Effectively Wild Episode 2160: Mail Call

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a recent uptick in base stealing and why Mike Trout’s loyalty to the Angels is criticized more than it’s celebrated. Then (16:39) they’re joined by Patreon supporter Alex Levy to discuss Alex’s background as a podcast listener, baseball fan, and mail carrier and answer emails (43:49) about a Mario approach to chemistry in baseball, back-to-back homers, providing players with a destructible piece of equipment, probabilistic robo umps, umps as neutral (but not infallible) arbiters, and the correct pronunciation of “summer sausage.”

Audio intro: Jonathan Crymes, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: Alex Glossman and Ali Breneman, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to Woodward on SBs
Link to Jaffe on home runs
Link to first SB conversation
Link to Ben’s preseason predictions
Link to Rosenthal on Trout
Link to Calcaterra on Trout
Link to February EW on Trout
Link to MLBTR on Buxton
Link to Mario baseball game 1
Link to Mario baseball game 2
Link to “back-to-back” definition
Link to Mackenzie tweets
Link to Zimmer’s website
Link to Zimmer’s WSJ column
Link to compound stress rule
Link to Youglish clips
Link to compound stress PDF 1
Link to compound stress PDF 2
Link to Simpsons clip
Link to listener emails database
Link to Thistl
Link to MLBTR on Arraez
Link to MLBTR on Ruiz
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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