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Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, Meg Rowley

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Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, Meg Rowley

98
Followers
2.5K
Plays
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Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary

Latest Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1548: MLB’s Blown Save

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the results of a survey of sports fans about fake crowd noise on telecasts, then discuss a difficult, frustrating week for baseball, touching on ownership overreach and intransigence, widespread releases of minor league players, teams and players that have made more commendable choices, baseball’s lost opportunity to lead, […]

98 MIN2 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1548: MLB’s Blown Save

Effectively Wild Episode 1547: The Hitless King

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about MLB’s ongoing labor negotiations, the team-to-team differences in minor-league pay and front-office furloughs, and the perils of believing that baseball is purely for profit, follow up on the previous episode’s discussions of Carney Lansford’s claim to be a descendant of Sir Francis Drake and a forward-thinking 1989 Cy […]

82 MIN4 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1547: The Hitless King

Effectively Wild Episode 1546: Best of the Best

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about viral particles, Mike Trout’s self-identified best at-bat, Carney Lansford’s possible link to Sir Francis Drake, sports card “breakers,” a perplexing story involving Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner, Wilbert Robinson’s five birthdays, why a love of playing baseball often translates to a love of anything connected to baseball, the […]

60 MIN6 d ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1546: Best of the Best

Effectively Wild Episode 1545: Boogie Mornings

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a mystifying comment on the back of track star and Oakland A’s designated runner Herb Washington’s 1975 Topps card, the phenomenon of wildly inaccurate appraisals of player value, and the utility of pinch-running specialists. Then (21:48) they talk to ESPN broadcaster Jon “Boog” Sciambi about calling KBO games […]

74 MIN1 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1545: Boogie Mornings

Effectively Wild Episode 1544: The Baseball Butterfly Effect

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the reliability of betting on baseball using the Grays Sports Almanac from Back to the Future Part II, then answer listener emails about a baseball broadcaster reality show, awarding bonuses for success in specific batter-pitcher matchups, and whether there’s any way to make pitchers into less terrible hitters, […]

71 MIN1 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1544: The Baseball Butterfly Effect

Effectively Wild Episode 1543: The Best Baseball Spectator Experiences

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Meg Rowley banter about MLB’s proposed in-game distancing measures and what degree of difference from the norm would prevent the game from still looking like baseball, then draft and discuss their favorite highly specific ways in which to follow a baseball game, whether in person or from afar. Audiointro: Sloan, […]

84 MIN1 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1543: The Best Baseball Spectator Experiences

Effectively Wild Episode 1542: The Players’ PR Handicap

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the announcement of a second Astros sign-stealing documentary and what they would want out of a sign-stealing docuseries, the ongoing negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA about starting the season, the public perception problems the players face, the way the media has covered the financial component of the […]

99 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1542: The Players’ PR Handicap

Effectively Wild Episode 1541: Taken Out of Context

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the difficulty of interpreting the context of old articles about baseball and a man obsessed with smashing certain plate glass windows, then answer listener emails about what qualifies as hitting a ball out of the ballpark and eliminating force outs, plus Stat Blasts about the all-time defensive indifference […]

70 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1541: Taken Out of Context

Effectively Wild Episode 1540: Don’t Leave it All on the Field

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about an anecdote in David Halberstam’s book The Teammates about prescient Cardinals pitcher Harry Brecheen, the uproar when players were first prevented from leaving their gloves on the field, and the 20th anniversary of Glenallen Hill’s rooftop home run, then revisit Michael Jordan’s motivations for playing baseball and discuss […]

73 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1540: Don’t Leave it All on the Field

Effectively Wild Episode 1539: It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journeyman

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about an aggressive umpiring demotion in the KBO, FanGraphs adding KBO stats, and the pleasures of falling asleep with baseball on in the background. Then (16:30) they talk to former lefty pitcher Andy Van Hekken, who pitched professionally for 21 seasons across nine countries, about being one of the […]

