Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 26: Remembering Jose Fernandez

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Today, the Crowding the Plate Podcast starts with Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen remembering Jose Fernandez and the far too short, but extremely fun, career he gifted us. In his four short years in the bigs, Fernandez showed us what true love for baseball looked like. He may no longer be with us, but here’s […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 25: The San Francisco Giants Collapse

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Last Word on Baseball Giants correspondent Daniel Sperry joins the show to talk about what exactly happened to the San Francisco Giants this season. Their mid-season collapse has allowed a battered Los Angeles Dodgers team to storm in for the NL West lead. Their bullpen has been an adventure. The offense has regressed. Daniel gets to […] READ MORE


The AL Wild Card Logjam

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With a week and a half remaining in the 2016 MLB season, the American League is as close as it could be. Six teams stand separated by only 3.5 games, and the end of September is sizing up to be as chaotic as ever. When the second Wild Card was brought in for the 2012 […] READ MORE


New York Yankees Youth Movement

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For the longest time, the New York Yankees have been called the “Evil Empire” due to their financial clout and ability to sign any free agents of their choosing. A funny thing has happened in 2016 though; after seemingly punting on the season at the trade deadline, the Yankees have managed to not only stay […] READ MORE