Effectively Wild Episode 1569: Take Me Out With the Cardboard Crowd

Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and Sam Miller banter about Sam’s cricket home invasion, then discuss Opening Day, the experience of spectating games without fans, the merits and drawbacks of MLB’s last-second expanded playoff format, Mookie Betts’ surprise contract extension and how and why the Dodgers (and not the Red Sox) made the deal, the new temporary home of the Blue Jays, and more.

Audio intro: The New Pornographers, "Opening Ceremony"
Audio outro: John K. Samson, "Fantasy Baseball at the End of the World"

Link to FanGraphs staff predictions
Link to Craig Edwards on the expanded playoffs
Link to Morning Consult poll
Link to The Athletic on Soto’s positive test
Link to Ben on the Betts deal

 iTunes Feed (Please rate and review us!)
 Sponsor Us on Patreon
 Facebook Group
 Effectively Wild Wiki
 Twitter Account
 Get Our Merch!
 Email Us: podcast@fangraphs.com

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ezra Thompsonmember
2 years ago

Happy to have Sam back! Hope he’s feeling alright.