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Hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple take an offbeat look at the world of baseball. Jon is a veteran writer currently involved in a love affair with the English language. Jed is an award-winning filmmaker who fancies himself a baseball writer.

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Hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple take an offbeat look at the world of baseball. Jon is a veteran writer currently involved in a love affair with the English language. Jed is an award-winning filmmaker who fancies himself a baseball writer.

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Not another talking head baseball podcast

By btmower - Jun 01 2018
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The hosts are quite opposite in temperament and style.... but they work. They clearly know their stuff and will definitely give you an uncensored and unfiltered opinion.... unlike most of the ESPN style carwash podcasts. Come for the baseball... stay for the funny commentary. Not recommended if you’re are delicate little flower who can’t take a joke. If you can laugh at the absurdity that is our modern world... you’ll get a kick out of this podcast. Thanks guys!

Baseball with a side of humor? Yes please!

By KJZephyr - Apr 28 2017
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The guys on this podcast are pretty plugged in baseball-wise, but what makes different from other sports podcasts is they don't take themselves too seriously and they seem to have a great time. I get the feeling I'm listening to two knowlegable guys shooting the breeze about baseball, sports in general, and pop culture over beers at the bar. Only negative is they sometimes butcher player names and go off on wild tangents, but that also makes them seem like real people than pretentious talking heads. Jed is the clown and Jon is more or less the straight man, but both know what they are talking about. Doesn't look like all the episodes are on iTunes. Would be interesting to listen to some of the earlier ones to see what the early days sounded like. I'll keep listening as long as they keep making me laugh. So far, so good.

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Not another talking head baseball podcast

By btmower - Jun 01 2018
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The hosts are quite opposite in temperament and style.... but they work. They clearly know their stuff and will definitely give you an uncensored and unfiltered opinion.... unlike most of the ESPN style carwash podcasts. Come for the baseball... stay for the funny commentary. Not recommended if you’re are delicate little flower who can’t take a joke. If you can laugh at the absurdity that is our modern world... you’ll get a kick out of this podcast. Thanks guys!

Baseball with a side of humor? Yes please!

By KJZephyr - Apr 28 2017
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The guys on this podcast are pretty plugged in baseball-wise, but what makes different from other sports podcasts is they don't take themselves too seriously and they seem to have a great time. I get the feeling I'm listening to two knowlegable guys shooting the breeze about baseball, sports in general, and pop culture over beers at the bar. Only negative is they sometimes butcher player names and go off on wild tangents, but that also makes them seem like real people than pretentious talking heads. Jed is the clown and Jon is more or less the straight man, but both know what they are talking about. Doesn't look like all the episodes are on iTunes. Would be interesting to listen to some of the earlier ones to see what the early days sounded like. I'll keep listening as long as they keep making me laugh. So far, so good.
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Foul Territory

Latest release on Mar 14, 2020

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Hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple take an offbeat look at the world of baseball. Jon is a veteran writer currently involved in a love affair with the English language. Jed is an award-winning filmmaker who fancies himself a baseball writer.

Rank #1: Hot Stove Rumors; World Series Recap; Manager Hirings; Signings and Trades; Russia Banned (Ep.114)

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First and foremost, the hot stove rumors are flying with the kickoff of the 2019 Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple have been on a hiatus since the end of the season due to gigs, travel, health issues, etc. You know, life stuff. But they’re back with Episode 114 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the “Beverly Hills Cop” edition — to talk hot stove rumors and a whole bunch of Headlines, including:

