Effectively Wild Episode 1952: Slash Diction

Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and longtime listener and Patreon supporter Jacob Barak banter about Jacob’s baseball-fan background, EW origin story, and much-discussed post about a Shohei Ohtani conundrum in the podcast’s Facebook group, then (10:35) answer listener emails about why we use dashes instead of slashes in displaying hitter’s hits and at-bats, unorthodox infield designs, where the money from competitive balance tax penalties goes, an Aaron Boone quote about “a championship and then some,” playing baseball with balls from other sports, teams tailoring the baseball to their pitchers’ strengths, the fewest games in a -1.0 WAR season and demanding a trade in the minors, the best teams from other leagues beating the worst teams from MLB, whether baseball is bad or good for the world, and the prospect of an MLB player coming out as trans or non-binary, plus Carlos Correa banter, a Stat Blast (1:21:41) about the late Nate Colbert and Padres home run hitters, a Past Blast (1:42:53) from 1952, and a few postscript updates.

Audio intro: Wire, “Dot Dash
Audio outro: Jethro Tull, “Jacob’s Tales

Link to Jacob’s Facebook post
Link to latest on Correa
Link to Ben C. on FA movement
Link to history of fraction slashes
Link to Stark on second base
Link to Stark on infield dirt
Link to EW Pesäpallo episode
Link to Evan’s first tweet
Link to Evan’s second tweet
Link to Boone video
Link to Yankees captains
Link to fewest G, -1 WAR hitters
Link to fewest G, -1 WAR pitchers
Link to Clay’s league strengths
Link to Rays Pride Night story
Link to Canha interview
Link to EW Brennaman episode
Link to EW emails database
Link to previous Colbert banter
Link to Padres HR leaderboard
Link to Stat Blast data
Link to Ryan Nelson on Twitter
Link to players w/164+ HR since ’75
Link to Padres ’69-’74 WAR leaders
Link to ’69-’74 team wins
Link to Colbert’s SABR bio
Link to Colbert’s RBI record
Link to more on the record
Link to ’69-’73 HR leaders
Link to Ben on Padres stars
Link to first Padres cycle
Link to first Padres no-hitter
Link to 1952 story source
Link to SABR on the ’52 Meetings
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to MLBTR on Bauer
Link to Twins “DFA” tweet
Link to Hill hype video
Link to SABR on 3-team DHs
Link to Turner’s Vassegh tweet

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