Effectively Wild Episode 1302: No True Outcomes

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Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about Robinson Cano, Madison Bumgarner, and Paul Goldschmidt trade rumors, what makes for a slow or exciting offseason, and the cooling effect that superteams can have on the hot stove, then (16:14) bring on Superpesis marketing and communications director Jussi Pyysalo to talk about the Finnish national sport of Pesäpallo, or Finnish Baseball, touching on its origins, popularity, similarities to and differences from baseball, strategic complexity, gender equality, shorter games and lack of strikeouts, walks, and home runs, international expansion, best player, potential to produce baseball prospects, capacity to be followed from afar, and more.

Audio intro: Queen, "Play the Game"
Audio interstitial: Monty Python, "Finland"
Audio outro: Death Cab for Cutie, "Different Names for the Same Thing"

Link to Jeff’s Bumgarner post
Link to Zach Kram on roster retention
Introduction to pesäpallo
Official rules of pesäpallo
Pesäpallo rules explainer video
Link to pesäpallo WSJ piece
Link to pesäpallo NYT piece
Link to EW Secret Santa sign-up

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