Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 15: MLB Midseason Awards and the All Star Teams

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We’re at the halfway point in the season, so it’s time to hand out our MLB Midseason Awards. Who do Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen select as their AL and NL MVPs, Cy Young Award winners, Managers of the Year, and Rookies of the Year? MLB announced the All-Star teams on Tuesday. Fan voting showed it’s ugly colors once again as the Cubs and Red Sox own a lot of starting spots. The hosts breakdown who got lucky to be there and who should really be in.

Before that, Joe has to tease Greg for the Tigers complete inability to win against the Cleveland Indians. After that, Greg feels the need to give equal time to cats after they talked about dogs a few weeks ago.

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: “Bad Town” by Operation Ivy and Fox’s call of Barry Bonds home run getting robbed by Torii Hunter in the 2002 All Star Game.

Break 2: “Look at Me, I’m a Winner” by The Aquabats and Ted Williams’s walk off home run in the 1941 All Star Game.

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.

Main Photo: Harry How, Getty Images