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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Barstool Sports presents the baseball podcast that everyone wants but no one else will give you. Do you care about play by play baseball coverage? We don't either. This is the pod for fans of America's greatest pastime who want hosts willing to cut through the noise and talk about the game the way we really see it. Hosted by MLB great Dallas Braden and Blogger Jared, The Starting 9 makes baseball podcast listening fun again.

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Killing it.

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Best baseball podcast now or ever.

Bad Yelich Take

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Yelich got massively underpaid.

iTunes Ratings

2604 Ratings
Average Ratings
2372
67
32
14
119

Killing it.

By CASHMATiC707 - May 17 2020
Read more
Best baseball podcast now or ever.

Bad Yelich Take

By beardown623 - Mar 05 2020
Read more
Yelich got massively underpaid.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Starting 9

Latest release on Dec 30, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 22 days ago

Rank #1: Starting 9 Episode #53 - Mookie Wilson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 1986 World Series winner and baseball legend Mookie Wilson, who reminisces about 1986, what could have been with that team's core, the modern game and much more! Dallas and Jared also break down about a dozen trades that happened leading up to the deadline, the Athletics tying the Mariners for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot, the Nationals mess (Kintzler, Kelley, Harper) and Chris Sale heading to the DL. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #Groundscrew, while also providing 60 seconds of ranting on their favorite teams in America's favorite new segment, The Homer Minute. 

Aug 02 2018

2hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Starting 9 Episode #2: Aaron Boone

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Barstool Sports presents the 2nd episode of the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. Includes special guest Aaron Boone; duo talks Trout, Goldschmidt, Judge, the AL Wild Card race, Barry Bonds and more.

Aug 10 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Starting 9 Episode #100 - Alex Bregman

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode - the 100th in the podcast's history - features n interview with return guest and budding AL MVP candidate Alex Bregman. Dallas and Jared also give love to the #groundscrew for the support across 100 episodes, run through the news of the week (Bruce, Gallo, McCutchen, Freeland), hit on the MLB Draft, “give some love” to a wide array of players, including Griffin Canning, Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Xander Bogaerts, Austin Riley and others. The crew also dives into a batch of Twitter questions in this celebration of the best baseball podcast going.

Jun 04 2019

2hr 52mins

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Rank #4: Starting 9 Episode #20: Andrew Benintendi

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, along with insight on Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees, Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, Shohei Ohtani's damaged elbow, Manny Machado rumors, the relief pitcher market explosion and, of course, questions from the listeners. We also check in on Jared'd well-being. 

Dec 14 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #5: Starting 9 Episode #49: Johnny Damon

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former Red Sox and Yankees legend Johnny Damon, who talks about his memories of those years, what he's been up to lately, and his impressions of the game today. Jared and Dallas also hand out their 1st Half Awards in both leagues - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, along with unique awards like the Saugus Rocket Award and the 209 Mayor Award. The crew also debuts the Homer Minute - a quick, 60-second assessment of the ‘home teams' of the three podcast participants.

Jul 03 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #6: Starting 9 Episode #111 - Marcus Stroman

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with certified stud, Blue Jays ace and 2019 All-Star Marcus Stroman. Dallas and Jared discuss their reactions to watching the Angels combined no-hitter and the night honoring Tyler Skaggs, a night no one will forget. The crew also dives into the news/transactions of the week (Bailey, Cashner, Scherzer, Molina), checks in on a handful of important standings-related questions and answer a bunch of questions from the #groundscrew. And a bonus story about laying down the law at the grocery store.

Jul 16 2019

2hr 46mins

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Rank #7: Starting 9 Episode #45: Dan Katz (Big Cat)

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with Barstool's own Dan Katz/Big Cat, who discusses Jake Arrieta's return to Wrigley Field, and his importance to the Cubs during his time there. Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including: Madison Bumgarner's return, Cody Bellinger's potential demotion, Tim Lincecum's release, Vladimir Guerrero Jr's possible promotion to Triple-A (and the Majors?), Jake Arrieta's importance to both the Phillies and Cubs, the Yankees vs ESPN scheduling showdown - and much more, including Twitter questions from the #groundscrew.

Jun 07 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #8: Starting 9 Episode #82 - Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw & Eric Thames

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an extended, casual sit-down conversation with a trio of Milwaukee Brewers - reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames, who joined Dallas and Jared from Spring Training in Arizona. Nearly every possible topic was covered. In addition, the crew hits on the news of the week (Adam Jones, Kyle Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Vlad Jr, etc), while also beginning their Division Preview series, starting with the AL West and the NL Central. Dallas and Jared wrap it all up by answering Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Mar 13 2019

3hr 28mins

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Rank #9: Starting 9 Episode #41: Kevin Clancy (KFC)

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Barstool Sports presents The Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview/therapy session with Barstool's own Kevin Clancy/KFC, who talks Mets, the trade of Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto's struggles and more. Jared and Dallas also touch on the biggest stories of the week, including Albert Pujols reaching 3,000 hits, Clayton Kershaw to the DL, the Yankees recent dominance and James Paxton's remarkable recent starts. The crew also answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew, as well as a moment to remember Wednesday's anniversary of Dallas' perfect game from 2010.

May 10 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #10: Starting 9 Episode #80 - Nolan Arenado

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a bucket list interview with Rockies superstar and newly-extended Nolan Arenado, who sat down with Dallas and Jared during the #SpikesUpTour in Arizona at the start of Spring Training. Arenado gets into a wide variety of topics, including his time on Team USA and the World Baseball Classic, Troy Tulowitzki's impact early on during his career, the upcoming 2019 Rockies season and much more. The crew also breaks down the new Arenado record-setting contract extension, while Dallas and Jared discuss the overall experience in Arizona Spring Training. 

