Welcome to Barbecast 82! Our special guest this week (at 18:10) is Jonah Keri, a prominent member of our personal Baseball Writer Mount Rushmore, among other things. Jonah is a baseball internet favorite and we’ve been wanting to have him on the podcast for a while. So here he is! Topics include…
- what made Grantland so awesome
- the role of editors of awesome sites such as Grantland
- Yo’s perplexing free agency
- the weirdest signing of the off-season
- the difference between writing his first book on the Rays and his second book on the Expos
- The discrepancy between how PEDs are discussed in baseball vs. football
- Tim Raines
- Being on Seth Meyers
- super vague tease regarding Jonah’s upcoming projects
- …and more!
After Jonah (at 1:20:25), the B-Ref Battle presented by baseball-reference commenced, with two names that may have each been a lower seed in our Best Name Bracket. Tales from Logdog (at 1:31:00) with Lana Berry was a blatant admission that Lana wasn’t available and we edited her in from a previous episode. We concluded (at 1:31:25) with some more morbid talk about dog death protocol before a mildly exciting Varsity Baseball Update from Jake now that he’s back in school. Thanks for listening <3
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