Ian Coss of “Forever is a Long Time” talks marriage, divorce, and facing your doubts by looking at the past. Plus tales: Managers are hired/quickly fired and a catcher’s career ends too soon.

Buck Showalter, Billy Herman, and the Fallacy of Managers*The DeLancey Story*Ian Coss: A Thoughtful Show*Ignorance is a Kind of Shield*It Could Happen to You*Change is the Enemy but Change is Good*The Part That Everyone Asks About*Grandmother’s Adventures in Love and War/”The Work of the Devil”*A Paradox of Marriage*The Burden of Empathy*The Absent Ex*Unexplored Depths of Shallow*Love Songs of a Well-Worn Relationship*The Compounding Nature of Lies*A Brief Note on Gamelan Music*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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