Universal designated hitter, a runner on second base to start extra innings, and expanded active rosters—what will all this mean for the on-field product in 2020? We discuss those changes, their effect on our beloved Yoenis Céspedes, and where Yasiel Puig will end up (1:42). Then, we are joined by documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki to discuss her film Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams—an engrossing, humanistic exploration of Japan’s national high school baseball tournament and the players and coaches that compete in it (27:34).
Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Guest: Ema Ryan Yamazaki