An interesting juxtaposition of two 35+ years old articles looking at how and why women love ballplayers.
After a brief hiatus, we return with an action-packed show (ok, we just talk a lot). After going on an email-inspired rant about the current state of baseball content on the internet, we delve into the game itself and discuss everything from Josh Hamilton’s crazy run to Stanford righty Mark Appel to the lack of power prospects to the current state of the Arizona and Colorado systems. Then it’s special guest time and a serious discussion about baseball and race with Doug Glanville in what is one of my favorite interviews in the history of the show. As always, we end with the goofy stuff, and as always, we thank you for listening and hope you enjoy.
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A crazy game in the California League and notes from around the day in the minors.
Brett Lawrie was right to be upset about the two strikes that got him ejected on Tuesday, but framer extraordinaire Jose Molina had as much to do with the calls as umpire Bill Miller.
Have you ever heard of this team called the Rays?
Albert Pujols’ three-hit night
The major league power outage could have its cause in the minor leagues, writes Kevin Goldstein.
Brett Lawrie crossed the line when he threw his batting helmet at an umpire.
Bryce Harper is just the latest player to earn the most overused nickname in sports.
Are the Angels just shuffling deck chairs on a sinking ship by firing hitting coach Mickey Hatcher?
Josh Beckett’s alternating good and bad seasons resembles the career of a former major leaguer.
Just because he might get 3,000 hits doesn’t mean voters can’t put up a fight.
The Dodgers lose their center fielder, and the Yankees lose their closer.
Will the real Dodgers and Twins please stand up?
Janssen, Fuentes, and Thayer are discussed in this week’s Value Picks