Hang Up And Listen

Hang Up and Listen: The She’s Big League Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on the baseball playoffs, NFL TV ratings, and Fox’s Pitch.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Josh Levin, Stefan Fatsis, and Mike Pesca discuss the stars of the baseball playoffs, including Clayton Kershaw, Javier Baez, and Francisco Lindor. They also examine the many theories on the decline of the NFL’s television ratings. Finally, they discuss the Fox show Pitch with former minor league baseball pitcher Ila Borders.

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Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Peanut Johnsons:

Mike’s Peanut Johnson: The 1999 film The Hurricane incorrectly portrayed a fight between Rubin “Hurricane” Carter and Joey Giardello.

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Stefan’s Peanut Johnson: Ghost runner or imaginary runner—what’s the best term for a fake baseball player?

Josh’s Peanut Johnson: A Russian football team reportedly offered Tim Tebow $1 million to play two games in 2013.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan, Josh, and Mike talk with Slate writer and beer vendor Justin Peters about his experience working at Wrigley Field during the National League playoffs. Visit slate.com/hangupplus and try it free for two weeks.

Podcast production and edit by Mickey Capper.

Our intern is Shane Monaghan.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.