Tipping Pitches

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Bobby and Alex are joined by Lauren Walker, Jane Ost, and Stephen Hesson of Batting Around to talk about the weirdest and dumbest things that happened on and off the field this season, including Javy Báez magic, All-Star Game meltdowns, pine ta
Alex and Bobby talk with Ted Waechter, organizer with UNITE HERE Local 2, about the recent strike vote among Oracle Park concessions workers and what they’re demanding from the Giants. Then they try to break down MLB’s proposed changes to servi
Bobby and Alex talk about advice columns, the side of baseball’s rags to riches stories that doesn’t get discussed, and what the Orioles show us about the state of tanking in baseball. Then they answer listener voicemails about a player’s union
Alex and Bobby discuss the Dodgers City Connect jerseys (and whether they mailed them in), before being joined by Craig Calcaterra to talk about having a full baseball season back, MLB's big bet on gambling, the upcoming labor fight, unionizing
Alex and Bobby banter about their superstitions while playing — or watching — baseball. Then they share thoughts on the Field of Dreams game and what actually made it special, as well as Buster Olney’s reporting on the Angels’ supposed limited
Bobby and Alex toast to four years of the podcast by discussing — what else — an article about minor league housing, what the potential partnership between MLB and Barstool Sports says about the league’s priorities, and shenanigans at the trade
Bobby and Alex decide to dive deeper into the furor around some recent New Era hat drops and try to break down how the fitted cap community differs from the average baseball fan. To do that, they turn to Benjamin Christensen, a community events
Alex and Bobby talk about the soon-to-be Cleveland Guardians and probe how genuine this transition has felt, check in on a pivotal vote to keep the A’s in Oakland, and read about — shocker! — minor leaguers in poor living conditions. This week’
Alex and Bobby banter about the All-Star Break festivities and Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby prowess. Then they discuss the impasse in the Oakland A’s ballpark negotiations and John Fisher’s vision for his legacy, as well as player comments abou
This week, Bobby and Alex examine a Pro Publica that uncovers the ways sports owners weaponize their franchises to avoid paying taxes (spoiler alert: it's as frustrating as it sounds!). This week’s Three Up, Three Down features a disappointing
In this re-heat of a 2019 episode, Bobby and Alex discuss their jealousy for the way that other sports dominate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, and try to envision how baseball could do the same. What holiday should we choose? Would i
Alex and Bobby get some stock tips courtesy of a Ross Stripling column, explore what the Supreme Court’s ruling against the NCAA could mean for baseball’s anti-trust exemption, and answer some voicemails on the All-Star Game jerseys, concession
Bobby and Alex welcome on former relief pitcher and current dad Jerry Blevins to talk about being a union guy, memorable mound visits, foreign substances, his experience in the minor leagues, locker room movies, and more in a series of nine(-is
Alex and Bobby chat about the worst billionaire who could own a baseball team, and why it’s Elon Musk. Then they break down Pete Alonso’s ball manipulation theory and look at how it impacts the upcoming CBA expiration, as well as what issues co
Bobby and Alex banter about their potential submissions for Alex Rodriguez’s contest to win $96,000. Then they talk about foreign substances and why the discourse around it is already exhausting, as well as Bob Brenly’s comment about Marcus Str
Alex and Bobby talk about New Era’s ill-advised local market caps and Javier Báez forcing the miscue of the century. Then they talk about Mike Shildt and MLB’s mailed-in campaign against foreign substances, as well as Keith Olbermann's insisten
Bobby and Alex dive far too deep into the Tony La Russa/Yermín Mercedes saga and then check in on the stadium stalemate in Oakland. Then they listen to a couple voicemails about players you dislike on your favorite team and Jim Crane’s real est
Mid-week special! Alex and Bobby talk about the Houston Astros providing housing for players and give quick reactions to the Oakland A’s ballpark ultimatum. Then they bring on Alex Coffey, A’s beat writer for The Athletic, to break down how neg
Bobby and Alex talk Kevin McCarthy’s ramblings on the All-Star Game move, the return of minor league baseball, an unceremonious halt to Albert Pujols’s career, and #RatcoonGate in New York. Then they take some calls on franchises half-heartedly
Alex and Bobby banter about Rob Manfred and pace of play vs. betting, and listen to a couple voicemails about some downtrodden teams. Then they bring on Kyle Bandujo, host of “Big Screen Sports” and “From Phenom to Farm,” to talk about the real
Alex and Bobby break down A-Rod’s takes on social media, electronics, spreadsheet, and more. Then they bring on incoming associate editor at Baseball Prospectus Shaker Samman to unfold his theory of consecutive perfect games, as well as what th
Alex and Bobby discuss conspiracy theories about the end of Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s relationship, the thrill of the Dodgers and Padres, and the experiment of moving back the mound. Then they bring on Mike Schubert for a preview of h
Bobby and Alex talk Alex Rodriguez finally getting his sports team, MLB’s timely investigation of pitchers using foreign substances, what would change if the league’s anti-trust exemption was actually stripped away, and host families in a pande
Alex and Bobby ring in the new season by talking about a hypothetical Red Sox losing streak and COVID cases abound on the Nationals. Then they discuss Francisco Lindor’s extension with the Mets and how it fits into baseball financial landscape,
Part 1 featured the obvious — Tatis, Lindor, even Bau*r. But part 2 is where the depth of this year's draft really starts to show. Tune in to hear Jake Mintz, Jordan Shusterman, Meg Rowley, and Randy Wilkins round out the rest of the 2021 All-G
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