27 03, 2020

The Story Behind The Weirdest Baseball Card Of All Time (Cool Weird Awesome 269)

By |2020-03-27T09:22:53-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Baseball's opening weekend has been postponed, so for now let's enjoy the tale of how pitcher Keith Comstock managed to turn his baseball card into one where he appears to be hit in a very sensitive place. Plus: salon owner Heidi Oley had to close her shop for the time being, so she’s practicing her skills on her boyfriend and posting daily hairdos on Instagram.

10 10, 2019

This High-Tech Sleeve Could Save A Pitcher’s Arm (Cool Weird Awesome 146)

By |2019-10-10T09:00:16-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

Sports tech company Motus Global has developed a high-tech compression sleeve for pitchers. It senses the movement of each pitch and determines how much strain the throws put on the arm, to help avoid injuries. Plus: the story of old-timey pitcher "Phenomenal" Smith, who, it's said, could have used a different kind of smarts in dealing with his teammates.

10 09, 2019

Massachusetts Once Had Like Six John Kennedys On The Same Ballot (Cool Weird Awesome 124)

By |2019-09-10T09:01:34-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Around the same time John Fitzgerald Kennedy was rising through the ranks of the US Congress, a guy called John Francis Kennedy decided to put his name on the ballot to run for Massachusetts state treasurer. In a few years, there would be other John Kennedys trying to win public office in the state.

4 06, 2019

The Minor Leagues Got Majorly Weird (Cool Weird Awesome 54)

By |2020-03-27T09:07:47-04:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Attractions - especially weird ones - are a time-honored way to drum up business from people who are at best casual baseball fans, and lately that's extended to team names, including the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

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