Effectively Wild Episode 1263: Around the Majors in 36 Days

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan have a possibly premature discussion of whether Shohei Ohtani lived up to the preseason hype, then answer listener emails about the Angels’ historic record in two-run games, the last player who’ll be older than them, using expected offensive stats instead of actual ones in WAR, and David Robertson‘s far-fetched contract incentives, plus a Stat Blast about the teams that have played the highest and lowest percentages of their games against above-.500 opponents. Then (42:32) they bring on listener (and Episode 1169 guest) Michael Mountain to review his 36-day, 30-ballpark whirlwind tour, including the hurdles he cleared along the way and his reviews of his favorite and least favorite ballparks and ballpark foods. Lastly (1:12:18), Ben brings on Angelina, the artist behind the Twitter account “Acceptably Drawn Baseball,” to talk about how she started doing baseball doodles, how and why the account has caught on, how she produces the doodles, and how she got Rich Hill’s seal of approval.

Audio intro: Tegan and Sara, "Hype"
Audio interstitial 1: Dave Rawlings Machine, "The Trip"
Audio interstitial 2: The Kinks, "The Road"
Audio outro: Bob Dylan, "Farewell, Angelina"

Link to Michael’s road-trip itinerary
Link to tweet about Hill endorsing his doodle
Link to Ohtani/Trout doodle
Link to buy Angelina a coffee

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