It seems the Cleveland Indians just can’t lose. They’ve set the American League record of 21 games in a row, surpassing the previous mark of 20 held by the 2002 Oakland A’s. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen go through the Indians winning streak and assess what it may or may not mean for their playoff future.
On the flip side of that, the once invincible Los Angeles Dodgers can’t seem to win anymore. They went from looking like one of the best regular season teams in baseball history to losing 16 out of 18 games. By some miracle, they still have the best record in the bigs. How will this affect them come October?
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 61: The Invincible Indians Winning Streak
Music in this Episode:
Intro/Outro: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung by Edward Meeker and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by
Break 1: “21 and Invincible” by Something Corporate and the final out of the Indians 21st consecutive win.
Break 2: “Born to Lose” by The Bouncing Souls and the last out of the Dodgers 11th consecutive loss.
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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