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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  1. Jim

    I’m not asking the players to take a pay cut to get this done. They should get every dollar they can. But I do think the optics on the players side is especially ugly. They are talking about the cut the owners are asking for as if it is “another paycut”. I get this is somewhat obtuse, but they are getting 50% of pay for 50% of games played – that is reasonable. They are getting 100% of pay for the time served. They have essentially been furloughed, a result millions of people have faced as a result of the pandemic.

  2. BleacherRegular

    Gentle advocacy to get this pod on Stitcher. That’s all. That’s the comment.

    • Randy

      We’re working on it. The podcast studio has to set up the distribution for us. We put in the request. Thank you.

      • BleacherRegular

        Sweet! Thanks.

        • Randy

          Is that how you generally listen to your podcasts? I’m trying to get an idea of what platforms people use.

          • BleacherRegular

            I do use Stitcher almost exclusively, but not out of any great loyalty or anything. I’d prefer to use the standard Apple app (because it has ALL the podcasts), but it screws up my phone when I use it. Spotify would be my second choice, especially now that they’ve gone in hard on podcasting, but their UI sucks. Stitcher is my third choice.

            And I only know about it at all because a million years ago, when Bill Simmons was emerging from his expulsion from Grantland and getting back into the podcast game (pre-Ringer), he talked about getting his new pod onto Stitcher. Like it was the hot new thing or some such. Anyway, it stuck, because say what you will about Simmons, but the man KNOWS things. So I listen to his recommendations. Even if I reject them later, I know he’s talking from some base of genuine knowledge.

            Clearly I could nerd out all day on this kinda nonsense. But I’ll spare everyone.

            Thanks for getting it up on Stitcher, tho! Ima go back and listen to all ten shows.

          • Randy

            That all makes sense. My Apple app would crash a lot, but now it’s working well. I don’t know if there was an update along the way, but I don’t have that issue anymore. We’re happy to get it on Stitcher. The more options the better. I hope you enjoy the shows.

        • Randy

          It is up on stitcher now.

    • Mungo

      I haven’t even heard of Sticher. I feel so out of it! Glad, though, to see it was added.

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