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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 39: MLB home run record; Wild Card races; Kershaw grand slam; ROY candidates; medieval flutes; comedy timing tips; Emmy rants
2 days ago
First and foremost, MLB sets the single-season home run record with the worst hitter in baseball getting the record-breaker! Congrats Alex Gordon!
Episode 39 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast is loaded with commentary about hurricanes, wildfires, politics (just a wee bit), comedic-timing tips, quinceañeras, the biggest Emmy snub of all time, parents forcing kids into social protest, Avril Lavigne conspiracy theories and, yes, baseball.
First Jed Rigney apologizes to Hollywood character actor Robert Davi for referring to him as Robert Scacchi throughout last week’s episode. Jed and Robert are tight. This week’s Headlines kick off with the aforementioned MLB single season home run record being broken with more than a week left in the season (juiced balls, anyone?), the Rockies losing their grip on an NL Wild Card spot to the Brewers, Clayton Kershaw giving up his first career grand slam, Matt Harvey imploding yet again, Bryce Harper on track for a return to the Nats, the MLB season starting earlier than ever before in 2018 (which leads to an insightful discussion on comedic timing tips from the master, Jed Rigney), Marco Estrada’s strange one-year extension with the Jays, Orioles’ prospect Miguel Gonzalez dying in a car crash in the DR, and MLB announcing it’s natural multi-season partnership with Camping World.
Jed goes off on a rant about the Emmy’s and Westworld getting shafted before sharing this week’s Starting Nine, which provides us with nine players with award-winner names. Are You Buying It? dishes on the Rookie of the Year candidates in both leagues, and the discussion is short because Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are locks.
The show ends, as usual, with Extra Innings and a look at stuff outside the baseball world. There’s Kevin Durant getting busted for, possibly, using a fake Twitter account to praise Kevin Durant; Magic Johnson being subpoenaed in Draymond Green’s court case, a St. Louis-area youth football team taking a knee (which draws Jed’s ire), Sean Spicer’s Emmy cameo and the flak that followed, and Avril Lavigne conspiracies as well as searches for her name being the “most dangerous celebrity” on the internet due to all of the malware associated to her links.