Topic: Television

September 30, 2014

In which co-host Chris DiStefano pervs on Anthony Rizzo, who is ostensibly his bro, and the entire internet pervs on co-host Melanie Iglesias. Very little actual baseball, per the usual.

September 16, 2014

A consideration of the segment in which "Off the Bat" asks baseball players wacky questions, after thoughtfully removing anything remotely wacky from those questions.

August 22, 2014

In which Off The Bat's unlimited access and no-holds barred approach equal Fat Joe riding a groundskeeper's tractor in Miami and Nick Castellanos answering questions about pancakes.

August 14, 2014

In which Craig Kimbrel is hilarious, the Off The Bat team is grating and willfully dumb in a familiar way, and our heroes are suddenly tasked with competing for ratings with George Stephanopoulos and David Gregory.

July 16, 2014

In which Adam Dunn's influence on Chief Keef is revealed, Brandon Moss looks a little like a buff George Saunders, and Fat Joe displays late movement on his fastball, sort of.

June 25, 2014

As MTV2's flirtily bizarre collaboration with Major League Baseball reaches double digits, it enters its baroque/recycling-old-stuff period. Don't worry, Fat Joe is still around.

June 11, 2014

Off The Bat is now nearly ten episodes old, and still a long way from good. Instead of stressing over how and why Fat Joe still can't pronounce Yasiel Puig's name, maybe it's better to wonder how this is still on the air. The answer to that question lies in MTV2's similarly baffling existence.

June 6, 2014

In which our heroes more or less give up on the baseball aspect of things and focus more on Yo Gotti, junket-jumping, and violence against Tampa Bay Rays.

May 23, 2014

Five episodes in, "Off The Bat" throws a curve by delivering a really good segment. Also: crude sex idiocies and frappucino punchlines.

May 6, 2014

In which Hunter Pence quietly owns an overstated television host, gender roles are wince-inducingly reinforced, baseball players are again revealed as fairly basic dudes, and this misbegotten MLB/MTV2 collaboration persists in being on television.