On this week's podcast (next week is number 100!), Paul and I did a round of baseball Mount Rushmores with our favorite listener, David. The idea comes from Pardon My Take, a favorite podcast of mine. With the NBA playoffs over and the NFL season not picking up until August, Mount Rushmore season fills the void for sports talk. After quizzing Paul on which four presidents were on Mount Rushmore, we did three baseball-themed Mount Rushmores.
|Bad News Bears (1976)||Field of Dreams||Field of Dreams|
|Major League 2||Rookie of the Year||Moneyball|
|Little Big League||Major League||A League of Their Own|
|The Sandlot||Angels in the Outfield||The Sandlot|
|Izzy Alcantara||Ryan v. Ventura||Ryan v. Ventura|
|Willie Mays Hayes v. Wild Thing||Bautista v. Odor||Harper v. Strickland|
|Pedro v. Zimmer||Pedro v. Zimmer||Pedro v. Zimmer|
|Royals v. White Sox fans||Gomez v. McCann||Barrett v. Pierzynski|
Retired Hitters with Under 100 HR
|Michael Jordan||Ozzie Smith||Chuck Knoblauch|
|Mike Hampton||Luke Appling||Curt Flood|
|Deion Sanders||Lou Boudreau||Lou Boudreau|
|Barry Bonds*||Home Run Baker||Home Run Baker|
Baseball is here! And more importantly, that means the over/under game is back. It seems as though everyone is an expert this time of year. Somehow we convince ourselves that we are better at predicting baseball outcomes than everyone else. Well, AFITB is putting that to the test for the third year in a row. Think you know more about baseball than us? You probably do. But go ahead and prove it anyway.
Baseball is simply the best.
Can the playoffs get even better? Yes, if you play this game with us.
Not much from a team perspective
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' pitching output based on WAR
Ranking the 10 playoff teams' positional output based on WAR
Barry's last game
Remembering José one year after his passing