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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about which slow-starting 2023 pennant winner (Diamondbacks or Rangers) is more likely to get back on track to return to October, explain (9:37) the saga of Dick Windbigler, the rare pitcher who actually hurt himself by pausing mid-delivery (featuring an appearance by Dick’s widow, Melba Windbigler), then (30:04)…
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What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend? What's the best grilling food? Ian shares some fun stories. A historic movement was made in the NCAA, and we dissect how it will impact all sports across the college landscape. Schools can officially directly pay athletes and those that celebrate aren't paying attention to the ultimate fallout. Ian tell…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the end of the Orioles’ sweep-less streak, Oneil Cruz’s mismatch between top-tier tools and pedestrian production, the Phillies’ strength of schedule, Steven Okert and the etiquette of tipping one’s bullpen-cart driver, Kyle Hendricks and the decline of the 2016 Cubs’ core, and some Shohei Ohtani real-estat…
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Last night we saw quite the show at Climate Pledge Arena, with Jewel Lloyd dominating for the Storm and Cailtin Clark needing more surrounding support.Chris Crawford of My Oh Why joins as the Mariners lose their 4th game of the series with the Yankees. This series would've felt a lot better in the split if the wins and losses were in reverse order.…
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Mariners take two from the Yankees, we are at the Virgnia Mason Athletic Center, and we've got a lot of going on. Caitlin Clark is in town and it's interesting to see the Storm game tonight take center stage. Brent Severyn, Dallas Stars Analyst joins Ian to give us a preview of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals, as well as some insight on w…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the hype surrounding Paul Skenes starts and how Skenes has leveled up since he was drafted, whether Kyle Tucker could finally shed his “most underrated player” label, Gunnar Henderson vs. Bobby Witt Jr. (and the Orioles’ infield/outfield future), the resurgent Royals, Jo Adell’s (maybe?) breakout, Joey Gall…
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The Mariners won last night in a tremendous comeback that nobody could've seen coming. Caitlin Clark gave us a scare with an ankle roll and she certainly has a lot of pressure on her. Did you stick it out for the entire Mariners game or switch over to something else last night? Last night's Mariners game was a feat in improbability and Ian takes yo…
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The Mariners lost a series, Oklahoma City is out and Ian is elated. Xaznder Schauffele wins the PGA Championship. People are figuring out how to hit against the Mariners pitching staff. Nicky Scarlotta, Yankees Aficionado joins us to talk about his new life after going viral over the Mariners vs. Yankees a few years ago. He previews Seattle's serie…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Rays running out of mound visits and various visit-related hypotheticals, then (21:00) answer listener emails about “due up” vs. “on deck,” strikes vs. pitches in the strike zone, whether focusing on wins instead of runs makes WAR less intuitive, Quinn Priester and FIP-based pitcher WAR, Ronald Acuña Jr…
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Hockey playoffs are awesome, we are all Canucks! Mariners broadcaster Gary Hill Jr. joins the show to talk about the huge series in Baltimore, Ty France bouncing back, JP Crawford's situation and much more. Mat Connolly from Georgetown Brewing joins the show to talk about Bob's Brown Ale. Friends of Furness: Curtis Crabtree joins the show to talk S…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a fake Ronel Blanco tweet about a fake Ronel Blanco quote, Meryl Streep’s sports apps, how four expected-to-contend teams’ injury-depleted rotations are faring so far, Josh Hader’s multi-inning outings, fêting Erick Fedde, Elly De La Cruz’s pursuit of 100 stolen bases, an Austin Hedges bruise, a possible be…
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The Mariners win another series and the pitching continues to shine. Andres Munoz draws some energy from Kirby, and we hear from him. The Seahawks have four primetime games this season and Thursday nights aren't great. If you could choose a primetime game for your team to play in, which day of the week would you choose? The Seahawks have a great st…
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Mariners lose game 2 vs Royals, need to win this series today. Moutain West Conference Commissioner Gloria Navarez joins the show to talk about the agreement between WSU, OSU and the MWC, and much more. We hear afrom Scott Servais pre game ahead of game 3 vs Royals. NFL schedule comes out today, how many streaming services will you get to watch the…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the “effectively wild” debut of Paul Skenes and the Pirates’ bases-loaded walkathon, an in-development TV series about Ippei Mizuhara, the demotion of Craig Kimbrel and possible trade dangling of Mason Miller, the continued success of Davis Schneider, the impact of replay review on the increase in catcher’s…
