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Ducksnort is a baseball podcast that approaches the game in a light-hearted but analytical way -- in other words, an antidote to hot take-style sports commentary. With tonal cousins that range from Ball Four to Baseketball, Ducksnort is made for fans looking to be both entertained and informed. Hosted by comedians and featuring expert guests, every episode of Ducksnort is a freewheeling discussion on the latest happenings, long history, weird quirks, crazy stats, and best stories of America’ ...
 
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We’re back from a one week suspension for violating the unwritten rules of podcasting. Greg and Wayland break down the Tim Anderson/Royals brouhaha, then dive into a variety of hawt baseball topics: how the Aaron Judge injury affects the decimated Yankees, if Christian Yelich is officially the second-best player in baseball, and what to look fo ...…
 
Are the Mariners a force to be reckoned with? Will the Red Sox reach .500? Will Mike Trout be a 19-win player? Will Chris Davis ever get another hit? We take on these questions with some first week overreactions for the 2019 baseball season. Plus we pick our favorite and least favorite Minnesota Twins of all time.…
 
We’re back with our first episode of the 2019 season! Greg Nix and Wayland McQueen make predictions for the playoffs, awards, and much more. Plus we review the slow offseason and the general three-way tension between labor, ownership, and fans. With thoughts on Mike Trout, Justin Verlander, Cleveland’s lack of ambition, Paul Goldschmidt, the Cu ...…
 
What’s the best way to heat a stove? A fire (sale)! At least, that was the Mariners’ answer. We debate whether Jerry DiPoto and company made the right devision in trading Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, James Paxton, and Jean Segura. Plus we look at the Mets’ side of the Cano deal, and speculate what the new front office is thinking regarding Noah S ...…
 
The 2018 baseball season is over. We pour one out with our thoughts on the World Series, including why we may have underestimated the Red Sox and how Dave Roberts impacted the Dodgers’ chances. Then we discuss how the series impacted the careers of Chris Sale and David Price, as well as the upcoming free agencies of Clayton Kershaw, Nathan Eova ...…
 
Comedian Rhea Butcher (Three Swings Podcast) joins us to reflect on the LCS and preview this week’s matchup between the Dodgers and Red Sox. We talk Manny Machado’s dirty play, Mookie Betts’s position switch, Dave Roberts’s over-managing, Chris Sale vs. Clayton Kershaw, Craig Kimbrel vs. Kenley Jansen, and pick our favorite/least favorite World ...…
 
We break down the remaining playoff teams, who are all locked in tense battles. Wayland believes the Astros and Red Sox are basically playing for the World Series title, while Greg defends Craig Counsell’s managerial maneuvering. We both agree the Dodgers are underwhelming, but can’t quite pinpoint why. With thoughts on Josh Hader, Mookie Betts ...…
 
We pick our favorite and least favorite parts of the playoffs so far, which have been a tad disappointing -- even though Wayland attended a Dodgers-Braves game. Then we keep the fav/least fav train rolling by picking players from our surprisingly personal histories with the Philadelphia Phillies . With thoughts on Christian Yelich, Clayton Kers ...…
 
The Ducksnort boys make our playoff picks, despite Wayland trying to avoid jinxing the Cubs. Can the Astros repeat? Who’s the NL favorite? Only we have the exact correct answers. Then we pick our favorite and least favorite Miami Marlins of all-time. With thoughts on Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, Christian Yelich’s recent dominance, Chris Sale’s sho ...…
 
We check in with how Wayland is feeling about the NL Central Race to see if he’s still not scared of the Brewers. Plus we say farewell to Hawk Harrelson, then make our awards picks among some surprisingly cloudy races. With thoughts on Mookie Betts, Mike Trout’s curse, Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, Jacob DeGrom’s brilliance, pitcher MVPs, the ...…
 
The Ducksnort boys open the show with a solemn nod to Baltimore’s terrible season, then ponder whether the Angels should convert Shohei Ohtani to a full-time outfielder. Plus with the Brewers closing the NL Central gap, Greg asks Wayland whether he’s still more scared of St. Louis. And our favorite and least-favorite Cardinals ever. With though ...…
 