Feb 28 2019

2hr 3mins

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Rank #11: Starting 9 Episode #58 - Nicholas Castellanos & Shane Greene

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a fascinating and sprawling interview with Detroit Tigers teammates Nicholas Castellanos and Shane Greene, who dive into their careers, their interaction with social media, their podcast, fellow players getting paid market value and much more! Dallas and Jared also get into a wide variety of topics, including the Josh Donaldson trade, Ryan Howard's retirement, the Mariners clubhouse ‘fight', Christian Yelich's rise to superstardom and we revisit the National League Rookie of the Year race between Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna. The crew also enjoys some listener-submitted Homer Minutes, and answer Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Sep 06 2018

2hr 28mins

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Rank #12: Starting 9 Episode #52 - Justin Morneau

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with former AL MVP and Home Run Derby champion Justin Morneau, who discusses the current game, his epic Home Run Derby vs Josh Hamilton, Johan Santana's greatness, the Twins team that had the best chance of breaking through for a World Series, and much more! Jared and Dallas also get into the Zach Britton trade, Gary Sanchez fiasco/injury, the red-hot Pirates and Athletics and Jose Ramirez's MVP campaign and growth as a hitter. The crew also does this week's edition of the Homer Minute and answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew

Jul 26 2018

1hr 43mins

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Rank #13: Starting 9 Episode #28: Paul Lo Duca

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. The baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features special guest and friend of Barstool - former MLB veteran Paul Lo Duca, who absolutely does not stick to baseball during this interview. Dallas and Jared also discuss J.D. Martinez reportedly being 'fed up' with the Red Sox, the news that Ervin Santana will be out into May, Barstool's own KFC joins to "talk Todd Frazier" (actually: rant about the Mets), Tim Lincecum's showcase next week, the ongoing war of words between MLB and MLBPA, the Giants retiring Barry Bonds' number, Jeter firing the man inside of Billy the Marlin - and more!

Feb 07 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #14: Starting 9 Episode #73 - Groundscrew Appreciation Podcast

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode is for the #Groundscrew - we spend hours answering questions of all kinds from our loyal listeners - from who would win a baseball tournament where you could bring back dead franchise legends, to childhood celebrity crushes, the best places to watch a game, to playing FMK with various housing structures, this podcast has it all. The crew also gets into the transactions of the week - David Robertson to the Phillies, Zach Britton back to the Yanks, Kelvin Herrera to the Southside of Chicago, and we sneak in the late-night signing of Yasmani Grandal to the Brew Crew. 

Jan 10 2019

3hr 4mins

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Rank #15: Starting 9 Episode #74 - Cody Bellinger

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2-time National League Champion Cody Bellinger, who talks his approach to hitting, reflects on the last two Dodgers seasons and talks about whether or not Babe Ruth called his shot. Dallas and Jared also touch on the signings and transactions of the week (Ottavino, LeMahieu, Dozier, Martin, Grandal), we get Dallas' thoughts on the Kyler Murray situation, and the crew answers Twitter questions from the #groundscrew. 

Jan 18 2019

2hr 11mins

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Rank #16: Starting 9 Episode #98 - Dansby Swanson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This episode features an interview with Braves stud shortstop and former #1 overall pick Dansby Swanson. Dallas and Jared also get into Cody Bellinger, the Twins, the Athletics, the news of the week (Luke Weaver, George Springer, Dustin Pedroia), talk a little Dan Vogelbach, Paul DeJong, Nolan Arenado, the Indians All-Star representative, the Rangers - and much more!

May 28 2019

2hr 2mins

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Rank #17: Starting 9 Episode #95 - Cal Ripken Jr.

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features a very special returning guest - Hall of Famer, the Ironman, Cal Ripken Jr, who comes back into the Starting 9 interview room for a second time to chat about anything and everything baseball, and what he continues to be up to in his post-playing career. The guys also run through some news of the week (goodbye Miguel Andújar), the return of the PointsBet betting segment, Twitter questions and more!

May 16 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #18: Starting 9 Episode #84: Josh Donaldson

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode features an interview with a white wale of a guest - former AL MVP and current Atlanta Brave Josh Donaldson. The crew also hits on the wave of big-money extensions for some of the game's biggest stars - Sale, deGrom, Goldschmidt, Verlander among them - while also finishing up the Division Preview series with the AL East and NL West. The crew wraps up by making picks for the main awards in 2019 - MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. Happy baseball!

Mar 28 2019

2hr 23mins

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Rank #19: Starting 9 Episode #79 - Trevor Bauer & Mike Clevinger

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9 podcast, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden. This week's episode features the sit-down chat Jared and Dallas had with the Indians rotation duo of Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger while experiencing Spring Training out in Arizona. In addition to that conversation, the duo also gets into the adventures of the #SpikesUpTour, as well as the Padres massive signing of Manny Machado.

Feb 27 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #20: Starting 9 Episode #66 - WS Recap & Hello Offseason

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Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's episode dives in head first to the offseason action, from the big names - Harper, Machado, Kershaw - to more than a dozen transactions that have already happened (or agreed to) this offseason, including Brett Gardner, Trevor Rosenthal, David Price opting in, Fernando Rodney, the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen as GM, and much more. The crew also answers questions from the #groundscrew. Oh and it recaps the World Series and Jared's Duck Boat adventures. 

Nov 02 2018

2hr 4mins

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