Both the ALCS and NLCS are well underway and are trending in interesting directions. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen discuss how pitching has dominated both of the series so far and whether or not we see the bats come alive in the future. Can the Toronto Blue Jays overcome the Cleveland Indians tremendous bullpen and mount an improbable comeback? Can the Chicago Cubs remember how to swing a bat to make the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers one to remember? Find out what they think in Crowding the Plate‘s ALCS and NLCS mid-series review.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 29: ALCS and NLCS Mid-Series Review
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: “Big City” by Operation Ivy and Miguel Montero‘s go ahead grand slam in the eighth inning of game one of the NLCS, courtesy of MLB.com.
Break 2: “Search and Destroy” by The Stooges and Jason Kipnis‘s go ahead home run in the sixth inning of game three of the ALCS, courtesy of MLB.com.
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 Detroit 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.