51 minutes | Nov 24, 2020

Episode #79 - Willians Astudillo

I have tremendous news:  my beloved NC Dinos won the Korean Series this morning. This development comes with several important benefits: A sense of pride and exhalation that they have done it, A fitting reward for an excellent season turned in by Koo Chang-Mo, Park Min-Woo, Sung Bum-Na, Yang Eui-Ji, Park Suk-Min, and all of the strong and talented boys comprising the Dinos team, An end to 4:30am alarms, A happy November 24th, A line of new NC Dinos championship merchandise, A gargantuan sword. There is a portion of this podcast in which we discuss whether out listeners may be able to watch at least one game of Korean baseball in the waning days of the 2020 season, and this provides a conclusive "no," so at minimum, we have closure. Today's pod focuses on the magnificent Willians Astudillo, god of contact and slayer of three true outcomes. Links: Astudillo's September 12th home run,  Y101: The Tri-State's Biggest Variety: Where Did the Baseball Saying 'A Can of Corn' Come From?  MLB's glossary of idioms,  The no-look pickoff,  The hidden ball trick,  MLB's clips package (including Astudillo falling flat on his face and riding on Chris Gimenez's back),  The wonderful, WONDERFUL home run in the Venezuelan Winter League (please watch this),  Travis Sawchik's breakdown of Astudllio's prodigious 2018,  The New York Times feature on La Tortuga,  Donate to Baseball For All Our theme music is Littlest League Possible by Guided By Voices. Our artwork is by Shelby Criswell Email: tatertotspod@gmail.com  Facebook: facebook.com/tatertotspod Twitter: twitter.com/tatertotspod
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