Foul Territory baseball podcast #8: All-Stars, Clayton Kershaw, Indians-Tigers, Kevin Durant, Super Bacteria, Lindsay Lohan
With Episode 8 of Foul Territory A Baseball Podcast being recorded mere minutes following the All-Star Game selection show, Jed and Jon spend time dissecting the good, the bad and the ugly of who was and wasn’t selected, and who shouldn’t be going. There’s also some banter about Clayton Kershaw’s back injury and why backs are important, the Tigers’ exercise in futility vs. the Indians, the BoSox ban from signing international players despite “everyone doing it”, the Fort Bragg MLB experiment between the major league Marlins and minor league Braves, Andrew Miller’s assurance that he won’t be traded and why he shouldn’t be, and the little story a few miles from Jed’s abode about counterfeit MLB jerseys being confiscated. New segment alert! What the WTF?! features a discussion around the bizarre legislation to preserve the sanctity of MiLB while shafting minor leaguers in the process. We then dive into players with Founding Fathers names in Starting Nine, the 3UP/3DOWN of uppers Danny Espinosa, Max Scherzer and Junior Guerra, and downers Danny Valencia, Andrew McCutchen and Yordano Ventura. We wrap another successful (?) show with Extra Innings’ look at non-baseball stuff, including Kevin Durant signing with the Warriors, the super bacteria that is threatening to win the Rio Olympics, FBI exonerating Hillary Clinton, Kenny Chesney’s ability to rile rednecks into a drinking frenzy, Ciara’s fear about Russell Wilson’s “future,” and the stunning news that Lindsay Lohan actually made it to the age of 30.