Effectively Wild Episode 1252: Beware of Baseball Grumps

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan follow up on an awful umpire call from the Mexican League, discuss the all-time top power-plus-speed players, lament Johnny Cueto’s Tommy John surgery, and acknowledge Mike Trout overtaking Mookie Betts on offense. Then they bring on Fangraphs writer Meg Rowley to discuss baseball grumps, good and bad broadcasting, the role of the commissioner, how fans and writers should reckon with the Roberto Osuna story and other bad news besieging baseball, the progress the game has made, and the Mariners losing their lead in the AL wild card race.

Audio intro: No Doubt, "Suspension Without Suspense"
Audio interstitial: The Black Keys, "Things Ain’t Like They Used to Be"
Audio outro: Stars, "Progress"

Link to video of awful umpire call
Link to list of players with most HR+SB games
Link to Meg’s article about baseball grumps

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