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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.

Jul 7, 2020

Bobby Bonilla Day has come and gone, but the Baseball Rabbi isn't in the mood to celebrate the Mets' futility; Pesach and Scott would rather talk about why buying Bonilla out was a smart move for everyone. (Don't worry, there are plenty of other reasons to mock New York's NL club.) More importantly, in honor of the...


Jul 2, 2020

In 2018, Max Scherzer led MLB in strikeouts with 300, he led the National League in strikeouts per nine innings with 12.2, and he also led the NL in strikeout-to-walk ratio with 5.8. After reaching strikeout number 300, Scherzer gave a shout-out to catcher Matt Wieters for being the best at catching foul tips. Scherzer,...


Jun 30, 2020

With the baseball-loving population already frustrated with both players and ownership, MLB decided that it was the perfect time to tamper with tradition in order to shave a few minutes off games that go into extra innings. Scott asks Pesach if this is as stupid as it sounds, or if there's some super secret reasoning...


Jun 23, 2020

As Major League Baseball desperately tries not to destroy itself, one rare positive development has been the suggestion of a universal designated hitter. But what about tradition? What about strategy? What about logic? Lefty Grove never complained about batting! The Baseball Rabbi - Pesach in particular - destroys...


Jun 18, 2020

In 1979, Fred Lynn won the slash line triple crown by leading the AL in batting average, OBP, and slugging... but he came in fourth in the MVP balloting. Did any others with comparable seasons do as poorly in the MVP voting? What does the answer tell us? (Hint: Larry Walker is the star of this episode.) Plus:...