Looking for Baseball’s LeBron
Back on the same coast, Bobby and Alex discuss the Andrew McCutchen at length, dive down the rabbit hole of what a 50 inning baseball game would look like (not baseball, is the answer), take a bite out of Prince Fielder’s wonderfully bizarre food show, and answer a listener question — their very first! — about the possibilities of trading from scrub to star. Then they have an in-depth conversation about why baseball doesn’t have a LeBron equivalent; i.e., an ambassador for the game who becomes a worthy interview on things beyond the sport itself. They wrap it up by bringing back an old friend and seeing how the offseason is treating him.
Songs featured in this episode:
Foxygen — “In The Darkness” • Sleater-Kinney — “A New Wave” • Modern English — “I Melt With You” • The Jackson 5 — “ABC”
Header photo: Arturo Pardavila III