Goodbye Jeffrey Loria, hello Jeets! That’s right, Derek Jeter buys the Marlins to end that long, dragged out team sale. Well, him and a dozen or so other deep-pocketed folks looking to get in on sports team ownership. This pushes out one of the worst owners in pro sports and replaces him with a baseball legend… and many other investors.
Unfortunately for this podcast, Bryce Harper went down with an ugly-looking knee injury thanks to slipping on a damp first base. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen take the time to mourn the loss of the podcast’s favorite player and assess the comments of Scott Boras, who wants… less-slippery bases.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 58: Derek Jeter Buys the Marlins
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: “Waiting Room” by Fugazi and Bryce Harper hitting a single in last year’s NLDS against the Dodgers.
Break 2: “Barroom Hero” by Dropkick Murphys and Bryce Harper punching Hunter Strickland in a brawl earlier this season.
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.