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Let's Talk Tribe Podcast Ep. 36: Return of the golden calves

In this week's episode of Let's Talk Tribe, Jason and I discuss the wonderful week of baseball the Indians gave us, the idea of a 30-dinger batter for the first time in almost a decade, and the merits of hitting Juan Uribe in the nuts every six days. It's not as crazy as it sounds.

Mike Aviles visiting the statue built in his honor.
Mike Aviles visiting the statue built in his honor.

Recording podcasts is fun when the Cleveland Indians win. Doing just about anything is fun when the Indians win. And if we want the Indians to keep winning, we need to ensure that Juan Uribe keeps hitting well, even if it requires... unconventional methods.

Jason and I discuss that as well as just how good the Tribe has been in the last week, including Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana potentially hitting THERDY DINGERS. Also, what has spurred on Trevor Bauer's recent improvement, and is it something that Chris Gimenez can pass on when he inevitably is DFA'd when his greatness, Roberto Perez, returns from thumb surgery?

The Indians will take their hot hitting and hotter pitching into Detroit this week, so we brought in a human sacrifice guest to discuss the series. Brandon Day from Bless You Boys was nice enough to join us and talk about how much the Detroit Tigers LOVE Mike Aviles. It's a lot. We also talked Justin Verlander, Nick Castellanos and how Miguel Cabrera kills the Indians.

We also take some social media questions. Josh Samarin wanted to know the Indians' chances of winning the World Series, Dan Watson wondered what we do with Michael Brantley returns, and @galvyjunior on Twitter wanted to know if the Indians have the market cornered on pitchers with cool names (spoiler: they do).

This week's episode clocks in at 53 minutes. Thanks for listening!

Special thanks

  • Intro and outro music: I'm a Machine by Glass Lux.
  • Brandon Day from Bless You Boys for joining us!
  • Mike Aviles for signing with the Tigers.