The best podcast for the best franchise in sports. Hosts Hubbs and Tommy Smokes are two lifelong Yankees fans who eat, sleep, and breathe Yankee baseball. Airing Mondays and Thursdays during the regular season and weekly in the off-season, the show covers both major and outside-the-box stories from Yankees Universe as we all chase World Series championship number 28
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The Yankees have lost a season high 5 games in a row and in a total funk. Friday they couldn't close it out. Saturday they couldn't hit. Sunday they couldn't pitch. The Yankees were having a great trade deadline and then messed everything up with their bizarre Jordan Montgomery trade to the Cardinals. He ended up throwing 5 scoreless against NY on Saturday. Rizzo missed all weekend with back issues. There's no update on Giancarlo. Judge is trying to do it all but can't. Cole got rocked. It's all go array and now they head out west to Seattle. We break it all down and hand out pinstripes
Brian Cashman went to work during the trade deadline. The Yankees have their number 2 pitcher in Frankie Montas, a starting OF in Andrew Benintendi, and two more relievers in Lou Trivino and Scott Effross. We break it all down and more
Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, joined The Short Porch. We talked about his journey to the big leagues and how the Yankees found him, the evolution of his cutter, the time he almost got traded, and more. It is amazing. Come listen. You can learn more about the United International Baseball League at UIBL.pro
It was about time the Yankees dream season suffered some legitimate turmoil. Michael King broke his elbow and is out for the year. The Astros swept New York in Thursday's doubleheader. Not great. Some good has happened though. The Yankees dominated the All Star Game, Aaron Judge is in the middle of another home run binge, and Sydney Sweeney cursed the Red Sox. We discuss potential trades, what to do with Aroldis Chapman, and why Domingo German is a thing. We had out pinstripes and also review episodes 1 and 2 of Derek Jeter's documentary “The Captain”
The Yankees scored 27 runs over the last two games to take their series against the Sox. Matty Mustache is unstoppable and continues to destroy any baseball he comes in contact with. Gerrit Cole finally shoved against the Sox and Jamo even turned in a good start for a change. Aaron Judge tied Maris' HR pace heading into the break. Aroldis Chapman continue to be an issue. Clay Holmes showed he was human but bounced back later in the week. Juan Soto rejected a $440 million deal from Washington and might get traded now. How should the Yankees attack this and what would it mean for Judge? All that and pinstripes on today's pod
We're back after a little vacation, and the Yankees season is going through a bit of a speed bump. The final two games in Fenway were sloppy and ugly. Bad defense and bad pitching cause the Yanks to split with Boston despite winning the first two. It's disappointing, but might end up being a good thing. Brian Cashman needs to get to work and improve the holes in this team. The biggest now being starting pitching. Nestor, Jamo, and Cole did not look great this weekend, with Jamo being the biggest concern. We talk about potential options at SP, along with SS, and OF. If you're not gonna call up Oswald Peraza then move him in a big deal. We break down the entire Fenway series, along with the Chris Sale destruction video. Also we introduce a new segment called “Carlos Beltron's quote of the week” as well as hand out pinstripes. Barstool at the Ballpark this Saturday night, be there.
The Yankees concluded their gauntlet of a 13 game stretch with a miraculous split against the Astros. For a while it looked like they weren't gonna get a hit every again, but they found a way to win Sunday thanks to Giancarlo, DJ, and Judge. Gerrit Cole put together two fantastic starts this week and may have cemented himself as the best pitcher in this rotation. Joey Gallo is worthless. Do the Yankees need to add a premier SP? We reveal our most hated players on the Rays, Jays, Sox, and Astros and give out pinstripes.
The Yankees are 49-17. They've won 17 of their 21 series this year. Nothing feels real. They just put a beat down on the Rays and Blue Jays this week after being told they only beat the bad teams. It's all fun, we break it all down and hand out pinstripes
The Yankees continue to dominate baseball teams, this week handling the Twins and Cubs. Wednesday's game was a Ryan Ruocco special. Barstool at the Ballpark was a blast and the Yankees offense blew out Chicago. Matt Carpenter is actually amazing and needs to play more. The legend of Jose Trevino continues. All this and more, plus we hand out pinstripes.
