Episode 48: The Basketball Ring

This week's episode includes:

  • What would Nelly give up for baseball immortality? (2:26)
  • Dee Gordon is suspended (4:26)
  • Peter's movie review (9:35)
  • Listener email: Early season scheduling (15:36)
  • Out of the Box: Politicians talking baseball, Girardi wants to ban the shift (18:41)
  • TWTW: The worst draft class ever (32:38)
  • Sounds of the Game: Warren G (39:25)
  • Baseball Profile: Jackie Robinson, Part II (42:31)
  • Bottom of the 9th (51:38)

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Mentioned in this episode


Mike and Mike: Nelly's Passion for Baseball

Jayson Stark (ESPN): Five things we've learned from Dee Gordon's suspension

Jeff Passan (Yahoo Sports): The sad case of Dee Gordon, another unlikely PED user for MLB

Joe Posnanski (NBC Sports): Stick to What You Know

Michael Baumann (Baseball Prospectus): The Shift: I Am Girardicus

TWTW: 2003 draft class

Sounds of the Game: Warren G sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Warren G: Regulate

Wikipedia: Jackie Robinson

Paul's Name: Bubbles Hargrave

Aruna Project

Buddy Johnson: Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?

Destiny's Child: Say My Name

Intro Song: Nelly, St. Lunatics: Batter Up