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Hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple take an offbeat look at the world of baseball. Jon is a veteran writer currently involved in a love affair with the English language. Jed is an award-winning filmmaker who fancies himself a baseball writer.
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Episode 28: Mike Trout, Anthony Rizzo, Pete Rose ban/statue, Cody Bellinger, Nolan Arenado, Carrie Fisher, The Slants
3 days ago
Episode 28 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast starts out with a whole lot of nothing. Then Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple go off on wild tangent #1 about the content of early episodes being porn-laden (which it wasn’t, but maybe it should have been?) before launching into this week’s Headlines, which focuses on the worst player in MLB — JJ Hardy — hitting the DL, Bronson Arroyo hitting the end of the road, Mike Trout and his speedy recovery, Gleyber Torres’ injury and and wild tangent #2 about REM, Anthony Rizzo violating the Posey Rule and the tough (not) penalty that followed, Pete Rose ban confirmed by MLB and wild tangent #3 about goofy statues and the need for a animatronic Joe Morgan statue with real-life chicken-wing action, Cody Bellinger breaking a decades old HR record for rookies, Nolan Arenado’s walk-off HR to complete the cycle, the Congressional charity baseball game and the importance of the game going on, MLB and players union’s new partnership with the Negro Leagues Museum, and MLB selecting Northeastern as its preferred provider of ongoing education for players.
This week’s Starting Nine was a joke on Jon, who was expecting a list of players with vacation-sounding names, but Jed opted, in honor of summer vacation, to take the week off. A rested and relaxed Starting Nine will be back in time for next week’s show.
Are You Buying It? features the emergence of Justin Smoak and Jose Ramirez, the decline of Alcides Escobar and Jonathan Villar, the mediocrity of Jake Arrieta, the elevation of Mike Fiers, and the weekly Devon Travis update. Extra Innings ends the show with NBA discussions about the Celtics-Sixers trade and Kevin Durant declining his option and re-signing with the Warriors, followed by Tiger Woods seeking help on how to take meds, Carrie Fisher — who could have used help on proper drug ingestion — and her autopsy revelation, and Asian-American band The Slants winning a Supreme Court case over the band’s name in a trademark dispute.