Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley
Effectively Wild Episode 1978: Sam’s Back, on Substack
2 hour 1 minutes Posted Mar 9, 2023 at 3:35 am.
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley welcome back former co-host Sam Miller to banter about his return to public baseball writing, his current relationship with baseball, and his new Substack, Pebble Hunting. Then
Ben, Meg, and Sam talk about a 1913 article about unprecedented events at the ballpark, the cliché about seeing something new at every game, the supreme examples of that phenomenon from any point in baseball history, games they attended, and games they paid attention to, and examples they hope to see in 2023. After that
Ben and Meg talk to WBC Central host Shawn Spradling about the biggest storylines of the World Baseball Classic, including the format and schedule, the favorites and dark horses, the surprising players, the challenge of putting on an international baseball tournament, how and when to watch, and more, followed by
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley welcome back former co-host Sam Miller to banter about his return to public baseball writing, his current relationship with baseball, and his new Substack, Pebble Hunting. Then (
17:10) Ben, Meg, and Sam talk about a 1913 article about unprecedented events at the ballpark, the cliché about seeing something new at every game, the supreme examples of that phenomenon from any point in baseball history, games they attended, and games they paid attention to, and examples they hope to see in 2023. After that (1:18:27), Ben and Meg talk to WBC Central host Shawn Spradling about the biggest storylines of the World Baseball Classic, including the format and schedule, the favorites and dark horses, the surprising players, the challenge of putting on an international baseball tournament, how and when to watch, and more, followed by (1:56:57) a Past Blast from 1978.
Audio intro: May Erlewine, “Song for Sam”
Audio interstitial: Supergrass, “The Return Of…”
Audio outro: Field Medic, “Tournament Horseshoe”
Link to Sam’s Substack
Link to first Substack story
Link to 1913 Phelon article
Link to Sam on seeing new things
Link to Sam on pitching lines
Link to Craig Wright on Caldwell
Link to three-pickoff inning
Link to Mariners triple play
Link to Clemens-Piazza article
Link to article on ALDS G2
Link to Ben’s ALDS G2 oral history
Link to video of Martin-Choo play
Link to EW ALDS G2 draft
Link to Dale Scott EW episode
Link to Ben on “Strategy”
Link to Dario email episode
Link to Shawn’s team infographics
Link to Shawn’s power rankings graphic
Link to Shawn’s power rankings
Link to Shawn’s YouTube channel
Link to Shawn’s podcast feed
Link to Zach Kram’s WBC primer
Link to Cliff Corcoran’s WBC primer
Link to 1978 Past Blast source
Link to David Lewis’s Twitter
Link to David Lewis’s Substack
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