Effectively Wild Episode 1441: It Was the Kersh of Times

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the wild NLDS Game 5 between the Dodgers and the Nationals and the wild (in a different way) NLDS Game 5 between the Braves and the Cardinals, touching on Clayton Kershaw’s blown lead and postseason career, what Dave Roberts was thinking and what’s next for him, the Nationals winning a postseason series, the Cardinals’ 10-0 first-inning lead and Jack Flaherty, Cardinals rookie Ryan Helsley and the Tomahawk Chop (1:24:48), the new, higher-drag baseball, and more, then bring on FiveThirtyEight sports editor and lifelong Twins fan Sara Ziegler to talk about Minnesta’s record 16-game postseason losing streak. her positive takeaways from the season, never making the playoffs vs. never winning there, losing by a lot vs. losing by a little, and more.

Audio intro: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "10 x 10"
Audio interstitial: The Replacements, "Sixteen Blue"
Audio outro: Eric Matthews, "Start of the Meltdown"

Link to Ben on Dave Roberts
Link to story on Helsley
Link to Rob Arthur on the ball
Link to Ben on the ball
Link to Hot Takedown
Link to Ben on Molina, McCann, and Martin
Link to order The MVP Machine

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T. Slothrop
T. Slothrop

Ben, you filibustered without pause from 17:48 to 21:03. I think Meg said “yeah” twice during that soliloquy.

That’s really awful podcasting, and while only Meg can say whether she thinks it’s sexist…it’s probably sexist. Men talk over women all the time, and this was a particularly egregious instance.

Meg Rowley

I go on long for stretches, too. The phenomenon you’re describing is quite real, but I don’t think this is an example of it. Thank you for listening!