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The Keith Law Show is a once-a-week potpourri of baseball information. From prospects to the draft to the latest trends and trades, Keith will make sense of it all with great guests from all corners of the game.

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    2022 MLB Draft Prep w/Eric Longenhagen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 57:46

    Keith is joined by Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs to discuss the upcoming MLB draft, how the Orioles are likely thinking about their selection with the first overall pick, Termarr Johnson's incredible swing and makeup, the Royals' ongoing struggle to develop pitching, the Rockies' options at Pick 10, the Mets' options with the 11th and 14th selections, a big potential haul awaiting the Reds with extra early-round selections, and much more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Eric on Twitter: @longenhagen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Invisible Storm' w/Jason Kander

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 33:49

    Keith is joined by Jason Kander, author of 'Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD' to discuss what led the decision to write his book, trauma, unhealthy (and healthy) coping mechanisms, avoidance, and advice Jason would give to younger people who are currently upset about the state of things in America.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonKander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Statcast & The 2022 Rookies w/Sarah Langs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 37:32

    Keith is joined by Sarah Langs of MLB.com to examine the 2022 rookie class through a Statcast lens — including Bobby Witt Jr., Julio Rodríguez, Oneil Cruz, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Sarah on Twitter: @SlangsOnSports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Film Festivals & The Godfather w/Tim Grierson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 62:05

    Keith is joined by Tim Grierson, Senior U.S. Critic for ScreenDaily.com, co-host of the Grierson & Leitch podcast, and author of the recently released book 'This is How You Make a Movie' to discuss how Tim prepares to cover a film festival — the similarities to scouting baseball — and managing large volumes of information while consuming films in that setting. Plus, Keith's first foray into The Godfather trilogy, Tim's returns to those films over time, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimGrierson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Sports Illustrated's Emma Baccellieri on the sweeper, Brett Phillips, the Mets and more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 39:52

    Keith is joined by Sports Illustrated's national baseball writer Emma Baccellieri. They talk about the sweeper pitch and how it's different than a slurve. They also discuss the joy of watching Brett Phillips on a baseball field, the incredible writing career of Roger Angell and the early success of the Mets. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Emma on Twitter: @emmabaccellieri Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 MLB Draft Talk w/Jonathan Mayo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 41:46

    Keith is joined by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com to discuss several 2022 MLB Draft topics including the Orioles' decision at the top of the board, the long wait until Draft Day, Cam Collier's unique position as a 17-year-old with junior college experience, questions surrounding this year's class of pitchers, the value of playing in the Cape Cod League with the later timing of the draft, and risers in this current class.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @JonathanMayo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Everything Everything's Jonathan Higgs on the band's new album 'Raw Data Feel' and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 31:34

    Jonathan Higgs, singer/song writer for the British band Everything Everything, joins the show. Jonathan discusses his song writing approach and the use of concrete images in his lyrics. Then he gets into the new album, 'Raw Data Feel' that includes some AI written lyrics and discusses the group's overall approach to album creation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An Early-Season Reunion w/Eric Karabell

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 46:09

    Keith is joined by Eric Karabell of ESPN to discuss the Phillies' middling start, a brutal April for the Reds, the White Sox's mounting issues, the Giants' bid to continue building on last season's success, and the Padres' excellent first month.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Eric on Twitter: @karabelleric Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'How to Be Yourself' with Dr. Ellen Hendriksen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:28

    Keith is joined by Dr. Ellen Hendriksen to discuss her book ‘How to Be Yourself', the difference between social anxiety and shyness, introversion, perfectionism, post-event processing, cringe attacks, and the benefits of a having challenge list.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Ellen on Twitter: @EllenHendriksen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'The Voltage Effect' w/John List

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 34:23

    Keith is joined by Professor John List, Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago to discuss his new book 'The Voltage Effect: How to Make Good Ideas Great and Great Ideas Scale', how focus groups are often poorly utilized, resentful demoralization and its application in baseball, sunk-cost fallacy, and how ambiguity aversion can keep us from making big changes in our work or personal lives. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow John on Twitter: @Econ_4_Everyone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Early Season Baseball w/Ian Miller & Riley Breckenridge