Greg and Wayland break down the Josh Donaldson, Andrew McCutchen and Gio Gonzalez deals: Can Donaldson put the Indians over the top? Will McCutchen continue the grand tradition of annoying Yankees veterans? Is Gonzalez enough for the Brewers? Plus we review the ceremonies from Hawk Harrelson Day, and talk about whether Minnesota GM Thad Levine’ ...…
 
Greg and Wayland debate who has been the MVP among players traded at the July 31st deadline, then make fearless predictions for who will make the playoffs in the National League. Plus we pick our favorite and least-favorite Cleveland Indians of all-time. With thoughts on Cole Hamels, Manny Machado, J.A. Happ’s acedom, Kevin Gausman, Nolan Arena ...…
 
By trading Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams, the Nationals seem like they’re throwing in the towel, but like most things this season they’re not great at it. On this week’s episode, we try to figure out what they’re thinking. Plus Greg is disappointed by a rain-shortened Michael Kopech Day for the White Sox, and the A’s (temporarily) catch the Astr ...…
 
The Ducksnort boys convene to rank which playoff races are most interesting (hint: not the AL Central). Plus we break down the wide open NL MVP chase, and discuss what MLB alerts are most likely to make us tune in to a game. Then we pick our favorite and least favorite Detroit Tigers of all-time. With thoughts on Freddie Freeman, Javier Baez, M ...…
 
The Ducksnort boys break down why this year’s Red Sox are so much better than last year’s Red Sox, and whether they can’t count themselves World Series favorites. Then Greg rants about the White Sox’s refusal to call up their top prospects, and Wayland questions if baseball should eliminate divisions. Plus we pick our favorite and least favorit ...…
 
The Ducksnort Boys convene with instant reactions on all the trade deadline deals, including the Pirates puzzling acquisition of Chris Archer, the Rays’ savvy deals for Tommy Pham, Tyler Glasnow, and Austin Meadows, and the Brewers loading up on infielders with Jonathan Schoop and Mike Moustakas. Plus thoughts on Manny Machado, Kevin Gausman, A ...…
 
Off the Bench Baseball’s Sean Morash joins Ducksnort to share his interview with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and Don Baylor Jr. Winfield talks about memories of the All-Star game, being drafted by the Vikings without even playing football in high school, and what he misses about baseball. Then Sean asks Greg and Wayland the questions he forgot ...…
 
On this week’s episode, Greg pitches Wayland some ideas for how All-Star weekend can be improved. Plus we break down why the Cardinals’ decision to fire Mike Matheny is good for baseball, as another crusty baseball crank bites the dust. And we pick our favorite and least favorite Seattle Mariners of all-time, amidst numerous baseball tangents. ...…
 
After a weeklong vacation to rival Bones conventions, the Ducksnort boys are back in action. We pick the most pleasant surprises and biggest disappointments from the first half, plus eulogize Alcides Escobar’s consecutive games streak. Then we pick our favorite and least favorite New York Mets of all-time, which turned out to be harder than it ...…
 
It’s been a season of small stories, so the Ducksnort boys try to figure out which one has been the biggest. But not before we break down the race between Mike Trout and Jose Ramirez for the title of best player in baseball. Plus producer Joe Weber stops by the studio to help us pick our favorite and least favorite Milwaukee Brewers of all-time ...…
 
Rumors are flying about the possibility of expansion and realignment in Major League Baseball. Greg and guest host Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) break down the possibilities, including possible cities, the elimination of the American and National leagues, and a league-wide DH. Plus, we talk about the Mariners surprising start and whether they ca ...…
 
The two best pitchers in baseball continue to defy age and physics -- but who will be better over the rest of the season? The Ducksnort boys choose between Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. Plus, Shohei Ohtani’s elbow injury is a huge blow to the Angels’ chances and raises some questions: Is his 2018 season a disappointment? And how should the ...…
 
Who’s going to win the NL West? That’s the big question on the Ducksnort boys’ minds, and we try to figure out an answer in this week’s episode. With the Diamondbacks struggling, the Dodgers surging, and the Rockies and Giants maintaining, we guess who will come out on top and whether it will be any fun to watch. Plus Wayland surprises Greg wit ...…
 
The 2018 season is ? of the way complete, so it’s a good time to check which teams are overperforming or underperforming, and guess how things will go from here. Plus the transaction market is heating up a earlier than usual, with interesting trades between the Mariners-Rays and Padres-Twins, as well as the Red Sox cutting bait on Hanley Ramire ...…
 
