Did Matt Kemp record an album?

In Episode 996, Sam mentioned that five or so years ago he saw a tweet about Matt Kemp “in the studio” to record his first album. But what happened to this tweet? What happened to the album? http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=30878 Was his Twitter username originally @mattkemp27? This account has been deleted but evidence remains. “@mattkemp27: In the […]

Star Trek turns 50

Star Trek turned 50 last week. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, Star Wars was a three-movie series. It expanded with novels by Timothy Zahn, video games like Tie Fighter, Dark Forces, and Rogue Squadron, and eventually Episode 1. This was Star Trek time. A movie and TV empire. Two feature films, Star Trek […]

2016 Predictions

After wrapping up 2015 it’s time to look ahead with a  few predictions for 2016. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will become the highest grossing movie of the modern era (so not the inflation-adjusted overall champ). This is still a 2015 leftover really, but the franchise has ascended to new heights and together with Marvel […]

Thinking About: Checklists

Before Morgan Freeman made a silly movie the bucket list concept was making waves. Books like 1000 Places to See Before You Die were popular back in my days working at a bookstore. People like having a connection to something larger than themselves. All of society of based on that principle. Having a checklist of […]

May 22, 2004 – Red Sox vs Blue Jays

That was then Ten years ago today the Boston Red Sox won their second straight game against the Toronto Blue Jays. They didn’t know it at the time, but the winning streak would last five games. Well before The Trade, things were going well enough. That game was started by Pedro Martinez, won by Anastacio […]