Effectively Wild Episode 2187: It’s a Bold Strategy

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a genuine, no-foolin’ instance of “Strategy” (aka a mid-PA pitching change), Christian Walker’s affinity for Dodger Stadium, a Triple-A Waxahachie Swap, the Nationals optioning EW legend Joey Meneses, the Marlins DFA’ing Tim Anderson, and the latest Royce Lewis injury, plus follow-ups about bullpen-cart-driver tipping and fan catches. Then (36:10) they bring on Patreon supporter Wayne Teeger to discuss responses to recent discussions about K-Zone, ABS, and the challenge system and answer emails about ABS at lower levels, broadcasts missing pickoff attempts, green-screen issues (and other ad problems) on broadcasts, whether the path a champion takes through the playoffs matters to fans, pinch-hitting to negate a mound visit, and tracking 10K games for pitchers. Next, they Stat Blast (1:41:13) about the most major leaguers ever to play for a non-major-league team, followed by (1:48:53) a Future Blast from 2187.

Audio intro: Andy Ellison, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Justin Peters, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to “Strategy” game
Link to Banda pitch
Link to Lovullo clip
Link to Ben on “Strategy”
Link to Girardi on “Strategy”
Link to Walker article
Link to Twins Triple-A Swap
Link to Ben on the Swap
Link to MLBTR on Meneses
Link to Ben on Meneses
Link to Wood’s number tweet
Link to MLBTR on Anderson
Link to lowest wRC+ since 2023
Link to Ottavino video
Link to bullpen-cart driver EW
Link to O’s fan catch
Link to O’s fan pitch
Link to Lewis clip
Link to Lewis quote
Link to MLBTR on Lewis/Lee
Link to Twins prospect list
Link to Wayne’s LinkedIn
Link to KBO ABS article
Link to baserunning leaderboard
Link to Giamatti Rhino scene
Link to pitcher wins article
Link to Stat Blast cover
Link to 2024 Mexican League
Link to 2024 Diablos Rojos
Link to 2022 River Cats
Link to 2013-14 Tigres del Licey
Link to 2009 Bears
Link to Kenny Jackelen’s Twitter
Link to listener emails database
Link to Future Blast wiki
Link to Future Blast text
Link to Rick Wilber’s site
Link to Alan Smale’s site
Link to Episode 2074 Future Blast
Link to Episode 2093 Future Blast
Link to Updike article
Link to Williams HR video 1
Link to Williams HR video 2
Link to Gowdy call
Link to Mays catch video
Link to Future Blast sound samples
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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