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August 31, 2012

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

​Ben and Sam slum it  with a bunch of bad teams from baseball's underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins' benching and ​how much running out a popup really matters.

Episode 33​: "​The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?"

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smitty

Interesting discussion regarding Rollins. As a Phillies fan I can tell you that Manager Chuck says he has two rules. Be on time and hustle.

Rollins was also benched for not hustling before, even when the Phil's were winning divisions and World Series and stuff.

that said, guys jog to first in disgust all the time after popping up in a big spot like he did yesterday.

I think it has a fairly positive effect when Manuel sits Jimmy after something like that. Rollins is a very good ball player. He takes it well when he is disciplined I believe.

Although this isn't exactly much ado about nothing, it's not too big a deal to me.

Rollins runs hard when stealing and hitting doubles and triples and scoring from second on a hard hit single. That helps the team win. Not running as hard as he can after hitting one of his many pop ups or after hitting a routine grounder isn't a huge deal. He might fake it a bit,better though in the future. I'd be happy with that.

Aug 31, 2012 11:09 AM
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GoTribe06

It was eye-opening to hear that the topic would be picking the team least likely to win a World Series and realize that there is a good chance it will be my team. And then, even knowing that chance was pretty good, hearing my team's name get mentioned to general agreement felt like a stomach punch. Will the sun ever shine on Cleveland?

I applaud you two for the Daily Podcast. Definitely a disproportionate number of laugh-out-loud moments for the length of your recordings. Even if Sam hates it (which I assume he was joking about, but I honestly can never tell...even when he says he is joking I don't know that I believe him) I look forward to listening. Thank you both.

Aug 31, 2012 13:02 PM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
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Thank you! Stomach punches, laughs out loud...Effectively Wild is an emotional rollercoaster.

Don't listen to Sam, he pretty much lives for the podcast.

Aug 31, 2012 13:16 PM
 
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