Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 24: The American League East Race

The American League East race is the only real division that has multiple teams battling for it’s title. Between the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles, there is plenty to watch in this division heading into the final few weeks of the season. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen get to the bottom of this cluster of teams and predict who comes out on top.

Before that, though, Dave Roberts got in the way of a pitcher and a shot at history for the second time this season. This time, it’s a perfect game and a veteran instead of a rookie throwing a no-hitter.

Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 24: The American League East Race

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.”
Break2: “Take Me Home” by After Midnight Project and a quote from A League of Their Own.

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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