Effectively Wild Episode 2127: Right Down the Dickson

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about recent headline-generating comments by Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, a Padres position change, and the possibility of another Ronald Acuña Jr. extension. Then (34:11) they bring on Patreon supporter Sean Saxe and answer listener emails (40:13) about the best substitute for Babe Ruth in a remake of The Sandlot, the expression “right down the dick,” elevated decibel levels at games, F1-style advance free-agent commitments for MLB players, and a leaguewide conspiracy to inflate one player’s performance, and then Stat Blast (1:17:14) about baseball teams in Midwestern cities, Corey Kluber and Opening Day starts in a pitcher’s final season, and whether switch-hitters and players who bat and throw from opposite sides age better than others.

Audio intro: Alex Glossman and Ali Breneman, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Ian Phillips, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to Trout comments
Link to MLBTR on Trout
Link to Rendon comments
Link to previous Rendon pod
Link to Padres switch
Link to Merrill position article
Link to Acuña article
Link to FG on Sal Perez extension
Link to article on Austin loyalties
Link to Dickson definition
Link to Google Trends data
Link to NYT on loudness
Link to more on loudness
Link to Clair on walk-up songs
Link to Lewis Hamilton news
Link to listener emails database
Link to Middle West survey 1
Link to Middle West survey 2
Link to WSJ article
Link to Midwest map graphic
Link to Tex’s GitHub
Link to Tex’s Google Sheet
Link to article on Midwest Colorado
Link to Nevada pronunciation article
Link to article on Kluber’s start
Link to Opening Day starts data
Link to Ryan Nelson’s Twitter
Link to 2018 Ohtani article
Link to Stroman workout article
Link to Judge on aging curves
Link to Judge on Twitter
Link to aging curve 1
Link to aging curve 2

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2 months ago

I am not following this “midwest” conversation at all. Are there people who think that Philly is the “midwest”? Are they okay? Can they vote? Legally?