Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast – Episode 14
Episode 14 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast kicks off with the bit about not having a bit, which may become a standing bit for times when co-host Jed Rigney has no bit prepared for the big segment. Jed’s counterpart, Jon Sumple, struggles through his second cold in seven weeks as the two banter about David Price and his lucky elbow, which appears to magically heal itself; Rob Manfred’s crazy notion that reducing commercial breaks might actually fly; MLB approving the use of on-field biometric monitoring; MLB leveraging its success with Star Wars themed nights at the ballpark by having Game of Thrones nights in 2017; chemically treated balls and their effect on one’s grip; and David Ross’s retirement party continuing as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
Jed turns the new Republican healthcare plan into the best Starting Nine yet featuring players with names that resemble body parts — yes, it’s a stretch and worth listening to how he arrived there. This week’s preseason preview focuses on the AL East — or AL Most, in Jed’s opinion — and there is much pontificating about who will rise to the top and who will fall to the bottom and who will be middling, but the Red Sox are the team to beat.
In Extra Innings, we take a look outside of the baseball world and talk about Tony Romo; Khabib Nurmagomedov (go ahead and try to pronounce that correctly — thanks, Jed!); Adele’s pending nuptials and her most successful album yet to come: The Divorce Album; and last but not least the importance of having a day to celebrate international women. Enjoy!