  • Brief World Series recap (because we’re a tad behind)
  • World Series ratings rank third-worst in history
  • Houston Astros evolving cheating scandal 
  • Royals hiring Mike Matheny, Carlos Beltran hired by Mets, Joe Girardi to Phillies, Gabe Kapler to Giants and Derek Shelton to Pirates
  • Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole topping the list of free agents on market — complete with hot stove rumors
  • Cole getting a seven-year, $245 million offer from Yankees
  • Braves signing Will Smith and Cole Hamels, Phillies signing Zach Wheeler, Rangers signing Kyle Gibson, Padres signing Drew Pomeranz, White Sox signing Yasmani Grandal and the Reds signing Mike Moustakas
  • Padres and Brewers swap Trent Grisham and Luis Urias
  • Padres and Rays swap Tommy Pham and Hunter Renfroe
  • Marlins acquiring Jonathan Villar and Jesus Aguilar
  • Non-tenders of interest: Blake Treinen, Travis Shaw, Addison Russell, Aaron Sanchez, CJ Cron, Domingo Santana, Taijuan Walker and Jimmy Nelson
  • MLB discussing cutting 40 minor league teams
  • Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons selected to Hall of Fame

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of the holiday season, so Jed has 12 players with “12 Days of Christmas” names. 

Extra Innings takes a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including Russia getting banned from international sports for four years, “Rogue River Blue” taking the top prize at the 2019 World Cheese Awards (marking the first time a US cheese has ever been named World Champion Cheese!),  the wall of banana exhibit vandalized with lipstick at Art Basel with “Epstien didn’t kill himself,” and Queen Elizabeth declaring she has “no plans” to retire.

Dec 09 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: Away Cooking World Series; Manager Hirings; Brandon Taubman firing; Kanye West (Ep.113)

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First and foremost, how about this away cooking World Series? Will the Nationals keep the streak alive for road wins in Game 6?

Episode 113 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy edition—is all about the postseason and the soon-to-launch hot stove season, from the the away cooking World Series theme to manager and GM hirings. This episode’s Headlines feature:

  • How neither team can win at home in the World Series
  • President Trump opting out of making the first pitch at Game 5 
  • Aroldis Chapman and Josh Hader winning reliever of the year awards
  • Cubs hiring David Ross
  • Phillies hiring Joe Girardi
  • Padres hiring Jayce Tingler
  • Angels hiring Joe Maddon
  • Astros firing assistant GM Brandon Taubman
  • Red Sox hiring Chaim Bloom as GM
  • Yankees announcing Aaron Hicks undergoing Tommy John surgery
  • Rob Manfred weighing in on the “dejuiced” playoff baseball controversy
  • Analyst Bill James leaving Red Sox with four rings
  • Yu Darvish giving Justin Verlander a long-awaited Twitter burn
  • Umpire Joe West suing Paul Lo Duca for claiming Billy Wagner bribed him with car rides

This week’s Starting Nine is all about Halloween with nine players with Horror Movie names, and Extra Innings—a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball—features Tiger Woods tying the all-time PGA win total with 82 victories, China powning the NBA, Kanye West’s new “Jesus Is King” release and Al-Baghdadi being deader than disco.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #3: MLB Postseason Underway; Rays, Nats advance; Manager Carousel Spinning; Corey Kluber; Big Papi; Justin Bieber (Ep.112)

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First and foremost, who’s excited for the MLB postseason?

Episode 112 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—the National Lampoon’s Animal House edition—is all about the MLB postseason kicking off with the AL and NL Wild Card Games and the first games in the NLDS. We’re off and running with a few crazy games already. This week’s Headlines include:

  • Rays and Nationals advance
  • CC Sabathia not on the Yankees playoff roster
  • Houston furniture store owner places $3.5M bet on Astros to win World Series
  • Joe Girardi says he wants to manage again
  • Angels fire manager Brad Ausmus
  • Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway
  • Brodie Van Wagenen says Noah Syndergaard and Edwin Diaz will not be traded
  • Pirates part ways with Ray Searage
  • Despite an injury-riddled season, Indians will pick up the $17.5M option for Corey Kluber
  • O’s send season-ticket holders handwritten thank-you notes after their 108-loss season
  • O’s not renewing contracts of first base coach and assistant hitting coach 
  • Big Papi will be part of Fox team for playoffs
  • Recently filed lawsuit interferes with Athletics’ stadium plans
  • Reds hire Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of the puck dropping on the 2019-20 NHL season, with nine players with hockey movie names. Extra Innings takes a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball with Justin Bieber getting married, Nickelback getting a Trump tweet deleted, and climate activists in England accidentally flooding the street with fake blood.

