Dave McKenna (Deadspin) joins us to talk about Peter Angelos's spotty record as a champion of the little guy, and reminisces about his legal tussles with Dan Snyder following the publication of a famous list of grievances. PLUS: comfort in the wake of the latest Bundy Troubles from none other than the Bard.
At long last! The much-anticipated 2015 Nickname Show, complete with over-complicated puns and excessive giggling. Every player on the current 40-man roster gets a nickname, except weirdos like Oliver Drake, because really?
Alan checks in with a remote report from points south on the experience of missing out on all the #OpeningWeek #Excitement. Is there life beyond baseball? Listen and discover...not the answer, exactly, but maybe something approaching it.
In which we lament the murky future of Matt Wieters, celebrate the expanding conversation around concussions in the NFL, and Chris Luther tries to convince us that wrestling is cool.
PLUS: Henry Urrutia keeps it sexy.
Mina Kimes (ESPN The Magazine) joins us to agitate for revolution in professional sports. Her recent column advocates the creation of a government-appointed "sports czar" to curb the anti-consumer tomfoolery of MLB, the NFL, the NBA, and the NHL.
PLUS: the Larry Bigbie Franchise Report returns to search for silver linings in the cloud of suspicion surrounding Everth Cabrera.
The Nelson Cruz Franchise Report considers the legacies of Tom Brady and Craig Biggio. Mike Petriello (Fangraphs, Mike Sciosia's Tragic Illness) joins us to talk about the Orioles' possibly-shrewd acquisition of Travis Snider, and Ben Masten casts Sam in the greatest role he's ever played: Alex Rodriguez's PR flunky Wheedly Smedlap.
Sam shares some fond (and not-so-fond) memories of growing up believing in the Myth of McDonald.