We run through some of the news of the past week—including a 2-pound chicken tender being offered at the Texas Rangers’ stadium, Vlad Guerrero Jr. getting injured, and Adam Jones finally landing with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2:00). Then, in the final installment of our preseason trend series, we discuss the ways that pitch speed and selection, as well as pitcher usage, training, and health have drastically altered the way baseball is played in just the past five years (32:00).
How Has Pitcher Usage Fundamentally Changed the Game We Love?
Plus, Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s injury and Adam Jones finally landing with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Plus, the lads discuss how Ireland is just dominating everyone
Topics include Ross’s early Pearl Jam phase, Anthony’s last lie being seven months ago (which sounds like a lie), and a new take on the "never going to make it" question
Sociologist Eric Klinenberg joins Derek to examine the dramatic decline in face-to-face socialization in the U.S.