Marc Normandin of SBNation.com joins Steve to talk postseason baseball, the Boston Red Sox, and the soap opera that is professional wrestling. We also have a more positive encounter with Mickey Cochrane and Phil Rizzuto in the Pacific.
WARNING: There is the odd cussword this week, but we omitted a potential anecdote about Rizzuto’s testicles so it’s all okay.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
More managerial wisdom from Mickey Cochrane*Phil Rizzuto’s war*Marc Normandin: Cheers vs. Frasier*An awkward beginning? (Podcasts, Marc Maron, GLOW)*In the land of professional wrestling*Marc reviews GLOW and Foxcatcher*Actor’s Studio: Dave Bautista vs. The Rock*The Othering*Has 2017 been a good baseball season?*Different opinions of what constitutes fun in October*Win 100 games, finish second*Rooting for a losing team in the playoffs*The San Francisco Giants: What?*The left-handedest Red Sox team since the 1950s*Rick Porcello and the juiced ball*The Doug Fister Moment*Chris Sale’s secret*Slumpy guys: Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts*Must criticize Eduardo Nunez*Standing desks and fainting*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?