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The Infinite Inning Episode 19 | The democracy of bodies

The sign for the Seattle Mariners' ballpark, Safeco Field, is silhouetted against the sunset during a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Meg Rowley of Baseball Prospectus joins Steve to talk the Mariners, her Celebrating Women in Baseball event, and the sandals and possibly-vanished waterfowl of Seattle.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The puzzling Ruben Gomez-Joe Adcock confrontation*Rube Waddell down in the flood*Meg Rowley: Obligatory Game of Thrones discussion*Are there still ducks at the University of Washington?*Birkenstocks!*The Celebrating Women in Baseball Event*The “Not-Bunting” of Ballpark Promotions*The pink aspect and Lenny Dykstra’s pubes*Hourglass Appreciation Night*Not marketing to one aspect of fandom at the expense of another*Social media pushback against women (and little girls?) in baseball*On Pitch, Jackie Robinson, and the possibility of a female ballplayer*Hey, Theo Epstein!*A Salute to Rob Neyer*Is it hard to be objective when it comes to the Mariners?*The Erik Bedard trade*King Felix: The Declining Years and the Pride*Writerly influences*Second Sam Miller mention in two weeks*Bill James is underappreciated as a writer*A couple of grad school dropouts*Goodbyes.

The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can’t get anybody out?



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