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 49:18

    Keith is joined by Ian Miller (also of Kowloon Walled City) and Riley Breckenridge (also of Thrice) of Puig Destroyer & the Productive Outs Podcast to discuss the teams and players they've watched most closely through the first week of the season, prospects getting immediate opportunities at the big-league level this season, the state of the NL West, and much more. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Ian on Twitter: @ProductiveOuts Follow Riley on Twitter: @rileybreck Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Oscar Season & Best Films of 2021 w/Christopher Crawford

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 66:37

    Keith is joined by Christopher Crawford of NBC Sports Edge to discuss some of the best films of 2021 -- including their Top 10 lists from the past year -- plus selections and expectations for several awards including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Christopher on Twitter: @Crawford_MILB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Baseball is Back w/Joe Sheehan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 49:50

    Keith is joined by Joe Sheehan, author of the Joe Sheehan Newsletter, to discuss the new CBA, the Twins' post-lockout roster shuffle, the Yankees' structural redundancy, why a draft lottery won't prevent tanking, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Joe on Twitter: @joe_sheehan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Lost & Found' w/Kathryn Schulz

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 40:44

    Keith is joined by author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Kathryn Schulz to discuss her new memoir ‘Lost & Found', loss, fandom through family, and finding love at first sight.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Kathryn on Twitter: @kathrynschulz  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Wombats lead singer Matthew Murphy on the band's new album and much more

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 28:45

    Matthew Murphy, the lead singer of the Wombats, joins Keith to talk about the band's latest album 'Fix Yourself, Not the World.' They also talk about what goes into Murphy's lyric writing and song titles, how the band felt about going viral on TikTok and how Murphy has dealt with bouts of anxiety and depression throughout his career. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow The Wombats on Twitter: @thewombats Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Lockout & CBA Negotiations w/Eugene Freedman

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 43:45

    Keith is joined by union labor lawyer Eugene Freedman to discuss the owner's decision to lock out the players, and the generally unproductive negotiations between the two sides to this point.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Eugene on Twitter: @EugeneFreedman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Top 100 Questions & Catching Up with 'Geese'

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 39:49

    Keith answers a few reader and listener questions about his recently-released Top 100 Prospects List before catching up with Cameron Winter and Dominic DiGesu of the band Geese.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Geese on Twitter: @geese_band Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'How to be Perfect' w/Michael Schur

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 51:02

    Keith is joined by Michael Schur, co-creator of ‘Parks & Recreation', creator of ‘The Good Place', and author of the soon-to-be released book ‘How to Be Perfect' (Jan. 25th), to discuss the book, philosophy, their shared love of muppet violence, and NBC's initial reaction to ‘The Good Place'.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Michael on Twitter: @KenTremendous Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ‘The Flavor Equation' w/Nik Sharma

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 36:18

    Keith is joined by Nik Sharma, author of the ‘The Flavor Equation' to discuss his approach to cooking, the book's unique structure, one ingredient that Nik would like to see more people work with, and his path to the culinary world from molecular biology.  Follow Keith on Twitter @keithlaw Follow Nik on Twitter @abrowntable Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Four Thousand Weeks' with Oliver Burkeman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:14

    Keith is joined by Oliver Burkeman, author of the book 'Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals.' They discuss not waiting for the perfect time to do what you want to do, avoiding the social media rabbit hole, principals of time and more. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Oliver on Twitter: @oliverburkeman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Quest for ‘Queen Bee' w/Sam Ezersky

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 41:40

    Keith is joined by Sam Ezersky, Digital Puzzles Editor for the New York Times, to discuss their shared love of word puzzles, the highly engaging and potentially addictive ‘Spelling Bee', Sam's path to his current role, and the ongoing challenge of determining which words make the cut for each version of the puzzle.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Sam on Twitter: @thegridkid Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Useless Predictions, Early Free Agent Thoughts, and Oakland's Stadium Saga w/Christina Kahrl

