Effectively Wild Episode 1146: Unmaking Multiple Myths


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a baseball earthquake in Cleveland and the Miles Mikolas and Mike Minor signings, debunk myths about NPB pitchers and Pud Galvin, and answer listener emails about Shohei Ohtani and Chief Wahoo, Ohtani loopholes, Jerry Dipoto trading his way to Ohtani, the DH and Ohtani, free-agent players prioritizing factors other than money, how the Tigers could win the 2018 World Series, Jose Altuve’s high batting averages, “hit by pitches” vs. “hits by pitch,” paying up front for a 35-year-old Mike Trout, and Adam Jones’s comments about his slow pace between pitches, plus a “Stat Blast” about extreme NPB walk-drawer Kensuke Kondo and post-emails banter about Rafael Palmeiro’s amusingly far-fetched comeback attempt.

Audio intro: Beach House, "Myth"
Audio outro: The Avett Brothers, "Love Like the Movies"

Link to Cleveland earthquake broadcast
Link to Ben’s debunking of an NPB myth
Link to Craig Wright’s Pud Galvin debunking
Link to Adam Jones interview clip

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Small question. how does Jeff pronounce the word mud, or spud, or any other word that rhymes with pud?