Episode 41: World Cup Wiener Eating

Welcome to Barbecast 41! This week’s podcast almost has more to do with futbol and hot dogs than baseball, but that’s okay; we think you’ll enjoy it regardless. We have TWO special guests this week.

Our first special guest is CJ Wittmann of Baseball Prospectus (15:43). We talked to CJ for twenty solid minutes about the recently released mid-season Top 50 Prospect list over at BP and which prospects he is high on, low on, medium on, and which prospects he has a special place in his heart for. CJ is Mort’s cousin, and his #MortBlood and #MortAccent definitely shine through in this interview. For the full Top 50 list, click here.

Our second special guest is baseball player and hot dog connoisseur, Carlos Rodon (38:28). Carlos was selected third overall by the White Sox in last month’s draft, so we had him on to talk about the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. We talked about hot dog consumption strategies, nicknames, and which MLB players would have a chance against Joey Chestnut. (For more from Carlos, check out Barbecast 25 and Barbecast 29. You won’t regret it.)

After our special guests, we did our weekly B-Ref Battle of extraordinary baseball names and it was kindly interrupted by Jake’s grandma. How cute.

We recorded a segment in the car on the way to the Bowie Baysox game about THE WORLD CUP OF SOCCER FUTBOL and all the questions I had about the sport/the tournament.

Tales from Logdog with Lana Berry included MORE SOCCER TALK. Lana hasn’t watched much of the World Cup. We asked her why. Her reasons were reasonable. Go Lana!

The end of this glorious podcast is a brief Barbecuers update and then we say goodbye. I also predicted the Netherlands would win the World Cup, merely hours before they lost. Sorry. Thanks for listening <3

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One comment to Episode 41: World Cup Wiener Eating

  1. […] any rubric I’m aware of.  If you’d like to get a sense of Rodon’s personality, he analyzed the July 4th hot dog eating competition on a […]

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