The Yankees swept both the Angels and Tigers this week as they continue their unbelievable start to the season. Every Yankees starting pitcher is shoving each and every night it's amazing. Jose Trevino is a legitimate good hitting catcher and needs to be named the starting. Matt Carpenter has been the spark plug this team has needed. Judge is ahead of Mantle and Maris' 1961 home run pace. Miguel Andujar wants a trade. Derek Jeter joined twitter. How do we know which seed makes what fruit or plant? How many people died trying this stuff out back in the day? Plus we hand out pinstripes - BUY TICKETS TO BARSTOOL AT THE BALLPARK
The Yankees went into Tampa short-handed because of injuries and managed to split with the Rays and maintain their comfortable lead in the AL East. The starting pitching continues to be amazing and is carrying the team. Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo are completely worthless and Cashman has to move on. We break down the last two weeks and hand out pinstripes as well
It was another great weekend for your New York Yankees, taking 3 of 4 in Chicago. Giancarlo and Judge stay red hot while the entire pitching staff keeps on rolling. The only question is where our confidence in Aroldis Chapman is going to be in October. Nestor Cortes Jr. continues to amaze, shutting down the White Sox lineup on Sunday with ease. Can he start the All Star Game at this rate? Maybe Cy Young consideration? It's time the world recognizes this man. The guys hand out and takeaway pinstripes while also share some news about the pod and what's to come. Barstool at the Ball Park is this Saturday, make sure to buy your tickets and come hang. Outro song: "Fall For You" & "Urban Sunset" (Both via APM Music Library) Producers Note: Sincere thanks to everyone who has listened to the pod over the last few seasons. You all have a bigger impact than you think. Thank you Hubbs and Tommy for bringing me on to the show as an intern in 2019, Marty for joining us, and Avery and Noah for production help over the years. Been a pleasure working on this show. Thank you. - TJ
The Yankees continue to roll, sweeping the Blue Jays in their two-game series and further extending their lead in the AL East race. Aaron Judge is on an absolute tear right now, crushing a walk-off homer on Tuesday and putting himself at the top of the HR leaderboard. Aaron Hicks on the other hand, can go kick rocks because we're SICK of seeing him repeatedly being placed in the leadoff spot and do absolutely nothing. We also discuss the current state of the division, as the Red Sox are a complete mess and the Orioles are playing surprisingly well given their expectations. Finally we share our current bullpen trust trees, which was honestly tough to rank considering how dominant the pen has been so far this season. Outro song: "Flash Ride" (via APM Music Library)
Nestor Cortes Jr. is a gift from the baseball gods and he never fails to amaze. Nasty Nestor pitched 7.1 no-hit innings against the Rangers on Monday, further cementing his status as the team's current ace. In other news, Rangers manager, Chris Woodward, is one of the biggest crybaby losers in the league after whining about Gleyber's walk off home run being helped by the Yankees' "little league stadium" (despite the fact that it would've been a home run in 26/30 MLB ballparks). The Yankees also became the first AL team to reach the 20-win mark, while the Red Sox look like they legitimately might be sellers at the deadline with how bad they are right now. Vibes continue to be sky-high with this team, ever upward. Outro song: "Magnetic Power" (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees' winning streak finally came to an end Wednesday night, but not before the Yankees secured the series victory against the Blue Jays. We also saw Aaron Boone lose his mind at the umps, very reminiscent of the "f-ing savages" rant. Everything has been clicking for this team, with even guys like Gleyber beginning to hit their strides again. Finally, Tommy gives his take on the young fan who received an Aaron Judge home run ball from a Blue Jays fan who caught it, and how the entire thing was insanely overblown. Outro song: "Higher" (Instrumental Mix) (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees continued to employ their new strategy of not losing this weekend by sweeping the Royals. Aaron Judge is back to playing like a full blown MVP and it's awesome. Aaron Boone is a managing like a guy who knows these early games are important. The Yankees are winning in a lot of different ways, but Sunday stood out to Hubbs and Marty. Michael King is actually the best reliever in