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This week, Jack and Jeremy bring you their annual Over/Under predictions for the 2021 baseball season. How many brawls with the Cubs and Brewers get into this year, how many combined DL stints will Garrett Crochet and Michael Kopech have, how many games will Rain Delay Theater attend this season - all these predictions and more are made in this wee…
 
Opening Day 2021 is here and Rain Delay Theater convenes to give you Jeremy's first person account of what it was like to be in-person at the ballpark for the Chicago Cubs's season opener at Wrigley Field. Botched mobile food order, loud maskless galoots, and yet ANOTHER celebrity run-in for Jeremy (45:33). We have an exclusive report on the state …
 
Jack and Jeremy come to you on the eve of Opening Day 2021 to do a quick hit minisode on what they're looking forward to this upcoming season! The duo run down some key rookies making the opening day roster, some players who will be absent due to injury, and some thoughts about the hometown teams. Plus!!! Jeremy drops a bomb on Jack about a HUGE Ch…
 
Spring Training is coming to a close and that might mean the end of the line for some veterans trying to make one last roster this year. So this week, Jack and Jeremy take a look at some baseball superstars that ended their career on a weird team. Like Ron Santo ending his career as a White Sox...or Greg Maddux ending with the Dodgers...or Mackey S…
 
This week Jack and Jeremy try to go legit as a baseball podcast and give their serious predictions for the 2021 season, that is, after a 20 minute detour at the top of the show as Jack tells a story about tumultuous rehearsals for the play where the Rain Delay duo first met. We (eventually) hear the guys' picks for division, pennant, and World Seri…
 
Spring training marches on and Jack and Jeremy run down a few news items from around the league including the announcement that fans will be allowed at Chicago baseball games for Opening Day, Joc Pederson's hot spring training start, Nick Madrigal gets ridiculed by his teammates, and a poll that ranks the baseball fans that drink the most.…
 
This week on the pod, Jack and Jeremy watch and review the 2016 indie film “Pinch” about two strangers battling over an autographed Norm Cash baseball bat. We learn a little about Jack and Jeremy’s baseball-related tv pilot they made several years ago, Jack learns that Norm Cash is a real player and the guys discuss The Bechdel Test. This ep clocks…
 
The annual spring training tradition continues this week as Jack and Jeremy run down the list of non-roster invitees trying to break camp with their respective ballclub. It's an extra-long episode this week because when you're ragging on a bunch of fringe ballplayers, it takes some time! Arismendy Alcantara, Chris Owings, and Brian Schlitter make a…
 
With the start of any baseball season comes the release of a new set of baseball cards and this week, Jack and Jeremy take a look at some odd blurbs from the newest 2021 Topps Series 1 set! The guys also touch on the signings of Jake Arrieta, Brandon Workman, Justin Turner, and the Fernando Tatis Jr. contract extension. We are also treated to a con…
 
The Super Bowl is upon us and Rain Delay Theater explore some of their NFL roots this week and conduct a tournament of MLB nicknames vs. NFL nicknames to crown a true champion! Too Tall, The Refrigerator, and The Toy Cannon all make appearances as well as some of the classics. A lot to discuss about the virtues of a good nickname here! The guys als…
 
This week, Jack and Jeremy turn back the clock to recap a random episode of This Week in Baseball from 9/27/89. The guys talk about Mel Allen, the 1989 Cubs division clinching celebration, and a home run chasing mailman. The guys also weigh in on the GameStop stock pump and it's baseball connections, Masahiro Tanaka's return to Japan, and the HOF n…
 
This week Jack and Jeremy compile a ranked list of MLB Managers based on their ability from their playing days. What kind of cockamamie list of managers has Chris Woodward over Joe Maddon? This one! Tune in to hear the rundown! The guys also talk about the Jared Porter scandal and firing, the slew of Cubs being signed by other teams, and ARod at th…
 
A new tradition begins on Rain Delay Theater as Jack and Jeremy induct the inaugural class of the Worst of Fame. The guys nominate 10 players for the 2021 ballot of worst players in the majors with a minimum of 10 years played and then vote to see who makes the actual Worst of Fame - in classic Rain Delay Theater spirit, many ex-ballplayers get dum…
 
