Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 27: Division Series Previews

05 October 2016: Cleveland Indians First base Mike Napoli (26) [6085] sports a brand new Jose Ramirez t-shirt on the field as the Cleveland Indians workout in preparation for the American League Divisional Series between the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

After going over a couple manager related news and notes, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen get down to what really matters, their Division Series previews. After a couple of dramatic Wild Card Games, the ALDS and NLDS are ready to get started. Tune in for Joe and Greg’s looks at the series and who they think will win.

Also, the breaks feature a couple of tributes to the great Vin Scully, who called his final game on Sunday as the San Francisco Giants kept the even year narrative alive and well by clinching a playoff spot.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 27: Division Series Previews

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: “45” by The Gaslight Anthem and Vin Scully’s final words of Sunday’s Giants-Dodgers game, ending his broadcasting career, courtesy of

Break 2: “Hold Fast” by Hi-Fi Handgrenades and Vin Scully calling the infamous Bill Buckner play from the 1986 World Series, courtesy of

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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