On this week’s episode, we begin by paying tribute to ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez, who unexpectedly passed away at fifty-eight last week. With spring training beginning, we discuss the new health/safety protocols for the 2021 season, a deadened baseball, an overdue update to the MLB workplace conduct policy, and the official cancellation of the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame induction for fans. To wrap up, we discuss moves around the league, including deals for Justin Turner, Yadier Molina, James Paxton, Jake Arrieta, Andrew Benintendi, Mark Melancon, and Ken Giles.
Chase Madorsky is a UCLA graduate and baseball fanatic who lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete of all-time and is still convinced that David Wells should be the model for all aspiring pitchers. He supports his hometown New York Yankees and is currently waiting for the reemergence of his beloved New York Giants, New York Knicks, and UCLA Bruins.