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 46:11

    Keith is joined by Christina Kahrl, sports editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, to discuss the MLB playoffs so far, useless predictions, a few intriguing players approaching free agency this winter -- including the unusual task of imagining Clayton Kershaw wearing a different uniform -- and the ongoing stadium saga with the A's in Oakland. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Christina on Twitter: @ChristinaKahrl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Story Mode w/Trevor Strunk

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 49:43

    Keith is joined by Dr. Trevor Strunk to discuss Trevor's upcoming book "Story Mode: Video Games and the Interplay Between Consoles and Culture". Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Trevor on Twitter: @Hegelbon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 Draft Prospects & Player Development w/Jeremy Booth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 38:05

    Keith is joined by Jeremy Booth, Founder and CEO of Program 15, to discuss a few players from the 2022 high school draft class who recently appeared in the New Balance Future Stars Series Main Event at Citi Field, and the big picture changes taking place in many organizations with player development.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @_JeremyBooth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Drawing Down the Moon' & Gaming w/Conor Murphy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 57:08

    Keith is joined by Conor Murphy of Foxing to discuss the band's latest album ‘Drawing Down the Moon', and their shared love of gaming.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Conor on Twitter: @TokeEverlasting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Baseball 100 w/Joe Posnanski

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 40:14

    Keith is joined by Joe Posnanski to discuss his soon-to-be released book 'The Baseball 100', including the evolution of the book, the process of compiling the group of players featured in the book, Joe's favorite player who narrowly missed the cut, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Joe on Twitter: @JPosnanski Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Finding Joy in Meaningless Baseball & Rethinking Fandom w/Craig Calcaterra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:01

    Keith is joined by Craig Calcaterra, author of the Cup of Coffee newsletter, to discuss the Orioles' rebuild, the enjoyable aspects of meaningless baseball, listening to games on the radio, their developing interests in sports overseas, and Craig's upcoming book ‘Rethinking Fandom'.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Craig on Twitter: @craigcalcaterra Get 50% off a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 MLB Awards w/Sarah Langs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 35:36

    Keith is joined by Sarah Langs of MLB.com to discuss the race for several MLB awards including Wander Franco's case for AL Rookie of the Year honors, Jonathan India v. Trevor Rogers in the NL, the best candidates to push Shohei Ohtani for AL MVP honors, and a wide-open field in the NL. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Sarah on @SlangsOnSports Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    ‘Choke' w/Dr. Sian Beilock

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 34:43

    Keith is joined by Dr. Sian Beilock, President of Barnard College, and author of ‘Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To' to discuss the science of choking in sport (and beyond) and ways to reduce the likelihood of underperformance.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Dr. Beilock on Twitter: @SianBeilock Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Screen Violence' w/Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 42:07

    Keith is joined by Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches ahead of the band's release of their fourth album ‘Screen Violence', inspiration behind the album, making a song for Death Stranding, working with Robert Smith, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Lauren on Twitter: @laurenevemay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Reunion No. 2 w/Joe Sheehan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 43:34

    Keith is joined by Joe Sheehan, author of the Joe Sheehan Newsletter, to discuss the *new* titleholder of Best Player in Baseball, concerns about the long-term durability of Mike Trout, the league's current stratified nature, MLB's ongoing need to market itself more effectively, and what Joe would prioritize in the Union's position in this winter's CBA negotiations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A conversation with novelist Jasper Fforde

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 49:21

    Keith is joined by novelist Jasper Fforde, author of the Thursday Next series, the Last Dragonslayer, Shades of Grey, The Constant Rabbit, and Early Riser, to discuss his work, writing without a plan, and some of his favorite comic novels.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jasper on Twitter: @jasperfforde Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Exploring 'How to Change' with w/ Katy Milkman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 40:55

