Crowding the Plate Episode 57: 2017 Player Weekend Shenanigans

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - August 9: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers in the dugout preparing to bat during the Texas Rangers Vs New York Mets regular season MLB game at Citi Field on August 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

This season is introducing a strange phenomenon in Major League Baseball. For one weekend, the teams will wear goofy looking jerseys and players will be given full reign to be as creative and silly as they can be with their looks. That’s right, 2017 Player Weekend is almost upon us and Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen have all the insanity covered. The pair talk about the best and worst nickname jerseys and judge the players on one thing, and on thing alone: their ability to have fun.

Other things happened, too. Joe West got suspended, for once, and it’s all Adrian Beltre‘s fault. Joe goes on a rant about cats and how they have the St. Louis Cardinals in their back pocket and Greg has a fantasy question to ask.

Crowding the Plate Episode 57: 2017 Player Weekend Shenanigans

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: “Bamboo” by The Hard Lessons and a quote from the Seinfeld episode “The Visa”.

Break 2: “Dirty World” by StaggoLee 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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