USA! USA! America reigns supreme in the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen relive the tournament and discuss ways it can get even better. Also, the MLB season preview episodes come to a close as Greg gets to answer some burning questions about his beloved Detroit Tigers.
Finally, with Opening Day nearly upon us, the crew decided to not take the final segment seriously at all and deliver their bold predictions for the 2017 season.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 39: USA Wins World Baseball Classic
Music in this Episode
Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club and “America F*** Yeah!” From Team America: World Police.
Break 1: “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen and the final out of the 2017 World Baseball Classic as heard on ESPN Radio.
Break 2: “Go Get ‘Em Tigers,” the theme song for the Tigers’ 1968 World Series run and Miguel Cabrera hitting a three-run homer against the Indians as heard on Fox Sports Detroit.
Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.
Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.
Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.