Robinson Cano got popped for steroids, and we're kind of bummed about it. Greg and Wayland break down why this one hurts a little bit, and what the Mariners can do in his absence. Plus the Rays get weirder than ever by starting Sergio Romo in two straight games, but they might as well, since they’ve got nothing to lose. And the Ducksnort Boys p ...…
 
The Indians are hovering around .500… and in first place. The Royals have won 13 games… and aren’t in last place. So what’s up with the AL Central? Greg and Wayland break down how concerned Cleveland and Minnesota should be about their slow starts. Plus the Ducksnort Boys start a new project: picking favorite and least-favorite players for ever ...…
 
The Ducksnort boys dive into a packed week of MLB news, including Albert Pujols’s 3,000th hit and Ichiro Suzuki’s retirement. Greg and Wayland bid a fond farewell to Ichiro, then debate exactly how meaningful Pujol’s milestone is and what the rest of his career might look like. Plus Clayton Kershaw’s injury means the Dodgers are even more fucke ...…
 
Greg and Wayland react to the news that Corey Seager will miss the rest of the season, and break down exactly how much trouble the Dodgers are in. They also compare the rosters of the Astros and Angels to try and figure out whether Los Angeles can keep pace with Houston. Then friend of the podcast Evan Riney stops by to talk about his beloved B ...…
 
Off The Bench co-founder Max Frankel stops by to discuss his latest roster experimentation project in Out Of The Park Baseball, and play a game of Player Pick ‘Em. Plus the Ducksnort Boys recap Sean Manaea’s no-hitter, Wayland rants about how Alex Rodriguez is ruining the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball booth, and Greg invents a formula for inventin ...…
 
The Athletic’s Levi Weaver joins Ducksnort to explain how Major League Baseball is artificially deflating minor league salaries through political lobbying, and the ways in which Commissioner Rob Manfred justified the behavior when questioned. Plus Greg and Wayland explore how the playoff teams from last year are underachieving, potentially rest ...…
 
Wayland and Greg are guest-less, so they cozy up together and talk about the extremely cold start to the 2018 baseball season. They also break down Charlie Blackmon’s contract extension with Colorado, wonder whether he could end up as the best Rockie of all-time, and guess what it portends for other non-Harper/Machado free agents. Plus a run-do ...…
 
Actor/writer Sandeep Parikh stops by to discuss growing up as the son of Indian immigrants and becoming a Red Sox fan as a survival mechanism. He and Wayland also debate Boston’s 2018 outlook with Greg as the judge. Plus the Ducksnort boys weigh in on the season’s first weekend by reviewing the highlights and lowlights, and guessing which hot b ...…
 
Sean Morash, the co-founder of Off The Bench Baseball, dials in from the Pirates Spring Training facility to help launch a new partnership between his site and Ducksnort. Together, we make the standard preseason predictions -- playoffs, World Series, awards -- and some not so standard ones (3rd place in the Cy Young voting?). Plus Wayland and G ...…
 
Comedian Greg Gallant joins Ducksnort for a special Injury Draft, in which each player picks a team of the worst injuries a baseball player can suffer. Plus Greg and Wayland come up with slogans for the AL Central teams, and discuss a wide range of loosely baseball related topics, including RuPaul’s Drag Race, the MLB app, extra innings rule ch ...…
 
Rick and Morty’s Eric Acosta stops by to talk about the best and worst baseball movies, as well as which MLB stories we’d like to see adapted into film. Plus Greg and Wayland break down the Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas, and Lance Lynn contracts, as well as come up with slogans for the teams in the AL East. With thoughts on Yu Darvish, J.D. Mart ...…
 
ESPN’s resident stats expert Dan Szymborski joins us to talk about his organizational power rankings, the ZiPS projection system, and make Over/Under picks for the 2018 season. Greg and Wayland argue whether Spring Training games are worth watching, and pick the randomly interesting teams they want to follow this season. Plus thoughts on Shohei ...…
 
Comedian Steve Hofstetter (MLB Network, Sports Illustrated) talks about the slow offseason, possible collusion, how minor leaguers are getting royally screwed, and the Mets’ Mets-ness. And Wayland, Greg, and Joe catch up on offseason news, including the Yu Darvish deal, then preview what they’re most excited about for the 2018 season. Plus thou ...…
 