Oct 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #4: Astros Cheating Scandal Fallout; Mookie Betts, David Price to LA; Nolan Arenado Rumors; Signings Galore; Oscars; Super Bowl; Kobe Bryant (Ep.116)

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First and foremost, how about that busy hot-stove season and the Houston Astros cheating scandal?

Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast is back with Episode 116 — the “Groundhog Day” edition — and hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple recap the red-hot action from this year’s hot stove league, as well as explore the Astros cheating scandal, the fallout, those involved and the conspiracies. This week’s other Headlines include:

  • Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, Alex Verdugo to the Red Sox, Kenta Maeda to the Twins and Joc Pederson to the Angels
  • Nolan Arenado trade rumors 
  • Josh Donaldson signing with the Twins
  • Marcell Ozuna and King Felix signing with the Braves
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu and Travis Shaw signing with the Blue Jays
  • Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez heading to the White Sox
  • White Sox and top prospect Luis Robert reportedly agreeing to a contract extension
  • Kole Calhoun moving to the Diamondbacks
  • Reds reaching agreement with Shogo Akiyama
  • Marlins signing Corey Dickerson for $17.5M
  • Julio Teheran joining the Angels
  • Rich Hill and his wife getting arrested at a Patriots game, and then signing with Twins
  • Nationals signing Will Harris and Starlin Castro
  • Dodgers extending Max Muncy, Rockies extending Trevor Story
  • Yoenis Cespedes’ season-ending ankle injury coming from an incident with a wild boar
  • MLB suspending Yankees’ Domingo Germán 81 games for domestic violence policy violation
  • Prospect Oscar Colás leaving Cuba, eyeing MLB
  • Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen ending negotiations with Wilpons to buy the NY Mets
  • Angels purchasing Angel Stadium and its surrounding lots for $325MM

In honor of the Oscars, this week’s Starting Nine features 9 players with Best Picture Oscar Nomination names. This week’s episode wraps with Extra Innings and a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including the Kobe Bryant’s death and its impact on global sports, the somewhat satisfying Super Bowl and Prince Harry and Meghan moving to Canada.

Feb 07 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: MLB Marijuana Testing Change; Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon $$$; Trades and Signings, Oh My; Newtown Walk-Off (Ep.115)

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First and foremost, what do you think about the MLB marijuana testing amendment?

Episode 115 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the “Superbad” edition — kicks off with a Creed reference to the MLB marijuana decision with Jon asking Can You Take Me Higher?

While Jed is more concerned about Jon referencing Creed, it’s clear that baseball is entering a new era. How will it impact 4/20 games next season? Time will tell. For this week’s Headlines, Jed and Jon discuss:

  • Gerrit Cole signing with the New York Yankees
  • Stephen Strasburg staying with the Nationals
  • Anthony Rendon heading to the Angels
  • Rick Porcello signing with the Mets
  • Madison Bumgarner heading south to the Diamondbacks
  • Corey Kluber being traded to Rangers
  • Didi Gregorius signing with the Phillies
  • A fire breaking out at the new Texas Rangers stadium
  • Josh Donaldson buying his mom a Maserati after she quite smoking
  • Yoenis Cespedes getting a huge pay cut
  • MLB admitting to lowered seams on balls last year
  • MLB threatening to walk away from Minor League Baseball
  • Babe Ruth’s 500th home run bat selling for more than $1M

This week’s Starting Nine honors this week’s release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” with nine players with Star Wars movies names, while Around the Horn looks at what Jed believes should be the offseason plans for each team.

