Hang Up and Listen: The Lab Geek Rats and Pocket Squares Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on the San Francisco Giants’ World Series sweep and the start of the NBA season.
Posted Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at 6:33 PM
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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 the San Francisco Giants’ World Series sweep and whether the Detroit Tigers were affected by their long layoff. They’re then joined by Kevin Pelton, co-author of Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13, to discuss the Thunder’s decision to trade James Harden and his projections for the upcoming NBA season.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
- The Giants swept the Tigers to win the 2012 World Series.
- Were the Tigers hurt by the long layoff?
- ESPN’s David Schoenfield credits San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean.
- On Yahoo, Jeff Passan writes about the Giants’ clubhouse chemistry.
- On FanGraphs, Jeff Sullivan breaks down Sergio Romo’s World Series-clinching strikeout of Miguel Cabrera.
- Albert Brooks’ fake letter from Babe Ruth regarding a sick child.
- Kevin Pelton and Bradford Doolittle are the co-authors of Pro Basketball Prospectus 2012-13. You can download sample chapters here.
- The Thunder broke up its nucleus and shipped James Harden to the Rockets.
- Pelton analyzed the deal on Basketball Prospectus (subscription only).
- The New York Times’ Howard Beck says the Harden trade reflects Commissioner David Stern’s vision of the league.
- Preseason predictions from Basketball Prospectus and ESPN the Magazine.
- Reggie Miller scoffs at Basketball Prospectus’ projection that the Nuggets will have the best record in the Western conference.
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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." You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter.
Mike Pesca is a correspondent for National Public Radio who covers mostly sports.