The devil is in the details of striking out; baseball sounds different in each area code; what I was doing the day All-Stars were born
Ben and Sam talk to Brian Kenny about the reaction to his campaign to kill the win and why sabermetrics needs a confrontational face.
Ben and Sam talk about Tim McCarver’s impending retirement and share their thoughts on broadcasting, then discuss whether changes in players’ routines have reduced the importance of clubhouse chemistry.
What baseball life is like at the second-highest level, as told by the radio voice of the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
Ben and Sam discuss an assortment of topics, including the Astros’ outlook for 2013 and beyond, Alex Rodriguez’s long-awaited surgery, the Marlins and the MLBPA, and whether baseball broadcasts on the radio will survive.
Will video (and the internet) kill baseball’s radio star, or will technology simply bring fans closer to the booth?
Russell puts the conclusions of last week’s attention-getting article in The Atlantic to the test.
Ben and Sam question the conclusions of an article in The Atlantic about racial bias in baseball broadcasting, then talk about whether Brian McCann’s best is behind him and whether his down year is the result of bad hitting hitting or bad luck.
A bored camera man watches women’s wrestling while David Price warms up.