The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about All-Star selection philosophies (1:10) and then tee up Ben’s conversation with Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, an elite pitch framer who’s transformed himself offensively and has, by one measure, been one of the most valuable players in baseball this season (10:25). Then they discuss whether Flowers’s framing skill is good or bad for baseball (36:55), the obstacles that still stand in the way of a computerized strike zone (42:35), and whether they’re pro-robot umps (45:00).
Tyler Flowers, Framing, and the Robot Umps Debate
Braves catcher Tyler Flowers joins 'The Ringer MLB Show' to talk about his offensive transformation and whether his framing skill is good or bad for baseball
Logan and Rob also talk about Malcolm Brogdon going to the Celtics
It doesn’t get much bigger than the Wolves’ all-in bet on Rudy Gobert. Plus, the Celtics may have found their missing piece, Zion Williamson gets paid, and the Kings decide they’re going to shoot their way to the playoffs.
Juliet is joined by L.A Times entertainment writer Amy Kaufman to discuss her and Meg James’s bombshell piece about film producer Randall Emmett, and more
Also, Rachel kicks off the show with Chelsea Stark-Jones to break down the L.A. Times’s Randall Emmett exposé