Chin Music, Episode 9: Counting With Jay Jaffe

Let’s do it again, folks. This week, the co-host chair lands back in Brooklyn as Jay Jaffe makes time to yammer with me for two-plus hours. We start by figuring out how many games the Dodgers will win before discussing how today’s game creates a good environment for no-hitters and watching Jay count to 20. Then we are joined by special guest J.J. Cooper, the executive editor of Baseball America, who gives his reasons for being open-minded about baseball’s experimental rule changes in the minor and independent leagues. From there, it’s the final segment, where we dream about a few injury-free careers and consider an offer to become multi-millionaires before finishing off with British dramas and Fellini films. As always, we hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.

Music by Rid Of Me.

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Warning One: While ostensibly a podcast about baseball, these conversations often veer into other subjects. Warning Two: There is explicit language.

Run Time: 2:22:40

Kevin Goldstein is a National Writer at FanGraphs.

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Kevin really needs to run this podcast through Levelator or something. The audio levels vary WILDLY, and that’s not even including the musical interstitials and interludes. Just random peaks when Kevin gets excited and starts shouting or laughing into the mic.

I know Kevin has been big about having total autonomy over his podcast and doing it his way, but my ears beg you to equalize the audio levels somehow.

I don’t know about other people, but I love listening to podcasts as I fall asleep. This isn’t that type of show, apparently.