Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the four-man outfield that the Cubs deployed against Joey Votto (01:00), then discuss the reportedly proceeding sale of the Miami Marlins (05:30), the possible impending demise of the Marlins Park home run sculpture (07:30), Giancarlo Stanton's hot streak (11:00), and whether it makes sense for the Marlins to trade the face of their franchise (16:30). Then they bring on FiveThirtyEight writer Rob Arthur to talk about his recent research into the "hot hand" effect for pitchers and why his method succeeds in detecting and predicting hot streaks where so many previous statistical attempts have failed (24:00).
The Marlins Sale, Slugging Stanton, and the Hot Hand
Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann look at the future for the Miami Marlins franchise and more
Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music
Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay break down the 2021 Emmys, the Clippers’ new stadium, and more
Sean and Amanda discuss potential Oscar contenders after Telluride and TIFF
Despite injuries, a lackluster day on offense, and some miscues, Dallas was able to edge out a team with playoff hopes. Is there more of that in the Cowboys’ future?