Effectively Wild Episode 2188: I Fought the Wall, and the Wall Won

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s daughter coining a baseball term, how the on-screen strike-zone plot (slightly) delays the rest of the broadcast, Jose Miranda and the surprising 12-consecutive-hits club, David Robertson’s elite relief career, whether Shohei Ohtani should stop pitching, an attempt to quantify players’ smiles, how this season stacks up in terms of total team days at .500, and the latest player to break a bone punching a wall, followed (1:31:24) by Ben and Jessie Barbour performing the song, “Will the Bird Bones Be Unbroken?”

Audio intro: Beatwriter, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: The Gagnés, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to DeMarsico episode
Link to DeMarsico episode wiki
Link to pickoff attempt 1
Link to pickoff attempt 2
Link to Miranda hit
Link to MLB.com on Miranda
Link to Episode 1964 wiki
Link to Dropo SABR bio
Link to Higgins SABR bio
Link to SABR on Higgins streak
Link to streaks wiki
Link to Twins Miranda tweet
Link to FG Plus stats
Link to Robertson ERA+
Link to reliever FIP-
Link to Lindsey on Ohtani
Link to Betteridge’s Law
Link to smiles study
Link to SMILE+ leaderboard
Link to facial-recognition bias
Link to .500 percentage graph
Link to story about Brewer
Link to Brewer photo
Link to list of fractures
Link to Ben and Jessie’s song
Link to song lyrics
Link to original song wiki
Link to Carter Family variant
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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