With the 2016 season in the books, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen look back at their favorite moments. Everything from knockout punches, to knockout home runs, to knockout pitchers are represented. It’s a real knockout.
Then the pair discuss who they think will win awards at the end of the season. With the nominees for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP announced in both leagues, we have a clearer idea of who’s out there.
Before that, Joe and Greg close the book on the 2016 World Series with a brief talk about the most important plays in baseball history and celebrating championships.
Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 32: Remembering the 2016 MLB Season
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: “Freaks, Nerds, and Romantics” by The Bouncing Souls and Bartolo Colon’s first career HR.
Break 2: “Jungle of the Midwest Sea” by Flatfoot 56 and the final out of Jake Arrieta’s no hitter earlier this season.
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.