Welcome to Screwballs, Episode 3! In which Brendan and Karina literally hike to Dodger Stadium for Opening Day, where the combination of schmaltz (see above) and Clayton Kershaw make them feel feelings, Karina is forced to grapple with her latent crush on Orel Hershiser, and the search for the Official Moscato of the Los Angeles Dodgers continues. Listen here, and join the Screwballs Superfans Nation by tweeting us @screwballsmvp
ICYMI: A new Opening Day episode of Screwballs. The video is the celebrity-laden inspirational video they showed before the game, and is totally worth watching.
I watched/listened to a few things over the weekend — baseball and French lessons, mostly, and the Fatty Arbuckle short Love, represented above — but nothing was as vivid as the dreams I had last night in which my bike kept getting stolen, over and over again.
Learning how to ride a bike at age 32 has been kind of amazing. You are probably a normal person, and thus probably already know how to ride a bike, but maybe if there’s anything you could learn how to do — something that you can grasp, bur only if you’re willing to surrender your pride and get hurt and fail and fail and fail and then keep going — I highly recommend it.
In the second episode of Screwballs!, Brendan and Karina discuss the concept of “baseball etiquete,” as it pertains to Luis Cruz and the WBC “brawl,” and also Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig, who is being held back in the minors despite a .500 spring batting average, in order to “learn the right way to play the game.” Also: We Need To Talk About Matt Kemp — or at least talk about why there’s nothing to talk about.
Note: We recorded this last Friday, and thus this episode does not reflect the outcome of the WBC. Also, it seems like the Dodger Talk prank call epidemic has been staunched — for now.