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
Plus, the Giants move to 3-1, and Sean Fennessey joins the show
Sheil and Ben discuss the Eagles’ comeback and give five takeaways from the game
Brian chats with James White about the Pats’ loss and Bill Belichick’s fiery showing on the sidelines
Kate and Amelia dive into this week’s episode of ‘The Great British Baking Show’