Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Rich Hill’s brilliant, heartbreaking, nine-no-hit-inning loss (0:35), Giancarlo Stanton’s comments about the single-season home run record (6:10), and why every record comes with caveats (8:10). Then, they talk to Baseball Prospectus writer Russell Carleton about how teams are abandoning traditional defensive alignments (12:40), why it’s becoming more common for players to play multiple positions (23:40), and whether techniques such as the four-man outfield, the Waxahachie Swap, and swapping corner defenders based on batter handedness make strategic sense (33:25).
Rich Hill, the Home Run Record, and the Evolution of Position Playing
Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann discuss Rich Hill’s heartbreaking loss and more
Almansa and KOC talk Izan’s shooting confidence, Joel Embiid vs. Nikola Jokic, playing on the Spain national team, and more!
We’re talking why gaming leaks are sensational, Megan Fox’s confounding performance as Nitara, exploiting glitches, and more
Rachel, Zack, and Chelsea cover four shows in one pod, as well as this week’s Bravo news
Van Lathan joins to discuss college towns and forecast Colorado’s future, and Ceruti and Kyle make this week’s Alliance Parlay
Waller hops on to talk about the advice he received that changed his career trajectory, his superstardom in Australia, ‘WrestleMania 40,’ and much more