It's a new year but it's the same two snarky hosts of Rain Delay Theater! Jack and Jeremy come at you this week with their own New Year's resolutions for each of the 30 MLB teams for 2021. More homers in Colorado, more snakes in Arizona, and less tomahawk chops in Atlanta - are just some of the suggestions from the boys this week! Plus, Jack and Je…
 
It's Rain Delay Theater's big 100th episode and Jack and Jeremy bring you a very special supersized show with special guest Mark Gentile! Mark played pro baseball in the Diamondbacks and White Sox organizations and has an interesting and unconventional story of his playing career. From fights with teammates on busses, to naked teammates eating on l…
 
In honor of episode 99, the guys run down a list of players to wear the number 99! See how your two venerable hosts are able to evaluate players like Aaron Judge, So Taguchi, and Brian Bruney with the same amount of insight. Jack and Jeremy also check in on the Len Kasper departure from the Cubs, the Adam Eaton acquisition for the White Sox, and so…
 
It's episode 98 and that calls for another revisit to a recent expansion draft as Jack and Jeremy take a look at the inaugural rosters for the 1998 Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The guys also run down some notable Rule 5 picks from the recent past, in honor of the upcoming draft. Also, at the top of the show, the guys run down …
 
Jack and Jeremy bring you a whopper of an episode this week as the two breakdown all the names on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. Many thoughts are shared and stay tuned for yet another late episode bonus rant by Jeremy about Barry Bonds. At the top of the show, the guys discuss the departure of Theo Epstein, the Ryan Tepera MVP vote, and the recent …
 
Jack and Jeremy welcome old friend and first returning guest Ben Perkins to watch some of our favorite baseball commercials. A newspaper-tossin' Randy Johnson, George Brett going HAM on a bar of soap, and Andre Dawson standing in front of some fake fence samples make appearances as well as a knockin-on-death's-door Tommy Lasorda. Before that, the g…
 
Well, the Word Series is over and Jack and Jeremy bring you a full recap of the bizarre and uneasy postgame celebration with a COVID positive red-beared maniac roaming the field. Many more bizarre things from the series are also discussed including Rob Manfred’s bizarre speaking patterns, the snooze fest of the Dodgers’ owner's prewritten acceptanc…
 
Hot off the heels of the LCS, Jack and Jeremy run down some recent oddball LCS and World Series MVPs - you're on notice Steve Pearce! The guys also do a bit of recap on the LCS's and play a fun new game of "Do You Like Him?" with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the spirit of Halloween, Jack shares a colorful and chilling tale of Albert Belle and some t…
 
It's been a wacky season, the playoffs are here, and Jack and Jeremy are down to clown as they give you their thoughts on the first round's winners and losers. JT Realmuto, bald Dustin Hoffman, and fringe announcers are all part of the discourse as the guys try to make sense of this expanded postseason. Also, Jack attempts a tribute to the late Bob…
 
Jack and Jeremy convene to run down the current playoff picture in baseball and briefly touch on front runners for end of the year awards...but really a bulk of the show is further unpacking the 80s phenomenon that is Spuds McKenzie. The guys also talk about the crazy dude who broke into Fenway Park during a Red Sox/Yankees game and Jeremy's though…
 
In honor of MLB's playoff bubble announcement, Jack and Jeremy present each other with three choices of a random mixture of baseball stars, heroes, and misanthropes to enter into a bubble with. And the choices aren't pretty. Who would you rather have in your bubble: Joe West, Thom Brennaman, or Aubrey Huff? Ouch, pretty grim. But the guys must deci…
 
Inspired by Jarrod Dyson, recent trade acquisition of the White Sox and 50th round draft pick, Jack and Jeremy take a look at some low round draft picks who made it to the majors...spoiler alert, there are not a lot of them! So the guys pivot to a discussion of some of their favorite trades. At the top of the show, the guys also recap some top move…
 
In light of the recent Mark Grace and Thom Brennaman low points for baseball broadcasters, Jack and Jeremy decide to look at the lighter side of the pastime's mic men with their own top 5 favorite announcer moments. Surely Hawk Harrelson, Vin Scully, and...Keith Hernandez (?) will make appearances. In news roundup, the guys also talk about Zack Gre…
 