baseball. Vibes are sky high. We end the show revealing our fourth edition of ‘Earning Your Pinstripes'. Outro song: Pretend B (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees took care of business against the Guardians and the O's, winning 6 straight to cap off a dominant homestand. Anthony Rizzo has officially been crowned the King of the Short Porch after hitting 3 HRs on Tuesday and becoming the current MLB HR leader. DJ and Judge are both on hot streaks and the pitching remains stellar. Right now this team looks phenomenal and there's truly not much to complain about for once. Finally, we discuss the mysterious letter that, to the dismay of Red Sox, Astros, and Mets fans, revealed absolutely nothing about the Yankees being involved in some major cheating scandal. Outro song: "Sunny Skies" (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees had themselves a great weekend sweeping the Guardians and getting an ace-like start from Gerrit Cole. DJ continues to remind us how hurt he was last year by hitting everything in sight. Fans in the outfield caused chaos after Gleyber's walkoff on Saturday by throwing trash on the field at the Cleveland players. IKF might actually be just what this team needed. Amazon Prime games stink. Chad Green has to stop getting put in high leverage spot. Michael King is absurdly good. Nestor is the best and has gained super powers. We break out the 3rd edition of ‘Earning Your Pinstripes' where Marty reveals he almost got arrested for suspected terrorism. All that and more on today's show. Outro song: Tropicana A (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees won the series against Detroit, but it definitely wasn't a victory to feel good about. Gerrit Cole failed miserably once again, this time having the worst start of his career, lasting only 1.2 innings after loading the bases walking the bottom of the Tigers' order. Something is mentally wrong with Cole and we think the only solution is for him to come on the pod and have a group therapy session with us. Joey Gallo continues to be an absolute disaster at the plate, seriously making Yankee fans wonder if he should just be cut from the team. The final game of the series saw the internet blow up at Aaron Boone's decision to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera despite him being one hit away from 3,000. If you're mad at the Yankees intentionally walking Miggy, despite it CLEARLY being the correct play, you can go pound sand. Finally, we discuss the reemergence of guys like DJ and Sevy, and how good it is to see them play consistently. Outro song: Sunny Skies (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees scored runs in three innings combined all series vs Baltimore has they drop 2 of 3. It's bad. The worst team OPS thru 10 games in 30 years. Joey Gallo and Gleyber have no idea what to do. Friday may have been the most unwatchable game in history. There were bright spots. Jose Trevino needs to play more. Nestor Cortes Jr. is a marvel. Michael King is lockdown. We break it all down and reveal the 2nd edition of ‘Earning Your Pinstripes'. Outro song: "Stare - Instrumental" (via APM Music Library)
Vladdy Guerrero Jr. strolled into Yankee Stadium Wednesday night and blasted not one, not two, but THREE bombs into the night. Stop pitching to this man. Gerrit Cole was better than his Opening Day start, but still not ace-like against this Jays lineup. The Yankees fought back, but Stanton's fly ball just missed being a homer. We listen to John Sterling's whiff of a call and have our hearts sink more. We praise our God Nestor Cortes Jr. for being awesome. Hubbs addresses Aaron Hicks productive few games. We reflect back on how cool flip-up sunglasses were growing up as kids and how they just made you play better. Clayton Kershaw was pulled from his perfect game after 7 innings with only 80 pitches thrown and it's an embarrassment to the sport. Hubbs' girlfriend may be a jinx at Yankee games and TJ was left off Dave's hate list. All that and more in today's show. To learn about Policy Genius, visit policygenius.com Outro song: "Underground Race" (via APM Music Library)
The Yanks took the first series of the year, winning 2 of 3 vs. Boston. Rizzo and Stanton shined all weekend, while the bullpen really stepped up. Ron Marinaccio made his MLB debut and won us over. There are some problems, mainly Joey Gallo and Aaron Hicks. What are these guys doing? Is IKF a bad shortstop? Gerrit Cole blamed his poor start on Billy Crystal which didn't sit well with us. A fan on Saturday took our breath away. Marty doesn't believe the word ‘ovation' should be spelled how it is leading to an outrageous moment. Also the long awaited debuted of ‘Earn Your Pinstripes' really took on a life of its own. Outro song: Snap, Party, Pop (via APM Music Library)
