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Episode #209: Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game”)

Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy”) joins the show. We discuss how the intense playoff rivals in New York and Kansas City managed to stage

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Episode #199: Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy”)

Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse”) joins the show. We discuss how the Dodgers went from a laughingstock to the most envied team in baseball with enormous

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Episode #124: John Thorn

John Thorn (“Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game”, Major League Baseball’s Official Historian) joins the show. We discuss the origins of baseball and the factors involved in shaping the game we know today.

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Episode #102: Bill Chastain

Bill Chastain (MLB.com, “Hack’s 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season”) joins the show. We discuss Hack Wilson’s incredible RBI record that has survived decades, including the Steroid Era. Despite his own vices, Wilson put up one of the

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Episode #82: Kostya Kennedy

Kostya Kennedy, a Senior Editor at Sports Illustrated and the author of “56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports”, joins the show. We discuss Joe DiMaggio’s iconic streak, when bunting isn’t appropriate, and have some thoughts on

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Episode #78: Rob Elias

Rob Elias (University of San Francisco professor and author of “The Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad”) joins the show. We discuss baseball’s impact on the world, its close ties to the

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Episode #51: Gabe Alvarez

We discuss October Baseball, Boxer Briefs, ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series, Boise State’s Quest for a Title, Distractions at the Gym, and an ode to Greg Giraldo. Among other things… Show Notes: Gabe’s Watch Now Pick:  Major League II Brad’s Watch Now

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