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The Truth About (the Original) Ty Cobb

Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Freddie Freeman's performance at third base, the Nationals' trade for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, and why Ty Cobb isn't who a lot of people think he is

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The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Freddie Freeman's performance at third base so far (00:30), the Nationals' trade for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson (02:00), and Matt Holliday's weekend baserunning adventure (06:15). Then, with "Ty Cobb" recently trending for a surprising reason, they talk to Charles Leerhsen, author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, about why the baseball legend was not the cruel, cutthroat racist he's widely believed to be (12:00), how that misconception started (26:30), and what we can learn from how hard it's been to debunk Cobb's bad reputation (49:30).