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Washington State made a bad decision when it comes to scheduling. The Mariners won again. Is there a chance Jamal Adams comes back to the Seahawks? Ian says no. Who's jersey is not ok to wear in Seattle now? Alyssa Charleston, FOX 13 joins the show to preview the WNBA season debut tonight and she expresses what a shift there's been when it comes to…
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What a fantastic weekend - Mariners win a series, the lights were amazing on Friday and Portland sucks. Anders is back! Julio Rodriguez is a joy to watch. We take a listen to Scott Servais' postgame yesterday, in which Jessamyn severely embarrassed herself.The team of who we do not speak went down again. Is Kevin Durant a coach killer? When is the …
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Ben Lindbergh talks to Rays pitcher Zack Littell (4:33) about his expectation-surpassing conversion from relieving to starting and his affinity for cruise ships. Then (23:33) Ben brings on author and film critic Noah Gittell to discuss his new book about baseball movies and American culture, Baseball: The Movie, followed by six Stat Blasts with fre…
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Mother's Day is on Sunday and Ian has tickets to give away! In addition, who wants to go tonight to see Bryan Woo's debut? The Mariners had a flush it game yesterday, but what could they do right now to fix the problems on offense? What can the Mariners do to win right now, when they're in their window to do so? We take a listen to what Jim Bowden …
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Red flags abound with the Mariners. Ian talks about what makes Jake Dickert so great, and respects Kalen DeBoer for the same reasons. Plus, the importance of financial literacy for athletes. We revisit our conversation with Jake Dickert yesterday, because there's a lot to chew on within it. He discusses the high retention rate for his team during N…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Pirates calling up top pitching prospect Paul Skenes, Mookie Betts’s shortstop defense, Willson Contreras, the causes of increasingly common catcher’s interference calls, and catcher technique in an ABS world, rampant reliever shuffling, Chase Anderson as a Phiten necklace “endling,” two ways in which a…
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The Mariners won in a big way yesterday and Ian took great interest in the ebbs and flows of the game. It was a bummer to see Taylor Saucedo with an injured knee, as he proves to be of great value in the bullpen. Welcome back to reality, Oakland. We relive the Trailblazers knocking out the Thunder in 2019. Ian wants to know, especially with the NBA…
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Riley Greene’s latest pants-related wardrobe malfunction, the Padres-Marlins Luis Arraez trade, the continued scuffling of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., a C.B. Bucknor bit, and more. Then (52:30) they’re joined by Neil deMause, author of Field of Schemes, and J.C. Bradbury, author, stadium-funding researcher, and …
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We have a new studio sponsor! Ian almost drove off the road when he heard Chris Kidd had to say about potentially naming the NBA team here in Seattle something other than the Sonics. Ian can't fathom it happening. Manny Acta, Mariners 3B Coach joins to give us the state of the Mariners right now. He knew the pitching staff would carry them and the …
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Ian had a great weekend and completely appreciates those who filled in on Friday. Shoutout to the beautiful campus of Gonzaga. What do we make of the Seahawks after getting a look at the rookies out at VMAC this weekend? Ian breaks down what he sees in the top-heavy draft and where there still may be needs. Ian wants you to tell the truth - did you…
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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 …
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Chris Crawford and Anders Hirst are in for Ian, with Jessamyn at Seahawks minicamp so we have you covered on all things Seattle sports. We take a look at things out at rookie minicamp and preview the series against the Astros. Plus, are you more interested in watching the NBA playoffs or the NHL playoffs right now, considering Seattle doesn't have …
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Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Meg’s unexpected experience at the bee-delayed Diamondbacks game, Shota Imanaga’s hot start, Reed Garrett and the phenomenon of pop-up relievers, Steven Kwan appreciation, how Mike Trout’s and Bryce Harper’s careers will be remembered, José Abreu being optioned to the minors, and a declined penalty in baseb…
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The Kraken disputed a report of a mutiny within the organization and ESPN has yet to respond to the false report. The Mariners had a good homestand, but not great. There are some things to work on and despite the team's record, it feels like a potential house of cards. We look into the numbers. We listen live into Byron Murphy's press conference he…
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