Rain Delay Theater History Class is back this week with 1960s Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney - a guy who threw two no-hitters (three, kinda) and you've probably never heard about! But before that, Jeremy and Jack check-in with some current baseball news and stories, including the ongoing game cancellations of the Cardinals, the Ramon Laureano …
 
The Rain Delay Boys are back at the ballpark…or at least as close to the ballpark as Major League Baseball will let them get. In a season when the pandemic is keeping fans out of the ballpark, Jack and Jeremy head out beyond the left field wall to the corner of Waveland and Kenmore and become ballhawks for the Cubs/Pirates game. The guys run into a…
 
You're watching a baseball game and a pinch hitter gets announced only to be called back and lost for the rest of the game, you think to yourself, "Man, there really should be a term for what happened to that guy". Well, Jack and Jeremy, joined by special guest Kevin Goggin, have your back, as they dedicate this episode to coming up with new terms …
 
This week Jack and Jeremy try to give a little primer for the return of baseball later this month. The guys check in on the state of the league, Summer Camps, players opting out, and what the season might look like, if it does happen… As we all await the return of baseball with cautious optimism, check out this week’s episode!…
 
In honor of Father's Day, Jack and Jeremy share some of their favorite and lesser-known father/son combos. Before that, a slew of topics are covered including the announcement on Tuesday that plans for a 2020 season of baseball have been finalized. The guys also briefly recap the MLB draft and talk about a Marcus Stroman-related Twitter feud Jeremy…
 
Jack and Jeremy are joined by special guest Zachary Greenwood (@zordulations on Soundcloud!) for the long-awaited, highly anticipated baseball card show! The guys dig out some old baseball cards and talk about random players, collecting as a kid, and possibly set up a contest to collect the best through-the-mail autographs? Zachary hosts the first …
 
We have a fun one this week as Jack and Jeremy share with us some nicknames they coined for current players in the MLB. Oddly, there are a lot of middle relief pitchers on their hit list. Fans of the podcast who are starved for a classic Jeremy rant will be happy to hear his thoughts about the pizza guy from the Last Dance series on ESPN (7:39). We…
 
Jack and Jeremy recap the first week of KBO baseball on ESPN, talk about some of the league's stars, and give their critique on ESPN's coverage. They also tackle the new Topps Project 2020 baseball art cards that are taking the card collecting world by storm. The guys next touch base on the ESPN doc series "The Last Dance" which recently aired it's…
 
This week, Jack and Jeremy revisit an overlooked MLB year end award, the Comeback Player of the Year. The guys rank their top 5 Comeback Players of the Year and try to give a little backstory to what happened to them the preceding year that made them have to "comeback" in the first place. Also, the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) is beginning th…
 
This week, the guys go into the past, all the way back to 1991, to recap a totally random White Sox @ Royals game from Youtube. It might be the shelter-in-place talking, but Jack and Jeremy find plenty to dissect here. The game features a young(er) Hawk Harrelson/Tom Paciorek announcing team, the recall of Sammy Sosa, and a seemingly obligatory Geo…
 
Jack and Jeremy return this week to conclude their look back to their shared baseball past, before the Rain Delay Theater podcast existed. The guys get into the White Sox chapter of their ballpark-going friendship and recount some stories that would lay the groundwork for the podcast as it exists today. They end the episode with a retelling of thei…
 
This week, Jack and Jeremy meet up (virtually) to discuss life before the podcast - specifically, games and oddities they experienced together at the ballpark before the Rain Delay Theater years. Hear about their first game in 2013, a painfully hungover Friday afternoon Cubs game in freezing temperatures, and a crazed mad dash for a limited supply …
 
Baseball (and life) is shutdown due to COVID-19 and Jack and Jeremy get together to bring you a check-in podcast. The guys talk about how the lockdown is affecting life in Chicago as well as the 2020 MLB and College Baseball seasons. For those of you cooped up in your houses during these times, tune in to hear a more relaxed and conversational vers…
 
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