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Ducksnort Baseball Podcast

Ducksnort is a baseball podcast that approaches the game in a light-hearted but analytical way -- in other words, an antidote to hot take-style sports commentary. With tonal cousins that range from Ball Four to Baseketball, Ducksnort is made for fans looking to be both entertained and informed. Hosted by comedians and featuring expert guests, every episode of Ducksnort is a freewheeling discussion on the latest happenings, long history, weird quirks, crazy stats, and best stories of America’s pastime… BASEBALL.

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57: Which Playoff Race Is Most Interesting?

The Ducksnort boys convene to rank which playoff races are most interesting (hint: not the AL Central). Plus we break down the wide...
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56: Sawx and Sox

The Ducksnort boys break down why this year’s Red Sox are so much better than last year’s Red Sox, and whether they can’t count...
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55: Trade Deadline Lighting Pod!

The Ducksnort Boys convene with instant reactions on all the trade deadline deals, including the Pirates puzzling acquisition of Chris Archer, the...
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54: Dave Winfield

Off the Bench Baseball’s Sean Morash joins Ducksnort to share his interview with Hall of Famer Dave Winfield and Don Baylor Jr. Winfield talks...
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53: Can the All-Star Game be Improved?

On this week’s episode, Greg pitches Wayland some ideas for how All-Star weekend can be improved. Plus we break down why the Cardinals’ decision...
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52: Surprises and Disappointments

After a weeklong vacation to rival Bones conventions, the Ducksnort boys are back in action. We pick the most pleasant surprises and biggest disappointments...
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51: The Biggest Story of the Season?

It’s been a season of small stories, so the Ducksnort boys try to figure out which one has been the biggest. But not before...
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50: Expansion and Realignment

Rumors are flying about the possibility of expansion and realignment in Major League Baseball. Greg and guest host Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) break...
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49: Verlander vs. Scherzer

The two best pitchers in baseball continue to defy age and physics -- but who will be better over the rest of the season?...
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48: The NL West is a clusterf@#$

Who’s going to win the NL West? That’s the big question on the Ducksnort Boys’ minds, and we try to figure out an answer...
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47: The Two Month MLB Check-In

The 2018 season is ⅓ of the way complete, so it’s a good time to check which teams are overperforming or underperforming, and guess...
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46: Cano and Romo and Jojo (Crede)

Robinson Cano got popped for steroids, and we're kind of bummed about it. Greg and Wayland break down why this one hurts a...
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45: WTF is up with the AL Central? w/ Justin Volman

The Indians are hovering around .500… and in first place. The Royals have won 13 games… and aren’t in last place. So what’s up...
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44: Pujols, Ichiro, and the Inexorable March of Time

The Ducksnort boys dive into a packed week of MLB news, including Albert Pujols’s 3,000th hit and Ichiro Suzuki’s retirement. Greg and...
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43: The Dodgers Lose Corey Seager w/ Evan Riney

Greg and Wayland react to the news that Corey Seager will miss the rest of the season, and break down exactly how much trouble...
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42: MLB Player Pick ‘Em w/ Max Frankel

Off The Bench co-founder Max Frankel stops by to discuss his latest roster experimentation project in Out Of The Park Baseball, and play a...
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41: “The Save America’s Pastime Act” w/ Levi Weaver

The Athletic’s Levi Weaver joins Ducksnort to explain how Major League Baseball is artificially deflating minor league salaries through political lobbying, and the ways...
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40: A Cold, Weird Start

Wayland and Greg are guest-less, so they cozy up together and talk about the extremely cold start to the 2018 baseball season. They also...
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39: “The second evilest empire” w/ Sandeep Parikh

Actor/writer Sandeep Parikh stops by to discuss growing up as the son of Indian immigrants and becoming a Red Sox fan as a survival...
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38: Season Preview w/ Sean Morash

Sean Morash, the co-founder of Off The Bench Baseball, dials in from the Pirates Spring Training facility to help launch a new partnership between...
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37: MLB Injury Draft w/ Greg Gallant

Comedian Greg Gallant joins Ducksnort for a special Injury Draft, in which each player picks a team of the worst injuries a baseball player...
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36: “The Yankees are good again, idiots” w/ Eric Acosta

Rick and Morty’s Eric Acosta stops by to talk about the best and worst baseball movies, as well as which MLB stories we’d...
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35: “All roads lead to Eric Hosmer” w/ Dan Szymborski

ESPN’s resident stats expert Dan Szymborski joins us to talk about his organizational power rankings, the ZiPS projection system, and make Over/Under picks for...
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34: “Pitchers and Catchers” w/ Steve Hofstetter

Comedian Steve Hofstetter (MLB Network, Sports Illustrated) talks about the slow offseason, possible collusion, how minor leaguers are getting royally screwed, and the Mets’...
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33: “Twenty-nine GM’s and Derek Jeter” w/ Chris Cotillo

SB Nation’s MLB Insider Chris Cotillo tells us about his experience at this year’s Winter Meetings, exchanging info with agents and front offices, and...
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32: “Tell us what to appreciate” w/ John Thorn

MLB’s official historian John Thorn joins Ducksnort to discuss how the recently concluded World Series can be viewed from a historical perspective, and how...
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31: “Game 5 Hangover” w/ Dodge Greenley

Recorded immediately after the epic ending to World Series Game 5, the Ducksnort Boys make their predictions for how the series will end and...
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30: World Series SPECTACULAR w/ True Blue LA & The Crawfish Boxes