The show wraps with Extra Innings and a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball. In a story near and dear to Jon, his high school alma mater, Newtown High School wins state championship on the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, and Jason Derulo sharing that his huge penis had to be edited out of the upcoming film “Cats.” 

Dec 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Coronavirus Episode: MLB, All Major Sports Shut Down; Francisco Lindor; Gary Sanchez; Barry Bonds; Tom Brady(Ep.119)

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First and foremost, this is the coronavirus episode, the most bizarre episode in the history of Foul Territory!

Episode 119 of Foul Territory: A Baseball PodcastThe Hangover edition — is the wall-to-wall coronavirus episode. Is there anything else to talk about? A few Headlines, and here they are:

  • MLB suspending spring training and delaying Opening Day at least two weeks (wishful thinking!)
  • All major sports and college spring sports halting their seasons
  • Indians trying to extend Francisco Lindor but falling short
  • Yankees’ Gary Sanchez coming down with regular flu bug 
  • Carlos Gonzalez unlikely making Mariners’ roster
  • Nationals players golfing with President Trump
  • Barry Bonds saying that being MLB pariah is a ‘death sentence’
  • FAA yanking license from Dallas aviation company for illegally flying Major League Baseball teams
  • Rockies’ Larry Walker was going to be honorary Avs’ goaltender

This week’s Starting Nine honors the Ides of March, and gives us nine players with Shakespeare quote names. They are Bard-tacular! Around the Horn features fantasy baseball Studs and Duds for every team, and the show wraps with Extra Innings and a look outside the world of baseball at where Tom Brady will land when NFL free agency starts and Kate Perry announcing she is expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom.

Mar 14 2020

56mins

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Coronavirus Impact; Yelich, Moncada Extensions; Sales’ Elbow; Yanks Woes; Kylie Jenner; Genesis (Ep.118)

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First and foremost, the coronavirus impact on MLB is starting to reverberate throughout the league. Will the coronavirus impact fan attendance heading into opening day?

In Episode 118 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the Withnail and I edition — hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple discuss all things cornavirus, as well as a plethora of Headlines around spring training, including:

  • Christian Yelich nearing a $215 million extension with the Brewers
  • Yoan Moncada agreeing to a five-year extension with the White Sox
  • Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred having a “productive meeting”
  • Red Sox announcing Chris Sale has a flexor strain
  • Former Astros pitcher Collin McHugh signing with the Red Sox
  • Luis Severino undergoing Tommy John surgery
  • Aaron Judge awaiting more tests to determine what’s wrong with him
  • Pirates sanitizing their facility amid coronavirus caution
  • MLB saying players should limit autographs due to coronavirus
  • Justin Verlander debuting and saying his groin issue not a concern
  • Alex Rodriguez slamming Astros for lack of remorse
  • MLB wanting to limit in-game video usage, and players hoping they don’t go too far
  • MLBPA initiating a second grievance against the Pirates
  • Rap star Megan Thee Stallion suing ex-MLB star Carl Crawford for more than $1 million
  • Madison Bumgarner competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders

In “honor” of the coronavirus, Jed brings to us nine players with virus movie names in this week’s Starting Nine. The show wraps with Extra Innings and a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including the kickoff of March Madness, Kylie Jenner clapping back at trolls criticizing her weird toes in photos, and the rock band Genesis reuniting for its first tour in 13 years.

Mar 06 2020

43mins

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Astros Scandal Still Going Strong; Mookie Betts; Mike Bolsinger; New Playoffs?; Aubrey Huff; Sonic the Hedgehog; XFL (Ep.117)

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First and foremost, the Astros scandal sure is capturing a lot of spring training headlines. Nice contrition, guys!

