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Ben and Sam discuss how they came to know that Melky Cabrera was about to be suspended for a positive PED test before the news broke, and how they decided what to do about it.

Effectively Wild Episode 22: "Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension"

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​Episode 22 Companion

​All times are approximate

00:10: With an unofficial count of 20 consecutive "way"s, Sam Miller sets an Effectively Wild record for word repetition.

02:00: Melky Cabrera's suspension is the focus of this episode. Ben Lindbergh assesses the Giants' revised playoff chances here.

05:45: If Jim Breen's breaking the Royals-Brewers Zack Greinke trade wasn't as notable to you as it was to Ben, you can take a walk down memory lane here or listen to Kevin Goldstein and Jason Parks interview him about the experience on Episode 30 of Up and In. Of course, Baseball Prospectus covered the trade in detail—here's Christina Kahrl's writeup.

Compiled by Dave Pease

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beeker99
8/16
I think I have mostly come to terms with the inconsistent sub-name of the podcast. BP Daily Podcast, Daily BP Podcast, its all good. BP also interviewed Jim Breen, or rather Kevin and Jason did, during Episode 30 of Up and In.
bornyank1
8/16
We should probably start trying to stick with "BP Daily Podcast." Yes, they did, and it was an interesting interview. I'll add a link to that episode above.
nils707
8/16
Tell me you guys aren't out of sounds?
bornyank1
8/16
The sounds will be back. This episode was like an after school special.