1,868 episodes

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley

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    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Meg Rowley (FanGraphs), and an array of guests talk about baseball with an analytical bent, covering a mix of timely topics from the serious to the absurd a few times per week.

    Effectively Wild Episode 1867: Defining Fun

    Effectively Wild Episode 1867: Defining Fun

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley answer listener emails about why players in the dugout seem so confident in pitch locations, whether it would ever help to wear two gloves, MLB Big Inning and other baseball equivalents of NFL RedZone, the extreme dimensions of the Polo Grounds, what makes it so impressive that some players perform […]

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1866: That Sinking Feeling

    Effectively Wild Episode 1866: That Sinking Feeling

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about two spectacular games by Shohei Ohtani and Ohtani’s extraordinary playing-time pace and relay a sinker-iffic response from Michael Lorenzen to a previous discussion about baseball grip, then (24:22) answer listener emails about using different-colored balls to denote different levels of liveliness, how much time to train players have […]

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1865: Slide Rule

    Effectively Wild Episode 1865: Slide Rule

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about whether changing managers is at all responsible for the Phillies’ recent success, the Yankees’ almost unparalleled winning-percentage pace, the Royals’ historically terrible pitching performance and the pressure on their pitching coach, another Taylor Ward/Tyler Wade broadcaster slipup, Anthony Rendon’s season-ending surgery, Michael Lorenzen’s comments about baseball slipperiness and […]

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1864: One Giant Leap

    Effectively Wild Episode 1864: One Giant Leap

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a broadcaster relatably mixing up Taylor Ward and Tyler Wade, the Dodgers “fixing” former Rockies pitcher Yency Almonte, a deep, perplexing rabbit hole (7:46) of baseball-themed CarShield commercials, the bat spike as the new bat flip, an umpire’s close call with a broken-bat shard, and the building backlash […]

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1863: Belly to Bellyache

    Effectively Wild Episode 1863: Belly to Bellyache

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about what it means to be humbled, whether Joe Maddon’s mohawk could have caught on and caused a Shohawk had he not been fired, another point about Aaron Judge’s potentially historic home-run pace, a Byron Buxton fun fact, whether Buxton or Luis Arraez is a more entertaining hitter, Ozzie […]

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1862: Forbidden Ball Trick

    Effectively Wild Episode 1862: Forbidden Ball Trick

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Joe Maddon’s mohawk, the latest details about Mike Trout’s (and Tommy Pham’s and Joc Pederson’s) legendary fantasy football league, a rash of hidden-ball-trick attempts, the “old guy’s still got it” resurgences of Nelson Cruz and Joey Votto, how big a deal Aaron Judge’s potentially historic home-run pace should […]

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Dog Money ,

This is my favorite podcast

This podcast is simply the best. They keep everything in perspective. Lots of fun and great info. Intelligent conversations about baseball and sometimes it’s role in society. Ben and Meg are delightful. Easily my favorite podcast.

Atlantifornia ,

5 stars, yet again

It’s hysterical to me that anyone would rate this show less than 5 stars. Sounds like a cry for help.

Effectively Wild’s combination of abundance and quality is flabbergasting. Literally an episode for every imaginable version of appreciating baseball.

Keep talking about labor issues! It’s hugely important, and created an easy in to a tough conversation about labor rights more broadly.

I donate a small amount monthly and am proud to say it because if you like the pod and listen and can afford it, I think you should too.

be8365 ,

Used to be better

Can Ben go one episode without talking about Ohtani? Find something else already.

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