Welcome to Barbecast 77! We have two extremely different but equally special guests this week. First (at 25:30), we talked to Arthur Lenk. Who is Arthur Lenk, you may ask? Arthur is a Mets fan! Arthur is also the Israeli ambassador to South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Mauritius! Naturally, we connected with him and invited him on the podcast for a fascinating discussion about…
- the state of Israeli baseball
- helping organize the Israel team for the World Baseball Classic
- recruiting Jewish pro players to play for Team Israel
- being a baseball fan in a country/occupation that doesn’t have a lot of baseball’
- following the Mets playoff run while living in South Africa and having to wake up and do important stuff the next day
- …and more!
After Ambassador Lenk, we brought on recently acquired Pirates minor league pitcher Trevor Williams (at 1:00:00) to talk about…
- playing in the Arizona Fall League
- getting traded while playing in the Arizona Fall League
- the mindset difference between starting and relieving
- not giving up any dingers
- playing Magic the Gathering
- the need for an enormous professional baseball Clash of Clans tournament
- …and more!
We followed our two interviews with a relatively brief B-Ref Battle (at 1:38:45) before calling Lana (at 1:51:45) to talk about Peyton Manning for Tales from Logdog. We concluded (at 2:00:00) with some thoughts on the recent Hot Stove action/inaction, a brief Varsity Baseball Update, and a quick highlight from my trip to Prague. Thanks for listening <3
Music: 5,000 Candles In the Wind
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