Hang Up and Listen on Heat-Mavericks, Nadal-Federer, and Buster Posey.

Slate's sports podcast.
June 6 2011 6:18 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Tennis' Earl Campbell Edition

Slate's sports podcast on the NBA Finals, Rafael Nadal's French Open win over Roger Federer, and Buster Posey's season-ending injury.

Click here to subscribe in iTunes. Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Become a fan of Hang Up and Listen on Facebook. Leave us a note, answer Mike's trivia question, and see what other listeners have to say about the latest podcast.

Listen to "Hang Up and Listen" with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below or by opening this player in another tab:

You can download the podcast, or you can subscribe to the weekly Hang Up and Listen podcast feed in iTunes. (If you'd prefer to subscribe to the podcast in a program other than iTunes, here's the direct link to the Hang Up and Listen RSS feed.)

In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the first three games of the NBA Finals between Dallas and Miami. Guest Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated also joins the show to talk about Rafael Nadal's French Open win over Roger Federer and other French Open happenings. In the final segment, they discuss Buster Posey's season-ending injury and the ethics of smashing into home plate.

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

The Heat beat the Mavericks 88-86 to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
Mike's question to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade after Game 2.
Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer to win the French Open.
Jon's recap of the tournament for Sports Illustrated.
Li Na is China's first grand slam winner.
Is Nadal the best tennis player ever?
Sports Illustrated
's S.L. Price on Nadal's possible decline.
Price's S.I. feature on Novak Djokovic.
Video of the Marlins' Scott Cousins plowing into Giants catcher Buster Posey.
Giants general manager Brian Sabean said, "If I never hear from Cousins again or he never plays another game in the big leagues, I think we'll all be happy."
Is Sabean a hypocrite?
Cousins defended the play; Posey said he's "not out to vilify Scott."
Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench says the play was Posey's fault.
ESPN.com's Jayson Stark on whether the rules should be changed.
The Baseball Codes blog on Sabean, plate collisions, and retaliation.
The Yankees' Mark Teixeira smashed into Bobby Wilson last year, giving the Angels catcher a concussion.

Hang Up and Listen's weekly Fosses:

Mike's Fosse: The 1964 NBA Finals, and Red Auerbach getting pelted with paper hatchets.
Stefan's Fosse: The 418-match winning streak of wheelchair tennis player Esther Vergeer.
Josh's Fosse:   Catching up with Usain Bolt.

Podcast production and edit by Abdullah Rufus.


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

Like Slate on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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 Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Trending News Channel
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.