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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!

Starkville with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville The Athletic

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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!

    We're moving Starkville (The whole town!)

    We're moving Starkville (The whole town!)

    Starting the week of March 29th, Starkville is moving. Jayson and Doug will bring you the same great baseball talk, guests, and trivia that you've come to expect as part of The Athletic Baseball Show. Head on over and subscribe now. In addition to Starkville, the Baseball Show will feature Ken Rosenthal, Hunter Pence, Keith Law, Grant Brisbee and Derek VanRiper. Navigate to the links below...
    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-athletic-baseball-show-a-show-about-mlb/id1558220009
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4TovFTucYh4BtSCDGenO1k?si=XZiAT84PQiaSw2wsa2moEg
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    Dick Vitale on the Rays, what he's missing this college hoops season and why he's so dedicated to battling childhood cancer

    Dick Vitale on the Rays, what he's missing this college hoops season and why he's so dedicated to battling childhood cancer

    Baseball's virtual Winter Meetings are here and so is college basketball season so who better to talk Rays baseball and hoops than the one and only Dick Vitale! Dickie V laments the Rays pulling Blake Snell from Game 6 but confirms hit commitment to Tampa Bay baseball. He explains what he misses most while calling college games from home and he shares some life lessons that have helped him along the way.

    In honor of Dick, Jayson and Doug attempt to tackle some basketball trivia and discuss baseball's Winter Meetings which have gone virtual this year.

    Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst
    Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville
    Follow Dickie V on Twitter: @DickieV
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    Ken Rosenthal sets up the Hot Stove season, and three-time Jeopardy champion Andrew Baggarly remembers Alex Trebek

    Ken Rosenthal sets up the Hot Stove season, and three-time Jeopardy champion Andrew Baggarly remembers Alex Trebek

    Things are heating up in Starkville for the Hot Stove season and Ken Rosenthal visits to get us ready for all the major storylines.

    -Predicting this week's BBWAA Awards
    -Will free agency be a "blood bath" for middle class?
    -How will Steve Cohen factor into the market for Springer, Bauer and Realuto?
    -Will the Indians finally trade Francisco Lindor?
    -Could the Rockies move Nolan Arenado?
    -Will the Cubs breakup their championship core?
    -Plus... Hot Stove over/under

    Jayson and Doug couldn't play listener trivia without paying tribute to the great Alex Trebek. Three-time Jeopardy champion and Giants reporter at The Athletic, Andrew Baggarly joins the show to share his memories.

    Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst
    Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville
    Follow Ken on Twitter: @Ken_Rosenthal
    Follow Andrew Baggarly on Twitter: @extrabaggs
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    Orel Hershiser on the 2020 Dodgers, the 1988 Dodgers and much more

    Orel Hershiser on the 2020 Dodgers, the 1988 Dodgers and much more

    Orel Hershiser guided the 1988 Dodgers to a World Series title and watched as a club broadcaster as they did it again 32 years later. Who better to visit Starkville this week:

    6:45 - Orel remembers 1988 and one of the greatest seasons a pitcher has ever had
    18:40 - Why the Rays should have ignored the analytics with Blake Snell
    31:10 - Justin Turner's decision to leave quarantine to celebrate on the field after testing positive for COVID-19
    33:03 - What does this mean for Clayton Kershaw's legacy
    37:45 - What Mookie Betts meant to this team
    42:00 - Sport and baseball as a conduit for change in America
    50:30 - The future of the Dodgers
    53:00 - 1988 Dodgers trivia

    After the interview, Jayson and Doug take a shot at listener trivia and look back at the World Series' Strange but True moments.

    Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst
    Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville
    Follow Orel Hershiser on Twitter: @OrelHershiser
    Follow Evil Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster
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    David Price gets us ready for the World Series

    David Price gets us ready for the World Series

    David Price was drafted by Rays and helped get Tampa Bay to the World Series in 2008. Twelve years later, Price finds himself with the Dodgers as they take on the Rays in the World Series. What a perfect guest to get us ready for the Fall Classic.

    6:15 - His decision to opt out of the 2020 season
    11:00 - Mookie Betts the player, the teammate, the person
    14:10 - The trade that sent Price and Betts to Los Angeles
    18:00 - Dodgers president of baseball ops Andrew Friedman's impact on the Rays organization
    20:25 - The changing role of starting pitchers
    29:20 - Know your Dodgers/Rays trivia

    After the interview, Jayson and Doug take a shot at listener trivia with John Fisher, make their World Series picks and look back at last week's Strange but True moments.

    Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst
    Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville
    Follow David Price on Twitter: @DAVIDprice24
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    Brian Kenny is killing the error, shortening games and remembering Bob Gibson in Starkville

    Brian Kenny is killing the error, shortening games and remembering Bob Gibson in Starkville

    Brian Kenny is loving the expanded MLB Postseason and he's visiting Starkville with ideas to make the future of baseball just as much fun. After his successful campaign to #killthewin, Brian is now lobbying to #killtheerror. BK, Jayson and Doug also remember the great career and life of Hall of Famer Bob Gibson.

    After the interview, Jayson and Doug take a shot at listener trivia, make their Division Series picks and look back at some playoff Strange by True moments.

    Follow Jayson on Twitter: @jaysonst
    Follow Doug on Twitter: @dougglanville
    Follow Evil Mayor Tim on Twitter: @TimMMcMaster
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

joba hates midges ,

5 star, but the audio!

Love the podcast guys. Thanks so much for doing what you do!

Last week’s audio, however, seemed way off. Doug’s was particularly loud and Jayson’s voice seemed to miss the mic at times.

Maybe it was my audio feed, but it was difficult to listen to.

Thank you.

HesFSU ,

Starkville

Excellent, entertaining baseball podcast. Enjoy insights Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville provide regarding the MLB game.

Hubestar ,

Jayson is the best

He is the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and fun baseball guy out there. It’s great to be able to hear him on a regular podcast

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