Effectively Wild Episode 1976: Season Preview Series: Dodgers and Cubs

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley joke about Kenta Maeda, who pitches well despite PitchCom giving up his signs, about spring training injuries (5:26), the pros and cons of pitchers starting to call their own pitches with PitchCom ( 9:03) and the reasons why racquets collectively seem to be swinging more often than they should (20:18). They then continue their preview series for the 2023 season (and pass halftime) by arguing with the Los Angeles Dodgers (40-01). Fabian Ardaya from the athleteand the Chicago Cubs (1:19:32) with Sahadev Sharma from the athleteplus Past Blast from 1976 (2:07:56).

EW Season Preview Series 2023

Audio intro: Faye, “Swing State”
Audio interstitial 1: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Requiem KV 626 – Lux Aeterna”
Audio interstitial 2: Andy Fairweather Low, “Halfway to Everything”
audio outro: Lucy Dacus, “Triple Dog Dare”

Link to ESPN on Maeda
Link to Turner-Hernández video
Link to the EW Schart discussion
Link to Rob Arthur on sign theft
Link to article about training without games
Link to Greinke, who calls up his own pitches
Link to Maddux calling own pitches
Link to old EW to call up your own parking spaces
Link to Scherzer on the legality of PitchCom
Link to ESPN on Pitchers Calling Pitches
Link to article on Padre’s pitch calls
Link to article on Burnes Pitch Calls
Link to Giants Pitch Calls article
Link to tweet about Ohtani pitch calls
Link to article on Cole pitch calls
Link to article on Severino pitch calls
Link to Scherzer Pitch Calls video
Link to swing hitter run values
Link to Tom Tango thread about swings
Link to Devan Fink on swings
Link to Eno Sarris on swings
Link to Swing decision Run Value
Link to Vargas not vibrating
Link to Tango about approaches by count
Link to Tango on sliders
Link to Tom Verducci on sliders
Link to Rob to play deeper
Link to Rob on BABIP/Defense
Link to Russell on OBP > BA
Link to FanGraph’s playoff odds
Link to FG Payroll Breakdown
Link to Dodgers offseason tracker
Link to Dodgers depth map
Link to Fabian on Syndergaard
Link to article about Heyward’s swing
Link to Fabian’s spring preview
Link to Dodger’s first round picks
Link to Fabian’s author archive
Link to Cubs offseason tracker
Link to Cubs Depth Chart
Link to the EW preview series wiki
Link to Pitch Lab post 2019
Link to Pitch Lab post 2022
Link to Sahadev on Hendricks
Link to Sahadev on Ricketts
Link to Sahadev on Bellinger
Link to Sahadev about Madrigal
Link to Sahadev on Taillon
Link to Sahadev about sweepers
Link to the EW Bellinger Roundtable
Link to Woodward about back picks
Link to Sahadev’s spring preview
Link to Sahadev’s author archive
Link to article source from 1976
Link to HoF page on shorts
Link to Paul Lukas on the shorts
Link to Chris Creamer on the shorts
Link to Costanza uniforms video
Link to David Lewis’ Twitter
Link to substack by David Lewis
Link to MLBTR on Painter
Link to CPBL 3-digit uniform
Link to three digit ump uniforms
Link to Spaceman Uni source
Link to Lee at 337

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