Effectively Wild Episode 1211: The 21-Loss Salute


Ben Lindbergh, Jeff Sullivan, and SB Nation’s Grant Brisbee banter about Trevor Bauer, sticky substances, and spin rate, Ken Giles’s self-harming home-run reaction, the best baseball clips to rewatch, the unwritten rules of not avoiding hit by pitches, and party-hard Matt Harvey. Then they discuss Grant’s story about the record-setting 1988 Orioles, who went 0-21 to start the season, and they bring on ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian to tell stories about covering that team’s historic losing streak as a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. (Keep listening after the outro for bonus end-of-episode banter.)

Audio intro: Ringo Starr, "Hopeless"
Audio interstitial: Ocean Colour Scene, "Beautiful Losers"
Audio outro: Superchunk, "Break the Glass"

Link to Grant’s 1988 Orioles story
Link to Little League slow-motion-run story that outdrew Grant’s 1988 Orioles story

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5 years ago

Brilliant episode.