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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss Stephen Strasburg's elbow injury and Albert Pujols' and Tony La Russa's appearance at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally. Patrick Hruby also joins the podcast to discuss his recent article on the Madden video-game series.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
The Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg will need Tommy John surgery.
A 2002 study on the risk factors that cause pitchers to tear elbow ligaments.
Baseball injury expert Will Carroll on what happened to Strasburg.
Back in July, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper expressed concern about Strasburg's throwing motion.
Longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson on the biomechanics of throwing a baseball.
The St. Louis Cardinals' Tony La Russa and Albert Pujols appeared at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally.
Will Leitch argues on Deadspin that La Russa and Pujols are apolitical.
Buzz Bissinger tweets angrily about Pujols and La Russa.
The Pujols Family Foundation.
NFL linebacker Scott Fujita has advocated for gay rights.
David Remnick's 1987 Sports Illustrated profile of football player and activist Dave Meggyesy.
Patrick Hruby's ESPN.com feature on the past, present, and future of the Madden video-game franchise.
Chris Suellentrop's 2003 Slate assessment of the Madden games.
Suellentrop's Wired feature on how the Madden games have changed the way football is played.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly turduckens:
Mike's turducken: How the Italian Mafia passed messages from jail using a soccer television show.
Stefan's turducken: Racial stereotyping at the Little League World Series.
Josh's turducken: The divorce of Los Angeles Dodgers owners Jamie and Frank McCourt, as documented by dodgerdivorce.com.
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