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
The Barstool Barnburner Is LIVE!!! Red Line Radio vs. Starting 9, Who Ya Got???2
The Dodgers Are Relentless In Their Pursuit Of A Real World Series Title3
Willy Adames Has Turned The Brewers Into A Wrecking Machine4
Which Teams Will Catch Fire In The 2nd Half To Punch A Ticket To October?5
The Haters Said Kyle Schwarber Couldn't Stay Hot6
Is Gerrit Cole The Biggest Fraud Since Danny Almonte?7
It Was Raining Schwarbombs All Weekend8
Dallas Braden Goes Off On Why Pitchers Need Sticky Substances9
Vladdy's Ass Is The Heart Of Dante's Inferno10
If You're A Fan Of The Bronx Bombers, Don't Let The Yankees Ruin Your Summer11
Shitty Teams Have Good Players Too12
Fact: The Red Sox Are Better Than The Yankees13
Is The Hottest Player In Baseball On The Hottest Team In The National League?14
The Bronx Is Burning For This One Man15
Trying To Use The Stay Hot Or Not Jinx For Good16
The Face Of Baseball Is On Fire17
Red Sox-Yankees Is Dead. Dodgers-Padres Is Our New King18
The Hottest Hitter In The League Belongs To The Hottest Team In Baseball19
Are You Smarter Than A Big Leaguer: Coley Vs. Brock Holt20
Are You Smarter Than A Big Leaguer? Ep. 4 Big T Vs. Mike Soroka21
Are You Smarter Than A Big Leaguer? Episode 3: James Karinchak vs. WSD22
Are You Smarter Than A Big Leaguer? Episode 2: Hubbs vs. Joe Kelly23
Are You Smarter Than A Big Leaguer? Episode 1: Mike Moustakas vs. Carl24
Starting 9's Mini Documentary On Shane Bieber's Unanimous Cy Young Award Announcement Day25
Amir Garrett Talks About Taking On The Entire Pirates Team With Starting 9