Effectively Wild Episode 1248: Hustle and Slow

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about the Zach Britton and Nathan Eovaldi trades, the Yankees’ unbelievable bullpen, the Rays’ most recent Sergio Romo experiment, and the Gary Sanchez hustle/groin-strain saga, follow up on athletes dominating lesser competition and Noah Syndergaard’s latest affliction, then answer emails about Odubel Herrera, Rhys Hoskins, how a bad fielder affects a better fielder’s positioning, and the future of specialty coaches. Lastly, they bring on comedian Jim Jefferies (57:06) to discuss the down-and-up Dodgers, being a celebrity fan, the sport’s pace of play, how he learned to love baseball after moving to the U.S., baseball vs. cricket, the use of stats in baseball and cricket, steroids, Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper, and more.

Audio intro: Gord Downie, "The East Wind"
Audio interstitial: The White Stripes, "Jimmy the Exploder"
Audio outro: Lou Reed, "Oh, Jim"

Link to Ben’s article about Cano’s hustle
Link to community manager ratings

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Naga
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Naga

Repping solid Gord Downie music choice. I greatly approve.