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I say this without embellishment: for myself personally, the weekend we had at the Field of Dreams was the most fun I've ever had as an employee of Barstool Sports. I say that with all due respect to the cast and behind the scenes folks of Surviving Barstool and this past weekend in Detroit for Rediscovering America. It's just that I really love baseball; it's honestly all I give a shit about. All of my friends are baseball guys and aside from my family, baseball is my favorite thing on the planet. Not to get sappy, but that's just the truth. Spending 4 days in Iowa with a bunch of baseball JUNKIES was heaven for me. The fact that it was for "work" made it gravy. 

The game itself? Awesome. Gotta tune in to find out how that went. I will say this though - my at bat vs. Dallas Braden was the most nervous I've ever been in the batters box. HS, college, college summer ball, doesn't matter. I knew if he struck me out that I would never live it down. 

(Long) side note - I was at the Dubuque casino the night before. I got there around 1030pm, took $500 out of the ATM (Chase's daily limit for me) pissed through that in about 30 mins, waited until 12am when it was a "new day" (lol), and took $500 more out. I was down to about $85 and went to a craps table that had zero (0) people at it. I rolled for myself until I got back up to about $820 or so dollars. The dealer called "last roll" around 3am and I almost snapped because I was inching closer to breaking even. What a dick

Anyways, I got to my hotel at 330am or so and ran into some random little league dads in the lobby who were in town for a travel ball tournament. They were fans of The Stool. Needless to say, I invited them to my room to drink great tasting, less filling Miller Lites with me. It was 3 or so hours of the three of us sharing our best HS football stories with each other. I woke up to Jared calling me at 830am saying they were waiting for me in the parking lot. 

I was passed out in my bed with a dip in my mouth when he called. 

ANYWAYS - Shout out to Brynn Foley for busting ass behind the scenes, the Stillman Family for hooking us up with the field, my varsity HS Coach Joe Kish for making the trek and coaching 3B for us (shoutout Wheaton Warrenville South HS), Jonny Gomes and Eric Sims, and all the players who came from all parts of the country to come out. It was an awesome crew and a crew that will stay in touch with each other for a long time. 

Enjoy! More video footage from the weekend to follow

Starting 9

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It's Only December 6th And We've Already Seen Over A Billion Dollars Of New MLB Contracts

It's Only December 6th And We've Already Seen Over A Billion Dollars Of New MLB Contracts

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The Official MLB Free Agency Notebook - Predicting This Winter's Biggest Moves

The Official MLB Free Agency Notebook - Predicting This Winter's Biggest Moves

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The World Series Preview Show

The World Series Preview Show

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I Heard The Yankees Strongly Manipulated NYC Air Pressure Last Night To Generate The Nibostratus Clouds That Rained Out Game 5

I Heard The Yankees Strongly Manipulated NYC Air Pressure Last Night To Generate The Nibos...

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Joe Girardi Has Balls (aka Testicles, Nutsack, Bag, etc.) The Size Of My Head

Joe Girardi Has Balls (aka Testicles, Nutsack, Bag, etc.) The Size Of My Head

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Did Joe Musgrove Cheat Against The Mets?

Did Joe Musgrove Cheat Against The Mets?

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The Atlanta Braves Are Now 60% More Likely To Win The World Series Than The New York Mets

The Atlanta Braves Are Now 60% More Likely To Win The World Series Than The New York Mets

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There's No Way Albert Pujols Is Done Making 2022 His Bitch

There's No Way Albert Pujols Is Done Making 2022 His Bitch

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Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

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Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

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MLB's Next MASSIVE Competitive Advantage Has Arrived And The Nerds Can't Do Anything About It

MLB's Next MASSIVE Competitive Advantage Has Arrived And The Nerds Can't Do Anything About...

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We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

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What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

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Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

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Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

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It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Schaumburg Flyers (And Never Got Paid)

It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Scha...

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Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

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ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

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Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

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I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

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Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

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Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

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The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

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Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

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The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think

The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think