Effectively Wild Episode 1050: The Big Leaguer Born at Sea


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Chris Coghlan’s slide and the Pirates’ new international players, then answer listener emails about Korean baseball, fixing slides, the impressive JC Ramirez, baseball and humility, Space Jam and Hey Arnold!-inspired scenarios, Clayton Kershaw’s undoing, Billy Hamilton’s speed vs. on-base ability, a mysterious Seager, a pitching-change clock, Eric Thames-esque ownership of one team, intentionally walking Bryce Harper, and more.

Audio intro: Laura Marling, "Crawled Out of the Sea"
Audio outro: Run The Jewels, "Sea Legs"

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Marcus Kellis
Marcus Kellis

Minor point: Dae-ho Lee played his previous four non-MLB seasons in Japan, not Korea. He was in KBO 11 seasons before that. Seung-hwan Oh, similar thing.

Jeff Sullivan

Yeah, but when the sample of players is so small, you have to stretch your own definitions.