Horsing Around

Horsing Around bucks the traditional athlete podcast. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Pete Fairbanks throws the old format a curveball and hosts a range of guests to discuss the superiority of Brussels sprouts, play games like Watch, Re-Watch, Shelve, and, of course, honor the greatest Pokémon of all, Blaziken. There will not be an appearance from BoJack Horseman, but you will get Players Weekend style content, all of the time. Less deep, less researched, but way more entertaining than Revisionist History, this is Horsing Around. 

Eating Fermented Wood Water
Pete and Neil chat with Rays slugger Brandon Lowe about Maryland and its flags history, coffee and Brandon’s elevator pitch for his favorite NFL team before getting into the main topics: Super Smash Brothers and bourbon. For Super Smash Bros., which characters do they play with, which character is the best and which of Pete’s teammates have been best at smashing? Later on, Pete learns about Brandon’s bourbon room, the distilling process and types of bourbon. We’re not here to talk about Pete’s temper, we’re here for Horsin’ Around!
44 min
Grown Men Staring At Each Other
Horsing Around hosts Pete and Neil bring on Rays relief pitcher and finance major, Collin McHugh, to shake it like a Polaroid picture. The trio discusses haunted houses and minor league living, romcoms, bullpen staring contests, Ted Lasso, and alternate R-rated broadcasts of baseball player commentary. Pete also touches on a few of his favorite topics: Handball, Pokemon, and Mr. Brightside. If nothing gets you going but some Horsing Around and Randy Newman, this is the episode for you!
62 min
Rays, But Make It Handball
Pete and Neil sit down to discuss the 2020ish Olympics. Pete redoes the Olympic logo, lists the 33 Olympic sports, and wonders which sports Rays players could excel at on the international stage. The guys then draft the Rays' active roster for competing handball teams and realize they have limited size options. Who gets picked first? Who is cooking for the team? Who relives PE class and gets picked last? It’s not Horsing Around with Neil Solondz, this is Horsing Around with Pete Fairbanks!
39 min
Ninjas, Baby Deers, and the ABCs of Training
Pete brings in his strength coach, Tracy Fober, for a little horsing around with Neil. Tracy has coached athletes and Olympians in several sports including snowboard, skiing, volleyball, golf, and swimming. The group dives into the similarities and differences between snowboarding and relief pitching, sports sampling vs. sports specialization, alpine racers as football players, snowboarders as baseball players, and toddlers as exemplars of better form. You will learn about physical literacy, movement competency, and whether Luke Skywalker’s upbringing aptly prepared him for Jedi training. Subscribe to Tracy's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/physio-the-art-of-human-performance/id1497548449
60 min
Horsing Around with Everyone! The Mailbag Episode
Pete and Neil go through your mailbag questions to answer if they’re superstitious, what are they watching and reading right now, does Pete blink, is Pete throwing a cutter now and Talkin’ Jake from Jomboy Media asks Pete what would he change about the Yankees. Along the way the guys also discuss nicknames, bear fights, Yarbs' complete game and Pete tells us: “I can’t fathom eating poop”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
36 min
Put the Horsing Around Podcast in Your Ears!
Pete chats with Los Angeles Angels reliever Aaron Slegers and Miami Marlins reliever John Curtiss about minor league experiences, NASCAR reruns as punishment, Curtiss’ love for rosin bags, bullpen theory/policy for different teams, Oliver Drake, Tampa Bay’s ability to allow relievers to be who they are, and what would happen if the world’s oceans were drained. Curtiss plays a musical interlude and Slegers showcases co-hosting duties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
48 min
Mr. Brightside & BBQ Sauce w/ Best Bud Josh Fle...
Pete's Spring Training roommate and part-time babysitter Josh Fleming makes his much awaited appearance. Their brotherly battles range from potatoes to 2004 pop music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
56 min
The D Lounge with Jeffrey Springs
Pete and Jeffrey recall several highlights from their time as Minor League teammates in the Texas Rangers system including a Chicken Wing Legend, Recycle Man, and their go-to meal at the D lounge. With Pete on the IL, he's been pondering his NFL fan future, Dogecoin and sneaker goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
50 min
The Pride of Lakeland, and Ryan Yarbrough
Pete and Neil welcome a special guest, Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough. The trio breaks down a chain restaurant bracket with plenty of hot takes. Find out if cheesecake is greater than custard, where to get the best chicken sandwich, which restaurant Yarbrough refuses to go to and if Nerds in a slushie is a Midwest thing. The pride of Lakeland, notably not Ryan Yarbrough, also makes an appearance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
65 min
Watch, Re-Watch, Shelve Debut
Pete Fairbanks dishes with Rays broadcaster Neil Solondz about what to expect from the podcast this season. Pete has hot takes on Brussels sprouts, acceptable baby age markers, MLB shoes policy, and Wandavision. Then the two play a game of Watch, Re-Watch, and Shelve. #TeamNoMiniVan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
46 min
Bonus content: Enjoy our test run of the podcast! Pete Fairbanks and Neil Solondz talk about offseason television binges, car shopping, Mario Kart battles and St. Louis top eats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30 min