Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 48: Bryce Harper Brawl and Unwritten Rules

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 30: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the fourth inning at AT&T Park on May 30, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball

Bryce Harper brawl! The podcast’s favorite player charged the mound, and threw a helmet and a few punches, after Hunter Strickland of the San Francisco Giants beaned him with a 98 mph fastball. Why would he do such a thing? Well, it was a revenge plot three years in the making. Some minor grudges just never go away.

Before that, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen lament the loss of Mike Trout, who injured his thumb diving head first into second base. Afterward the brawl talk, Greg goes over some written versions of the world famous unwritten rules of baseball, and Joe takes the time to debunk just about all of them in his usual fashion.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 48: Bryce Harper Brawl and Unwritten Rules

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: “Barroom Hero” by Dropkick Murphys and Jon Miller’s play-by-play of the Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland fight.

Break 2: “Fight to Live” by The Bouncing Souls 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

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