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Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season Preview

By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball

Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen continue their 2017 season preview series with three more potentially exciting teams. Before that, however, they have to awe over Israel’s hot start to the World Baseball Classic. They have gone through the first round unbeaten, which includes wins over 2009 finalists South Korea and always tricky Chinese Taipei.

The meat and potatoes of the episode begins with Will Cheney and a chat about the St. Louis Cardinals. Then, Paul Harvey joins to give his take on the Baltimore Orioles. Finally, Brady Grove comes along to get everybody ready for another year in the Cincinnati Reds rebuilding efforts.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season 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

Break 1: “Bamboo” by The Hard Lessons and a quote from the Seinfeld episode “The Visa.”

Break 2: “Dirty World” by StaggoLee and a quote from Major League.

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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