Effectively Wild Episode 1889: A Different League

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about whether Dottie dropped the ball on purpose in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, then (steering clear of spoilers) review and discuss the highs and lows of the new TV reboot, the first season of which debuted on Friday on Amazon Prime Video. After that (49:54), they answer listener emails about whether hard infield throws pose a danger to first basemen, Miguel Cabrera and the efficacy of “setting up” pitchers, announced attendance vs. actual attendance, the Braves’ notable lack of bunting, and what would happen if players had to wear their first uniform for their whole career, plus (1:23:41) a Past Blast from 1889 and a postscript (1:31:34) on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s PED suspension.

Audio intro: The Cast of A League of Their Own, “AAGPBL Victory Song
Audio outro: Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra, “Suspended in Time

Link to info on Dottie debate
Link to A League of Their Own movie
Link to A League of Their Own show
Link to A League of Their Own trailer
Link to Alison Herman’s review
Link to Michael Baumann’s review
Link to info on AAGPBL’s queer history
Link to A Secret Love
Link to Maybelle Blair video
Link to Outsports on Blair
Link to The L.A. Times on Blair
Link to MLB.com on Blair
Link to movie’s Black bystander scene
Link to Katie Baker on the movie
Link to Katie on EW
Link to football helmet photo
Link to info on setting up pitchers
Link to article on Miggy
Link to article on Manny
Link to Bill Russell anecdote
Link to Willie’s Time passage
Link to article on reported attendance
Link to fewest 2022 team bunts
Link to fewest pre-2022 team bunts
Link to Russell on the bunting decline
Link to Russell on bunting in extras
Link to 2022 bunt hits by team
Link to 2022 sac bunts by team
Link to Manfred quote about ASG unis
Link to Outsports on Bates
Link to “boner” etymology
Link to Richard Hershberger’s Strike Four
Link to 1889 story source 1
Link to 1889 story source 2
Link to listener emails database
Link to Tatis statement
Link to Union-Tribune on Tatis
Link to MLBTR on Tatis

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