Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 40: One Final 2017 MLB Predictions Show

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JUPITER, FL - MARCH 24: Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins is seen prior to against the Washington Nationals at Roger Dean Sadium on March 24, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)

The long winter is almost over. Spring is in the air (in some places) and the smell of hot dogs and freshly cut grass is on the horizon. That’s right, Opening Day is only a few days away, folks. Hopefully the weather cooperates, unlike the disgusting 38 degrees and rain in suburban Detroit today. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are here to help you finish your final preparations. The pair give their final 2017 MLB predictions and go over their plans for the first day of the much anticipated season.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 40: One Final 2017 MLB Predictions Show

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

Break 1: “19roll” by Stance Punks and Ichiro breaking the all time hits record, if you include his Japanese hits, as heard on Marlins radio.

Break 2: “Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics” by the Bouncing Souls, and Bartolo Colon‘s only career home run so far as heard on SNY.

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.

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