Effectively Wild Episode 1911: Thump and Dump

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Braves’ first sacrifice bunt of the season, Meg’s gratitude for the effect Mariners fandom has had on her life, the Orioles’ status as impressive also-rans, Atlanta overtaking the Mets, how to assess an MLB season, and the playoff field being set. They also react in real time to Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run and discuss Jon Berti stealing his 40th base, the latest Astros leadership turmoil, and a dismaying dictionary addition, followed by a Past Blast from 1911. Then (46:33) they talk to Jordan Shusterman of Céspedes Family BBQ and Fox Sports about witnessing Cal Raleigh’s drought-ending homer in person, the nickname “Big Dumper,” Jordan’s journey as a Mariners fan (and Meg’s reaction to the team clinching), the potential end of playoff droughts, and more, plus postscript updates and followups.

Audio intro: MC5, “Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
Audio interstitial: Matthew Sweet, “Finally
Audio outro: The Hollies, “The Very Last Day

Link to Harris sac bunt
Link to FG post on Braves bunting
Link to Stats & Info Orioles tweet
Link to Judge homer story
Link to Baumann on Berti
Link to Rosenthal on the Astros
Link to Nightengale on the Astros
Link to dictionary announcement
Link to “ghost runner” entry
Link to 1911 story source
Link to “slobber-ball” game story
Link to Walsh SABR bio
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Raleigh at-bat video
Link to Jordan’s article
Link to Kelenic’s tweet
Link to Kelenic’s emoji
Link to Sims call
Link to Rizzs call
Link to Elias on Raleigh
Link to Baumann on playoff expansion
Link to Baseball Bar-B-Cast podcast
Link to playoff bracket

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