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The Hearty Boys, aka Dan and Steve, got their starts not in culinary school, but in New York as actors, trying to pay their bills. This meant quite literally rolling up their sleeves and working in all aspects of the food business. They learned how to set up outdoor bars and buffets at the U.S. Open. At the French Embassy, they trained how to set an exquisite formal table, and when they worked luncheons at the United Nations, they became versed in treating guests royally. Along the way, they soaked up all sorts of knowlege, earning them the title of "accidental experts," who went so far as to beat out 10,000 entrants to become "The Next Food Network Star(s)" on the first show of that series in 2005 which resulted in "Party Line with The Hearty Boys" weekly cooking show. The duo opened their first restaurant in Chicago, "HB", and topped their success off with the birth of their son, Nate. Five years ago, "Talk With Your Mouth Full," their first cookbook, was published, and "The New Old Bar: Classic Cocktails and Salty Snacks from The Hearty Boys" was recently published. Their restaurant, "Hearty," won OpenTable.com's "Diners' Choice" awards in 2011 and 2012. **One free book will be given to a live listener who is registered and signed in to chat!** http://heartyboys.com/ WINE CURMUDGEON, JEFF SIEGEL will be back on the show to talk about Holiday wines. Jeff is always helpful and well-versed in affordable and very drinkable wines. Read Jeff's blog at http://www.winecurmudgeon.com/
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A bleary-eyed Big Al and HookSlide spend another show talking about the Tigers' bullpen, ponder the pros and cons of the Joakim Soria deal along with the Joe Nathan and prospect fallout, ask how Detroit can 'win' the trade, debunk jinxes and revel in the glory that is Ryan Raburn's throwing arm.
Bless You Boys Podcast 121 was recorded July 25, 2014, has a running time of 73 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.
Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from Rangers for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel.
Did the Tigers overpay for Soria?
Trading prospects is the equivalent of buying lottery tickets. You could hit big, but the odds are heavily slanted against you.
Are the Tigers scrapping their future with prospect heavy trades? Was the Soria trade a "screw the future" deal thanks to an octogenarian owner who wants a World Series win NOW?
Should the bullpen have been better addressed during this past off season?
Joe Nathan is still the closer. But for how long? Would Soria be best used in higher leverage situations earlier during a game?
How do we define "winning the trade?"
Fangraphs: Joakim Soria and the value of a postseason relief ace.
When Dave Dombrowski says it's 'highly unlikely" Joel Hanrahan pitches for Tigers, he's actually saying "Hanarahan will not pitch for Detroit in 2014."
Some things will never change, such as the Tigers' connection with Lakeland.
Debunking baseball voodoo: There are no such things as jinxes.
Ryan Raburn is gonna Ryan Raburn. Just ask Corey Kluber.
All that, plus tangents galore!
One week after another BYB podcast full of talk of what's wrong with the Tigers, Al and HookSlide revel in their undefeated week, ask what has changed, are impressed by Rick Porcello and J.D. Martinez, appreciate Torii Hunter's honestly, and wave back at Ian Kinsler.
Bless You Boys Podcast 117 was recorded June 27, 2014, has a running time of 56 minutes, and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.
Things were looking dire last week. The Tigers had lost 3 straight to the Royals, dropping 1 ½ games back and appeared well on their way to 3rd place. Seven days later, the Tigers have 7 wins in a row, and are back to 4 1/2 games up in the Central. But what's changed in one week?
Rick Porcello is off to the best start of his career. Thursday night he tossed his first career shutout and second complete game, raising his record to 10-4 and lowering his ERA to 3.41.
Dave Dombrowski tells MLB Network Radio the team is confident Joe Nathan has turned the corner, and that if the Tigers do add bullpen help ahead of the trade deadline, it'll likely be for a seventh- or eighth-inning guy.
J.D. Martinez is named AL Player of the Week, and continues to bash the living Hell out of the ball.
The Tigers' corner outfield positions are getting crowded. Torii Hunter sees the writing on the wall and tells the media he is willing to take a part-time role if that's best for the team.
Ian Kinsler homered in his first at-bat in his return to Arlington, then waved to the Texas bench when running to first (with a huge smile on his face).Flying under the radar is Kinsler's bat, which has been just as hot as the Tigers named Martinez.
Tigers have reacquired Daniel Schlereth, assigning him to Toledo.
All that, and more!
