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July 29 2013 5:36 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The 165-Year-Old Hall of Famer Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the U.S. men’s soccer team’s Gold Cup victory, Peter King’s new website the MMQB, and Deacon White’s long journey to Cooperstown.

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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 analyze the U.S. men’s soccer team’s impressive showing at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They also discuss their first impressions of Peter King’s new football website, the MMQB. Finally, they talk with baseball historian Peter Morris about the Hall of Fame class of 2013, which includes 19th-century catcher Deacon White.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly rubbers:

Mike’s rubber: The trolls were out during Peter King’s recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session.

Stefan’s rubber: The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics include events such as the two-foot high kick, the seal hop, and the ear pull.

Josh’s rubber: Maryland may claim jousting as its official state sport, but Virginia is home to the National Jousting Hall of Fame.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Our intern is Michael Gerber.

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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.