300 episodes

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), 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.

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    • 4.8, 2.1K Ratings

Ben Lindbergh (The Ringer), Sam Miller (ESPN), 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 1575: Rookies of the Year

    Effectively Wild Episode 1575: Rookies of the Year

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a bad fun fact on a baseball broadcast, a case of copycat pitching involving Jake Diekman and Chaz Roe, how MLB may amend eligibility for the Rookie of the Year award in 2021, a Wade LeBlanc balk and why balks remain mystifying and debatable, plus a Stat Blast […]

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1574: No Fans, Good Field?

    Effectively Wild Episode 1574: No Fans, Good Field?

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about their minor league free agent draft results so far and whether this season has helped or hurt minor league free agents gain playing time, the continued watchability of revamped extra innings and the possibility of bringing back traditional extra innings for one week a year, and whether this […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1573: Make Some Noise

    Effectively Wild Episode 1573: Make Some Noise

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Shohei Ohtani’s arm injury and his short- and long-term prospects as a two-way player, Mike Soroka and the ongoing pitcher-injury epidemic, the latest positive tests and player opt outs, Tigers reliever Tyler Alexander’s record-setting nine consecutive strikeouts, Clayton Kershaw’s comeback and other heartening news, MLB’s uptick in TV […]

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1572: Baseball on Borrowed Time

    Effectively Wild Episode 1572: Baseball on Borrowed Time

    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley discuss the coronavirus spreading to the NL Central, the difficulties MLB faces compared to other sports leagues, the dramatic changes that the pandemic has imposed on the sport, why robot umps aren’t part of the pandemic makeover, the jarring visuals of virtual fans, the promotion of Nick Madrigal and the […]

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1571: Does the Automatic-Runner Rule Rule?

    Effectively Wild Episode 1571: Does the Automatic-Runner Rule Rule?

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about family members not attending big league debuts and how teams and broadcasts could make better use of empty ballparks, audible profanity on the field, the rapid change in public opinion of the extra-innings automatic-runner rule, why the rule works as well as it does, the magnitude and causes […]

    • 58 min
    Effectively Wild Episode 1570: The Season So Far

    Effectively Wild Episode 1570: The Season So Far

    Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller discuss several takeaways from the first weekend of the MLB regular season, starting with the COVID-19 outbreak among the Miami Marlins, the apparent inadequacy of MLB’s health and safety protocols, and the season’s tenuous state, before segueing into game action including sac bunts, pitcher usage, parity, the pace of games, […]

    • 1 hr

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I started listening to this pod when Ben and Jeff hosted. I immediately loved it. I continue to love everything about it with Ben, Meg and Sam. I began listening to it on walks with my first son and have literally listened to every episode since (three years or so ago). The perspective on baseball is the draw for me, but throughout they infuse a bit of perspective on data (of course), life, history and general good vibes. I don’t know why I didn’t write a review before, but it’s so comforting to have this pod throughout so many meaningful and sometimes frightening parts of life.

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