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Labor Day Mailbag: Does Anyone Currently Playing Have a Chance to Become the Home Run King?

Plus: Why don’t we play more baseball in torrential downpours? What songs are the most disturbing choices for walk-up music?

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels - Game One Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images


We open the mailbag to answer all your questions—silly or serious—about baseball in 2020, including: Does anyone currently playing have a realistic shot at breaking Barry Bonds’s career home run record? Why don’t we play more baseball in torrential downpours? What songs are the most disturbing choices for walk-up music? Plus: Special guest Jake’s mom joins to tell the story of Jake’s birth mere hours before Cal Ripken Jr. tied the all-time record for games consecutively played.

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