A good day and a bad day in the life of a Yankee fan. The good: the New York Yankees are 1-0 after a walk off win off the bat of Josh Donaldson, to beat the Red Sox on Opening Day. The Bad: the Yankees failed to extend Aaron Judge, and he will play the rest of this season with uncertainty about his future. Just another emotional rollercoaster day in the life of a Yankee fan. It feels so good to have the Yankees back in our life. Hubbs, Tommy and Marty break down the day, and take a look at the rest of the weekend. Outro song: Rising Sun (via APM Music Library)
The 2022 MLB season is just two days away and we're here to give our full season preview for the Yankees, as well as recap the entire offseason to see how the team stacks up against the rest of the AL East. We also discuss recent news such as Greg Bird somehow returning to torment us, and how Higgy has suddenly decided to become Barry Bonds. To close out the episode, we continue our annual tradition of predicting random stat categories to see who owes the rest of the gang a nice dinner by season's end. Turns out we didn't learn anything from last year, as we once again struggle to comprehend how a snake draft works. Outro song: Monsieur Delon (via APM Music Library)
Brian Cashman delivered one of the most tone-deaf quotes we've ever heard, effectively blaming the Yankees' WS drought and all of his failures as GM on the Astros' cheating scandal. We got so frustrated by what he said that we felt compelled to give our immediate reaction in this impromptu mini episode of the pod. We also talk about baseball games being broadcast on the Amazon Prime streaming service, and how watching games with huge delays is a nightmare for those who cover games. Outro song: "Backpacking The World" (via APM Music Library)
In this loaded episode of the pod, we discuss topics such as Luke Voit's departure from the team after being traded to Slam Diego, Brian Cashman getting absolutely humiliated by the Minnesota Twins after they signed Carlos Correa, Aaron Judge's free agency looming with seemingly no extension in sight, and many more. Feels good to actually have a lot of baseball news to talk about for once. Outro song: "Tempo Vision" (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees re-signed Anthony Rizzo to a 2-year deal, leaving us to wonder how much better this team currently is compared to last season's. For Brian Cashman to have spent $258 million in order to put THIS team together, shows how much of a pathetic GM he truly is. The Yankees are also dealing with drama surrounding guys on the team like Aaron Judge, who are subject to being ineligible to play in home games due to the NYC's ridiculously stupid vaccine mandate which makes zero sense for athletes playing an outdoor sport like baseball. We also have former Yankee and 7-time All Star, Matt Holliday on the show, where he talks about his time with the Yanks, his take on the Astros cheating scandal, and his new journey coaching his son, Jackson. Outro song: "Dirty Neon Lights" (via APM Music Library)
The Yankees pulled off a crazy trade out of nowhere, sending Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela to the Twins in exchange for Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and Ben Rortvedt. We share our instant reactions to the news and try to wrap our heads around what the heck just happened.
After weeks and weeks of watching the MLBPA and team owners go at it with no end in sight, we may FINALLY be close to the end. During this episode's recording session, we react live to Jeff Passan's tweet about the International Free Agent draft being agreed upon, one of the final barriers to an agreement being reached and ending the lockout. In other news, we discuss the defensive shift being banned, a pitch clock being implemented, and larger base pads being used, all starting in 2023. Lastly, we talk about what we think some of the worst words in existence are, which we realize there are quite a few of. Outro Song: "Supercharger" (via APM Music Library)
After months of failed negotiations between the MLBPA and team owners, the season has officially been delayed, with the first two series of the year cancelled at the very least. On top of that, Rob Manfred continues to show why he will go down as one of, if not the, worst MLB commissioners of all time with an embarrassing press conference in which he literally laughed at the current state of baseball. Baseball fans deserve better and seeing Manfred treat the whole situation as a joke is nothing short of a slap to the face. Besides that, we discuss the prospect of guys like Bryce Harper playing in Japan should the season be postponed, and whether or not Marty's "miraculous" non-stick pan actually works. Outro song: "The Edge" (via APM Music Library)
