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February 22, 2013

BP Unfiltered

Hear Baseball Everywhere

You can hear your favorite team in places you never thought possible.

In today's modern age, we are spoiled as baseball fans when it comes to listening to radio broadcasts. As I compose this story, I am listening to the a radio broadcast of the Tigers and Braves playing a game about 30 miles from my house. Ten years ago, it would have been very tough to find any radio broadcast for spring training. Satellite or streaming radio does spoil us as fans today, but the terrestrial radio market is still alive. In fact, some odd outposts of North America are broadcasting radio games all throughout the baseball season. 

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 146: 2013 Season Preview Series: Miami Marlins

Ben and Sam preview the Marlins' season with Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez (at 16:59).



Ben and Sam preview the Marlins' season with Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Sun-Sentinel Marlins beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez (at 16:59).

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February 21, 2013

BP Unfiltered

Home Run Rates and Elbow Injuries UPDATED

Why do pitchers who allow fewer home runs hurt their elbows more often?

If you haven't read Russell A. Carleton's article from Monday on the factors that really predict pitcher injuries, go do that now. Then listen to his subsequent tour of the baseball podcast circuit, from Buster Olney's Baseball Tonight to Ian Miller's and Riley Breckenridge's Prodcast. I'll wait.

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 145: 2013 Season Preview Series: New York Mets

Ben and Sam preview the Mets' season with Jason Wojciechowski, and Pete talks to Newsday baseball columnist David Lennon (at 22:11).



Ben and Sam preview the Mets' season with Jason Wojciechowski, and Pete talks to Newsday baseball columnist David Lennon (at 22:11).

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February 20, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 144: 2013 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies

Ben and Sam preview the Phillies' season with Paul Sporer, and Pete talks to CSNPhilly.com Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury (at 19:27).



Ben and Sam preview the Phillies' season with Paul Sporer, and Pete talks to CSNPhilly.com Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury (at 19:27).

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February 19, 2013

BP Fantasy Podcast

Episode 33: Get Well Soon, Jason

Shortstops, get your shortstops here!

Paul takes over the show as Jason is on the DL. He welcomes back Mike Gianella to co-host the show as they review shortstops and interview new colleague Bret Sayre about dynasty leagues.

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Wezen-Ball

Century City

The 2004 series "Century City" once tackled the legal issues of a mechanically-enhanced ballplayer.

The 2004 CBS drama "Century City" was a lot like every other courtroom drama on television: A charming and unbelievably altruistic character in the lead, an obnoxious prig in one office, a beautiful young lawyer in another, and a diverse cast of ambitious and energetic lawyers and paralegals rounding out the rest of the firm. In "Century City," however, this came with a twist: The show took place in Los Angeles circa 2030. In this setting, the show could tackle genetic profiling, cloning and other pushing-the-envelope topics all in front of holographic judges. In "Love and Games," the series' third episode, the topic was the bionic enhancement of professional baseball players.


The episode is currently available on Hulu.

A college shortstop (played by Brad, the oldest son from "Home Improvement") who was promised he would be chosen with the number-one overall pick in the draft plummets to the final pick of the draft. He is chosen by the expansion San Fernando Valley Coyotes, who make the choice after some serious cajoling from Brad's lawyer. The reason for the drop? Brad has a bionic eye, the result of an accident at age 18. The league has a rule against players with mechanical enhancements and tries to keep Brad out, leading to a lawsuit by Brad and his lawyers. Meanwhile, Brad faces prejudice on the outside. After getting spiked in the arm by a teammate at practice, the teammate spits out, "Why don't you just get a new arm?" A Jackie Robinson reference also finds its way into the episode.

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BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 143: 2013 Season Preview Series: Atlanta Braves

Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Zachary Levine, and Pete talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist Mark Bradley (at 16:42).



Ben and Sam preview the Braves' season with Zachary Levine, and Pete talks to Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist Mark Bradley (at 16:42).

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