Sports bubble: Hang Up and Listen on the MLB playoffs, the NBA’s big TV deal, and Roy Blount Jr.’s About Three Bricks Shy of a Load.

Are We Too Busy Complaining About Dumb Managers to Enjoy the Baseball Playoffs?

Are We Too Busy Complaining About Dumb Managers to Enjoy the Baseball Playoffs?

Slate's sports podcast.
Oct. 9 2014 4:55 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Live at Galapagos Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the baseball playoffs, the NBA’s big TV deal, and Roy Blount Jr.’s About Three Bricks Shy of a Load.

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This week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca is a special live show from Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Stefan, Josh, and Mike discuss the exciting opening week of the baseball playoffs and whether we’re ruining it by complaining about how dumb the managers are. They also discuss the NBA’s new $24 billion TV deal and whether the TV sports bubble is about to burst. And they are joined by Roy Blount Jr. to discuss his classic book on the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, About Three Bricks Shy of a Load.

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

Hang Up and Listen’s Frenchy’s goldfish:

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Mike’s Frenchy’s goldfish: Joe Garagiola’s obsession with Jose Canseco’s arms, and his refusal to believe that Canseco was taking steroids.

Stefan’s Frenchy’s goldfish: The history of pitch invasions in Major League Baseball, from the Washington Senators’ World Series win in 1924 to modern times.

Josh’s Frenchy’s goldfish: Did Howard Cosell help popularize ballpark nachos? (Ricos.com says yes.)

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

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