Long suffering baseball fan Rhea Butcher reinvents America's pastime with radically sensible thoughts on baseball, history, culture, gender, race, and more. For baseball diehards and novices alike, Rhea 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.
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.
Community of Hearts & Minds: The Echo Park Lake Displacement
Rhea talks to Ayman, a displaced former resident of Echo Park Lake, about the violent displacement of Echo Park Lake's unhoused encampment (March 24-25) by the LA City Council's Mitch O'Farrell and the LAPD on this episode of Three Swings, a podcast about baseball and other things.
Anti-Trans Legislation Pt2 w/ Chase Strangio
Rhea welcomes ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio on the podcast to dive deeper into the issue of anti-trans legislation: what's causing it, what you should know about it, and how you can help fight it.
Rhea talks the nationwide surge in anti-trans legislation, the story of Maria Pepe, investigating white supremacy, men's baseball teams on the bubble, and MLB's sexual harassment policy.
Henry Aaron RIP, Offseason Moves, & Preseason Power Rankings
RHEA IS BACK with thoughts on baseball and other things, including a remembrance of Henry Aaron, a rundown of the biggest offseason trades and free agency moves, preseason Power Rankings, and an early candidate for catch of the year from LSU softball outfielder Aliyah Andrews. Plus thoughts on anti-trans legislation, putting energy into the good stuff, and important life updates!
Interesting takes but also kind of a fair weather fan for someone doing a baseball podcast....
Such a pleasant perspective on baseball
Probably the most negative person I’ve ever heard. Offended by everything, negative about everything, and nothing intelligent to say on any of it.