Girls in baseball, sneakers, and Scrabble on Hang Up and Listen.

Girls Are Steered Away From Baseball. One Team Is Here to Change That.

Girls Are Steered Away From Baseball. One Team Is Here to Change That.

Slate's sports podcast.
July 31 2017 4:21 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Greyhens Not Grayhens Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on girls in baseball, the death of high-top sneakers, and Scrabble.


Listen to Hang Up and Listen with Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin:


In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Jessica Luther to discuss her recent profile of an all-girls youth baseball team and why so few girls play the sport. Writer Dan Nosowitz also comes on the show to talk about the death of the high-top basketball sneaker and how Kobe Bryant allegedly started the trend. Finally, newly crowned North American Scrabble champion Will Anderson discusses UMBELULE and other great plays, and whether hot streaks exist in Scrabble.

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


Hang Up and Listen’s weekly DOUBLOONS:

Stefan’s DOUBLOON: The Miracle on 33rd Street, No. 1 on Stefan’s top-five sports moments list (inspired by Johnny Carver’s Twitter).

Josh’s DOUBLOON: Honoring Josh’s top-five athletes of all time, including an honest Roger Federer pick and Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh discuss how more pre-Twitter sports moments would have broken Twitter. Visit and try it free for two weeks.

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