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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 28: League Championship Series Preview

By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball

After the thrilling conclusion of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals, we are ready to move on to our League Championship Series preview. In the American League, the Blue Jays and Indians have very little separating them, so which one comes out on top in what is sure to be a hotly contested playoff series? On the National League side, the Cubs are looking to end the long standing curse of the billy goat to win their first pennant since 1945 and the Dodgers are hoping to ride their battered pitching staff to the World Series. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen give their takes on this round of the playoffs and tell you who should win.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 28: League Championship Series Preview

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

Break1 : “First League Out From Land” by The Tossers and the Cubs’ winning run in game four of the NLDS, courtesy of

Break 2: “The Lads Who Fought and Won” by The Real McKenzies and the Blue Jays’ walkoff win in game three of the ALDS, courtesy of

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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