This week, we actually have a real interview! Our pal, Mike King, joins us to talk about his thoughts on the lockout, his freak finger injury involving dumbbells, and how hard he's been trying to switch jersey numbers. We're also joined later in the show by Mike's sister, Olivia, as she shares with us what it was like creating Mike's walk-out song and having her work played at Yankee Stadium. Outro song: "Messin' With The King" by Olivia King
In this episode of the pod, we're joined by Phil Hughes, otherwise known as Barstool Editor-In-Chief, Coley Mick! We discuss a plethora of topics such as what MLB teams are going to do once the lockout ends, the truth behind the movie "Moneyball", and which nation would be the easiest to take land from. Huge thanks to Phil, always a treat to have a former Yankee star on the pod. Outro song: "In My Bones" (via APM Music Library)
In this episode of the pod, we truly went off the rails. We talk about the worst things any of us have ever done in our lives, how we cheated in school, as well as have an incredibly lengthy and detailed debate on what's the best way to jerk off. As far as baseball-related discussions go, we talked about the Freddie Freeman rumors and who we think should be our starting first baseman. We also named our favorite Yankee SPs based on how much we liked watching them over the years. Please for the love of god, end this lockout, Manfred. Outro song: "Night Shades" (via APM Music Library)
Clarke Schmidt joins the show once again to talk about all sorts of random topics, both baseball and non-baseball related. We ask him about his take on the CBA negotiations and what it's like for the players to have the season and Spring Training be put on hold. We also talk to him about how his offseason's been going and what his expectations are for himself on the team going forward. Clarke also gives his opinions on the league using an automated strike zone and pitch clock, and how that impacts both pitchers and hitters. Unrelated to baseball, we delve into the world of NFTs and crypto, discussing what we think will be the next big investment craze. Tommy also tries his best to get Clarke on board with his selfie NFTs, unsurprisingly. All this on more on today's episode of the pod. Outro song: "Dance To This Beat" (via APM Music Library)
In this episode of the pod, our spiral into madness at the hands of the lockout continue. We discuss the results of the Hall of Fame vote and the hypocrisy of baseball writers refusing to vote for guys connected to steroids like Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and ARod, but at the same time will turn a blind eye towards David Ortiz. We also had Tommy take an IQ test to see how he compares to the rest of the Short Porch crew, as well as have Marty play Wordle for the first time ever to see if his brain can handle it. Outside of the baseball world, we discuss the NFL playoffs and how devastating the Packers' loss was to Hubbs. We finally round out the show by answering some fan-submitted questions. Despite the lack of baseball news, we make it work as always. Outro song: "Set Me Free One Day" (via APM Music Library)
The MLB lockout has no end in sight, leaving all of us baseball fans with nearly nothing new to talk about. That being said, we discuss a variety of random topics on this episode of the podcast, ranging from the Yankees' official signing of Roderick Arias, to who should or should not be a part of this year's Hall of Fame class. We go through the list of hall of fame nominees and share our picks, while also discussing the hypocrisy of baseball writers voting for certain steroid users while disregarding others. We also branch out into the NFL, giving our predictions and recaps of the playoff landscape. Outro song: "Road To Bliss" (via APM Music Library)
The offseason rumor mill remains quiet due to ongoing CBA negotiations, but the wheel may start turning again, as discussions between the MLBPA and owners resume today. We discuss the Mets hiring Eric Chavez away from the Yankees, which some fans are making a way bigger deal about than it needs to be. The Yankees also named Rachel Balkovec as the new manager of their Single-A affiliate, the Tampa Tarpons, breaking the gender barrier as the first female manager of a professional baseball team. We also give our takes on David Cone joining Sunday Night Baseball, as well as Arod teaming up with Michael Kay to create their own version of the Manningcast. Finally, we round out the show by answering some of your guys' voicemails. Outro song: "Robot Rock" (via APM Music Library)