    Keith is joined by Katy Milkman, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, host of the Choiceology podcast and author of 'How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.' They discuss techniques for making real change including tricks to motivate yourself that work. Katy explains temptation bundling and commitment devices along with many other tools to achieve goals. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Josh on Twitter: @katy_milkman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mary Shane & 'The Queen' w/Josh Levin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 37:37

    Keith is joined by Josh Levin, National editor at Slate, host of the ‘ONE YEAR: 1977' podcast, to discuss the story of Mary Shane, the first full-time female broadcaster for a Major League Baseball team, and Josh's book ‘The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth'. Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Josh on Twitter: @josh_levin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The 2021 MLB Draft w/Eric Longenhagen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 38:29

    Keith is joined by Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs to discuss their takeaways from the 2021 MLB Draft, including Eric's pick for which teams put together the best draft class, pitching-heavy approaches, the Dodgers' best on their development group, and which prospects from this group will immediately join Eric's Top 100 Prospects list.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Eric on Twitter: @longenhagen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Talking Draft w/Jonathan Mayo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 39:43

    Keith is joined by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com to discuss the upcoming MLB Draft including the surprisingly unsettled nature of the top of the board, the potential early first-round slide of Kumar Rocker, Jonathan's pick for the third-ranked college pitcher behind Rocker and Jack Leiter, and more.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jonathan on Twitter: @JonathanMayo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft w/Stephen Kurkjian

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 40:17

    Keith is joined by investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian to discuss his book 'MASTER THIEVES: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist' and the story of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft.  For more on this story, check out the Last Seen podcast from WBUR, and 'This Is a Robbery' on Netflix.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Stephen on Twitter: @kurkjian Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'America on Fire' w/Dr. Elizabeth Hinton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 38:53

    Keith is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Hinton to discuss her latest book ‘America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s' including the important distinction between rebellion and rioting, the subsequent policy cycle of expanded policing, and Cairo, Illinois as an example of the devastating effects of racism on a community.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Dr. Hinton on Twitter: @elizabhinton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'How Lucky' w/Will Leitch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 43:16

    Keith is joined by Will Leitch to discuss Will's recently-released novel ‘How Lucky', including the creation of the book's main character, Daniel, how Will ‘subverted' the rules of a thriller, and the decision to have the story take place in Athens, Georgia.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Will on Twitter: @williamfleitch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Moving forward in the pandemic w/Dr. Peter Hotez

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 38:10

    Keith is joined by Dr. Peter Hotez to discuss the current state of the pandemic, what to say to those who are choosing not to get vaccinated, and how baseball (and other sports) might respond better to the pandemic going forward.  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Dr. Hotez on Twitter: @PeterHotez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Changes in the Pioneer League & D-backs talk w/Zach Buchanan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 34:59

    Keith is joined by Zach Buchanan of The Athletic to discuss big changes in the Pioneer League, Pavin Smith's step forward, Daulton Varsho's very limited role, the state of the NL West through two months, and options for Arizona with the sixth overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft.  Rundown 2:15 Big Changes in the Pioneer League 8:48 Is There Any Good News with the D-backs? 11:52 Pavin Smith’s Steps Forward 15:06 Why Doesn’t Daulton Varsho Play More? 17:21 Stacking Up the NL West Through Two Months 26:06 Considerations for the D-backs w/Sixth Overall Pick Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Zach on Twitter: @ZHBuchanan Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Mookie Betts trade, Boston's future pitching plans, and board games w/John Tomase

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 46:32

    Keith is joined by John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston to discuss the Mookie Betts trade, whether the Red Sox will spend on starting pitching in the near future, and their options with the fourth pick in the 2021 draft, before sharing some of their favorite board games from the past year.  Rundown 3:03 Revisiting the Mookie Betts Trade 10:36 Will the Red Sox Spend for Pitching in the Near Future? 14:56 Considerations for Boston at No. 4 Overall  19:48 Which GMs Should be Panicking Right Now? 29:09 John & Keith’s Recent Go-To Board Games Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow John on Twitter: @jtomase Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/mo to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A conversation w/Louisville catcher Henry Davis & Mailbag Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 36:10

