It’s near the half-way point of the season, so Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their 2017 MLB All-Star picks. Who do the guys want to represent the American and National Leagues in the biggest exhibition game on the planet?
Also, Greg found some more silly minor league promotions, the Los Angeles Angels won on a walkoff… strikeout… the other day, Bartolo Colon was designated for assignment, Miguel Montero was cut by the Cubs after calling out Jake Arrieta‘s slow delivery, and plenty more in the baseball world.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 52: 2017 MLB All-Star Picks
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: “I Wanna Be A Star” by Cockney Rejects, and Reggie Jackson hitting a home run in the 1971 All Star Game.
Break 2: “Look At Me I’m A Winner” by The Aquabats, and Ted Williams hitting a walk off home run in the 1941 All Star Game.
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.