Astros blogger Ryan Dunsmore (The Crawfish Boxes) and Dodgers blogger Eric Stephen (True Blue LA) join Ducksnort to preview the World Series, including keys...
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29: “The Kirk Gibson Curse” w/ Joe Posnanski & Carl Tart

MLB.com’s Joe Posnanski gives us his big takeaways from the playoffs so far, including changing bullpen usage and sky-high strikeout numbers, plus tells us...
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28: “Roast Beef and Ketchup” w/Matthew Brian Cohen

Wayland and Joe welcome Matthew Brian Cohen back to the Ducksnort studios. They talk about the MLB playoffs, how the Yankees are shaping up...
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27: “Jinx the Cubs” w/ Greg Gallant & Blake Rosier

The Ducksnort Boys make postseason predictions, which includes Greg hating on the Twins and trying to jinx the Cubs. Then Braves fan Greg Gallant...
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26: “Sons of Bitches” w/ Megan Brown, Matt Rath, Koz McRae

Greg, Joe and guest host Matt Rath join the big political/sports debate of the past week by discussing MLB catcher Bruce Maxwell joining the...
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25: “Dave Roberts’ seat is ice cold” w/ Eric Stephen & Ego Nwodim

True Blue LA managing editor Eric Stephen stops by to talk about the Dodgers’ bipolar season, including their recent 1-16 stretch, Dave Roberts’s managerial...
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“There is no White Sox nation” w/ Jim Margalus & Mark Schroeder

South Side Sox managing editor Jim Margalus talks about the stages of a rebuilding team, the Indians’ epic winning streak, the evolution of sports...
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23: “Hank Aaron is a big wussie” w/ Eric Acosta & Josh Simpson

Greg, Joe, and guest host Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) discuss the benefits and mysteries of September call-ups, and their feelings on the start...
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22: “The Sandlot represents the military-industrial complex” w/ Alex Fernie & Ben Axelrad

Comedy writer and Tigers fan Ben Axelrad (Definitely Dying podcast) breaks down the Tigers-Yankees brawl, including Miguel Cabrera’s poor fighting technique, Gary Sanchez’s sucker...
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21: “…makes you think of Buck O’Neil” w/ Ryan Meharry & David Brown

The AL Wild Card Race is complete chaos, but Wayland and Greg try to pick the likely winners, as well as who they’d prefer...
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20: “Aaron Judge was a crybaby” w/ Louie Lechich & Anais Fairweather

White Sox prospect Louie Lechich talks about playing with Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, his conversion from centerfielder to relief pitcher, and why the...
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19: “Because I’m Canadian” w/ Jonah Keri & Michael Capristo

The Dodgers are playing historically great baseball, so Greg and Wayland try to figure out what it would take to beat them. Then sportswriter...
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18: “You’ll never be as good as your dad” w/ Mike Mitchell & George...

Greg and Wayland rank the 2017 Hall of Famers, salute Adrian Beltre for his 3,000th hit, and express shock at deadline trades (including some...
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17: “Cancel my magazine subscriptions” w/ Jason Benetti & Marcy Jarreau

Greg and Wayland talk about how bullpen usage might shape the trade deadline and playoffs, and wonder if anyone cares about the boring stuff...
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16: “The Food Network is huge right now” w/ Casey Feigh & Evan Riney

Greg and Wayland break down the Jose Quintana trade from the point-of-view of a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan, respectively, and Wayland...
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15: “Apologize to Stan Musial right now” w/ Johnny Meeks & Dan Lippert

The Ducksnort boys preview the All Star Game and suggest ways to get your baseball fix during the two baseball-less days afterwards. Then actor/comedian...
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“Mike Piazza Always Said…” w/ Cody Kopp & Jess Seay-Klatt

Wayland and Joe talk about how Joe’s views of baseball have changed since starting the podcast. Then comedian/Diamondbacks fan Cody Kopp talks about the...
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13: “How much do you think Max Kepler makes?” w/ Megan Brown & Paige...

Greg and Wayland try to decide who would win an Astros-Dodgers World Series, plus what the baseball equivalent of Air Jordans is. Then baseball...
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12: “Robo-Vin Scully” w/ Lana Berry & Patrick McDonald

The Ducksnort Boys share Father’s Day baseball memories (one of them involves sabotage) and weigh whether the Royals and Blue Jays should buy...
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11: “I’ve been rejected on two Kiss Cams” w/ Matty Smith & Katie Plattner

Inspired by Scooter Gennett’s four home run game, Greg and Wayland play “Would You Rather” with incredible baseball achievements, and talk about their...
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10: “I’m Mr. Met and I’m a New Yorker” w/ Anna Kryczka & Anthony...

Greg and Wayland discuss Albert Pujols’s 600th home run and Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter, the mysterious comings and goings of a pitcher’s best stuff, and...
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9: “I’m better than two Mike Trouts” w/ Matt Cordova & Josh Monk

The Ducksnort boys review the most disappointing teams of 2017 (hi Mets!), then talk baseball superstitions after Greg jinxed (aka “Dursted”) Miguel Gonzalez’s perfect...
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8: “Touch Me, I’m Sick” w/ Devin Field & Jeff Johnson

A trip to Angels Stadium for Mike Trout bobblehead night prompts the Ducksnort boys to discuss the lack of great pitchers amongst baseball’s young...