Jeff Passan joins Buster to dive into the weeds on the MLBPA's return-to-play proposal sent to the owners (4:09). The guys discuss what the reaction will be from the owners, deferrals as a fig leaf from the players, at-risk players sitting out and still getting paid, doomsday scenarios for baseball, and the key figures that could lead the sides to a middle ground. Plus, Sarah Langs home run chase of '98 and the 17 pitchers that allowed home runs to Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa (32:00).
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Matt Vasgersian joins Buster to talk about a big week ahead for talks between players and MLB, some players hiding their financial concerns behind safety rhetoric and his five favorite home run calls (4:22). Plus, Sarah Langs on the factors that will come into play during shortened season and players who've turned in historic performances playing 82 games or less (28:43).
A scout's all-time great gamble. A future Hall of Famer failing in the biggest moment in Series history. Sam Miller shows there's a lot more to the Fall Classic than MVPs.
Relive all the dramatic twists and turns of Game 6 of the 2011 Fall Classic, which helped create a legend in St. Louis.
Cardinals third baseman David Freese overcame his own indifference, injuries and several brushes with the law to lift his hometown team to a title.
The great Cardinals catcher talks about his plans beyond 2020, the state of catching in MLB -- and getting into the Hall of Fame.
Dan Shulman talks to Buster about calling play-by-play for big baseball moments. The guys discuss the air being sucked out of Wrigley in the Bartman game, calling Sunday Night Baseball when Osama Bin Laden was killed, David Freese's heroic World Series game six, the good and the bad of the Jose Bautista bat flip game, and being stuck in an elevator when Joe Carter won the World Series (17:57). Plus, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers on the players' reaction the MLB's proposed plan to play, and the current animosity between players and owners as this is sorted out (2:20).
Eric and Tristan discuss the latest 2020 season proposal that includes realignment and a universal DH before testing your knowledge and answering your questions!
We break down the groundbreaking performances of the 2000s, featuring stars from Big Papi and Joey Bats to JV, Kershaw and the Freak.
The numbers and star power are staggering. McGwire and Sosa. Bonds, Griffey and A-Rod. Pedro, Maddux and the Big Unit. And that's just scratching the surface.
130 steals! The original 40/40 season. These were the player performances that defined an unforgettable decade of baseball.
Scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.