Ben and Sam banter about Steven Wright and knuckleball physics, then answer listener emails about the least interesting inning, the one-baserunner leash, an all-or-nothing Ichiro, Mike Trout's hypothetical twin and more.
Ben and Sam banter about Clayton Kershaw and clarify five-man infields, then discuss who would be on a baseball Mount Rushmore and dig through Sports Illustrated's archives to pinpoint what makes Vin Scully so great.
Ben and Sam banter about Santos Saldivar and discuss Tim Lincecum's comeback, two player demotions, and the decline of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ben and Sam talk to Warren Friss, the founder of GameHedge, a new ticket vendor that promises to issue 50 percent refunds when the home team loses by five or more runs.
Ben and Sam discuss the Diamondbacks' bench (literally), Johnny Cueto's varied deliveries, Zack Cozart's incredible power, the demise of David Wright, Ichiro and Rose, and Kershaw's unjust walks.
Ben and Sam banter about Dodgers injuries, home run derbies, and the new TV show Braindead, and answer listener emails about intimidation tactics, scouting trade targets, baseball's best commercial breaks, and more.
Ben and Sam banter about a wide range of topics, including Ray Searage and the struggling Pirates pitching staff; the pitcher home run derby; rehabilitating Ben Cherington; the amazing Matt Shoemaker; Clayton Kershaw; crowd chants, and a bad fun fact.
Ben and Sam do an all-banter episode about the standings through the first 40 percent of the season, Yordano Ventura's suspension, and the unchanging closer role.
Ben and Sam talk to Baseball Prospectus draft expert Christopher Crawford about what went down on day one of the amateur draft.
Ben, Sam and FanGraphs writer August Fagerstrom banter about the allure of Kelly Johnson and the Indians' plan for winning without Michael Brantley, then talk about big league candidates for untried defensive alignments.
Ben and Sam banter about the brawl between the Orioles and Royals, then answer listener emails about Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester, beating the shift, and how bad they would be at calling balls and strikes.
Ben and Sam banter about a Clayton Kershaw mystery and discuss where the depressing Padres should go from here.