Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram, who lays out the implications of Shohei Ohtani’s elbow injury and what it means for the Angels and baseball (01:30). Then Claire McNear discusses the surprisingly resilient Giants, who remain in the NL West hunt despite a slew of pitcher injuries (20:15). Finally, Ben Lindbergh defends his anti-DH stance and attempts to balance joy with efficiency (29:00).
Ohtani’s Elbow, the Resurgent Giants, and a Surprisingly Civil DH Argument
The Ringer staff discusses injuries, surprise teams, and rule changes
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Regardless of how or whether Manchester City is punished, the biggest question is how European soccer plans to contend with a growing sector of oligarch playthings and sportswashing superpowers
The guys also wrap up Italy and France and look forward to another hell of a weekend of action