The prodigal editor returns! The ever curmudgeonly Kurt joins Al and HookSlide to discuss a miserable week of Tigers baseball, including the odd use of Phil Coke, Danny Worth as a shutdown reliever and look through the remains in bullpen and at shortstop.
Bless You Boys Podcast 113 was recorded May 24, 2014, has a running time of 43 minutes, and features Al Beaton, HookSlide, and of course, Kurt Mensching.
Swept in Cleveland. But there's no reason for DOOM.
Don't blame the plane or Zubaz for the losing streak, blame the starting pitching.
The odd use of Phil Coke: Was it do to the team "trying to get him going" or "The Tigers' bullpen was so worn out, who else would you have used?"
The latest bullpen savior, Corey Knebel, is called up.
The Robbie Ray experiment was a success, but it was time for it to end.
Danny Worth, shutdown reliever.
Any solution at shortstop won't include Stephen Drew. But don't expect Hernan Perez or Eugenio Suarez to be the solution, either.
Prince Fielder to undergo season ending neck surgery, Ian Kinsler continues to impress. The Tigers will be winning the trade for some time to come.
Rumors of Dave Dombrowski becoming the next baseball commissioner won't go away.
This week Neil Weinberg joins us to talk Tigers, Rick Porcello, Brad Ausmus, and all things stats and advanced metrics. In the second half of the show, HookSlide and Big Al ponder where the Tigers' offense has gone, why it's disappeared and if it can be fixed.
Bless You Boys Podcast 123 was recorded August 8, 2014, has a running time of 1:23 and features Al Beaton and HookSlide.
Special guest: Neil Weinberg of New English D and Fangraphs. Neil can be found on Twitter at @neilweinberg44.
What happened to the offense? Tigers scored just 6 runs during the 4 game series in New York, and just 2 runs in the 3 losses combined.
How to fix it? Who is to blame and is there a quick fix?
Austin Jackson: Has the trade of Jackson, who was big part of Detroit's offense, hurt more than anticipated?
It it far to criticize Miguel Cabrera?
Alex Avila: Hhas the criticism over his bat gotten to the point where it's beyond over-the-top?
David Price: Thoughts on his first start? Was Price the pitcher you expected?
Jim Johnson: Thoughts on the the Tigers taking a flier on the former All-Star closer?
Royals creeping closer: The second place Royals are hot again and have crept within 3 games of Detroit. Time to PANIC?
Dave Dombrowski: Out of the running for MLB commissioner. Feel free to breathe a sigh of relief.
TV Ratings: The team with the highest local TV ratings (with some of the lowest rights fees) is the Detroit Tigers. Their 8.38 household rating is almost a point higher than the second place team, the Cardinals.
All that, plus tangents galore!
-The cut to 75:
-what this means (if anything)
-end of the Unicorn/Holloman?
-who will play in Denver game (related to “keeps”)
-the Dolphins game
-the preseason game didn't clarify ANYTHING
-what positions are we certain about in terms of depth chart, likely starters, etc?
Rabble and McCool compare 53 man rosters and discuss where each position is at this point in the preseason,
On Bless You Boys Podcast 122 Big Al and HookSlide break from the usual format both a live episode and welcome a special guest. Joining us in the first half of the podcast is Ben Chiswick, play-by-play man for the West Michigan Whitecaps, the Single-A affiliate for the Detroit Tigers.
Ben will fill us in on life as a play-by-play man and give us an in-depth look at the Whitecaps' current prospects and the outlook on the players the Tigers traded away in the deals for Joakim Soria and David Price.
David Price is a Detroit Tiger!
Reactions are mixed in Detroit, happy in Seattle and beyond angry in Tampa Bay.
Is Price Max Scherzer insurance?
Is Justin Verlander bullpen bound for the playoffs?
Tigers and A's in a Cold War style arms race.
Outfield is full of question marks with the trade of Austin Jackson
Curtis Granderson all over again.
Drew Smyly is frowning.
Has Dave Dombrowski gone all-in?
Worries over Joakim Soria.
All that, plus tangents galore!
Join the Debunker Boys every Saturday night. They will explore the Paranormal and challenge evidence that is collected in the Paranormal Field and those who collect it! This week we talk with Celebrity Guest Jerry Williams. Jerry has been on numberous paranormal shows and is a personal friend of Robert's. Jerry is a well known demonologist and is going to share his experience and knowledge.