For episode 117 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the Shaun of the Dead edition — Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple cover the Astros scandal six ways from Sunday from the players POV, along with these other Headlines for the week:

  • Mookie Betts trade goes through
  • Joc Pederson trade doesn’t 
  • Fans and players respond poorly to the Astros’ apology 
  • Rob Manfred’s comments on punishments for the Astros
  • Pennsylvania Little League drops Astros from team names
  • Mike Bolsinger sues Astros over sign-stealing scheme
  • Red Sox checked with MLB to make sure interim manager Ron Roenicke wasn’t implicated in their investigation
  • Are the Red Sox, Padres and Reds working on a three-team deal?
  • The possibility of a new playoff structure
  • Brock Holt signs with the Brewers
  • Frankie Morales suspended for 162 games
  • Mike Clevinger might miss start of season with a knee injury
  • Giants snub Aubrey Huff from their World Series reunion over social media posts
  • Brett Gardner says an obsessed fan has “harassed and menaced” his family
  • Braves extend Alex Anthopolis and Brian Snitker

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of Sonic the Hedgehog, featuring nine players with classic video game names. Jed whisk’s through the fastest Around the Horn in history with a rendition of “Tanker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” — a look at who is tanking, who is middle of the road and who is a contender. Show wraps with Extra Innings, a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including the start of the XFL season, NFL owners accepting the new CBA terms, the rampaging Coronavirus and the death of Hair Club for Men founder Sy Sperling.

Feb 21 2020

1hr 3mins

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Astros Cheating Scandal Fallout; Mookie Betts, David Price to LA; Nolan Arenado Rumors; Signings Galore; Oscars; Super Bowl; Kobe Bryant (Ep.116)

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First and foremost, how about that busy hot-stove season and the Houston Astros cheating scandal?

Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast is back with Episode 116 — the “Groundhog Day” edition — and hosts Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple recap the red-hot action from this year’s hot stove league, as well as explore the Astros cheating scandal, the fallout, those involved and the conspiracies. This week’s other Headlines include:

  • Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, Alex Verdugo to the Red Sox, Kenta Maeda to the Twins and Joc Pederson to the Angels
  • Nolan Arenado trade rumors 
  • Josh Donaldson signing with the Twins
  • Marcell Ozuna and King Felix signing with the Braves
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu and Travis Shaw signing with the Blue Jays
  • Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez heading to the White Sox
  • White Sox and top prospect Luis Robert reportedly agreeing to a contract extension
  • Kole Calhoun moving to the Diamondbacks
  • Reds reaching agreement with Shogo Akiyama
  • Marlins signing Corey Dickerson for $17.5M
  • Julio Teheran joining the Angels
  • Rich Hill and his wife getting arrested at a Patriots game, and then signing with Twins
  • Nationals signing Will Harris and Starlin Castro
  • Dodgers extending Max Muncy, Rockies extending Trevor Story
  • Yoenis Cespedes’ season-ending ankle injury coming from an incident with a wild boar
  • MLB suspending Yankees’ Domingo Germán 81 games for domestic violence policy violation
  • Prospect Oscar Colás leaving Cuba, eyeing MLB
  • Hedge fund manager Steve Cohen ending negotiations with Wilpons to buy the NY Mets
  • Angels purchasing Angel Stadium and its surrounding lots for $325MM

In honor of the Oscars, this week’s Starting Nine features 9 players with Best Picture Oscar Nomination names. This week’s episode wraps with Extra Innings and a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including the Kobe Bryant’s death and its impact on global sports, the somewhat satisfying Super Bowl and Prince Harry and Meghan moving to Canada.

Feb 07 2020

1hr 2mins

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MLB Marijuana Testing Change; Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon $$$; Trades and Signings, Oh My; Newtown Walk-Off (Ep.115)

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First and foremost, what do you think about the MLB marijuana testing amendment?

Episode 115 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the “Superbad” edition — kicks off with a Creed reference to the MLB marijuana decision with Jon asking Can You Take Me Higher?

