The double dichotomies make baseball more marketable.
Willie McCovey is gone, and Northern California baseball will never be the same.
Ian and Eric discuss Ian's inherent Rougned Odor bias, their favorite streaming pitcher options for the week and their weekly risers and sleepers. They also continue to discuss Joey Gallo and his march to 50 home runs.
Joe was tied up with the Jets this week, so James was joined on the show by his dad and the Spurtability historian: Steven Creange (1:58 - 3:05). James introduces and gives out the inaugural Josh Hader/Sean Newcomb/Trea Turner Tweet of the Week award (3:05 - 7:32). The guys then dig deep into the MLB trade deadline and look at some of the best and worst trades (7:32 - 21:33). This leads into Roberto Osuna talk (21:33 - 27:53). They wrap up the show with some listener questions for James's dad (27:53 - 36:00). Spurtability store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/spurtability-podcast Joe's Twitter: @joeylozito James's Twitter: @jamescreange
This week, the guys debate chicken wings, all have a twist of fortune, and are pumped about the NFL (1:00)! With a little NFL preview, the guys get into concession stands, Carson Wentz, young guns, old hands, and the best football team in Cleveland (22:27). Can a tweet be unforgivable? The guys try to get to the bottom of an all-star dealing with high school tweets (42:11). Finally, Hannah tries to learn us how to speak English good (55:10). I think she has her work cut out for her. All that and more, this week on Just Press Play.
Campbell tells us about his trip to Las Vegas for UFC 226. His weekend at the MGM Grand started in the wrong direction with some ill-informed MLB bets and degenerate gambling at the roulette tables. However, he got back on track Saturday night by correctly picking all five underdogs, including Daniel Cormier in the main event. This episode is brought to you by The Armchair All-Americans. #TakeASeat www.ArmchairAllAmericans.com
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.
From Hunter Strickland blowing a save and breaking his hand in anger at the beginning of the week to Hunter Pence driving in the game-winning run in extras at the end of it, the San Francisco Giants had an adventurous week.