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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 59: I, Tonya; Jake Arrieta Finally Signs; So Does Lance Lynn, Neil Walker & Jonathan Lucroy; Orioles offer free tickets; NFL free agency bonanza!; Stephen Hawking
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First and foremost, it’s about time someone signed Jake Arrieta! And such a deal!
Second of all, our apologies for the technical snafu with Jon’s audio. Apparently his microphone was not connected properly. He blames climate change.
On to Episode 59 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the Carlos Carrasco episode! Before hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple talk baseball, there is a deep-dive discussion on the amazingness of the film “I, Tonya”, which reminds us all of the stupidity of humanity. Oh, and there is our weekly discussion of our non-sponsor sponsor Snapple!
In this week’s Headlines, a hole bunch of players signed this week — e.g., Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, Neil Walker and Jonathan Lucroy — albeit well below what was expected heading into the Hot Stove season. Looks like the teams got the best of Scott Boras this time around. Jed and Jon also take a look at Carlos Correa’s decision to skip the Astros’ visit to the White House, players like Troy Tulowitzki and Martin Prado not being ready for opening day, minor league assignments for top prospects, as well as the not-so-top-prospect Tim Tebow, the MiLB decision to place runners on second base at the start of extra innings to help speed the pace of games, the Orioles’ new policy to allow kids under nine to attend games for free, Trevor Bauer suggesting MLB conspired to shut him up on social media, MLB expanding its reach into social media, and the new fan experience in Detroit for 2018.
Starting Nine honors Daylight Savings Time with nine players who have time-travel movie names, while Around the Horn wraps up postseason award candidates for teams in the AL West, NL West and AL Central.
Show wraps with Extra Innings, a look outside the world of baseball, and the head-spinning flurry of NFL releases and signings, Bruno Mars getting heat for cultural appropriation, Rhianna hitting back at Snapchat and causing its stock to plummet, Matt Damon moving his family to Australia because of Trump, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber taking a mom-induced break, and Stephen Hawking’s passing and his theory of relative pudding.