Long suffering baseball fan RB Butcher reinvents America's pastime with radically sensible thoughts on baseball, history, culture, gender, race, and more. For baseball diehards and novices alike, RB breaks down the week in MLB news, analyzes the culture of American sports, and explores forgotten chapters in baseball history from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League to the Negro Leagues and beyond. Plus in-depth interviews with comedians, baseball insiders, and hometown fans. And maybe even some fantasy tips! Produced by the Forever Dog Podcast Network.
The Last Episode
After four years of baseball and other things, Rhea Butcher brings Three Swings to a close with an episode of gratitude and memories. Thank you to everyone who listened to the show, who supported the show, who bought a t-shirt, who went to a live show, who sent us a Rosin Bag question. We love you and we couldn't have made this show without you. Rhea also talks the highs and lows of the last week in baseball, including Javy Báez's baserunning wizardry, fan fights, and Jacob deGrom's historic ERA.
Oakland A's Relocation, No Hitters, & Unwritten Rules
Rhea talks the Oakland A's and MLB's bad faith negotiations with the City of Oakland, the Year of the No Hitter, and the return of the "unwritten rules" conversation. Plus Sinéad O'Connor, social media, and the fruitless discourse of cancel culture.
The Ump Problem, Division Leaders, & Mike Trout's Best Season
Rhea talks bad umpiring, early season Division Leaders, Mike Trout's best season, MVP candidates, the thrilling and bizarre conclusion to the Mets-Phillies weekend series. Plus ethical consumption and awareness without expertise.
A's Win Streak, Tatis vs Bauer, & Madison Bumgarner's 7 Inning No Hitter
Rhea catches you up on men's baseball news - the A's win streak, Tatis vs Bauer, Madison Bumgarner's 7 Inning No Hitter, Willians Astudillo. Plus the Derek Chauvin verdict and dreaming bigger than the patriarchy.
Yermin Mercedes, Dodgers vs Padres, & Nonbinary Athletes
Rhea catches you up on the week in baseball, including Carlos Rodon's No Hitter, Jacob deGrom striking out nine in a row, Yermin Mercedes's hot start, Ronald Acuña Jr's MVP campaign, and Dodgers vs Padres. Plus friend of the podcast Britni de la Cretaz writes about nonbinary athletes for Sports Illustrated.
Joe Musgrove No Hitter, Shohei Ohtani Resurgence, & Akil Baddoo's Big Week
Rhea recaps the first week of MLB men's baseball 2021, including Joe Musgrove's no hitter, the controversial Michael Conforto walkoff, the LA Dodgers ring ceremony, the Cincinnati Reds hot start, Shohei Ohtani's resurgence, and rookie Akil Baddoo's incredible week. Plus an update on anti-trans legislation, getting back into competitive baseball, and TV recommendations.
A great talk and a loving perspective on baseball.
An interesting and entertaining talk about all sorts of things, plus a caring perspective on what’s going on in baseball, not uncritical.
Interesting takes but also kind of a fair weather fan for someone doing a baseball podcast.... But maybe that’s the point. Your take on consuming information is interesting and helpful.