Michael Baumann is joined by Zach Kram to discuss the Washington Nationals’ brutal June and the Oakland Athletics’ chances of breaking into the AL playoff race (01:15). Then Megan Schuster comes on the pod to talk about our staff’s favorite player: Twins rookie utilityman Willians Astudillo (18:10). Finally, Ben Lindbergh explains why the Colorado Rockies just demoted their Opening Day starter, and how that demotion is even weirder than it looks (27:47).
Unrest in Washington, Our Beloved Willians Astudillo, and Jon Gray’s Puzzling Demotion
Ringer staffers discuss the Nationals’ recent struggles and more
KOC and Logan reflect on the draft and look ahead to the start of free agency
Rachel Lindsay welcomes on Callie Curry and Juliet Litman to discuss the first three episodes of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ Season 2
Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker Split, Jason Derulo Sings Opera, and Ben Affleck Has a Pepsi Machine
Plus, this week’s Cringe Mode is ‘Showgirls’