Effectively Wild Episode 1912: Write-In Campaign

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s efforts to get the new dictionary definition for “ghost runner” changed, how to watch the playoffs when one has cut the cord, Meg’s Rookie of the Year voting deliberations, the underrated Jeff McNeil, the two teams whose per-game attendance declined this season, MLB’s problem gambling PSAs, a DraftKings ad, and more, plus Stat Blasts (56:12) about the worst best players on a team, the change in the percentages of players who make the playoffs and the World Series in their careers, and Mike Trout’s emoji and exclamation point use on Twitter, followed by a Past Blast (1:28:25) from 1912.

Audio intro: XTC, “Your Dictionary
Audio outro: Ty Segall, “It’s Over

Link to “ghost runner” definition
Link to playoff broadcasting schedule
Link to McNeil Stathead query
Link to team attendance page
Link to article on Ohtani qualifying
Link to article on Trout’s game
Link to MLB press release
Link to DraftKings ad
Link to article on Ohtani grand slam
Link to Stathead
Link to Ryan Nelson on Twitter
Link to worst team WAR leaders
Link to playoff/WS appearance data
Link to Trout’s first airplane tweet
Link to Trout’s latest airplane tweet
Link to Trout tweet data
Link to 1912 story source
Link to SABR on Cubs ownership history
Link to Chance SABR bio
Link to new book about Murphy
Link to Posey ownership story
Link to Hornsby story
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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