While Jed is more concerned about Jon referencing Creed, it’s clear that baseball is entering a new era. How will it impact 4/20 games next season? Time will tell. For this week’s Headlines, Jed and Jon discuss:

  • Gerrit Cole signing with the New York Yankees
  • Stephen Strasburg staying with the Nationals
  • Anthony Rendon heading to the Angels
  • Rick Porcello signing with the Mets
  • Madison Bumgarner heading south to the Diamondbacks
  • Corey Kluber being traded to Rangers
  • Didi Gregorius signing with the Phillies
  • A fire breaking out at the new Texas Rangers stadium
  • Josh Donaldson buying his mom a Maserati after she quite smoking
  • Yoenis Cespedes getting a huge pay cut
  • MLB admitting to lowered seams on balls last year
  • MLB threatening to walk away from Minor League Baseball
  • Babe Ruth’s 500th home run bat selling for more than $1M

This week’s Starting Nine honors this week’s release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” with nine players with Star Wars movies names, while Around the Horn looks at what Jed believes should be the offseason plans for each team.

The show wraps with Extra Innings and a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball. In a story near and dear to Jon, his high school alma mater, Newtown High School wins state championship on the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, and Jason Derulo sharing that his huge penis had to be edited out of the upcoming film “Cats.” 

Dec 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Hot Stove Rumors; World Series Recap; Manager Hirings; Signings and Trades; Russia Banned (Ep.114)

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First and foremost, the hot stove rumors are flying with the kickoff of the 2019 Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Jed Rigney and Jon Sumple have been on a hiatus since the end of the season due to gigs, travel, health issues, etc. You know, life stuff. But they’re back with Episode 114 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast — the “Beverly Hills Cop” edition — to talk hot stove rumors and a whole bunch of Headlines, including:

  • Brief World Series recap (because we’re a tad behind)
  • World Series ratings rank third-worst in history
  • Houston Astros evolving cheating scandal 
  • Royals hiring Mike Matheny, Carlos Beltran hired by Mets, Joe Girardi to Phillies, Gabe Kapler to Giants and Derek Shelton to Pirates
  • Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole topping the list of free agents on market — complete with hot stove rumors
  • Cole getting a seven-year, $245 million offer from Yankees
  • Braves signing Will Smith and Cole Hamels, Phillies signing Zach Wheeler, Rangers signing Kyle Gibson, Padres signing Drew Pomeranz, White Sox signing Yasmani Grandal and the Reds signing Mike Moustakas
  • Padres and Brewers swap Trent Grisham and Luis Urias
  • Padres and Rays swap Tommy Pham and Hunter Renfroe
  • Marlins acquiring Jonathan Villar and Jesus Aguilar
  • Non-tenders of interest: Blake Treinen, Travis Shaw, Addison Russell, Aaron Sanchez, CJ Cron, Domingo Santana, Taijuan Walker and Jimmy Nelson
  • MLB discussing cutting 40 minor league teams
  • Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons selected to Hall of Fame

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of the holiday season, so Jed has 12 players with “12 Days of Christmas” names. 

Extra Innings takes a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball, including Russia getting banned from international sports for four years, “Rogue River Blue” taking the top prize at the 2019 World Cheese Awards (marking the first time a US cheese has ever been named World Champion Cheese!),  the wall of banana exhibit vandalized with lipstick at Art Basel with “Epstien didn’t kill himself,” and Queen Elizabeth declaring she has “no plans” to retire.

Dec 09 2019

1hr 8mins

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Away Cooking World Series; Manager Hirings; Brandon Taubman firing; Kanye West (Ep.113)

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First and foremost, how about this away cooking World Series? Will the Nationals keep the streak alive for road wins in Game 6?

