Best Podcast in Baseball 7.27: Nationals Treasure

11.01.2019 - By Best Podcast in Baseball

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Recorded hours after the final out of the 115th World Series and before the lights went out at Minute Maid Park, this brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball features a conversation with New York Times national baseball columnist Tyler Kepner, author of the book "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches." Kepner and Best Podcast in Baseball host and St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold talk about what they just witnessed during Washington's Game 7 victory and the first title in the short history of the Nationals franchise. Will the money and prospect that Houston and Washington spent on starting pitching to get to this point have a trickle-down impact on the rest of baseball, especially as a talented group of starters reaches free agency? What will be the lasting impact of the Nats' victory -- and is their reign a brief one? Kepner, after covering his 101st consecutive World Series game, also discusses his favorite specific pitches in World Series and postseason history, including one famous curve that bent past Carlos Beltran, who reportedly will be the next manager of the Mets. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold.

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