The Plot Thinkens

For all of you desperately awaiting the next installment of Honus Wagner Professional Badass WAIT NO LONGER!!

As always there are two links: The Web, and the iTunes

I won't give away much more now, but just know that this weeks episode features a special appearance by a certain special someone--pictured below embracing our man Honus.



Earlier this week Mark McGwire tearfully announced that he had indeed used steroids throughout his career, finally confirming what many have long suspected. I, Scruffy, was rather non-plussed, I remember the summer of '98, and how much I enjoyed the home run chase. (Though I was, admittedly a Sosa-man.) However, my love of the game came not from the chase alone, but from watching Ken Burns' epic documentary with my brother, playing "home-run-derby" in the driveway of our home, rereading "The Boys of Summer" and just generally reveling in the awesomeness of sport.

As cool as it was to watch those dingers fly, I tired of it quickly, and turned my attention thereafter to teams...first the Mets (since they were in contention) and then, back to the Twins when I moved to Minnesota. I learned to love the hard-nosed scrappy play--free from those titanic blasts, but full of the grit, determination and pluck which appeals to anyone who roots for underdogs. As more was said about steroids I cared less and less about homeruns and the men who hit them--I had Torii, I had Johan, I had Joe and Justin and Cuddy...what did I care what happened to Barry, Mark and Sammy?

So McGwire admitted it...and? I still love baseball, and I always will regardless of anything stated in an embarrassed press release by an erstwhile "hero" of the game. But I'm not alone in this, so what does Stinky think? Well...why don't we ask her? Stinky?

(Stinky takes over): True, I wasn't really shocked when McGwire admitted to using steroids. It's like Joan Rivers admitting she's had plastic surgery. But, it did make me sad. It made me sad for the players who never used steroids, who might have gotten more recognition had it not been for guys like McGwire, and for great players like Joe Mauer, who will now have to feel like their sudden ability to hit for power will put their honesty and integrity into question. And it also made me feel a little sad for McGwire himself, who honestly didn't seem to realize that what he'd done was cheating.

Back to Scruffy.

In a fit of late night awesomeness, Stinky and I have been enjoying some popcorn, humming some Sondheim and some hulu when we came across the following clip from our oft quoted (and occasionally plagiarized) friend Stephen Colbert. (We edited it to the germane part)

And just when you'd given up on the sport of Baseball altogether, you remember this guy. Honus Wagner: Professional Badass. Everyone knows it...even Stephen Colbert. It shall go down in the annals of history.

G'night everyone.

P.S. Dear Joe Mauer, since I gave you a shoutout can you give me a contract extension in return? Please...? We're waiting.

Episode 2

Peanuts from Heaven is proud to present the further adventures of Honus Wagner Professional Badass

In which we begin to explore the origins of the frightening monster cattle, and the dangers afoot in New Twinksburgh

Featuring Special Guest Star:

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Also coming soon, commentary on the Hall of Fame, Mark McGwire and Stinky's top 10 free agents we should sign (not because they're good, just because she likes them)


THE Official Peanuts From Heaven Podcast

So. We've been gone for a little while, but have we been lax in our devotion to the Twins? OH NO MY FRIENDS, oh no. Every morning Stinky checks her interweb for news on the Joe Mauer contract saga, every afternoon Scruffy clicks on a "Target Field Seat View" half way hoping that there will be snow on the diamond (to amuse him with the thought of Punto and J.J. Hardy building a snow infielder to supract opposing batters).

We have also been hard at work in our secret lair creating the newest entry in our epic tale of nerdy awesomeness: A PEANUTS FROM HEAVEN PODCAST.

But this is not just any mere, nerdy people who love baseball podcast, oh no, we don't talk about stats and signals and the season ahead (but to be fair, how often do we ever really talk about those things?). Instead, we here at Peanuts from Heaven have crafted a Podcast in the manner of an old-timey radio show set in the Old West. Who will be the hero of our podcast, you ask? HONUS WAGNER of course. Because nothing says "old-timey western" like a large german baseball player from the early 1900's. Below is the limited edition Episode I photoshop, and here are two ways to access said podcast.

If you just want to listen to it on the interweb you can click here to be diverted to a special webpage.
If you want to DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR ITUNES (yes, we are officially that nerdy) you can click here and the "subscribe" button in your Itunes will give you regular access to our amuements.

Whichever you prefer we hope you enjoy our podcast.
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