Episode 113 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—the Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy edition—is all about the postseason and the soon-to-launch hot stove season, from the the away cooking World Series theme to manager and GM hirings. This episode’s Headlines feature:

  • How neither team can win at home in the World Series
  • President Trump opting out of making the first pitch at Game 5 
  • Aroldis Chapman and Josh Hader winning reliever of the year awards
  • Cubs hiring David Ross
  • Phillies hiring Joe Girardi
  • Padres hiring Jayce Tingler
  • Angels hiring Joe Maddon
  • Astros firing assistant GM Brandon Taubman
  • Red Sox hiring Chaim Bloom as GM
  • Yankees announcing Aaron Hicks undergoing Tommy John surgery
  • Rob Manfred weighing in on the “dejuiced” playoff baseball controversy
  • Analyst Bill James leaving Red Sox with four rings
  • Yu Darvish giving Justin Verlander a long-awaited Twitter burn
  • Umpire Joe West suing Paul Lo Duca for claiming Billy Wagner bribed him with car rides

This week’s Starting Nine is all about Halloween with nine players with Horror Movie names, and Extra Innings—a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball—features Tiger Woods tying the all-time PGA win total with 82 victories, China powning the NBA, Kanye West’s new “Jesus Is King” release and Al-Baghdadi being deader than disco.

Oct 29 2019

1hr 6mins

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MLB Postseason Underway; Rays, Nats advance; Manager Carousel Spinning; Corey Kluber; Big Papi; Justin Bieber (Ep.112)

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First and foremost, who’s excited for the MLB postseason?

Episode 112 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—the National Lampoon’s Animal House edition—is all about the MLB postseason kicking off with the AL and NL Wild Card Games and the first games in the NLDS. We’re off and running with a few crazy games already. This week’s Headlines include:

  • Rays and Nationals advance
  • CC Sabathia not on the Yankees playoff roster
  • Houston furniture store owner places $3.5M bet on Astros to win World Series
  • Joe Girardi says he wants to manage again
  • Angels fire manager Brad Ausmus
  • Mets fire manager Mickey Callaway
  • Brodie Van Wagenen says Noah Syndergaard and Edwin Diaz will not be traded
  • Pirates part ways with Ray Searage
  • Despite an injury-riddled season, Indians will pick up the $17.5M option for Corey Kluber
  • O’s send season-ticket holders handwritten thank-you notes after their 108-loss season
  • O’s not renewing contracts of first base coach and assistant hitting coach 
  • Big Papi will be part of Fox team for playoffs
  • Recently filed lawsuit interferes with Athletics’ stadium plans
  • Reds hire Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor of the puck dropping on the 2019-20 NHL season, with nine players with hockey movie names. Extra Innings takes a look at what’s going on outside the world of baseball with Justin Bieber getting married, Nickelback getting a Trump tweet deleted, and climate activists in England accidentally flooding the street with fake blood.

Oct 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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Cubs Collapse; Wild Card Down to the Wire; Twins to 300 HRs; Bryce Harper Heckle; The Joker; NFL to 17 Games? (Ep.111)

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First and foremost, how about that Cubs collapse? Yikes!

Episode 111 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels edition—gains some late-season momentum with back-to-back episodes for the first time since the trade deadline. Woohoo! And whatever Jed Rigney is on during this episode we hope to brand it and sell it soon! Apparently, whatever it is, it makes you feel good! On to this week’s Headlines

  • Indians, Athletics, Rays battle for final playoff spots
  • Brewers seal playoff spot by eliminating Cubs, Mets
  • Three years after having the worst record in baseball, Twins secure AL Central crown
  • Twins become first team in MLB history to hit 300 HRs
  • Record number of strikeouts for 12th straight season
  • Injury ruins Ronald Acuna’s quest for a 40/40 season
  • Agent Scott Boras rips MLB over wet bases after Kris Bryant slips and gets injured
  • Brycer Harper thinks Nationals fans’ heckling crossed the line
  • Astros’ Zack Greinke loses no-hitter with one out in ninth
  • Red Sox fire Dave Dombrowski
  • Theo Epstein dispels Boston rumors, says he is “focused on” Cubs
  • Angels may go after Joe Maddon
  • Padres fire Andy Green
  • Mike Trout says ’19 is his best year yet
  • Yankees’ Domingo German declared ineligible for postseason
  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says “some changes” need to be made to juiced ball
  • Athletics reliever Lou Trivino out for season after cracking rib in shower

