Amanda Smith (Disaster Girls podcast, Le Renard Argente) returns to cope with the pandemic, discuss emotional distance in disaster films, dating while living a public life, and the Dodgers’ up-and-down start. Plus tales: The Braves stake a hat on a pair of rookie outfielders and a third baseman for not being famous tells a story of his own.

Schulmerich, Worthington, and Seize the Day*Harry Eisenstadt’s Sand Crab Yarn (and Roman Quinn Too)*Amanda Smith: Transition to Unemployment*Introverts, Extroverts, and the Pandemic*Flamingo Evolution*The Really Crafty Cows*Human-Neanderthal Relations*Maneating-Tiger Movie*Insomnia Cure: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE*Lambert the Sheepish Queen Singer*ELEPHANT WALK*Why Are Disaster Films Cathartic?*Not Engaging with CONTAGION during a pandemic*Korean Baseball Knows How to Have Fun*“Young Lady Looking for Self-Expression”* “Stupid and Hilarious” in Dating*Are You Over Kenley Jansen?*Ballplayers and Writers Age Quickly*Deep Thoughts with Cody Bellinger*No One Applauds the Los Angeles Sunset*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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