Effectively Wild Episode 1812: The Metaverse of Madness

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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s embarrassing use of a definite article, the latest non-developments in the MLB-MLBPA CBA discussions, the career and retirement of Ryan Zimmerman, a rejected extension offer to the new Nationals franchise player, Juan Soto, a digital recreation of Truist Park and what “the metaverse” means, the outcome of the Erik Kay trial, MLB aiming to downsize the minor leagues more, a baseball rule proposal known as “The Scramble,” and a listener email about what an eccentric billionaire would have to pay a player to retire.

Audio intro: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, Op. 49
Audio outro: Albert Lortzing, “Zar und Zimmermann, Holzschuhtanz

Link to latest report about bargaining
Link to Zimmerman’s walk-off homer
Link to story about Zimmerman and spring
Link to more on Zimmerman and spring
Link to Zimmerman’s announcement
Link to report about Soto
Link to BP piece about the Nationals
Link to Truist press release
Link to Truist SBJ story
Link to Snow Crash on the metaverse
Link to WaPo on the metaverse
Link to The Ringer on the metaverse
Link to ESPN on the Kay verdict
Link to ESPN Daily episode on Kay
Link to 2019 JDA update
Link to Passan story on minor leaguers
Link to HUAL “Scramble” episode
Link to episode with NPB hypothetical

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TimBasuinomember
5 months ago

I’ll cop to taking a full minute to understand why the audio intro was selected.