In our first pod of 2022, we talk about pretty much all there IS to talk about surrounding the Yankees lately. We discuss the Yankees' brass being embarrassed by their Minor League affiliate running a "pizza rat" promotion back in 2018. We talk about the Yankees' strategy of signing young superstars like Roderick Arias in International Free Agency to get around MLB Draft disadvantages. We also come to the conclusion that ever since Marty was born, society as a whole has just continued to get worse and worse, making us wonder if we'd be doing the world a favor by just offing him now. Finally, we take your guys' voicemails and demonstrate how seriously we take "Would-You-Rather" questions when asked. Outro song: "Darla" (via APM Music Library)
2 hours of the best moments from The Short Porch in 2021! Feel like we said the same thing last year, but what a strange year it's been. At any given time this season the Yankees looked like both the best and the worst team in the league. Hopefully our coverage helped get you all through what eventually turned out to be a very disappointing season. Lots of great memories, interviews and moments on the pod to remember from this year. Here are some of our favorites. Thanks for rocking with us in 2021. Onward to bigger and better things in the new year. TIMESTAMPS: 1. Intro (0:00-6:24) 2. Episode 230: DJLM Resigns - 1/15/21 (6:24-12:39) 3. Episode 231: Interview with Clarke Schmidt - 1/21/21 (12:39-19:45) 4. Episode 233: Jeff Passan on Jasson Dominguez and Aaron Judge - 2/4/21 (19:45-25:11) 5. Episode 236: Aaron Judge Gets New Teeth - 2/25/21 (25:11-27:37) 6. Episode 238: Pinstripe Dan (Big Cat) Joins The Show - 3/11/21 (27:37-40:56) 7. Episode 240: WhiteSoxDave's Kluber Take - 3/25/21 (40:56-43:54) 8. Episode 255: Kluber throws a No Hitter - 5/19/21 (43:54-51:24) 9. Episode 262: Gerrit Cole Shuts Up Josh Donaldson - 6/10/21 (51:24-55:42) 10. Episode 275: Yankees Trade For Anthony Rizzo - 7/29/21 (55:42-1:06:55) 11. Episode 277: David Wells almost fought George Steinbrenner - 8/5/21 (1:06:55-1:12:20) 12. Episode 293: Yankees Sweep the Red Sox at Fenway - 9/27/21 (1:12:20-1:20:46) 13. Episode 294: Bronxie the Magic Turtle - 10/1/21 (1:20:46-1:25:37) 14. Episode 295: The Yankees Make the Playoffs - 10/3/21 (1:25:37-1:27:50) 15. Episode 296: The Season Comes to an End - 10/6/21 (1:27:50-1:31:03) 16. Episode 300: Joba Chamberlain debates candy - 11/4/21 (1:31:03-1:37:00) 17. Episode 304: Eli Fishman on Anthony Volpe - 12/9/21 (1:37:00-1:42:51) 18. Episode 305: Clint Frazier Explains the 4 Finger Celebration - 12/15/21 (1:42:51-1:46:00) 19. Outro (1:46:00-1:48:10) Outro Song: "Colors of Summer" via APM Music Library.
We drafted things we want to change about the Yankees organization. Tommy shaved his beard and almost died from blood loss. Mush debates who lives the worst life of the three. The Mets hired Buck Showalter Outro song: "Fuego Love" (via APM Music Library)
In this special episode of The Short Porch, Clint Frazier joins us for his first ever podcast appearance since being released by the Yankees and signing with the Chicago Cubs. He shares with us his side of the story regarding his battles on and off the field, as well as his relationship with guys like Cashman, Judge, Gardy, and more. He also talks about the infamous interaction he had with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively back in April. We discuss his move to Chicago and what are some of the biggest factors that led him to sign there. We also learn about his feud with baseball writer, Randy Miller, and how insane it is to deal with the New York media as a member of the Yankees. And at long last, we FINALLY learn the origin of the four-finger celebration that was done by the Yankee players. Huge thanks to Clint for hopping on with us, we wish him the best as he gets a fresh start on a different ballclub. Outro song: "Our Adventure" (via APM Music Library)
We had Yankees minor league aficionado Eli Fishman on the show straight from his dorm room. Eli breaks down all the hype the Yankees have going on in their farm system and how awesome Anthony Volpe truly is. He gives a great idea of what's to come with new hitting coach Dillon Lawson. We also get an idea of where Eli came from and why he needs to become the Brian Windhorst of Jasson Dominguez. Also Clint Frazier pissed some Yankee fans off with some tweets. All that and more on today's show. Outro song: "Energize Me" (via APM Music Library)