In this episode of an NL Central Podcast, Eric Roseberry, Ross Bukouricz, and Brandon Lee discuss a variety of topics including but not limited to Ryan Braun wearing Ed Hardy shirts, the difference between J.J…. Read more »
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Barry Gilpin and Mick Reinhard join Ryan Sullivan to talk about shortstops, the Reds, the life of a minor league announcer, and Lucas Giolito.
Anthony Lorenzo and Scott Kushner join Alex Crisafulli for a 3-round draft of favorite “Seinfeld” minor characters, and conclude with discussion on a memorable episodes.
An NL Central Podcast strikes back for episode 5: Eric Roseberry is joined by Alex Crisafulli and Rob Mains, discussing Tony LaRussa in the booth, how high the Cubs could go, and Carson Cistulli’s TV broadcaster rankings.
Tim Livingston joins Darius Austin and Ryan Sullivan to offer his behind-the-scenes perspective on the Sonoma Stompers and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.
Scott Kushner and Alec Denton join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Scott’s past season coaching Centenary University baseball, Alec’s recent post on the shift and switch-hitters, and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work.
Nick Koss and Rob Mains join Ryan Sullivan to talk about surprise teams, David Ortiz’s upcoming retirement, Stephen Strasburg’s extension, Max Scherzer’s 20 Ks, and MLB.tv’s MLB Plus feature.
Nick Strangis and Tyler Baber join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Rich Hill, Adam Conley, Dee Gordon, tanking teams, and early surprises (recorded Sunday afternoon).
Darius Austin and Ross Bukouricz join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Darius’ opening week trip to Oakland and San Francisco, and Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter.
Julien Assouline and Tim Livingston join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Stompers, MLB announcers, AJ Pollock, Pablo Sandoval, and 2016 predictions.
Congratulations to Ned Garver on winning the 2nd annual Effectively Wild Tournament Bracket Classic! The pride of Ney, Ohio got the best of Ryan Webb (pride of Clearwater FL) and Matt Albers (pride of Houston TX), receiving 67% of the final 124 votes.
We’re down to the championship round of the 2016 Effectively Wild Tournament. In the semi-finals, #1 Ned Garver defeated #1 Gonny Jomes 70%-30%, and #1 Webb-Albers defeated #2 “If Baseball Were Different” 59%-41%.
Alex Crisafulli and Eric Roseberry join Brandon Lee (not in a car due to scheduling conflicts), talking about cubs, Cubs, Cards, Reds, Roseberry Twitter, John Lackey, winning a World Series, and the Effectively Wild Tournament finals.
We’re down to the Wild Four of the 2016 Effectively Wild Tournament. #1 Ned Garver (78%) continues to be the force of the tournament, defeating Drafts of Everything. #1 Gonny Jomes (51%) continued his winning ways as he rallied past Sam’s Morbid Moments by just 2 votes.
Corey Smith and Rob Mains join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the upcoming Rays game in Cuba, the Nationals, the SABR Analytics Conference, and Adam LaRoche.
We move on to the Effective Eight in Round 3 of the 2016 Effectively Wild Tournament. The #1 and #2 seeds have all advanced; here’s how it happened: #1 Ned Garver (78%) rolled past the Burritos…
Andrew Patrick and Mike Carlucci join Brandon Lee to talk about Harper-Bautista-Gossage, break down our Wild Four tournament, preview the Angels/A’s/Giants/Dodgers, and play “Guess the ’06 BP Player Comment.”
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, Nick Strangis, and Ken Maeda banter about Force Awakens rewatches and then resume their draft of favorite Star Wars things with three more rounds.
It’s down to the Sweep Sixteen in Round 2 of the 2016 Effectively Wild Tournament. First, the decisive results of the second half of Round 1:
Welcome to the second half of the first round of the 2nd Annual 2015 Effectively Wild Tournament Bracket Classic. The results from the first opening eight matchups:
Welcome to the first half of the first round of the 2nd Annual 2015 Effectively Wild Tournament Bracket Classic.
2016-wild-four-card-garverIn yet another take on March Madness, Banished to the Pen has again compiled 32 of the Effectively Wild podcast’s classic topics, favorite players, and most enduring/endearing running jokes.
Ben Suissa and Mark Sands join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond, and baseball Steph Curry.
Tyler Baber and Chris Baber talk to special guest Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) about the highs and lows of the recent “X-Files” mini-series, and the show’s legacy. You can hear Ben talk… Read more »
Alec Denton and Nick Koss join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the nominees for the SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards, and the Red Sox and Braves.
Guests Scott Holland and Tim Livingston join Alex Crisafulli and Eric Roseberry to hold a 3-round draft of some of their favorite ’90s sitcoms. Along the way, they play “Name That Show.”
Matt Trueblood and Scott Kushner join Brandon Lee to talk about Yoenis Cespedes and other free agent news, Scott’s coaching at Centenary College, and Matt’s contribution to the 2016 Baseball Prospectus Annual. Then they play a BP ’96 player comments guessing game, and list what changes they’d make to MLB.
Last week, we ran Banished to the Pen’s first yearly award polls to select the best of MLB and Effectively Wild in 2015, as voted on by BttP readers and members of the EW Facebook… Read more »
Barry Gilpin and Darius Austin join Ryan Sullivan to count down the results of our Best of 2015 polls for MLB/Effectively Wild, then talk about the state of the Reds, and an upcoming stateside baseball tour.
Voting is complete. Visit our results page for the final tallies. Welcome to Banished to the Pen’s Best of 2015 Awards! It was a terrific year of corner-turning, cooler-punching, switch-pitching and the most psychologically… Read more »
The following is the result of a “flash” draft of favorite TV Christmas specials, as conducted by Banished to the Pen staff and contributors. The picks were based solely on personal preference, and no thought… Read more »