Mayweather-Pacquiao: Hang Up and Listen on the long-awaited boxing match, A-Rod and Kobe, and making baseball games faster.

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Feb. 23 2015 4:42 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Two Guys Punching Each Other in the Face Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on Mayweather–Pacquiao, Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant, and rules for making baseball games faster


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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 are joined by Grantland’s Eric Raskin to discuss the long-awaited boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. They also talk about Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant, both of whom are aiming for media makeovers as their careers come to an end. Finally, they look at new rules designed to make baseball speedier, and whether faster games will be any more exciting.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Human Rain Delays:

Mike’s Human Rain Delay: Thanks in part to some terrible competition, UConn women’s basketball is as dominant as ever.

Stefan’s Human Rain Delay: A history of the four corners and an infamous low-scoring college basketball game.

Josh’s Human Rain Delay: The Princeton professor who invented a gun that shot baseballs.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the latest twists in the ongoing, weirder-by-the-day Deflategate saga. Slate Plus members get an ad-free version of this podcast with bonus segments. Visit and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

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