2014 World Series: Hang Up and Listen on the Royals-Giants matchup, biometrics in the NBA, and Bob Ryan’s new book, Scribe.

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Oct. 20 2014 4:40 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Whimsy Watch Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the World Series, the ethics of sports biometrics, and Bob Ryan’s new book, Scribe.

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Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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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 talk to Grantland’s Jonah Keri about how the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants ended up in the World Series, the greatness of Giants manager Bruce Bochy, and the intentionality of the Royals’ team design. They discuss NBA teams’ increasing use of biometric data and the accompanying ethical considerations, and they interview legendary Boston Globe writer Bob Ryan about his early days at the Globe, how sports journalism has evolved, and his new book, Scribe.

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

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Hang Up and Listen’s Little League slops:

Mike’s Little League slop: Signing up to end an overused sports cliché.

Stefan’s Little League slop: Pining for more Greek-on-Greek action in Major League Baseball.

Josh’s Little League Slop: Uncovering Joe Louis’ impact on the game of golf.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca kvetch about new Jet Percy Harvin and team chemistry. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo. Links compiled by Chris Laskowski.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.