Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 42: Toronto Blue Jays Slow Start

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL, 12 Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) looks on at the lack of offence in the 7th. The Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 in MLB action at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. April 12, 2017 Richard Lautens/Toronto Star (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Make sure to tune into the 42nd episode of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. You might just find the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything packed inside. You never know. What you do know is that Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are going to talk about how the Toronto Blue Jays slow start is dangerous to their playoff hopes. Will they, or any of the other contenders sputtering out of the gate, be able to rebound?

On the flip side of that, we have teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, and Oakland A’s off to relative fliers. Which of those teams can hold it together all season long?

The pair also have some thoughts on an ESPN survey on baseball’s popularity, cats, the Red Sox coming down with the flu, and Greg missing an important entry from last week’s ballpark cuisine tour.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 42: Toronto Blue Jays Slow Start

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: “Shortstop” by Grayling, and a quote from  The Sandlot.

Break 2: “Cheat” by The Clash, and a quote from Major League.

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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