Effectively Wild Episode 1191: Season Preview Series: Blue Jays and Pirates


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a new nautical analogy by Scott Boras, the resurgent Lucas Giolito, Ronald Acuña (again), and possible destinations for free agents Alex Cobb and Greg Holland, then preview the 2018 Blue Jays (15:00) with Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith, and the 2018 Pirates (46:48) with MLB.com’s Adam Berry.

Audio intro: Cold War Kids, "Every Valley is Not a Lake"
Audio interstitial 1: The Tragically Hip, "Toronto #4"
Audio interstitial 2: Neko Case, "Mood to Burn Bridges"
Audio outro: The Guess Who, "Three More Days"

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Wow, solid Tragically Hip choice. Can’t argue with that.


Two Canadian bands and one “honourary” Canadian (Neko Case). Things are kind of tilted against Pittsburgh, though this is a city vs a country so it’s not really a fair fight. Still I can’t think of a band from Pittsburgh… hmm, google tells me the city claims Christina Aguilera and Wiz Khalifa. I still can’t think of a band from Pittsburgh.