Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann close the book on the championship series by reviewing the Astros’ incredible curveball usage (and bullpen avoidance) in ALCS Game 7 (02:45), tipping their caps to the vanquished Cubs and Yankees (14:00), and discussing their top reasons to be excited about the World Series and explaining why the Dodgers-Astros matchup seems so even (21:00). They finish by reflecting on the dismissal of Dusty Baker and the managerial moves of the Mets, Tigers, and Red Sox (49:00).
Championship Series Wrap and World Series Preview
The top reasons to be excited about the World Series
Justin, Rob, and Wos reevaluate four NBA teams to discern whether they look better or worse than they did earlier on in the season
Kevin and Kyle talk first impressions of prospects and more
JJ and JackO discuss the details of Judge’s new contract and what his return means for the Yankees
The Annual NFL QB–NBA Player Comp With Ceruti. Plus, the Transfer Portal Explained With Max Olson, and Life Advice With TV Writer Bill Callahan.
The Athletic’s Max Olson joins Ryen to talk about the current version of the NCAA transfer portal, why and how it changed, its affect on team-building and staffing, how it ties in with NIL and boosters, and its impact on high school players
Austin and Warren preview this weekend’s games, including Ravens-Steelers and Buccaneers-49ers