You've heard (maybe too often) about the Cardinal Way. Here are all the other Ways.
When Mike Matheny bristled at the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy All-Star promotional video this month, one quickly sensed that the Cardinals’ skipper was upset about something deeper than an All-Star roster spot. “Not saying that's surprising,” Matheny said. “We've gone through this the last few years, especially last year with the Cardinal Way stuff getting blown way out of proportion. I think it can put a bad taste in a lot of peoples' mouth.”
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Ben and Sam banter about the Diamondbacks, then answer listener emails about David Price's peripherals, favorite batter-pitcher matchups, evaluating defense, and more.
Ben and Sam banter about the Nationals, then discuss where the Padres went wrong and whether Josh Byrnes deserved his dismissal.
Ben and Sam discuss whether Major League Baseball should ban chewing tobacco, mandate that pitchers wear protective caps, and fund research about elbow injuries.
Ben and Sam talk to Will Woods about soccer conventions that might improve baseball.
When does a no-hitter start to become real? One fan with the best seat in the house shows us.
Six good fan videos of Clayton Kershaw's final out.
You might have noticed while watching Clayton Kershaw's final out last night that, in between shots of Kershaw's wife, there were shots of fan after fan after fan after fan holding up a cell phone. All those videos had to go somewhere, and these are five of them, shot from various parts of the ballpark, all posted to YouTube since last night and all giving you a pretty non-nauseating sense of what it was like in the stands last night.
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Ben and Sam identify the players who've most overperformed or underperformed their PECOTAs and discuss what they'll do next.
Ben and Sam answer listener email questions about players who take pitches, catcher defense, spotting terrible teams a run, tool grades, and more.
Ben and Sam talk about the legacy of the late, great, Tony Gwynn.
Ben and Sam discuss the players they drop everything to watch on MLB.TV.
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June 16, 2014 6:00 am
An exercise in arbitrary endpoints.
Kyle: “I was listening to today's podcast and it was mentioned that the Astros have the best record since ‘some arbitrary date.’ It got me wondering how many teams that statement could apply to if we just vary that endpoint. My blind guess is six.”