89 MIN3 w ago
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Effectively Wild Episode 1539: It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journeyman

Latest Episodes

Effectively Wild Episode 1548: MLB’s Blown Save

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the results of a survey of sports fans about fake crowd noise on telecasts, then discuss a difficult, frustrating week for baseball, touching on ownership overreach and intransigence, widespread releases of minor league players, teams and players that have made more commendable choices, baseball’s lost opportunity to lead, […]

98 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1548: MLB’s Blown Save

Effectively Wild Episode 1547: The Hitless King

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about MLB’s ongoing labor negotiations, the team-to-team differences in minor-league pay and front-office furloughs, and the perils of believing that baseball is purely for profit, follow up on the previous episode’s discussions of Carney Lansford’s claim to be a descendant of Sir Francis Drake and a forward-thinking 1989 Cy […]

82 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1547: The Hitless King

Effectively Wild Episode 1546: Best of the Best

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about viral particles, Mike Trout’s self-identified best at-bat, Carney Lansford’s possible link to Sir Francis Drake, sports card “breakers,” a perplexing story involving Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner, Wilbert Robinson’s five birthdays, why a love of playing baseball often translates to a love of anything connected to baseball, the […]

60 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1546: Best of the Best

Effectively Wild Episode 1545: Boogie Mornings

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a mystifying comment on the back of track star and Oakland A’s designated runner Herb Washington’s 1975 Topps card, the phenomenon of wildly inaccurate appraisals of player value, and the utility of pinch-running specialists. Then (21:48) they talk to ESPN broadcaster Jon “Boog” Sciambi about calling KBO games […]

74 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1545: Boogie Mornings

Effectively Wild Episode 1544: The Baseball Butterfly Effect

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the reliability of betting on baseball using the Grays Sports Almanac from Back to the Future Part II, then answer listener emails about a baseball broadcaster reality show, awarding bonuses for success in specific batter-pitcher matchups, and whether there’s any way to make pitchers into less terrible hitters, […]

71 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1544: The Baseball Butterfly Effect

Effectively Wild Episode 1543: The Best Baseball Spectator Experiences

Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller, and Meg Rowley banter about MLB’s proposed in-game distancing measures and what degree of difference from the norm would prevent the game from still looking like baseball, then draft and discuss their favorite highly specific ways in which to follow a baseball game, whether in person or from afar. Audiointro: Sloan, […]

84 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1543: The Best Baseball Spectator Experiences

Effectively Wild Episode 1542: The Players’ PR Handicap

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the announcement of a second Astros sign-stealing documentary and what they would want out of a sign-stealing docuseries, the ongoing negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA about starting the season, the public perception problems the players face, the way the media has covered the financial component of the […]

99 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1542: The Players’ PR Handicap

Effectively Wild Episode 1541: Taken Out of Context

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the difficulty of interpreting the context of old articles about baseball and a man obsessed with smashing certain plate glass windows, then answer listener emails about what qualifies as hitting a ball out of the ballpark and eliminating force outs, plus Stat Blasts about the all-time defensive indifference […]

70 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1541: Taken Out of Context

Effectively Wild Episode 1540: Don’t Leave it All on the Field

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about an anecdote in David Halberstam’s book The Teammates about prescient Cardinals pitcher Harry Brecheen, the uproar when players were first prevented from leaving their gloves on the field, and the 20th anniversary of Glenallen Hill’s rooftop home run, then revisit Michael Jordan’s motivations for playing baseball and discuss […]

73 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1540: Don’t Leave it All on the Field

Effectively Wild Episode 1539: It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journeyman

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about an aggressive umpiring demotion in the KBO, FanGraphs adding KBO stats, and the pleasures of falling asleep with baseball on in the background. Then (16:30) they talk to former lefty pitcher Andy Van Hekken, who pitched professionally for 21 seasons across nine countries, about being one of the […]

89 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Effectively Wild Episode 1539: It’s Not the Destination, it’s the Journeyman
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