The Hip and the Lip come out firing with a dismissal of the “breaking” Islanders news. Then the Hip delivers his longest podcast soliloquy on the New York Jets’ fresh re-signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The duo then covers the Aroldis Chapman trade, and naturally end up discussing the excitement surrounding Chapman’s new team. They then pay homage to two new MLB Hall of Famers and discuss a potential future Hall of Famer who is having a historic season. Finally, they delve into some New York Knicks talk with the retirement of Amare Stoudemire.
The Hip and the Lip transition from a light week of Islanders news to the state of New York baseball. The Mets offense is anemic but the Hip points out their starting pitching is most worrisome. The Mets need to add a starting pitcher before the trade deadline, and the Hip suggests a candidate. The Lip opines the Yankees are a mediocre team and must trade Carlos Beltran and Aroldis Chapman to better position the team for the future. The Hip’s Hipster Beer of the Week (Monkey Chased the Weasel by Carton Brewing) is one of his favorites.
The Hip and the Lip walk through the minuses and pluses of the New York Islanders’ offseason to date. Of course notable names include Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Matt Martin, Andrew Ladd, P.A. Parenteau, and Jason Chimera. The Lip sets forth his expectations of Garth Snow for the offseason remainder. Finally, the Hip introduces his first Hipster Beer of the Week (Belly Flop by Manayunk).