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 1693: Dodger Dog Delivery
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mariners calling up pitching prospect Logan Gilbert, the late-inning dominance of Aroldis Chapman and (more unexpectedly) Kendall Graveman, Shohei Ohtani’s best start of the season, and the Astros providing housing for their minor leaguers, then answer listener emails about their favorite baseball seasons, how long it will […]
Effectively Wild Episode 1692: No Mo’ No-Nos
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mariners’ impending call-up of top prospect Jarred Kelenic, the Dodgers’ recent slump, the Oakland A’s threatening to relocate, Wade Miley’s no-hitter and how long it takes for no-no fatigue to set in, whether MLB’s offensive downturn will force the league to take action, the role of hitters […]
Effectively Wild Episode 1691: Adios, Albert
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Byron Buxton and the Twins, discuss the Angels designating Albert Pujols for assignment, and answer listener emails about whether to accept a scenario where one’s team always finishes .500 but one also gets to enjoy the career of a generational player, pitchers accepting automatic strikeouts, the best way […]
Effectively Wild Episode 1690: No Regression to the Means
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Orioles ace John Means pitching a no-hitter and the dropped-third-strike rule that prevented him from having a perfect game, Tony La Russa’s latest managerial miscues, an umpire admitting he guessed at a call, the Yankees turning their season around after a slow start and the perils of small-sample […]
Effectively Wild Episode 1689: Take Artists
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about being fully vaccinated, injuries to Dustin May, Luis Robert, Jesús Luzardo, Jacob deGrom, Shohei Ohtani, and others around the league, grumbles about Tony La Russa’s managing, the Angels’ perplexing, persistent .500-ness, the Mets firing and hiring hitting coaches, and surprising pricing for players on Cameo, then follow up […]
Effectively Wild Episode 1688: Beware of Flying Objects
Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Rays flamethrower Shane McClanahan’s regular-season MLB debut, a Bryce Harper hit by pitch and the causes of the current HBP epidemic, and the biggest surprises of the topsy-turvy standings entering May. Then (33:32) they’re joined by listener and Patreon supporter David Whitcomb to answer listener emails about whether […]
both hosts are awesome and i love the show. meg knows here stuff and both the voices/knowledge is like a warm blanket on a cold day
I have had enough. I'm not going to repeat the many recent comments of discontent, but I am done. I tried to listen but it's as Jim Rome would say, "That's a Triple U and you're BLOCKED!" Triple U, as in UnINTERESTING, UnFUNNY and mostly UnINSPIRED! I still love Ben and will continue to read him. I will read Sam again when he's free of the Evil Empire. Maybe I will give the podcast another shot when Sam returns.
Below was my five star rating from the good old days:
Smart, funny, and informative. Great baseball show for real baseball fans who get it. I love the references they make. I wonder what baseball would be like if there was a moat in centerfield...just wondering?
Lots of triggered, angry white boys in the reviews who can’t handle the fact that the hosts are cultured, smart, and engaged with the world, as they should be. Truly a blessing each time a new episode comes my way - thanks, Ben and Meg!