Hang Up and Listen on the Masters, Manny Ramirez, and Derrick Rose.

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Slate's sports podcast on the Masters, Manny Ramirez, and Derrick Rose.

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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 Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jim Nantz, Butler Cabin, and everything else at the Masters. They also talk about Manny Ramirez's positive drug test and sudden retirement, and the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose's remarkable season and MVP candidacy.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

South African Charl Schwartzel shot a final round 66 to win the Masters.
Tiger Woods missed a lot of short putts.
Slate's Michael Agger on what Tiger needs to do to regain his winning form.
Sports Illustrated's Joe Posnanski on whether we can write off Tiger.
Golfers don't putt better as they get older.
Devil Ball Golf investigates the long putter; Tom Watson, among others, considers it cheating.
The Guardian's takedown of Butler Cabin.
"I like to have the Masters on my mind 365," says Jim Nantz.
Slate's Jack Shafer on the New York Times' saturation coverage on the lack of female members at Augusta.
CBS' Gary McCord doesn't appear on the network's Masters telecasts because of remarks he made in the 1990s that the Augusta membership considered derogatory.
Slate's Tom Scocca on Manny Ramirez, the hero of the steroid era.
Yahoo's Jeff Passan on Manny, a "superlative talent and undeniable waste."
Joe Posnanski on Manny.
The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo finds Manny "baffling".
ESPN.com's Bill Simmons makes the case for Derrick Rose, NBA MVP.
Simmons' colleague John Hollinger says Rose partisans are "pulling the lever for the story." (Link is subscriber only.)

Hang Up and Listen's weekly wombat swings:

Mike's wombat swing: Auburn gymnast Rachel Inniss, who strikes the Heisman pose during her floor routine.
Stefan's wombat swing: The joys of baseball-reference.com sponsorships. (Here's a list of the most expensive players, and here's a compilation of some of the best sponsor messages.)
Josh's wombat swing: Tom Verducci's 1996 Sports Illustrated story on Ken Caminiti's love of Snickers and Verducci's 2002 SI story on Caminiti and steroids.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.

You can e-mail us at hangup@slate.com.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. Email him at sfatsis9@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter.

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor. You can email him at sportsnut@slate.com, visit his website, and follow him on Twitter.

Mike Pesca is the host of Slate’s upcoming daily podcast. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.