Effectively Wild Episode 1357: Bryce and Brockmire

In a bonus episode of EW, Ben Lindbergh and The Ringer’s Michael Baumann banter about Bryce Harper’s transparently but nonetheless almost endearingly calculated campaign to win over Philly fans, why it’s working for him, and whether he could take it too far, then (14:26) talk to actor Hank Azaria, the star of IFC baseball TV series Brockmire, about the show’s return for a third season and how it doubled down on baseball references, incorporated new cast members, adapted to a sober Brockmire, and branched out into social commentary without sacrificing silliness.

Audio intro: The Beths, "You Wouldn’t Like Me"
Audio interstitial: Johnny Flynn, "Heart Sunk Hank"
Audio outro: Everclear, "TV Show"

Link to examples of Harper pandering
Link to Brockmire site (and premiere video)
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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Can’t wait! Come on, guys start already.