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.
Eric Roseberry, Alex Crisafulli, and Rob Mains talk about Pete Rose, Cardinals baserunning, and whether the Pirates are actually done. Also, Alex also shares how much he hates interleague play, and everyone picks their desert… Read more »
On episode 7 of An NL Central Podcast, Eric Roseberry, Alex Crisafulli, and Brandon Lee talk about the (currently) ongoing Cubs/Cardinals series, including Trevor Rosenthal, the Cubs stream of prospects, and what exactly is “Nuveen.”… Read more »
Special guest Russell A. Carleton of Baseball Prospectus joins Ryan Sullivan to talk about team chemistry and psychology, and his supporting role in The Only Rule Is It Has to Work, then discusses sportswriting, ethics in sports medicine, and favorite podcasts.
On the latest episode of An NL Central Podcast (#6), Alex Crisafulli (@alexcards79), Eric Roseberry (@ericdroseberry), and Brandon Lee (@bleeinternets) discuss division roster moves, Rany Jazayerli’s piece on the Cubs for the Ringer, the Cubs… Read more »
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.
In this episode of an NL Central Podcast (episode 4), Eric Roseberry and Alex Crisafulli put Ross Bukouricz on the spot to judge a 6-year-old bench-clearing fight between the Reds and Cardinals (Cardinals and Reds?). The… Read more »
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.
On episode 3 of An NL Central Podcast, Eric Roseberry (@ericdroseberry), Ross Bukouricz (@rossbukouricz), and Brandon Lee (@bleeinternets) talk Brewers, Reds bullpen, and Jake Arrieta, with considerable Brewers trivia throughout the recording. The Cubs are… Read more »
On episode 2 of An NL Central Podcast, Rob Mains, Alex Crisafulli, and Brandon Lee discuss the happenings in the division over the past month, including an assessment of the Pittsburgh Pirates so far, how… Read more »
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.
In the first episode of An NL Central Podcast, Alex Crisafulli, Eric Roseberry, and Brandon Lee discuss the virtues of a divisional podcast in 2016, your current WAR leaderboards, how this year’s Reds aren’t at all like the 1996 Bulls, why Cardinals fans should consider booing Jason Heyward, and “Christian EDM.”
Julien Assouline and Tim Livingston join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Stompers, MLB announcers, AJ Pollock, Pablo Sandoval, and 2016 predictions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not long after their initial viewings of Star Wars Episode VII, Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, Mick Carlucci, and Nick Strangis just had to convene to compare their ratings, theater experience, and likes/dislikes. Spoilers throughout.
Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) joins BttP editor Ken Maeda to talk about all things Star Wars, including his take on The Force Awakens, and growing up a fan of the series. After some talk about his sportswriting, spoilers start at about 12 minutes in.
“Saint” Nick Strangis and “Frosty” Ross Bukouricz join “Reindeer” Ryan Sullivan to talk about Jason Heyward and the remaining big name free agents, then discuss Out of the Park Baseball and saddest offseason moments, and end by exchanging baseball gift stories.