On this special episode, editor Brandon Lee interviews Susan Petrone, author of the new novel, Throw Like a Woman. Look for a regular episode with Ryan Sullivan and two of our writers later this week.
Writer & Cardinals fan Alex Crisafulli, writer & Reds fan Eric Roseberry, and editor & Cubs fan Brandon Lee met up in Chicago, Illinois, to record our first live, in-person episode. Within the friendly confines of Brandon’s car, the three chat about opening day/night, fanbase geography, and 2015 MLB storylines. Also discussed were rock bands and observations of passersby.
Staff writers Chris Baber and Simon Gutierrez join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Rangers, Orioles, and Banished to the Pen’s Ottoneu Fantasy League.
On this episode, editor Brandon Lee and writer Mike Carlucci join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Padres, Pirates, pitcher injuries, and Will Ferrell taking the field.
This week’s special guest is Russell Carleton, Baseball Prospectus writer and frequent Effectively Wild guest. He joins Ryan Sullivan, to offer his insights on the effects of “the grind,” the value of managers, clubhouse chemistry, drug/alcohol addiction in baseball, and advocating for women in sportswriting. This episode does not contain #GoryMath.
A special Friday edition of the podcast, and the audio portion of Matt Trueblood’s farewell tour. Our senior writer will be departing the pen to join the starting rotation at Baseball Prospectus. On this episode, he joins Mikey Poley and Ryan Sullivan as they also talk about Cleveland, Cuba, surveying analytics use around MLB, and what to look for in the 2015 season. Congratulations to Matt from all of us at Banished to the Pen.
The first episode of Banished to the Pen’s semi-regular spin-off podcast. Pro wrestling is a secondary pastime for many Effectively Wild fans, so the series starts with Eric Roseberry, Ryan Sullivan, and Ken Maeda chatting about their fandom, baseball Randy Savage, the lingo, live shows, and bloopers. Plus, Eric discusses his brief first-hand experience as a wrestler at the indie level. We hope there’s something for fans and non-fans alike.
Staff writers Julien Assouline (in Montreal) and Seth Rubin (in NYC) join Ryan Sullivan to discuss the Red Sox, Mets, the evolving strike zone, and the possibility of baseball returning to Montreal.
Staff writers Ben Suissa (in Toronto) and Mark Sands (in Michigan) join Ryan Sullivan to discuss the Astros, Tigers, and Blue Jays, as well as the new pace of game rules.
Staff writers Nick Strangis & Scott Kushner join Ryan Sullivan to talk about coaching college baseball, the Braves’ off-season and stadium move, and pace of game.
Staff writers Mick Reinhard and Stephen Shaw join Ryan Sullivan to talk about covering a minor league team, the basics of StatCast, and the Yankees.
Champion Edition: Staff writers Darius Austin (UK-based Giants fan) and Eric Roseberry (Indy Reds fan and one-time indie wrestler) join Ryan Sullivan to talk about Effectively Wild, their teams’ moves and expectations, and life as a baseball/Giants fan in Wales.
The Wild Card episode: Staff writers Matt Jackson (Toronto-based Royals fan) and Andrew Patrick (video game-testing A’s fan) join Ryan Sullivan to talk about their teams’ playoffs and off-seasons, Max Scherzer, and James Shields.
Writer Alex Crisafulli talks cards with senior staffer Ken Maeda (content to take on a sidekick role here) and host Ryan Sullivan (not yet ecstatic from hearing of Scherzer’s signing). Then the trio talks Cards, as well as Angels, playoff disappointment, and Effectively Wild.
Two lefties get in some work on the podcast, as senior staffers Mikey Poley and Matthew Trueblood join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Zobrist trade, and catch up on the hot stove.
Our new weekly podcast kicks off with Very Special Guest Ben Lindbergh, of Effectively Wild and Grantland fame! Host Ryan Sullivan chats with Ben about being a baseball writer, and everything you wanted to know about EW.
The Banished to the Pen podcast is hosted by Ryan Sullivan. Each week, Ryan will chat with various site contributors to talk all things baseball.