Effectively Wild Episode 1886: Vin’s Vignettes

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a possible solution to the quandary of not enough slashes in “triple slash stats,” discuss the increasing excitement surrounding Aaron Judge’s home run record chase, and (20:00) share a Past Blast from 1886. Then (24:47) they welcome back singer-songwriter, baseball balladeer, and converted Dodgers fan Dan Bern to talk about his appreciation for the late Vin Scully and his song “The Golden Voice of Vin Scully,” followed by performances of “Golden Voice,” “Ballpark,” “Turns Out, Ohtani,” and “42.”

Audio intro: Hot Chocolate, “Let Them Be the Judge
Audio interstitial: Electric Light Orchestra, “Mr. Radio
Audio outro: Dan Bern, “If the Dodgers Had Stayed in Brooklyn

Link to Zach Kram on Judge
Link to Jay Jaffe on Judge
Link to Mains on July offense
Link to FG WAR leaderboard
Link to Richard Hershberger’s Strike Four
Link to 1886 story source
Link to Dan’s first EW appearance
Link to Dan’s website
Link to Doubleheader
Link to “Golden Voice”
Link to “Ballpark”
Link to “42”
Link to Dan on Spotify
Link to Scully’s farewell

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