On this week’s episode, we start off by celebrating the twenty-five year anniversary of Derek Jeter’s Yankee debut, before discussing the MLB’s latest economic proposal to the MLBPA, which includes an 82-game season, and a salary reduction scale where the highest earning players take the biggest pay-cuts. From there, we dive into the upwards of 1000 minor leaguers being released across baseball, and which teams have committed to keep paying their players into the summer, and which have begun to aggressively furlough employees. To wrap up, we draft teams made up entirely of non-MLB players, and go through the 2002 Disney film, The Rookie.
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.