Podcast by The Dirty Inning
Episode 98: Bird Droppings
The Phillies led the Orioles by a bunch of runs in 1896, but that wouldn't stop them from losing in truly insane fashion. If that's not enough for you, we've got 1890s Philadelphia wedding superstitions, a public dog-whipping, and a game recap the author abandoned in the middle out of disgust.
Episode 95: Ogea is on the Loose
Opening day 1999, the Phillies offense bailed out their No. 1 starter, igniting a wave of optimism in the clubhouse: This team had more than one way to win. The next day, their No. 2 starter helped give up eight runs in the fourth to the Braves. This is the story of Chad Ogea, a man who probably shouldn't have been where he was, but wore the red pinstripes all the same.
Episode 96: Opening Day by Day
Opening day is almost here, so join us as we travel through time, from 1891 to 1991, and discuss the losses, wins, ties, and weird kids who were just, like, around of various Phillies opening days along the way!
Episode 94: No-Longer-Red Robin
In 1962, the Phillies retired Robin Roberts' number even though he wasn't yet in the Hall of Fame--or even retired from the game.
Episode 93: Sticks and Milestones
With the arrival of 2022 comes many anniversaries, many of which do NOT involve Steve Carlton's terrifying 1972 season. Let's take a stroll back through the centuries and see what milestones this goofy little Phillies franchise could celebrate this year, if it wanted to.
Episode 92: Take Me to Church
Bubba Church pitched two thirds of an inning for the Phillies after getting blasted in the face. Erv Palica pitched a whole game for the Dodgers with the reputation of a hypochondriac. September 24, 1950 was a battle of wills at Shibe Park, and the result was the Whiz Kids' worst game of the season, but at least they weren't the "Blue Jays" anymore.
Updating my review (original follows below) just to say that after about a year of listening I can’t help but feel these two have gotten even better. I find myself laughing out loud even more, and I think they’re bringing more and more structure to the premise with each episode. I especially enjoy the addition of the quick episodes as I feel that’ll give them more opportunities to connect the history to the team’s present trials (as they noted recently, plenty of dirty innings to be found in the past few years already). Keep up the good work Trev and Justin!
Love Justin and Trevor's work for The Good Phight and their presence on Twitter. So happy to see that something like this exists. I've been lamenting the fade-out of TGP's "Philadelphia Baseball Ghosts" series (I get it Justin, but throwing some shade your way anyway pal). So, very happy to see some more Philly baseball history #content out there. And, no joke, just yesterday I was thinking that I'd love to learn more about Phillies games of yore, specifically. Which begs the question: did I will The Dirty Inning into existence (even though it's been a thing for a few months now)? I like to think so, just as I like to think that Nelson Mandela died in prison and that my favorite book series as a child was The Berenstein Bears.
Not funny juvenile insulting dumb
Not funny stupid insulting to tripe Philly fans opposite of uplifting. If I am on a playlist for this bad idea and bad production please take me off and refund my money. Stuart Sacks Patreon subscriber listen religiously to all of your other programs
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