Radio Active #65: Escaping to the Ballpark

On this episode of Radio Active, StarGirl loses her first tooth, but finds Narnia with the Magician’s Nephew, baseball season gets underway as I discover the wonders of DVRing games and having a new AAA baseball team in the Lehigh Valley, Nuketown’s comment section explodes with conversation, and gaming advocacy gets a new voice with the EscapistCast.

Finally I check out a new podcast dedicated to the Mets and find a blog for the Lehigh Valley’s new AAA baseball team, the IronPigs.

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Show Notes

  • Nuketown News
    • The First Tooth
      • StarGirl lost her first tooth. Whoa.
    • Reading the Magician’s Nephew
      • After watching The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, StarGirl decided she wanted to read the books. So we’re starting with the first one, the Magician’s Nephew (which is actually a prequel, having been written sixth, but we’re going chronologically.
    • Baseball Season
      • It’s spring, which means Sue and the kids can spend the day outside in the yard, digging in the dirt … and I can spend the occasional night watching the Mets.
      • DVR means my chances of watching a game have gone up significantly (since the game may start at 7, and I can give the kids a bath, read them a book or two and start watching around 8:30).
      • Gonna be a great summer for baseball. IronPigs AAA Phillies affiliate is now playing in Allentown, and I hope to catch a game or three (at least one with Jordan).
      • Also going to Shea Stadium to see a Mets night game on 7/9. It’s been 20 years since I was last at Shea; this time I’m getting decent seats, and watching under the lights. It’s gonna rule.
      • Might also try and catch a Mets game in Philly, and maybe a Yankees game at Camden Yards; we’ll see how that goes.
    • Comments Galore on Nuketown
      • Conversation on Nuketown has really taken off since I opened up commenting to those without accounts. Haven’t done per-day tally, but there have easily been 30 comments since I opened things up. Which is probably as many as I saw in the previous six months on the site.
      • StarGirl & Star Wars
        • The Harry Potter vs. Star Wars scariness debate continues on the site.
  • Promo:
  • Netheads
      • The EscapistCast
        • The Escapistcast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on RPG advocacy – exploring the myths and misconceptions, improving the public opinion of RPGs, promoting them as educational and social tools, and promoting the hobby for future generations of gamers.
      • NYMetsCast
        • Twice a week podcast dedicated to the mets. News and commentary on the Mets. They dissect the games in detail, analyizing specific players, trends in the game, etc. Shows average 20-30 minutes.
      • The Original Iron Pigs Blog
        • I haven’t been to an Iron Pigs game yet, but I have been trying to keep up with the team. The Original IronPigs Blog helps with that, providing summaries of the team’s home and away games, player profiles, news off call-ups to the Phillies and notes about other team happenings.
  • Promo: The Secret Lair Podcast
  • Outro