Episode 16: The Losers


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Stealing Home returns for Season 2 on a down note, as it were, by looking at some of the big losers in the game of baseball.

1899 Spiders

First up is the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, the losingest team in baseball history.


Then, I talk to Tim DeBlock and James Yasko, two writers and Astros fans, about our modern equivalent of the Spiders, the 2013 Astros.


And lovable loser turned momentary hero Jimmie Wilson is the MVP of My Heart.

(all music by David Temple)

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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

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I do not view this as a urination derby between Jack and me. We do have a common dislike of Bonds, although I think it’s safe to say that his runs a lot deeper than mine. My lack of affection is based on the fact that he treats people poorly

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