Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram, who details the Tampa Bay Rays’ innovative and controversial new pitching tactics (01:45). Then Claire McNear drops by to talk about Rich Hill’s blisters and the league’s latest teenage sensation, Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (20:15). Finally Ben Lindbergh makes a quick appearance—though not as quick as the fastballs of relievers Jordan Hicks and Josh Hader, who have made headlines this week for different reasons (33:00).
Bullpenning in Tampa Bay, a Youth Movement in Washington, and Big Heat in the NL Central
The Ringer staff discusses the Rays’ pitching tactics and more
Rachel and Jodi get into all the details from the Bravo news of the week
Joel McHale joins the show to get into his career and past as both a host and an actor, then talk Episode 7
Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to talk Todd Haynes’s new film and ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’
CFB Conference Title Game Confidence Rankings, NFL Playoff Resumés, and Willie Colon on Niners-Eagles
Russillo is joined by Super Bowl champion Willie Colon to break down Dak Prescott’s play, share his pick for 49ers-Eagles, and tell stories from his playing days