Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 35: Nationals, Giants, and Mets 2017 Season Previews

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball

Pitchers and catchers are reporting to their spring camps this week, so it’s officially time to get rolling with the Crowding the Plate 2017 Season Preview series. In order to do that, Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen call upon some brilliant minds from the world of baseball to talk about their teams.

This week, the gang welcomes in Robbie Stratakos of Last Word on Baseball to talk about the Washington Nationals, Dan Sperry of Around the Foghorn to preview the San Francisco Giants, and John Jackson, also of Last Word on Baseball, for a chat about the New York Mets.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 35: Nationals, Giants, and Mets 2017 Season Previews

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: “Waiting Room” by Fugazi and a Bryce Harper single in game five of last year’s NLDS against the Dodgers courtesy of

Break 2:  “Cash, Culture, and Violence” by Rancid and Ehire Adrianza hitting a home run against the Dodgers last season. Also 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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