The Mysterious and Unbelievable Case of the Batboy and the Hot Dogs

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Best friends Josh Durham and Ashley Pace worked for a rookie league baseball team in Burlington, North Carolina in the summer of 1990. Josh had just graduated high school, and Ashley was a rising senior. They were some of the greatest jobs the two have ever had, but for the last thirty years they've been haunted by this question: Did Ashley, the team's batboy, cost one player his professional baseball career by getting food for him before a game?In this podcast, the two best friends take a trip down memory lane with players and staff from that great Burlington team. And great is an understatement. Estimates show that only one minor-leaguer out of ten will make it to the majors. For the ballplayers arriving in Burlington that summer, that means three of them might make it. From the 1990 Burlington Indians, though, seven did. You'll definitely recognize some of them.The Mysterious and Unbelievable Case of the Batboy and the Hot Dogs is full of all the things that you've always loved about the minor leagues. In the investigative style of all the great true-crime podcasts, but with all the hijinks of a movie like Bull Durham, it's also a way for Josh and Ashley to finally answer that decades-old question. Was it really the batboy, in the dugout corridor, with the hot dogs?Read more »

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