We are joined by The Athletic’s Levi Weaver to discuss the energy at Globe Life Field during the World Series, the profoundly bizarre experience of hearing that Justin Turner tested positive for COVID and then went onto the field to celebrate anyway, and what his most lasting memories of covering baseball in 2020 will be (1:32). Then, we give the Dodgers credit for building, wire-to-wire, the best team in baseball, and send off the 2020 Rays—an impressively constructed team that was overmatched in the end (30:22). Finally, the news you’ve all been waiting for: Tony La Russa is the new manager of the Chicago White Sox. Will Jake fulfill his promise of “walking from [his] apartment to Guaranteed Rate Field if the White Sox hire Tony La Russa” (1:03:46)?
The White Sox Hired Tony La Russa, so Jake Is Walking to Chicago. Oh, and the Dodgers Won the World Series.
And The Athletic’s Levi Weaver joins the show to discuss Dodgers-Rays
The guys rewatch the 1998 poker classic ‘Rounders,’ starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and John Malkovich
Meg and Jodi talk about the scenes between Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff, Ferrari’s passionate fans, and much more!
Plus, Ben and Sheil discuss what the Bears should do with the first overall pick in the draft
Mal and Jo talk about some things that worked and some things that didn’t in Netflix’s live-action adaptation
Sean and Amanda talk of Lily Gladstone’s win for Best Actress, then Tom Oyer joins the show to explain how the Academy Awards actually work and what the voting process looks like
Jomi, Steve, and Jessica pitch some of their best ideas for live-action adaptations of a few of the animated shows and movies you love