Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 47: Bat Flip Celebrations and Foul Ball Etiquette

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 30: Wil Myers #4 of the San Diego Padres tosses his bat after hitting a three run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the twelfth inning at AT&T Park on April 30, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball

Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen are back to get your Memorial Day Weekend started off right with discussions of bat flips. Joe is a little angry thanks to a series of articles by Mike Edwards, while Greg is being an old guy who sucks the fun out of everything. They also talk about what you should do when you catch a foul ball, and how catching home run balls are different.

The guys close out the podcast by figuring out which of the surprising division leaders will stick around all year. The Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, and Colorado Rockies are all on top of their piles. Which one holds on to make the postseason?

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 47: Bat Flip Celebrations and Foul Ball Etiquette

Music in this Episode:

Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by The Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club

Break 1: “Look at Me I’m a Winner” by The Aquabats, and Ted Williams‘ walk-off home run in the 1941 All Star Game.

Break 2: “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges, and a quote from Bull Durham.

Hosted by Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen, Crowding the Plate is a weekly baseball podcast here on Last Word on Sports. It aims to cover the fun, yet analytical, side of baseball once a week.

Joe Hojnacki writes about soccer for Last Word on Sports and is also co-host of the Crowding the Plate Podcast. An avid Red Sox fan, Joe idolizes Bryce Harper and feels that his fun showmanship is the way to save baseball from becoming overrun by old folks, and from dying out.

Greg Hessen is the resident Tigers fan on Crowding the Plate. As somewhat more of a traditionalist, Greg longs for the days of pitchers hitting in the American League and a landscape that doesn’t include things like bat flips and PEDs tarnishing the greatest of all games.

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