Jake and Jordan of Cespedes Family BBQ join Dakota for this week's episode, which featured a discussion about - who else? - Shohei Ohtani. They also debated which Major Leaguers would be the most fun to vacation with and whether or not the Yankees should move to Stamford, Conn. (They shouldn't).
Gemma, Jess and Michael share all the baseball things they're thankful for this year, and try to figure out who deserves the title of Baseball's Best Friends. They also create the fictional Baseball Town so that Joey Votto can be the mayor of it, and Michael tries to decide who is stronger between King Triton from "The Little Mermaid" or Marcus Stroman's dad.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris share tips for getting through the offseason and discuss Mookie Betts' bowling. They also pick MLB players to invite to Thanksgiving and wonder if Adam Jones has any good pie recommendations.
Matt joins Dakota and Gemma to discuss the best postseason game that wasn't World Series Game 5. They also talk about their favorite Gold Glove highlights and Gemma whines about not being invited to Justin Verlander's wedding. They also invent new awards, including Best Breakout Star, the Cy Dunn (in honor of position players pitching) and the Julio Franco Award for Best Old Man Player.
Dakota, Gemma and Jess break down the end of the 2017 World Series and get emotional about the Astros' long-awaited win. They share the moments that brought tears to their eyes and weigh in on whether ballpark proposals are OK now or not. They also discuss J-Rod's "Vanity Fair" profile and predict the 2020 World Series winner.
Ian calls Dakota and Gemma from sunny and extremely warm Los Angeles to sum up the experience of Game 1 of the World Series. What's the best thing to eat? How hot was it, really? Who got a louder cheer, Clayton Kershaw or Vin Scully? The Cut4 staff also shares what they're excited about for Game 2, and speculated on who will be the most famous baseball player of 2018.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris have a lot to say about fun Yankees, two words you don't often put together. They discuss A-Rod on the FOX broadcast, Aaron Judge and of course, the Yankee Stadium chicken bucket. They also talk about weird pitcher at-bats (we're looking at Yu), and all the joy Yasiel Puig and Javier Baez have brought to the postseason.
Brett Gardner's 12-pitch at-bat. Stephen Strasburg's very own "flu game." This week, Dakota, Gemma and Ian discuss the most exciting moments of the Division Series so far, and share their greatest overreactions to their favorite teams' losses.
Real Yankees Fan Ian Kay joins Dakota and Gemma to analyze the team's Wild Card Game performance, but mostly to compliment Aaron Judge. The Cut4 staff also talks about Jacob deGrom's shocking new haircut and Ben Zobrist's habit of wearing his full uniform out. They also congratulate Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan on their utterly delightful elopement.
This week, Dakota, Gemma and Matt discuss the Great Nacho Fiasco of 2017, involving Addison Russell and a hungry Cardinals fan. They also pick their favorite rookie (or otherwise!) dress-up costumes and give out end-of-the-regular-season awards, including "Best Baseball Old Man" and "Best Storyline."
Dakota, Gemma and Jess get down to very serious issues this week: On their romper-themed road trip, which Met looked the best? They also discuss Clayton Kershaw and Matt Stafford's friendship, explore certain MLB players' obsession with a particular '90s TV show and delve deep into the origin story of the hero we need: Thumbs Down Mets Fan.
In honor of the Twins' Big Sexy night, Dakota, Gemma and Ian pick players they think deserve the promotional treatment. They also talk about the A's free baseball game, get excited about Shohei Ohtani and predict some World Series scenarios.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris have a lot of feelings about seeing Justin Verlander in an Astros uniform and wonder why we love players who stay with one team for their entire careers. They also wax poetic about Giancarlo Stanton and, in honor of Justice Sonia Sotomayor's visit to Yankee Stadium, draw up a starting nine involving all of the Supreme Court justices.
Jessica Kleinschmidt joins Dakota and Gemma to choose the best home run call in MLB history and share the most unbelievable things they've ever seen on a baseball field. They also wonder who among them would, given a season's worth of plate appearances, be able to get at least one Major League hit. Touch 'em all, Jess?
Jessica Kleinschmidt joins Dakota and Gemma this week to answer the question on everyone's mind: At this particular moment in time, is Giancarlo Stanton the best baseball player on Earth? They also invent some useful and some ... less useful baseball devices, talk fan emotions and get ready for the Little League World Series.
Jake Mintz of Cespedes Family BBQ joins Dakota Gardner and Chris Landers to break down the best nicknames announced for the MLB Players Weekend jerseys. The trio also share their thoughts on Ike Davis' potential comeback and which Major Leaguers should follow Noah Syndergaard's lead and pursue acting.
Matthew Stein, the senior manager for MLB.com's social media team, joins the Cut4Cast this week to talk Twitter, Instagram and mascot conventions. With Dakota and Gemma, he discusses Chris Archer's feud with Orbit, Austin Jackson's incredible catch and the joy of watching Adrian Beltre.
Ian Kay returns to the Cut4Cast, and along with Dakota and Gemma, he discusses up-and-coming food blogger Bryce Harper, Zack Cozart's donkey and new Cardinal Tyler O'Neill's bodybuilder dad. The Cut4 staff also devises some totally unlikely fake trades, but you know, they have fun.
How can you tell that a kid will grow up to be a ballplayer? Find out if they played catch with a Major Leaguer. On this week's Cut4Cast, Dakota, Gemma and Chris talk Torii Hunter playing catch with a young George Springer and Little Leaguer Todd Frazier hanging out with Derek Jeter. Dakota invents the screaming baseball greeting card and Chris tells the tale of Cy Young's perfect game.
This week, Dakota returns to the Cut4Cast, and he and Gemma grill Matt about his trip to the All-Star Game. He talks about grasshopper tacos, the palpable excitement around Aaron Judge and the play that got the loudest applause during the ASG. Who was the best-dressed on the ASG Red Carpet? Listen to find out.