David Roth (ex-Deadspin) returns to discuss the demise of Deadspin and the rise of Carlos Beltran.
WARNING: As is true of all Roth episodes, there is quite a bit of cussing. Hide the hamsters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Harvard Eddie and a Requiem for a Friend*Mookie and Pete*David Roth: Spanf’d Out of a Job*The Value is in Not Sticking to Sports*“It’s Unpleasant, But Maybe They Like It”*The Non-Reactionary Death of Splinter*You Have to Admit It’s a Vivid Insult*The Importance of Editorial Independence*The Pro-Union Argument*The Perversity of Work*Roth on Beltran: Excited/Sorry*Ron Darling’s Handshake*The Future of Deadcast and other Features Let’s Remember Some Potatoes)*Goodbyes.
The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can’t get anybody out?
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