Foul Territory A Baseball Podcast #9: All-Star Game, HR Derby, Futures Game, Matt Harvey, Pete Rose, Ghostbusters
Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast’s ninth episode enters into foreign territory — the sub-hour show length. Finally! Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple got their Skype on minutes after the MLB All-Star Game ended, which meant plenty of convo about the game being nothing more than an exhibition vs. an important “must-win” event; considering the hype the NL had going in, they still couldn’t deliver. Good game, but how about Giancarlo Stanton’s epic Home Run Derby performance and the Futures Game performances of Alex Bregman and Yoan Moncada? There’s also a discussion about Matt Harvey’s injury and its impact on the Mets; the Cubs’ pre-ASG swan dive; Pete Rose suing John Dowd for accusing him of having sex with minors and Cody Stanley’s puzzling PED test failures despite using only approved supplements. This week’s Starting Nine is the funniest to date with Jed fielding a team of players who have names in common with actual stars — as in heavenly bodies. There’s also a review of Jed’s preseason predictions for each division, and he’s on to something with his prognostications. FT ends as it always does with a Extra Innings, a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball — Tim Duncan retiring, Draymond Green getting arrested, Derek Jeter and Hannah Davis tying the knot; Ciara confirming that she finally gave it up to husband Russell Wilson; and the anticipated flop of the new Ghostbusters film.