The Other Dream Team, Broke, 9.79*, There’s No Place Like Home: Hang Up and Listen on the MLB playoffs and four new sports documentaries.
Slate’s Sports Podcast on Two Great Sports Documentaries and Two Terrible Ones
Slate's sports podcast.
Oct. 8 2012 6:53 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Put a Star on that Asterisk Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the infield fly rule, the fluky MLB playoffs, and four new sports documentaries.

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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 MLB playoffs, including the controversial infield fly call, Al Alburquerque’s kiss, and the fluky nature of the sudden-death wild-card round. They also talk about four new sports documentaries: The Other Dream Team, Broke, 9.79*, and There’s No Place Like Home.

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Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic and is 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.