Jurgen Klinsmann U.S. soccer: Hang Up and Listen on the baseball playoffs, America’s loss to Mexico in the Rose Bowl, and a rash of deaths in high-school football.

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Oct. 13 2015 5:02 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Coriolis Force-Assisted Field-Goal Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the Major League Baseball playoffs, U.S.-Mexico soccer, and deaths in high-school football.


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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and guest panelist Emma Span talk about the start of the Major League Baseball playoffs. Author Robert Andrew Powell joins them to scrutinize the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s 3–2 loss to Mexico and the future of head coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Finally, they discuss the sadly routine deaths of high-school football players and whether anything can be done about it.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Albanian drones:

Mike’s Albanian drone: Analyzing Turner baseball analyst Cal Ripken Jr.

Emma’s Albanian drone: The 1989 Astros-related movie Night Game.


Stefan’s Albanian drone: Football’s historic use of the special helmet.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan Fatsis, Mike Pesca, and Emma Span discuss Jessica Mendoza’s debut as ESPN baseball color commentator and the misogynistic response it triggered. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Zack Dinerstein.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.