Effectively Wild Episode 1061: Losing Lucroy


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the White Sox signing Luis Robert, the Twins’ turnaround, and small-sample successes such as Anthony Swarzak and Chad Pinder, then discuss Jonathan Lucroy’s perplexing defensive decline and the state of catcher framing in 2017.

Audio intro: Of Montreal, "Rose Robert"
Audio outro: Brian Eno & John Cale, "Empty Frame"

Link to Ben’s Jonathan Lucroy article

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5 years ago

I just finished yesterday’s NYT crossword puzzle. One of the last clues I solved was “Brian who composed ‘Discreet Music'” (answer: ENO). I don’t recall ever having heard of Brian Eno before. Then two minutes after I finish the crossword, I visit Fangraphs, come here and see that Brian Eno was one of the artists responsible for the outro on today’s podcast. I know this has nothing to do with baseball, but it was very weird so I wanted to share it.

5 years ago
Reply to  lesjcarter

I’m kind of amazed someone old enough to do even the Tuesday NYT crossword would have somehow never run across Brian Eno’s name, even just in passing (and speaking of passing, his name came up frequently in reference to David Bowie when the latter died last year). In fact, you almost certainly have, but never noticed — in a background way, he’s kind of a big deal. (BTW, in those puzzles you’ll see “Ono” and “Ott” a lot also.)

5 years ago
Reply to  Joser

Yeah, I’m sure I must have heard of him and just don’t recall. And you’re spot on with Ono and Ott … in fact I think Ott was in yesterday’s NYT or WSJ crossword.