Effectively Wild Episode 1169: Trout on a Trampoline

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Mike Trout’s trampoline encounter, a Matt Albers update, Ryan Braun’s rumored move to second base, the belated demise of Chief Wahoo, and Ben’s article about the 1995 Homestead spring training camp for free agents. Then they talk to Hardball Times author Stephanie Springer about cupping, magnetic chairs, cryotherapy, and other examples of baseball pseudoscience before bringing on listener Michael Mountain to discuss his planned 35-day, 30-ballpark baseball road trip.

Audio intro: Neil Young, "The Old Homestead"
Audio interstitial: Slothrust, "Pseudo Culture"
Audio interstitial 2: Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Road Trippin’"
Audio outro: The Sadies, "Song of the Chief Musician, Pt. 2"

Link to Mike Trout trampoline photo
Link to Ben’s Homestead spring training article
Link to Stephanie’s baseball pseudoscience article
Link to Michael’s road-trip Facebook group post

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