    Keith is joined by University of Louisville catcher Henry Davis to discuss his offensive approach, adjustments that opposing pitchers have made to him, his ongoing work as a game caller, and the best pizza back home in New York. Keith also answers several draft and prospect-related mailbag questions.  Rundown 2:02 Henry Davis Interview Begins 4:21 Henry's Offensive Approach 6:15 Are Teams Pitching You Differently This Season? 9:31 Learning How to Call Games 11:43 Best Pizza Back Home; Keith's Pick in Louisville 15:27 Keith's Mailbag  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2021 Draft Prospects w/Jim Callis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 44:36

    Keith is joined by Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com to discuss several players from the 2021 draft class, including the debate at No. 1 overall, Jackson Jobe, Sam Bachman, Ryan Cusick, Jud Fabian, and a few potentially overlooked prospects in this year's class. Rundown 2:52 Leiter vs. Rocker vs. Lawler vs. Mayer 8:03 Where Do You Expect Henry Davis to Be Selected? 11:59 Jackson Jobe v. Rocker & Other Recent Early HS RHP 16:17 Sam Bachman & Ryan Cusick 20:03 The Impact of Unusual High School Season Schedules 26:04 Where Will Jud Fabian End Up? 31:10 Where Will Alex Binelas End Up? 33:53 Three Potentially Overlooked Prospects in the Class Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Jim on Twitter: @JimCallisMLB Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/month to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    An early look at the White Sox w/James Fegan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 38:37

    Keith is joined by The Athletic's James Fegan to discuss the resurgence of Carlos Rodón, the surprising arrival of Yermín Mercedes, Andrew Vaughn's slow start, and all things White Sox.  Rundown 1:47 A Disappointing Patriot’s Day for Lucas Giolito & the White Sox 4:15 A Rare Instance of Giolito’s Changeup Being Hittable 7:19 Carlos Rodón’s Return to Prominence  12:28 Is Rodón a More Complete Pitcher Now? 19:15 The Surprising Emergence of Yermín Mercedes 23:45 Andrew Vaughn’s Slow Start 29:29 Garrett Crochet’s 2021 Role Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow James on Twitter: @jrfegan Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/mo to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Talking Padres and replay woes w/Dennis Lin

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 26:53

    Keith is joined by Dennis Lin, The Athletic’s Padres beat writer, to discuss Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter, the health of Fernando Tatis Jr., ETAs for CJ Abrams, the Padres’ pitching depth, recent problems with MLB’s replay system, and early impressions of Ha-seong Kim. Rundown 1:40 Joe Musgrove Throws the Padres’ First No-Hitter 3:27 Musgrove’s Evolution on the Mound 5:16 Fernando Tatis Jr. Update 7:34 CJ Abrams’ Timetable for Arrival in San Diego 10:07 Adrian Morejon’s Latest Arm Injury 12:27 MLB’s Recent Replay Issues 16:21 The NL West Outlook 18:10 Similarities and Differences Between Organizations In This Division? 20:35 Early Impressions of Ha-seong Kim Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Dennis on Twitter: @dennistlin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito on rebuilding his delivery and changing his pitch mix

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 26:10

    Keith is joined by White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito to discuss the changes he's made to his delivery over time, alterations to his pitch mix, and how he improved his arm action and timing.  Rundown 2:05 What to Expect From 'The Inside Game'  5:11 How Did You Rebuild Your Delivery? 8:05 Getting Away From the Curveball 10:40 The Development of the Changeup 16:00 Shortening Arm Action & Improving Timing  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Purchase Keith's latest book 'The Inside Game' -- now available in paperback (4/6)! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kim Ng as a pioneer, an inflection point for baseball and domestic violence, and the yips w/Stephanie Apstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 37:27

