With a few more days to process the news and observe how Bryce Harper is being received in Philadelphia, we go deep on the structure of his contract, the immediate returns on ticket and merchandise sales, and the now-stacked NL East (2:20). Then, Marc Normandin joins the podcast to discuss the current state of labor relations between players and owners, what the future holds for the next CBA negotiations, and the history of owner collusion that led us to this point (38:16).
The Bryce Harper Welcome Tour and Marc Normandin on Labor Relations in MLB
Plus, a deep dive into the structure of Harper’s contract and the now-stacked NL East
Musa and Ryan answer listener questions on Radamel Falcao’s signing, a Barcelona what-if, and more
Bob Costas and Kevin Clark talk Costas’s new show and the Manning ‘MNF’ telecast in a wide-ranging ‘Slow News Day’ conversation
Survivor is back! ‘Blood and Water’ winner Tyson Apostol is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to break down changes to the show, hand out superlatives, and more!
On this week’s episode, Jinx and Shea discuss ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ one of the best albums that came out of the 2010s, by the South Bronx emcee Cardi B