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Romantic About Baseball Podcast
51 minutes | a day ago
Episode 64: Welcome to the 60's
In this episode, Adam rants about the brinksmanship of MLB teams and their stadiums, most recently in Oakland, and then talks with David Krell, author of "1962: Baseball and America in the time of JFK".
52 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode 63: The Committee to Rebuild the Rockies
Bailey from Foolish Baseball pads his all-time Pod appearances to join Jim and Adam on the Committee to Rebuild the Colorado Rockies franchise from it's current state of destitute. We will trade, sign, and overhaul the culture, of course after we talk about the unceremonious release of Albert Pujols.
42 minutes | 15 days ago
Episode 62: Adam's Solo Shot
Jim has the week off so Adam is doing his best Jacob deGrom impression and tries to do it himself, talking about the NL East, and some of the proposed new rules that could be coming for MLB. Thanks to Jeff Passan for answering a couple of questions for me, and if you haven't read Ben Limbergh's piece in the Ringer, here's the link: https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2021/3/15/22331075/pitching-mound-move-distance
65 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 61: Who we're Concerned About
Episode 61: Who we're Concerned About by Romantic About Baseball
60 minutes | a month ago
Episode 60: Devan Fink and The Best Bronze Medal Ever
In this episode, Fangraphs writer Devan Fink joins the show to talk about who the THIRD best position player in baseball might (or might not) be. We also talk about sticky stuff, mound moving, and so much more.
60 minutes | a month ago
Episode 59: Eric Nusbaum and Magic Baserunners
Friend of the show Eric Nusbaum returns to chat with Adam and Jim about his book "Stealing Home" a year after it's release on the anniversary of the first ever game at Dodger Stadium in 1962. The conversation then turns to the very thing Jim hates the most, the new MLB Extra Innings Rule. Stealing Home is out on paperback this month and I highly recommend it! Here's my review: https://romanticaboutbaseball.com/book-review-stealing-home-by-eric-nusbaum/ And here's where you can buy it!: https://bookshop.org/books/stealing-home-los-angeles-the-dodgers-and-the-lives-caught-in-between-9781541742222/9781541742215
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 58: Andrea from ScoutGirlReport and Joan Ryan
It's a RAB Double Feature! First, Adam talks with Andrea from ScoutGirlReport to talk about the upcoming season, and what it's REALLY like to be a Rays fan. After the break, Joan Ryan joins the show to talk about her book "Intangibles", and how team chemistry affects a clubhouse, even when "disruptions" arrive.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 57: Craig Calcaterra
Jim and Adam talk to Craig Calcaterra, writer of the "Cup of Coffee" newsletter about the upcoming season, the Minor Leagues, and his latest adventures in writing! Subscribe to Craig's newsletter (you wont regret it!): https://cupofcoffee.substack.com/
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 56: Drafting Units with Max Greenfield
In This Episode, PitcherList writer Max Greenfield join Adam and Jim to draft their teams for the 2021 Season, using only a Lineup, Rotation, Bullpen, and Defense from a unique team (no repeats on a team) in MLB. THE RESULTS: Max's Team: LINEUP: New York Yankees ROTATION: Atlanta Braves BULLPEN: San Diego Padres DEFENSE: Oakland A's Jim's Team: LINEUP: Toronto Blue Jays ROTATION: Los Angeles Dodgers BULLPEN: New York Yankees DEFENSE: St. Louis Cardinals Adam's Team: LINEUP: Chicago White Sox ROTATION: Cleveland BULLPEN: Atlanta Braves DEFENSE: Minnesota Twins
52 minutes | 3 months ago
RAB Episode 55: Hating the Player, and The Game
In this episode, Jim and Adam have a discussion about the ascent of Trevor Bauer, and why he needs to be held accountable for his actions, particularly on social media. We also take a step back though, and start asking bigger, more nuanced questions on why Bauer is more the symptom of a larger problem, than the problem itself.
80 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 54: We Open Bad Cards.
In this episode, Jim and Adam open two packs of '91 Fleer Baseball cards, and marvel at how terrible their luck is. The segment was heavily inspired by our friends at Two Strike Noise. If you don't follow them already, check them out!
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 53: A Clip Show!
A new year, a new... us? Probably not, but we did take some time to look back at some of our favorite moments over the past 52 episodes we've done. Hannah Keyser- Episode 15 Lane Adams - Episode 16 Jeff Passan - Episode 33 Dan Szymborski - Episode 38 Mark Simon - Episode 48
69 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 52: Bradford William Davis
In this episode, Adam and Jim got to have a great conversation with Bradford William Davis of the NY Daily News about MLB's move to "acknowledge" the Negro Leagues, why character voting in the Hall of Fame remains a sticky subject, and his latest work on CC Sabathia's struggle and recovery with alcohol.
78 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 51: The Hall of Fame Ballot Episode
It's Hall of Fame season! Jim and Adam sit down to discuss the IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot and discuss who got votes, who didn't, and why this year might be one of the most complicated years in recent memory. Some topics include: - Why Tim Hudson and Mark Buehrle might be one in the same. - You can't have Manny without Sammy and Gary - Curt Schilling is forcing us to define what the Hall REALLY is. - Billy Wagner rules.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 50: Craig Edwards talks Free Agency
On the show's half-centennial episode, Adam sits down with Craig Edwards, writer at fangraphs who issued the official Fangraphs 2021 Free Agency guide. We talked about what fans can expect this year from the open market, and about specific players and how we think they'll fair. I promise, there's minimal Trevor Bauer talk. Craigs article: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2021-top-50-free-agents/#more-349442
62 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 49: Who IS Steve Cohen, and HOF God Mode.
In this weeks episode, Adam and Jim take a deep(ish) dive into who exactly Steve Cohen, the new owner of the Mets is, and ask the question "Is this guy any different than any other MLB Owner?". Also we examine a question of if we could induct three players to Cooperstown on a whim, who would they be?
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 48: The Year in Defense with Mark Simon
In the first episode of the offseason, Mark Simon from Sports Info Solutions and contributor to the 2020 Bill James Handbook returns to the show to talk about the year in defense, and play a guessing game with Jim!
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 47: LCS Preview
In this week's episode, Jim and Adam look ahead to the LCS series for both leagues, and why one series is built between the lines, and the other in the headlines. In the process, Jim and Adam debate the merits of baseball fans uniting under one common theme, hating the Astros... and whether or not that's actually a good thing.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 46: LDS preview and Stupid Scheduling
In this weeks episode, Adam and Jim talk about how Rob Manfred and MLB are simply making the wrong decisions on scheduling postseason games, and take a look at each Divisional Series matchup.
57 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 45: Postseason Preview!
The postseason is upon us! In this episode, Jim and Adam take a look at each matchup in the bracket, talk about some of the history for each team, and how things could play out this year. Of course, no postseason show is complete without a ridiculous World Series pick, and this year was no exception.
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