Effectively Wild Episode 1449: The Nationals’ Lost Weekend

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about audible umpires, Lance Barksdale’s ball/strike calls in World Series Game 5, the Nationals’ offensive outage in Games 3-5, Max Scherzer’s neck spasms, Dave Martinez’s moves, why the series has been somewhat unexciting, the Nationals’ and Astros’ outlooks going into Game 6, the Astros’ retraction of their statement about Stephanie Apstein and Sports Illustrated, and a few hirings across the league, including the Pirates firing GM Neal Huntington and the Red Sox hiring the Rays’ Chaim Bloom as their new chief baseball officer.

Audio intro: The Who, "Run Run Run"
Audio outro: Joel Plaskett, "Run, Run, Run"

Link to Barksdale video
Link to Ben on Game 5
Link to Jim Crane’s retraction
Link to Chaim Bloom’s article archive
Link to order The MVP Machine

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Should have had an interlude with Jefferson Starship – Runaway