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                  THE BASEBALL RABBI PODCAST

 

Welcome to The Baseball Rabbi Podcast - where Pesach Wolicki and Scott Kahn talk sabermetrics and baseball history, with a dose of fandom, fWAR, and Fenway.

Aug 20, 2019

The Orioles went 1-9 against the Yankees and Astros in one ten game stretch, but what they accomplished during that span was pretty amazing. (If you're an Orioles fan, it might be more horrifying than amazing, but that's a matter of perspective.) Pesach and Scott also look at the best pitchers in baseball, and argue...


Aug 13, 2019

The Mets have been on fire, and Pesach and Scott want to understand why. Apparently, there are some not-so-secret secrets if you look closely that might explain what's actually going on. (Hint: it's all about a new guy on the field.) Plus: beautiful Coors Field, the effect of parking lots on baseball history, and who's...


Aug 6, 2019

Bryce Harper's 2019 WAR shows that he's not very good. But Pesach, Scott, and special guest Moshe Schorr share the surprising WPA reality that when it comes to what actually matters in baseball, Harper is in the same league as Yellich, Bellinger, and Trout. They also analyze the Steroid Era, and discuss whether and why...


Jul 30, 2019

Which players had the greatest consecutive ten year stretches, using bWAR as a gauge? Join Pesach and Scott for a discussion about the results of this experiment, the greatness of Willie Mays and Walter Johnson, the relative merits of A-Rod and Pujols, Trout's place on the list, the missing catchers, and much more....


Jul 23, 2019

The Hall of Fame inducted its new members on Sunday, and the Baseball Rabbi is here to tell you amazing stats you never knew about each one of them. (Except Harold Baines. You already know everything you need to know about him.) Indeed, Pesach and Scott offer new ways of looking at Halladay, Mariano, Edgar, Mussina,...