This week the gang gloats over an Astro hot streak, wonder if Joey Votto's days as a regular player in Cincinnati will be over sooner than we thought, reconsiders whether Eric Hosmer is a legitimate 3,000 hit candidate, weighs in on baseball players defecting from Cuba (and Cuba's response), dissects umpire Dan Bellino's bizarre um ... interaction with Madison Bumgarner last week (and the declining quality of umpiring or refereeing across sports generally), and applauds or ridicules (or both) the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's inductees.
Read Matt Martel's essay, "Madison Bumgarner’s Ejection Was Actually About an Umpire’s Unrequited Love" at Sports Illustrated (May 4, 2022).
Check It Out:
Andrew: Sam Raimi's "Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, among others.
Rex: Matt Reeves' "The Batman," starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz.
Craig: Duster's fourth album, "Together," released April 1 on Numero Group.
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Opening and closing music, "Caroline" by Craig Estlinbaum. All rights reserved.
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