Effectively Wild Episode 1763: World Series Preview, Fun Fact Edition


Meg Rowley and guest co-host Sarah Langs of MLB.com banter about Sarah’s participation in MLB’s first game to feature an all-women broadcast crew, her research process, and what makes for a good fun fact. Then Sarah shares some Braves and Astros statistical oddities ahead of the World Series, including fun facts about Joc Pederson, Brian Snitker and Dusty Baker, Eddie Rosario, the Astros’ offense, Tyler Matzek, and more. Finally, Sarah offers what could make (and break) each team in the Fall Classic.

Audio intro: Doris Day, “Ain’t We Got Fun?
Audio outro: Soundgarden, “Dusty

Link to Sarah’s piece on Dusty Baker
Link to Sarah’s piece (with Matt Kelly and Andrew Simon) on Chris Taylor’s three home run NLCS Game 5
Link to David Waldstein’s New York Times piece on the Rays/Orioles game Sarah broadcast, the first MLB game called entirely by women
Link to Sarah’s latest Twitch stream
Link to Eric Longenhagen’s World Series preview
Link to Meg’s NLCS Game 6 recap
Link to Dan Szymborski’s ALCS Game 6 recap
Link to Ben Clemens’ postseason report card for Alex Cora
Link to Jayson Stark’s piece on NLCS Weirdness and Wildness
Link to Ken Rosenthal’s piece on Dusty Baker
Link to Andy McCullough’s piece on using starters in relief in the postseason
Link to Mike Petriello’s piece on using starters in relief in the postseason

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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