SB Nation’s MLB Insider Chris Cotillo tells us about his experience at this year’s Winter Meetings, exchanging info with agents and front offices, and where things stand with free agents like Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez, and Eric Hosmer. And the Ducksnort Boys review the winners and losers of the offseason so far, including the Angels, Giancarlo ...…
 
MLB’s official historian John Thorn joins Ducksnort to discuss how the recently concluded World Series can be viewed from a historical perspective, and how the game continues to evolve. Then he names his favorite players ever. And the Ducksnort boys say farewell to the 2017 season -- a year of laughs, loves, and Aaron Judge. Plus thoughts on Gi ...…
 
Recorded immediately after the epic ending to World Series Game 5, the Ducksnort Boys make their predictions for how the series will end and review the craziness that’s happened so far -- including a record home run binge, the complete meltdown of both bullpens, and a conspiracy theory about World Series balls. Then artist and first-time baseba ...…
 
Astros blogger Ryan Dunsmore (The Crawfish Boxes) and Dodgers blogger Eric Stephen (True Blue LA) join Ducksnort to preview the World Series, including keys to the series, how management has set each team up to win the championship, and which players could surprise with a David Freese-type MVP performance. Plus Greg and Wayland review the surpr ...…
 
MLB.com’s Joe Posnanski gives us his big takeaways from the playoffs so far, including changing bullpen usage and sky-high strikeout numbers, plus tells us who he thinks is the funnest player in baseball. Then Frank Thomas (Carl Tart, Fox’s Ghosted) explains how he analyzes baseball without actually watching it and plugs Nugenix, his home-brewe ...…
 
Talking MLB playoffs with comedian Matthew Brian Cohen (SNL's Weekend Update). Plus how the Yankees are shaping up for the future, and how Encylopedia Brown influences Matthew’s NL rooting interests. Matthew also encourages everyone to check out “Metsmerized” and the Ducksnort boys play another round of True Yankee or Not a Yankee. Plus thought ...…
 
The Ducksnort Boys make postseason predictions, which includes Greg hating on the Twins and trying to jinx the Cubs. Then Braves fan Greg Gallant (Son of Zorn) talks about rooting for the 1990’s “TBS” Braves, the disappointing 2000’s teams, and helps Greg and Wayland make 2017 awards picks. Finally, Giants batboy Bobby LaFleur (Blake Rosier, Up ...…
 
Greg, Joe and guest host Matt Rath join the big political/sports debate of the past week by discussing MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell joining the NFL’s kneeling protests, as well as the NBA’s response to the back-and-forth between Donald Trump and the Golden State Warriors. Then Megan Brown (@thatgirlondeck) calls in to talk about her beloved Brewer ...…
 
True Blue LA managing editor Eric Stephen stops by to talk about the Dodgers’ bipolar season, including their recent 1-16 stretch, Dave Roberts’s managerial prowess, and the tough decisions they need to make about their playoff roster. Then aspiring R&B singer Melanie Barnett (Ego Nwodim, Upright Citizens Brigade) sings us a few baseball-inspir ...…
 
South Side Sox managing editor Jim Margalus talks about the stages of a rebuilding team, the Indians’ epic winning streak, the evolution of sports blogging, and working for SB Nation. Then Field of Dreams’ Ray Kinsella (Mark Schroeder, Upright Citizens Brigade) stops in to explain the other things that ‘the Voice’ asks him to do, and pitch his ...…
 
Greg, Joe, and guest host Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) discuss the benefits and mysteries of September call-ups, and their feelings on the start of football season eclipsing the end of baseball season. Then Jose Canseco (Josh Simpson, Upright Citizens Brigade) comes in with a chip on his shoulder to explain why he thinks he could out-homer Aaro ...…
 
Comedy writer and Tigers fan Ben Axelrad (Definitely Dying podcast) breaks down the Tigers-Yankees brawl, including Miguel Cabrera’s poor fighting technique, Gary Sanchez’s sucker punch, and the Justin Verlander/Victor Martinez beef. Then the Assistant Director of The Sandlot (Alex Fernie, Childrens Hospital) tells some surprisingly horrifying ...…
 
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