About This Show
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 45: Hip wardrobes; Louis CK; Postseason hardware; Roy Halladay; Carlos Beltran; Giancarlo Stanton; Mick Jagger
First and foremost, a moment of silence for Roy Halladay and his family …
Episode 45 — the Bob Gibson episode — of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast begins with a discussion about co-host Jed Rigney’s back-in-the-day wardrobe, followed by Louis CK, Roy Moore and Joe Biden observations (and Jed’s reasoning for laying the blame on Donald Trump) and Tig Notaro conspiracy theories before even getting to the subject of baseball and Hot Stove League shenanigans. Our fair-weather baseball fans will love this 15-minute open sans baseball!
In the week’s Headlines, Jed and Jon talk Roy Halladay’s untimely death and prospects for the Hall of Fame, former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopolous jumping to the same position with the Braves after a stint in the Dodgers front office, the most anticlimactic Rookie of the Year announcements with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger earning the awards unanimously in their respective leagues, Adrian Gonazalez spending the World Series in Italy after being left off the Dodgers roster, Manager of the Year Award winners Torey Lovullo and Paul Molitor, Ned Yost falling from a tree, the luxury tax teams — which include the two worst teams in baseball — Carlos Beltran retiring after 20 years, Mookie Betts bowling his 10th perfect 300 and the GM meeting rumors surrounding the Giancarlo Stanton trade sweepstakes.
This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of Hot Stove Season, so Jed offers up nine players with Chef-inspired names. Make sure you stay tuned for the family recipe story from reality food shows.
The show wraps with Extra Innings, discussing things outside the world of baseball, including Roger Goodell’s contract negotiations, UCLA players arrested in China for shoplifting (and Trump begging for props for helping get the players home), Lord of the Rings television series coming to Amazon, Blake Shelton being named Sexiest Man Alive (which Jed believes solidifies the need for having an Electoral College) and Mick Jagger hanging with his 23-year-old muse while his lover was carrying his eighth child. Mick apparently can’t get no satisfaction.