we’re watching during the lockdown.

[5:17]: We jump into the first draft of the 67-page safety protocol plan MLB created to address a potential season during the coronavirus pandemic.

[43:09]: Will there be penalties if players don’t follow these protocols?

[51:45]: We discuss these protocols as a social contract between the league and the players.

Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the pod and spread the word.

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week.

The Views From 314ft Podcast Episode 10: Grocery Shopping, Masks, and Labor Disputes.

Randy, Derek, and Matt join forces to discuss paranoia while grocery shopping, World War Z, and of course the re-opening plan from Major League Baseball. We delve into all of the economic ramifications and touch upon the safety requirements needed for a season to take place. We move on to the baseball side of things and debate whether the potential regional schedule helps or hurts the Yankees. The show ends with a discussion on the biggest threats to the Yankees winning the title in 2020.

We are adhering to the shelter in place guidelines of New York State and recording remotely. We will be doing so for as long as the “shelter in place” order remains. We’re talking on Skype so we apologize in advance for any sound quality issues.

The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify so please subscribe, drop a five-star rating, and spread the word. We are working on having the podcast on Stitcher as well. We hope this gives you some distraction from all the craziness in the world right now. Here are the episode notes:

[Introduction]: We say hello to the blog brothers Derek and Matt and discuss our grocery shopping and walking experiences while in lockdown.

[5:40]: We dig into the economic ramifications of the owner’s proposal for beginning the season.

[31:40]: Do the players have an obligation to provide fans entertainment at the risk of their health and safety?

[40:00]: Does the regional schedule help or harm the Yankees chances of winning a title?

[50:42]: How will player movement work in 2020?

[56:30]: The biggest threat to a Yankees championship in 2020.

Again, we apologize for any sound quality issues. We’re making the most of a tough situation as all of you are. Please don’t forget to subscribe to the pod and spread the word.

We hope you and your families remain safe and healthy. See you again next week.

UPDATE: The podcast is now available on Stitcher as well. Enjoy!

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