Effectively Wild Episode 1413: The Bullpen Jeep

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the non-running Royals and Terrance Gore, the Diamondbacks’ stolen-base success rate and Zack Godley’s disastrous season, the Phillies’ roster crunch, Sam’s recurring nightmare, a Roman Quinn fun fact, and the outfield exploits of Vince Velasquez, whether the 40-man roster should be bigger, what Velasquez has in common with EW legend Ned Garver, the trials and travails of baseball’s forgotten “bullpen jeep” and the sport’s perpetual efforts to shorten games, lying about Babe Ruth, a new nickname for combined no-hitters, the Astros debut of Aaron Sanchez and Houston’s continued way with pitchers, plus a postscript tribute to the late, great unknown comic, Ted Berkelmann.

Audio intro: T. Rex, "Jeepster"
Audio outro: John Entwistle, "Ted End"

Link to post on Gore’s 2019 baserunning misadventures
Link to post on Arizona’s success rate
Link to story on the Phillies’ wild Friday
Link to video of Velasquez’s 14th-inning play
Link to video of Velasquez’s 15th-inning plays
Link to Schifman on the rise of MLB’s minimum earners
Link to Schifman on roster rules and player churn
Link to photo of Garver throw
Link to bullpen jeep photo album
Link to Axisa on Sanchez’s pitch usage
Link to FanGraphs post on Sanchez’s pitch usage
Link to Travis on the Astros and spin
Link to order The MVP Machine

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3 years ago

I count 13 different topics here