Effectively Wild Episode 2171: The Tipping Point

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Simeon Woods Richardson’s podcast-approved use of written notes, whether David Fry or Jurickson Profar has the most delightfully surprising stats, Kevin Pillar’s post-White Sox hot streak, MLB’s offensive outage in May, Blake Snell and other slow-starting late-starting starters, Matt Waldron’s knuckleball usage and Jeremiah Estrada’s strikeout streak, and the worst way for the zombie runner to end a game. Then (45:35) they talk to Keith Morrisroe, Nationals bullpen cart driver, about the finer points of bullpen-cart operation and receiving a tip from reliever (and rider) Steven Okert.

Audio intro: El Warren, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio interstitial: Liz Panella, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Ian Philips, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to notes tweet
Link to FG Profar post
Link to FG Fry post
Link to Fry faceplant tweet
Link to preseason projections
Link to top wRC+, min. 120 PA
Link to top May wRC+, min. 60 PA
Link to MLBTR on Sox and Pillar
Link to MLBTR on Angels and Pillar
Link to Sheehan on May offense
Link to Savant drag dashboard
Link to Baumann on late-signing SP
Link to AP Snell gamer
Link to MLBTR on Clevinger
Link to Waldron knuckler usage
Link to MLB.com on Estrada
Link to Phillies-Giants game
Link to walk-off sac flies
Link to previous Okert tip pod
Link to Okert article 1
Link to Okert article 2
Link to Keith’s GMU page
Link to Keith’s LinkedIn
Link to Okert ballpark splits
Link to Twins Daily on Keith
Link to previous Fletcher pod
Link to Fletcher investigation news
Link to Fletcher box score
Link to Fletcher line
Link to Fletcher pitch data
Link to Fletcher K pitch
Link to Kieschnick Jr. news
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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20 days ago

First time listener. Loved the interview with the Nats cart driver. And loved the Brooks Kieschnick mention. Met him back when he was starring at University of Texas back in the early 90’s. Thought his bat would play better in the bigs, but that was the first time I’d seen college ball.

OTOH: he was one of five players inducted into of first class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Dave Winfield, Robin Ventura, Will the Thrill Clark, and Bob Horner.

Gotta wonder what he could have been with an Ohtani Rule in place. Never could hit ML lefties though.

Thanks for the memory prompt.