    Keith is joined by Stephanie Apstein, senior writer at Sports Illustrated to discuss Kim Ng's career as a pioneer in baseball, the Astros' reaction to the Brandon Taubman story, Jose Altuve's case of the yips, and more.  Rundown 2:15 Kim Ng’s Career as a Baseball Pioneer 7:33 Reducing Barriers for the Next Generation of Female Executives 10:59 Facing Criticism from the Astros After the Brandon Taubman Story 15:46 An Inflection Point in How Baseball Responds to Domestic Violence? 19:50 Jose Altuve’s Case of the Yips 27:52 How Many Players Are Dealing with This Issue? Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @stephapstein Please fill out our listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/athleticaudiosurvey Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why bad behavior in baseball matters w/Julie DiCaro

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 32:44

    Keith is joined by Julie DiCaro, senior writer and editor at Deadspin, and author of 'Sidelined: Sports, Culture, and Being A Woman in America' to discuss why Aroldis Chapman's past matters, how league policies could shift fan attitudes about domestic violence and sexual assault, the complication of lifetime bans, and more.  Rundown 2:11 'Why Should I Care About Aroldis Chapman’s Past?' 5:35 Can Leagues Shift Fan Attitudes About Domestic Violence? 9:48 The Complications of Lifetime Bans 11:57 The Media's Role in Coverage of Bad Behavior 15:18 Getting Women Into Decision-Making Positions & The Mirror Complex 19:27 Should We Continue to Bring Up Transgressions from the Distant Past? 23:54 Was the Mets' Quick Dismissal of Jared Porter a Sign of Progress?  Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Julie on Twitter: @JulieDiCaro Please fill out our listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/athleticaudiosurvey Subscribe to The Athletic for just $1/month to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Movies, Oscar Nominations & The Cardinals w/Tim Grierson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 49:18

    Keith is joined by Tim Grierson, Senior U.S. Critic for ScreenDaily.com, co-host of the Grierson & Leitsch podcast, and author of the recently released book 'This is How You Make a Movie' to discuss his new book, this year's Oscar nominations, and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.  Rundown 2:43 Inspiration for ’This is How You Make a Movie’ 9:31 Appreciation of Great Techniques From Less Than Great Films 13:16 ‘Elf’ and Forced Perspective 17:39 2021 Oscar Nominations 21:59 ‘One Night in Miami’ as a Best Picture Snub 25:48 The Impact of Recency Bias on Oscar Nominations 30:28 ‘The White Tiger’ Gets a Nod 37:28 Are the Cardinals Dangerously Under the Radar in 2021? Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Tim on Twitter: @TimGrierson Please fill out our listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/athleticaudiosurvey Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/mo to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Pitching development and making adjustments w/Triston McKenzie

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 38:14

    Keith is joined by Cleveland pitcher Triston McKenzie to discuss his path into baseball, adjustments he's made as a pro, how he's trying to hold his velocity deeper into starts, his choice between going pro and attending Vanderbilt after being drafted, and his involvement with True2U in Cleveland. Interview w/Triston McKenzie 3:48 Triston’s Path into Baseball & Development as a Pitcher 7:03 Cleveland's Organizational Approach & Adjustments 9:20 Holding Velocity Deeper Into Starts & Building Strength 11:38 Focusing on Health 13:17 The Choice Between Vanderbilt vs. Signing Out of High School 15:47 Working with True2U in Cleveland & Being a Role Model 17:49 How Can MLB Increase Interest with Young Black Athletes Mailbag Questions 20:08 Chances MLB Changes Course on DH Before Opening Day? 21:11 What is a ‘Feel Pitch’? 23:17 Root for Kumar Rocker to go 1.1 or to Texas? 25:56 Highest Ceiling Among Shortstop Prospects (Non Wander Division) 28:00 Commissioner Law’s Improvements to the Game 32:13 MLB Teams vs. Vandy: Developing Big Leaguers 33:47 Should New Order Be in the Rock and Roll HOF? Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithlaw Follow Triston on Twitter: @T_eazy24 Please fill out our listener survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/athleticaudiosurvey Subscribe to The Athletic for just $3.99/mo to start: theathletic.com/klaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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