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The Origins of ‘Backyard Baseball.’ Plus: Best Shape of His Life SZN Is Here.

Also, the Baseball BBQ boys do a speed round of all the news coming out of spring training: Mariners CEO Kevin Mather’s resignation, Céspedes speculation, Albert Pujols’s potential final season, and more

Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images


To celebrate Video Game Week on the site, we’re joined by Backyard Baseball creator Nick Mirkovich to discuss how the game got started, the quirks that made it such a megahit, and its enduring legacy (31:52). Before talking to Nick, we speed-round all the news coming out of spring training: Mariners CEO Kevin Mather’s resignation, the myriad of players showing up in “the best shape of their lives,” Yoenis Céspedes speculation, Albert Pujols’s potential final season, and more (1:30).

Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Guest: Nick Mirkovich

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