14 episodes

Destination: Starkville! Join Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville as they dive into the beauty of our national pastime, from the biggest stories to the minutiae that makes baseball so quirky and fun. And yes, there will be trivia!

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Destination: Starkville! Join Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville as they dive into the beauty of our national pastime, from the biggest stories to the minutiae that makes baseball so quirky and fun. And yes, there will be trivia!

    Mookie Trade Talk with Ken Rosenthal

    Mookie Trade Talk with Ken Rosenthal

    In lieu of the three-team blockbuster trade that sent star right fielder Mookie Betts to LA, Jayson, Doug and The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal react and analyze every component of this monolithic trade from all angles. Jayson and Doug also chat about Dusty Baker managing the Astros as well as Houston's sign stealing by the numbers, and Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement.

    1st Inning: Betts trade with Ken Rosenthal (5:15)
    2nd Inning: Dusty Baker (32:45)
    3rd Inning: 'Stros sign stealing by the numbers (42:20)
    4th Inning: Listener Question via @PMoehringer (54:00)
    5th Inning: Kris Bryant grievance (59:30)
    6th Inning: Red Sox manager hunt (1:08:55)
    7th Inning: Pete Rose (1:12:30)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Hall of Fame Honorees & Advising the Astros

    Hall of Fame Honorees & Advising the Astros

    Starkville's gates, doors, entryway, and the like are open for your entertainment! Jayson and Doug revel in the near unanimity, cringe at the Purgatory, and celebrate the long shots of the National Baseball Hall of Fame! And, the SPC (Starkville Podcast Council) advise the Astros on how to properly manage the catastrophic fallout of their sign stealing disgrace.

    1st Inning: Jeter (8:15)
    2nd Inning: HOF Roundup (20:15)
    3rd Inning: Advising the Astros (34:15)
    4th Inning: Listener Question via @aceofspaeder (43:30)
    5th Inning: Whistleblower & Trust (49:00)
    6th Inning: Next Unanimous HOFer (58:30)
    7th Inning: The All-One Vote for the HOF Team (1:01:45)

    • 51 min
    Red Sox Sign Stealing, Who Won the Winter & Minor League Contracts

    Red Sox Sign Stealing, Who Won the Winter & Minor League Contracts

    Happy New Year and welcome back to cozy, snow-on-the-driveway-less Starkville! Jayson and Doug are fired up to discuss Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich's Red Sox sign stealing story, as well as the broader picture of technology and integrity in baseball. Starkville's incumbents also deliberate who won the winter and the tragedy that is minor league contracts.

    1st Inning: Red Sox sign stealing (6:55)
    2nd Inning: Trading Season (20:50)
    3rd Inning: Who Won the Winter (32:55)
    4th Inning: Listener Question from @YankeesNerd
    5th Inning: Best FA signing of the winter (44:55)
    6th Inning: Minor League Contracts (52:15)
    7th Inning: Strange but true feats of '19 (1:06:45)

    • 46 min
    The 2010s: Starkville Honors the Tweenages!

    The 2010s: Starkville Honors the Tweenages!

    Jayson and Doug reflect on the glory of the Tweenages, and deliberate who deserves the the best player, pitcher, postseason hero (and much more) honor!

    1st Inning: Best Player (6:30)
    2nd Inning: Best Pitcher (14:00)
    3rd Inning: Beat Game (20:00)
    4th Inning: Listener Question @dianagram (27:00)

    • 37 min
    Predicting the Cy Young & MVP winners + Free Agency Over/Unders

    Predicting the Cy Young & MVP winners + Free Agency Over/Unders

    Fresh off his induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Jayson is rearing to do what he does best, talk baseball! He and Professor/Major Leaguer/Author/Hall and Oaks enthusiast/etc. Doug Glanville discuss postseason awards, free agency over/unders and which franchise has the most pressure on them entering 2020?

    1st Inning: Cy Young honorees (8:15)
    2nd Inning: Free Agent Pitchers (17:00)
    3rd Inning: MVPs (26:20)
    4th Inning: Listener question from Rich Weiss (38:00)

    • 50 min
    World Series wind-up, free agency bonanza & Frank Howard stories

    World Series wind-up, free agency bonanza & Frank Howard stories

    Jayson and Doug are finally able to catch their breath as the baseball season finally comes to an end. The gents breakdown the Nationals monumental win, Houston's questionable decisions, the loaded free agent market and share Frank Howard stories.

    1st Inning: Nationals (9:30)
    2nd Inning: Astros (23:20)
    3rd Inning: Runner's lane rule (35:40)
    4th Inning: Social Media Question via @BaseballSpotlit (44:20)

    • 52 min

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