Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Astros confiscating signs at spring training and Madison Bumgarner’s rodeo alter ego, Mason Saunders, then preview the 2020 Athletics (13:58) with the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, and the 2020 Rockies (39:47) with The Athletic’s Nick Groke, plus a postscript on the implications of Luis Severino’s season-ending surgery (1:13:16).
2020 EW Season Preview Series
Audio intro: Jonathan Coulton, “I’m a Mason Now“
Audio interstitial 1: Johnny Cash, “Wreck of the Old 97“
Audio interstitial 2: Willie Nelson and Ray Price, “This Cold War With You“
Audio outro: Porcupine Tree, “Sever…
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