Podcast Discussion - "The Condiment Manifesto" - 1.27.21

Bill Lehecka

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Tony opens the show by reading a few emails and he also talks about the baseball Hall of Fame vote. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports phones in to talk about the Superbowl matchup as well as some quarterbacks who may be on the move, Gary and Jeanne join the show for a discussion about condiments and to hear some news from Nigel, and Tony closes out the show by opening up the Mailbag.

Songs : Kelly Neff "Two Black Crows" ; "Long Way Home"


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That HOF discussion was several steps lower in quality than what one might expect from a couple of drunks in a bar. That was BAD.
 
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Great mailbag jingle
Steve Lipton is the man!

That end-of-show baby bit grates on my last damn nerve though I must admit. Sorry to all the parents out there who all have produced what I’m sure is just The Cutest Kid Ever but gimme a break.

All I can think of is, “trailer for The Post-Tony Memorial Daily FescueCast with Mikey & Bootsie”. So cringe.
 

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Steve Lipton is the man!

That end-of-show baby bit grates on my last damn nerve though I must admit. Sorry to all the parents out there who all have produced what I’m sure is just The Cutest Kid Ever but gimme a break.

All I can think of is, “trailer for The Post-Tony Memorial Daily FescueCast with Mikey & Bootsie”. So cringe.
The dirty (maybe not-so) secret about parenthood:

By and large, yes YOUR kids are super cute and wonderful. Everybody else's kids, however, are utterly annoying.
 

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The dirty (maybe not-so) secret about parenthood:

By and large, yes YOUR kids are super cute and wonderful. Everybody else's kids, however, are utterly annoying.
unless they know all about sport.
 

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Steve Lipton is the man!

That end-of-show baby bit grates on my last damn nerve though I must admit. Sorry to all the parents out there who all have produced what I’m sure is just The Cutest Kid Ever but gimme a break.

All I can think of is, “trailer for The Post-Tony Memorial Daily FescueCast with Mikey & Bootsie”. So cringe.
I know I've typed this here before, but the thing that makes the closing with Bootsie especially annoying for me is that a couple of weeks (maybe as long as a month) before they started, TK had some of his best rants about other people's children and how annoying they are. The timing was just close enough that I thought they were just doing it to troll listeners.

George Carlin said it best, "Let me tell ya something, folks... nobody cares about your children, okay?" Nobody cares about your children. I speak for everyone. I've been appointed by the rest of the group to inform you we don't care about your children – that's why they're your children, so you can care about them and we don't have to bother.”
 

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Steve Lipton is the man!

That end-of-show baby bit grates on my last damn nerve though I must admit. Sorry to all the parents out there who all have produced what I’m sure is just The Cutest Kid Ever but gimme a break.

All I can think of is, “trailer for The Post-Tony Memorial Daily FescueCast with Mikey & Bootsie”. So cringe.
“Who’s your fav-“ hits pause. Deletes episode.
 

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I actually agree with Tony re: the NBA Hall. They have Rodman in there. He was a great rebounder and defender, but he’s not a hall of fame player.

What I want re: the MLB is a summit - Get the heads of the baseball writers, the top people at the hall of fame, the top people at Major League Baseball, and four or five key hall of fame players as voted on by their peers.

Lock them in a room. Tell them to figure it out. And don’t come out until they do. I am so sick and tired of hearing about this - I don’t care. Put them in. Don’t put them in. But come up with a resolution.
 

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Mr. Tony spent a lot of time talking about NBA guys who never made it to the first round of the playoffs but (undeservedly, according to him) still made the HOF. Someone should introduce him to Mr. Cub.
The notion that a great player can't be marooned on bad teams for his whole career, and is therefore LESS, is just silly.
 

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I actually agree with Tony re: the NBA Hall. They have Rodman in there. He was a great rebounder and defender, but he’s not a hall of fame player.

What I want re: the MLB is a summit - Get the heads of the baseball writers, the top people at the hall of fame, the top people at Major League Baseball, and four or five key hall of fame players as voted on by their peers.

Lock them in a room. Tell them to figure it out. And don’t come out until they do. I am so sick and tired of hearing about this - I don’t care. Put them in. Don’t put them in. But come up with a resolution.
Jesus, keep the old players out. Look at Shaq; look at the late Joe Morgan. The SECOND they retired, they started yapping about, "These kids today . . . " and how the modern players just aren't as good as they were, by golly.
 

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Jesus, keep the old players out. Look at Shaq; look at the late Joe Morgan. The SECOND they retired, they started yapping about, "These kids today . . . " and how the modern players just aren't as good as they were, by golly.
I agree with you, and this is a problem across all walks of life, not just basketball.

I mean, on any December 7th, Nigel and Tony both say, "Ask any young person what today is, and they don't know!" When in reality 1. How many "young" people do Nigel and Tony actually talk to? Tony actually (used to) work with interns, so he probably interacts with, what, 2? 3? But unless Nigel has kids, nieces, nephews, or friends with kids that he talks to regularly, the answer is probably less than 1.
 

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I agree with you, and this is a problem across all walks of life, not just basketball.

I mean, on any December 7th, Nigel and Tony both say, "Ask any young person what today is, and they don't know!" When in reality 1. How many "young" people do Nigel and Tony actually talk to? Tony actually (used to) work with interns, so he probably interacts with, what, 2? 3? But unless Nigel has kids, nieces, nephews, or friends with kids that he talks to regularly, the answer is probably less than 1.
Wanna fix (semi) the baseball HOF? Why it is JUST the BBWA (at least, for Phase I)? Why not writers (non-newspaper)/radio/television/internet people? Jesus, Bill James can't have a vote? He's written BOOKS about the HOF. Costas? Vin Scully?

It looks like around 425 ballots were cast in 2019. You seriously don't think there are EASILY 200 non-newspaper baseball "experts" out there who you would add in? Drop the level required to 2/3. If it's 2/3 to convict a goddamned impeached president, 2/3 is enough for the baseball HOF.
 

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It really is just an old guy standing on his porch ranting at the world. TK talks about MLB and their HOF the same way "footie" fans wax eloquent about "The Pitch". It's a damn game either way, not science. So as MfBV said so eloquently above just figure it the hell out and be F'ing done with it! Enough with the wringing of hands already!
 

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I know I've typed this here before, but the thing that makes the closing with Bootsie especially annoying for me is that a couple of weeks (maybe as long as a month) before they started, TK had some of his best rants about other people's children and how annoying they are. The timing was just close enough that I thought they were just doing it to troll listeners.

George Carlin said it best, "Let me tell ya something, folks... nobody cares about your children, okay?" Nobody cares about your children. I speak for everyone. I've been appointed by the rest of the group to inform you we don't care about your children – that's why they're your children, so you can care about them and we don't have to bother.”
Much like Pete Campbell and his idea for direct marketing, I thought of that. Turned out it already existed, but I arrived at it independently. Of course I will curate (and credit) this better version of the sentiment going forward.
 
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