BTS' Yoongi visited Dodger Stadium and may have blessed Hyun-Jin Ryu. At least, Dakota and Gemma believe he did. They also wonder how serious Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig's beef is, laugh about Freddie Freeman playing baseball with his son and rank every standard ballpark food.
Dakota and Gemma congratulate Blooper, the Braves mascot, on almost conning Manny Machado out of millions of dollars. They also discuss Khris Davis' gifts to his team, Giancarlo Stanton's New York lifestyle and A-Rod and J-Lo's Met Gala looks. They would also like to know why the Mets won't just have their own gala and invite them already.
Vlad Jr. made his long-awaited debut and Dakota and Gemma are extremely hyped. However, they are worried that Drake might have cursed him by accident. They also discuss Sean Doolittle's Star Wars bobblehead and wonder if it's ok to try to catch a baseball in a beer.
What is happening to Bryce Harper's hair? It appears to have solidified into a Michael McDonald-style helmet, and Dakota and Gemma are very concerned. They also talk about A-Rod's dance skills, the joy of watching the Rays and the Avengers that you wouldn't actually want on your baseball team.
Baseball is already at peak baseball-ness: Yasiel Puig is getting in brawls, A-Rod is saying enigmatic things and someone brought their own hot dogs and SpaghettiOs to a ballpark. Dakota and Gemma talk about what's good and bad about fighting on the field and decide if Alex Bregman was successful in his attempt to bring back jorts.
Baseball is back, and Bryce Harper has already played his first game back in D.C. There were boos, there were bat flips and there were busloads of Phillies fans. Of course, Dakota and Gemma did talk about things other than Bryce. Tyler Wade used a rideshare app to get from Scranton to his big league club in the Bronx, and Dakota perfectly predicted what would happen on Opening Day, except for the Red Sox's loss to the Mariners.
At long last, baseball is back. Yes, Opening Day is nigh and it's time for hot dogs, t-shirt cannons and ballgames that count. This week, Dakota, Gemma and Michael talk about their Opening Day traditions, 2019 season predictions and new favorite teams. They also talk about the new Yankees commercials and Gemma delivers a requiem upon the retirement of her favorite player Ichiro Suzuki.
Dakota and Gemma share their reactions to Mike Trout's history-making extension and wonder if Noah Syndergaard is as good at hide-and-seek as he claims. They also explain the origin of the phrase "it's big ball chunky time" and get really irritated with Michael Clair's "most content" fanbase ranking.
Dakota and Michael are excited to learn about the Atlantic League's new rules and discuss just how crazy it would be to move the mound back two whole feet. They also break down just how good Bryce Harper looks in the Phillies' uniform and compare Florida and Arizona as Spring Training sites.
Sure, new Padre Manny Machado probably got the biggest free-agent deal in sports history and actual baseball games are on the horizon, but Gemma and Michael are here to discuss the most important thing about Spring Training: Who showed up at camp with a whole new look? They also discuss Alex Bregman trash-talking Boston and MLB's all-time weirdest logos, in addition to making up a few weird logos of their own.
Gemma, Dakota and Chris have a lot to say about A-Rod's Grammys outfit, namely that it's nice J-Lo appeared to have let him choose it himself. They also discuss Zack Britton's name change (the "ch" is now a "k"), Hunter Pence's game café and Blake Snell's incredibly chill Twitch stream.
Could you do a 10-day no-carb no-sugar diet? A-Rod and J-Lo did, and they celebrated with an enormous feast of pizza and fried food. Dakota and Gemma joined Matt Monagan to break down that diet, as well as to discuss Citi Field's appearance in the new "Avengers" trailer and a couple of truly bizarre Minor League Baseball promotions. Purge Night? Fyre Festival Night? What on earth?
Dakota and Gemma chat baseball in the center of the polar vortex and examine new Ohioan Yasiel Puig's opinion that it's not really that cold out. They also discuss Didi Gregorius' public transit choices and the Padres' new uniforms.
Many baseball players have outside hobbies, but Eric Thames just might be MLB's renaissance man. Not only can he crush home runs, he can also sing! In fluent Korean! Dakota, Gemma and Chris discuss the Brewers' slugger's appearance on the Korean "Masked Singer," as well as the new Hall of Fame inductees, Bryce Harper's future and the Yankees' narrative responsibility to sign all the best available free agents.
This week, Gemma and Dakota have a lot to say about Yasiel Puig's dental hygiene. Why? Because the Reds' new outfield decided to livestream his tooth cleaning for some reason. They also discuss B.J. Upton's return to his nickname, Adam Ottavino's new/old home and the correct way to refer to Alex Rodriguez.
Dakota, Gemma and Michael are back for the first Cut4Cast of 2019. They get caught up on all of the offseason's most important storylines: Anthony Rizzo's wedding, Barry Bonds' champion schnauzers and Yasiel Puig getting traded to the Reds. They also discuss playing video games on Jumbotrons and the newest Mariner, Yusei Kikuchi, who may or may not believe Ichiro actually exists.
In the last Cut4Cast of 2018, Dakota and Gemma get excited about all the MLB players visiting Premier League games. They also ponder the mechanics of sitting courtside, wonder why the Red Sox sent the Yankees so many Hawaiian pizzas and tell Jerry Dipoto to wait until he's out of the hospital to keep making trades. They also demand short-film award nominations for Andrew McCutchen, who has shown he's truly a master of the Instagram short.
Adam Ottavino recently said that he could strike out Babe Ruth. Dakota, Gemma and Michael agree … but they also think pretty much any current big league pitcher could strike out Babe Ruth. The real question is, who couldn't? They also discuss Harold Baines' election to the Hall of Fame, Andy Cohen's free agency pitch to Bryce Harper and the most heartbreaking way to lose a baseball game.
Dakota, Gemma and Ian love it when baseball players have beef…but they also think that maybe Trevor Bauer and Alex Bregman should take a vacation. They also get excited about Robinson Cano's return to New York, the A's proposed new ballpark and Francisco Lindor, Liverpool F.C. fan.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris are excited about how Josh Donaldson will fit in with the Braves and reminisce about Adrian Beltre's career. They also pick the MLB player vacations they'd like to be invited on and predict what they'll be thankful for this time next year.