Effectively Wild Episode 1959: A Tale of Two Broadcasts

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the yips, more ways in which baseball is different from other sports, big leaguers playing against kids, and Rogers Centre’s new dimensions, plus a Past Blast (36:49) from 1959. Then (41:54) they talk to Sam Blum and Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic and Pedro Moura of Fox Sports about how the Angels have neglected their Spanish-language broadcasts, the legacy of newly retired, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, the difference in the ways in which MLB’s Los Angeles franchises have served (or underserved) their Spanish-speaking audiences, the impact those disparate efforts and investments have had on the two teams, what ails the Angels, the future of Shohei Ohtani, and much more, followed by an update (1:25:05) on the Angels’ surprising non-sale.

Audio intro: Robyn Hitchcock, “The Yip Song
Audio interstitial: Ry Cooder (Feat. Lalo Guerrero), “Barrio Viejo
Audio outro: Pixies, “Jaime Bravo

Link to The Athletic on Maher
Link to blocked kick
Link to ESPN on Maher
Link to baseball exceptionalism wiki
Link to soccer video
Link to other soccer video
Link to Bonds trampoline video
Link to Ohtani facing himself
Link to article on new dimensions
Link to Statcast park factors
Link to article on Comiskey fences
Link to 1957 story source
Link to EW sign-stealing episode
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Fabian’s engagement post
Link to Sam’s story on Tolentino
Link to 2020 WS call
Link to Dodgers video on Jarrín
Link to Jarrín in the press box
Link to L.A. Times video on Jarrín
Link to L.A. Times feature on Jarrín
Link to Dylan Hernández on Jarrín
Link to NBC News on Jarrín
Link to NPR on Jarrín
Link to Chavez Ravine history
Link to more on Chavez Ravine
Link to OC Register on Fernandomania
Link to L.A. Times on Fernandomania
Link to Jay Jaffe on Fernandomania
Link to Dodgers City Connect unis
Link to article on Arte’s sombrero
Link to article on Angels minor leaguers
Link to Sam on Angels remote broadcasts
Link to Pedro’s book
Link to Sam on the non-sale
Link to MLBTR on the non-sale
Link to WaPo on the Nats’ non-sale

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