Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Oliver Drake’s new/old home, the Braves signing Josh Donaldson and Brian McCann and converting Johan Camargo, the Pirates signing Lonnie Chisenhall, and the Twins claiming C.J. Cron, then (11:20) talk to Bill Rowe, official baseball advisor for the film Twilight, about how he helped make the movie’s depiction of vampire baseball look (more) realistic, where and how the scene was filmed, the actors’ (lack of) athleticism, what real vampire baseball would look like, the cultural significance of the scene, why he stopped playing minor league ball and switched to show business, his baseball work on Calvin Marshall, Leverage, and Portlandia, his two College World Series wins at Oregon State University, analytics at the college level, and more.
Link to Jeff’s Cron post
Link to episode with baseball coordinator from Pitch and Moneyball
Link to Twilight scene
Link to Vulture post on Twilight
Link to baseball scene oral history
Link to EW Secret Santa sign-up