The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann discuss the story lines and hangover from a historic World Series Game 5, including home runs and slick balls (04:30), Clayton Kershaw's renewed postseason struggles (11:30), bad (and depleted) bullpens (14:00), a series of incredible comebacks and unlikely events involving baseball’s best teams and biggest stars (24:00), and Yuli Gurriel’s deferred suspension (31:30). Then they bring on colleague and brand-new baseball writer Shea Serrano to discuss the experience of seeing Game 5 through the eyes of a newly minted Astros fan (40:00).
The World Series One-ups Itself and Shea Serrano
Game 5 was an instant classic and Clayton Kershaw’s postseason malaise returns at the worst possible time for the Dodgers
It’s tempting to imagine what could have been if the rumored ‘King Kong’ prequel had become a commercial hit instead of developing a cult following over time
Which teams are one move away from being way more interesting? We propose fake trades for the Suns, Clippers, Thunder, and more.
Plus, should Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal try acting in a rom-com next and Emily Ratajkowski and Eric André are maybe dating
Dave and Chris also feel their age with a conversation about morning pills
Are the Bengals and Chiefs now truly rivals, and has the championship window closed for San Francisco?