August 7, 2012
Effectively Wild Episode 15: Cat Fight
Ben and Sam talk about the presents, futures, and contracts of two starters having interesting seasons: Cliff Lee and Ben Sheets.
Effectively Wild Episode 15: "Cat Fight"
August 6, 2012
Trot Times for August 5
The tater trots for August 5: two slow trots in one game, Miguel Cabrera's walkoff, and an inside-the-parker from Friday,
Another weekend of baseball in the books. With the Olympics going on, Fox elected not to broadcast any games on Saturday. For those of us who aren't fans of national blackouts, this was a very nice surprise. Hopefully we'll get more Saturdays like that in the future. Also, it may be shocking to realize that there are now less than two months left in the season. When did August happen again?
The third overall pick in 2007 is the new third baseman for the Cubs
The situation: With Ian Stewart out for the year and Luis Valbuena proving to not be a suitable stopgap, the Cubs decided to give former first-round pick Josh Vitters a look, rewarding him for a breakout year at Triple-A Iowa, where he was batting .304/.356/.513 in 110 games with 17 home runs.
Can Cubs outfielder Brett Jackson hit enough to survive in the big leagues?
The situation: With Reed Johnson having been dealt to the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs torching their roster at the trade deadline for all the right reasons, the club sent down Tony Campana to make room for Brett Jackson as their everyday center fielder for the remainder of the season and maybe beyond.
Episode Recap: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
A review of last night's episode of "ESPN Sunday Night Baseball." The early storyline fizzled out quickly, but the B- and C-stories helped pick up the show.
A review of last night's ESPN Sunday Night Baseball just as soon as I find a ballpark in America where a higher percentage of fans wear their team colors*...
It's a long season, we know, and you can't expect a stellar showing every week, but that doesn't excuse the mediocre-at-best offering of this week's episode of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. With so many great episodes already aired—the introduction of Ichiro to the already eccentric Yankees' cast, the Emmy-contender known simply as "Bryce Harper's debut", the producers' surprising choice to derail the R.A. Dickey feel-good story with some true conflict back in June—we must hold this season of SNB to a higher standard and last night's episode just didn't cut it.
Effectively Wild Episode 14: This is Gonna Be Ugly
Ben and Sam discuss the Royals, and then they discuss the Royals some more.
Effectively Wild Episode 14: "This is Gonna Be Ugly"
August 5, 2012
Episode 15: 13 of Anything is Too Many
Paul drives the show this week with special guest host Riley Breckenridge of Productive Outs fame.
Jason took the week off for a family vacation in a place whose wifi is weaker than Omar Vizquel's power stroke these days. Paul takes over the controls this week and welcomes in Riley Breckenridge of Productive Outs fame as his co-host this week. There is plenty of Angels talks, Trade Deadline talk, Twins talk, frustrating middle infielders, hurt dirtbags, and pitching studs and duds. This show has it all! If you are an Android user and are still having issues with the show, please join our Facebook page (linked below) as many members have posted how they are able to listen to the show.
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August 4, 2012
If David Eckstein Were a Storm Chaser...
The Royals Triple-A team wear their guts on their uniform.
...there would be a giant heart on these uniforms.