We sent Will out to uncover some more of the AA relief pitchers Sandy Alderson is so fond of. So Nicholas Brandt stops by to talk about how being a Mets fan in Buffalo is not that different from being one in New York City, the importance of grandmothers, and the universal antipathy towards Chase Utley. Also, a very special scouting report.
Do we have to talk about the Mets? Will and Jay keep getting sidetracked, talking about the Knicks, the Olympics, and television shows they haven’t seen. But the Mets keep turning up, like the proverbial bad penny. Please donate to the Houston Food Bank: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org
Jay is no longer on assignment but this came up last minute so Will faces off with Ally Eastland, an angry Cards fan looking to defend her team. Will and Ally talk about why someone would like a team that is not the Mets and how to choose a team when there's no MLB team in your home state. There is also talk of rally animals and a cat with a lawyer. This one is a delight. We had some audio issues in the first half but bear with us because this is a great chat.
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