Successfully Wild Episode 2023: What’s Previous Blast is Prologue

Ben Lindbergh addresses an interview improve on the previous episode, chats with FanGraphs’ Dan Szymborski about Luis Arraez’s possibilities of batting .400, Stat Blasts (22:36) about extremes in crew successful and shedding streaks, welcomes in David Lewis (28:00) for the ultimate Previous Blast, and talks to prolific science fiction (and baseball science fiction) writer Rick Wilber (44:48) about being the son of massive leaguer Del Wilber, his profession and love for baseball and sci-fi, and the podcast’s forthcoming Future Blast sequence, plus a postscript (1:26:00) about Tyler Wells and Taylor Walls, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, Rob Manfred and public ballpark funding, contentious performs on the plate, and a brand new walk-up-music database.

Audio intro: Andy Ellison, “Effectively Wild Theme
Audio outro: The Gagnés, “Effectively Wild Theme

Hyperlink to Carleton interview episode
Link to on Arraez
Link to Statcast park factors
Link to Foolish thread on AVG+
Link to AVG+ leaderboard
Link to story about Reds’ latest win
Link to Reds streak fun fact
Link to Ryan Nelson on Twitter
Link to longest in-season-streaks sheet
Link to more streaks data
Link to Past Blast EW wiki page
Link to 2023 Past Blast source
Link to Ben on the pitch clock
Link to Ben on the pitch clock again
Link to B-Ref’s new rules page
Link to Rickwood Field story
Link to Hinchliffe Stadium story
Hyperlink to first Dick Trueman episode
Hyperlink to second Dick Trueman episode
Link to David Lewis’s Twitter
Link to David Lewis’s Substack
Link to Rick Wilber’s website
Link to Wilber’s baseball works
Link to My Father’s Game
Link to Del Wilber’s SABR bio
Link to Lucky Starr wiki
Link to Wade/Ward wiki
Link to Trout/Betts interview
Link to Trout/Ohtani at-bat
Link to Bochy ejection video
Link to Melvin ejection video
Link to the NYT on plate-blocking
Link to Heim’s replay-review gesture
Link to Manfred’s Time interview
Link to scholars survey on funding
Link to story on the Astros comment
Link to trade trees site
Link to trade values site
Link to thread on walk-up-songs site
Link to MLB walk-up-songs site
Link to The Walk-Up Database
Link to walk-up-site requests thread

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