Dakota, Gemma and Chris congratulate Bryce Harper on his excellent work as temporary groundskeeper, worry about Andrew McCutchen's lost luggage and decide which ballpark should host offseason winter sports. They also get to the bottom of Spencer Kieboom's missing-tooth home run.
Dakota, Gemma and Eric can't believe that all Andrew McCutchen had to do to discover the secret to time travel was get traded to the Yankees and shave his beard. They also support Alex Bregman's intense home run celebration, say farewell to recently-retired Ryan Howard and look into the mystery of the two Minor League Brady Feigls.
Dakota, Gemma and Ian pick the teams they're most excited to watch down the stretch and decide who deserves a vote for Manager of the Year. They also congratulate Scott Servais on seeing his haircut bet with Edwin Diaz through, do a deep dive into Justin Verlander's million-dollar breakfast and choose a baseball player to clone eight times in order to create the strongest possible lineup.
Dakota, Gemma and Michael get excited about Michael Kopech's debut and how wonderful J-Lo and A-Rod's relationship seems to be. They also discuss the Little League Classic and their dream cast for "Moneyball 2."
This week, Dakota, Gemma and Chris freak out about the umpire who had a live moth pulled out of his ear, discuss J.A. Happ's public transit adventures and applaud Andrew McCutchen's candid recap of the recent Dodgers-Giants brawl. But perhaps most importantly, they attempt to answer the greatest question of the season: Are the 2018 Red Sox likable or unlikable?
Dakota, Gemma and Jess discuss Mike Moustakas' spontaneous autograph signings, Tony La Russa's lost (and found) World Series ring and the Minor League team that got no-hit … but still won the game. They also pick players for their imaginary slow-pitch softball league and decide what their dream player meeting would be like.
Dakota, Gemma and Jordan can't get over certain players in their new uniforms. Cole Hamels is a Cub now? Chris Archer is a Pirate? They also talk about new Cardinal Dakota Hudson's callup story and embrace the new trend of position players revealing their inner pitchers in blowout games.
Joey Votto told MLB Network that he'd like to be a school bus driver when he retires, and Dakota, Gemma and Michael have a lot of questions about that. They also wonder what everyone on Billy Butler's rec league softball team thinks about him, spend some time discussing Eric Thames' muscles and explain how they would want to find out they were traded.
Dakota, Gemma and Jake Mintz break down all the best parts of All-Star Week, from FanFest to Joey Votto's extra-inning home run. Jake talks about what it was like to be in the stadium for Bryce Harper's historic Home Run Derby victory, and Dakota and Gemma award red carpet bests and worsts.
This week, Dakota and Gemma welcome Rockies starter Kyle Freeland to the show. He talks about his dogs, explains how to pitch in tough situations (occasionally involving mosquitoes) and realizes he can't define what it means to be a "Kyle Freeland Guy." Dakota and Gemma also prepare for the All-Star festivities.
Is it OK to ask a player for an autograph while he's playing? Dakota, Gemma and Matt think it's fine, as long as you're a player on the opposing team and are also Mike Trout. They also discuss SNL star Leslie Jones' favorite part of baseball, Tim Tebow's surprisingly successful Minor League career and patriotic walk-up songs for the Fourth of July.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris can't confirm whether ghosts are real or not, but they still support Carlos Martinez's decision to have a slumber party with his teammates at the Pfister Hotel instead of facing being haunted alone. They also discuss Alex Bregman's mid-game grooming ritual, the baseball players in ESPN's Body Issue and the over-30 players who might make the All-Star Game for the first time this year.
Dakota, Gemma and Ian praise the greatest thing that Yankee Stadium has to offer: the chicken bucket. They also talk about the Yankees' historic home run pace, the Marlins' Pitbull bobblehead, Steven Brault's vocal chops and Johnny Cueto's extremely personalized hat.
Dakota, Gemma and Jess talk about the woman who caught a foul ball in her beer and immediately chugged it, the newly minted Staten Island Pizza Rats and two high school baseball players on opposing teams who are also best friends. They also try to get out the vote for their favorite All-Star Game candidates, and make up campaign slogans for them that they may or may not appreciate.
Dakota, Gemma and Michael share their favorite names from this year's Draft class, including Brock Deatherage and Lars Nootbaar. They also break down Giancarlo Stanton's incredible feat of hitting a home run directly into a bachelorette party, delight in A-Rod and J-Lo's Sunday Date Night in Baseball and share their favorite classic uniforms.
Dakota, Gemma and Chris all believe that Pedro Martinez could still pitch in the Major Leagues if he felt like it. They also talk about John Jaso's visit to his old friends on the Rays, sons of MLB dads making their debuts and Justin Verlander's belief that getting booed at Yankee Stadium is an expression of love.
Dakota and Gemma are joined this week by Georgia correspondent Andrew Mearns, who tells the story of Ponce de Leon Park, the only field that once had a magnolia tree in play. They also discuss the Yankees' airport misadventures, a unique ballpark proposal and Adam Jones' new house … that just happened to have belonged to Cal Ripken Jr.
This week, L.A. expert Adrian Garro joins Dakota and Gemma to share tips for watching baseball during earthquakes. They also talk about the frenzy that surrounded a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Instagram post, the Red Sox's dugout band and Orbit's trip to New York.
Inspired by A-Rod and J-Lo, Dakota, Gemma and Chris spend this week's Cut4Cast coming up with themes for a baseball version of the Met Ball. They also talk about the first pitcher to use the bullpen cart, Yoenis Cespedes' jewelry mishap and Ichiro's post-playing life.
Matt joins Dakota and Gemma this week to share the story of the Chiba Lotte Marines' Mysterious Fish mascot, and the time it grew hands out of its mouth. They also discuss April's best moments, delight in the Little Leaguer who ran home in slow motion and debate the existence of the perfect game curse.