Chin Music, Episode 36: Fill Your Holes With External Candidates

It’s Friday, and thus it’s time for another episode of Chin Music. This week, I am joined by the always well-coiffed Eric Longenhagen for a wide-ranging discussion about baseball and other subjects. We begin by reviewing the League Championship Series to this point, before getting into some front office news and discussing just how silly titles have become. Then we delve below the big leagues to talk about who has caught Eric’s eye so far in the Arizona Fall League. Next we are joined by special guest Katie Woo of The Athletic to talk about the sudden and surprising firing of now former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt, and what lies ahead for the franchise. Then it’s your emails, including a discussion of how the Orioles re-build is going, followed by one hell of a story from Eric, who took a walk the other night that got very strange. We finish with a discussion of stand-up comedy, parasocial relationships, and the greatest band nobody listened to at the time.

As always, we hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.

Music by Kowloon Walled City.

Have a question you’d like answered on the show? Ask us anything at chinmusic@fangraphs.com.

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Warning One: While ostensibly a podcast about baseball, these conversations often veer into other subjects.

Warning Two: There is explicit language.

Run Time: 2:25:12





Kevin Goldstein is a National Writer at FanGraphs.

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