This week’s Starting Nine is in honor the weekend premiere of the film The Joker with nine players with Joaquin Phoenix film names. In our final Around the Horn of the regular season, Jed runs through a recap of each team’s 2019 season. The show ends with Extra Innings and a lock outside the world of baseball at NFL Owners proposing 17-game season, the NFL Choosing DraftKings as its Daily Fantasy partner and Jed getting a kick out of Jon reading a headline he has no clue about: Wendy Williams supports Diddy after Cassie marries Alex Fine.

Sep 27 2019

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Wildcard Races Heat Up; Trout-Yelich Done; Royals Sold; Felipe Vazquez Shocking Arrest; More Home Runs; Taylor Swift (Ep.110)

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First and foremost, it the wildcard races are shaping up to be thrillers! Can the Brewers hold on without Christian Yelich? Can the Indians sneak past the Rays? Stay tuned!

The oft-delayed but never forgtten Episode 110 of Foul Territory: A Baseball Podcast—The Return of the Pink Panther edition—is finally in the books, although, not without some technical issues that you will discover if you listen long enough!

On to the Headlines Jed and Jon discuss in this week’s show:

  • Playoff races and more playoff races
  • Mike Trout and Christian Yelich out for season
  • Luis Severino and Giancarlo Stanton return to Yankees
  • Royals sold for $1B
  • Pete Alonso is the first rookie to set a team HR mark since ’38
  • MLB weighing opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs’ death
  • Luis Castillo, Octavio Dotel cleared of Dominican drug-ring ties
  • David Ortiz hires investigator to probe D.R. shooting
  • Christian Yelich trolls a Twitter user with walk-up song
  • Mariners’ Keon Broxton suspended two games for throwing a batting glove at an umpire
  • Felipe Vazquez arrested 
  • Twins RHP Michael Pineda given a 60-game suspension
  • Ned Coletti hired by the San Jose Sharks
  • Dodgers set the NL team home-run record
  • Minnesota has five players with 30 home runs (can you name them?)
  • Yankees’ Mariano Rivera receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Moran brothers stage battle 119 years in making

For this week’s Starting Nine, in honor of SNL hirings and firings, Jed gives us nine players with famous SNL sketch names. Since we covered so much Extra Innings content throughout the show, we end with one tidbit: Taylor Swift saying she is now obsessed with politics. Yay!

Sep 19 2019

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Not another talking head baseball podcast

By btmower - Jun 01 2018
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The hosts are quite opposite in temperament and style.... but they work. They clearly know their stuff and will definitely give you an uncensored and unfiltered opinion.... unlike most of the ESPN style carwash podcasts. Come for the baseball... stay for the funny commentary. Not recommended if you’re are delicate little flower who can’t take a joke. If you can laugh at the absurdity that is our modern world... you’ll get a kick out of this podcast. Thanks guys!

Baseball with a side of humor? Yes please!

By KJZephyr - Apr 28 2017
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The guys on this podcast are pretty plugged in baseball-wise, but what makes different from other sports podcasts is they don't take themselves too seriously and they seem to have a great time. I get the feeling I'm listening to two knowlegable guys shooting the breeze about baseball, sports in general, and pop culture over beers at the bar. Only negative is they sometimes butcher player names and go off on wild tangents, but that also makes them seem like real people than pretentious talking heads. Jed is the clown and Jon is more or less the straight man, but both know what they are talking about. Doesn't look like all the episodes are on iTunes. Would be interesting to listen to some of the earlier ones to see what the early days sounded like. I'll keep listening as long as they keep making me laugh. So far, so good.