The season isn’t even a week old and we already have opinions about rule changes. Greg Hessen talks about the consequences of the time limit on managers asking for replays and Joe Hojnacki praises the no-pitch intentional walk. In other news and notes, Derek Jeter is looking to get in on an investment team to buy the Miami Marlins and he is competing with Jeb Bush to buy the team.
The bulk of the episode is spend discussing early season rain delays and cold weather. Greg wants the season to start later and schedule some double headers. Joe stays in the realm of realism and asks for northern teams that play outdoors be forced to start on the road.
Finally, Greg makes us all hungry with the wildest ballpark foods in his annual review of baseball stadium snacks.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 41: Early Season Rain Delays
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: “Dirty World” by Staggo Lee and a quote from Major League.
Break 2: “Fight to Live” by The Bouncing Souls and a quote from Bull Durham.
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.