Effectively Wild Episode 1868: And Here Come the Sunflower Seeds

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a surprising ESPY nomination for Jorge Soler, another Tyler Wade/Taylor Ward broadcaster mixup, the massive Mariners-Angels brawl and ensuing suspensions and pizzas, Bryce Harper’s broken thumb and not-broken face, Mark Appel finally making the majors, an update on the Joc PedersonTommy Pham feud, the Yankees getting no-hit, the respectable Orioles, an impressive fact about the AL East, a Willians Astudillo tag mistake and the nature of forces vs. tags, and Freddie Freeman’s representation, plus a Stat Blast (1:13:05) about Robbie Ray and pitchers with high concentrations of runs allowed in one inning, a Past Blast (1:24:32) from 1868, and a few followups.

Audio intro: Colleen Green, “Number One
Audio outro: The Hives, “Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones

Link to ESPY nominations
Link to video of brawl
Link to sunflower-seed toss
Link to suspension announcements
Link to pizza story
Link to Tepera’s two ejections
Link to Harper quote
Link to 2021 Harper HBP story
Link to Appel story
Link to Astros no-hitter video
Link to Langs tweet about Yankees
Link to first Judge game-ender
Link to second Judge game-ender
Link to Pederson/Pham update
Link to Astudillo tag play
Link to Olney report about Freeman
Link to Freeman ovation video
Link to Freeman press conference
Link to Stat Blast data
Link to Ray broadcast graphic
Link to Cameron Grove on Ray
Link to Grove on Ray again
Link to third Grove/Ray tweet
Link to Stathead
Link to Richard Hershberger’s Strike Four
Link to 1868 story source
Link to other 1868 story source
Link to Bradley broken-elbow video
Link to Bradley broken-elbow news
Link to Meg’s post on Bradley
Link to Sadman Baseball video

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