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January 22, 2014 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Do the Astros Deserve to Be Shamed?


Sam Miller

Or should rebuilding be applauded at any cost?

On Aug. 8, 1950, the Boston Braves’ star hitter Bob Elliott motioned toward base umpire Al Barlick and asked him to move. Barlick, standing behind the pitcher, was in Elliott’s line of vision and distracting. Barlick obliged.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the playoffs, then discuss how MLB could disincentivize tanking for higher draft picks.

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