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Ground Rule Trouble: A Baseball Podcast

A baseball podcast that talks about stats, stories, and happenings from around the baseball world.
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Apr 18, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the Nats bullpen still sucks, try to figure out how to lock down Rendon, learn Strasburg is going down a bad path, talk about Peter Angelos being the devil, learn about the craziest owner in baseball history, and force Leslie to take a quiz.

Apr 8, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how far a bullpen can push you, develop a new game (long live Nats Bullpen Russian Roulette), discuss Chris Davis' futility, find out if anything we know about the season is real yet, and drown in the second half of the worst quiz ever.

Apr 1, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the Nats season isn't over quite yet despite a super shaky bullpen start in the first series, discuss how Nats fans should respond to Harper's return, once again dive into the murky waters of labor relations, find out we're currently watching the best baseball of all time, a quiz, and so much more.

Mar 25, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they can do two shows in a week, give a Nats update, marvel at Juan Soto, talk even more about how the owners are winning with extensions, and look for ideas about Paul's trip to Dodgers Stadium.

Mar 20, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they can be pretty smug about Mike Trout's new deal, Paul goes on a rant about owners and trying to win, a quick Nats update occurs, Leslie discusses minor league pay, Paul talks about the ravages of age, and Leslie gets some of her own medicine.

Mar 11, 2019

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover MLB is up to something with the rules, try to figure out how stupid the teams think we are about service time, do a quick Nats review, figure out all the stupid ways a player can hurt himself, and have a quiz about dollar bills.

Mar 4, 2019

GUESS WHO'S BACK?  Back from their long hiatus, in this episode Paul and Leslie discover they still know how to speak into microphones, dive deep into Bryce Harper - the Phillie, discuss whether free agency still works, talk about what is coming down the pike for the Nats in 2019, and try to remember how to do all this crap.

May 11, 2018

In this PSA Paul and Leslie discover they have massive life changes coming and will not record anymore in 2018!  We'll see you all in 2019.  Go Nats!

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how much they are panicking over the Nats horrible start to the season, try to figure out which players are mostly to blame, learn just how shady the Marlins ownership group really is, and debate on the nature of advertising in the social media age.

Apr 7, 2018

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover all that winning the Nats did to start the season was a giant set up, they discuss problems and maybe some fixes to them, find out if they like Davey Martinez so far, and take a look at whether Shohei Ohtani has trolled us all.

Mar 30, 2018

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they still know how to record a show!  Opening Day discussions abound, Leslie is scared of the Yankees, Paul details his storylines to watch in 2018, and Paul tries to expound upon what lessons baseball could learn from cricket while Leslie complains about cricket a bunch.

Oct 25, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the Nationals think they can do better than Dusty Baker, Uncle Ray still has some fight left in him, and a World Series preview is laid out.

Oct 18, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover which multiverse they live in, talk about how awful Jerry Layne's call was and how maybe it ended the Nat's season, learn about Paul's new antipathy for Joe Maddon, and pick Championship Series winners.  Also, Paul blasts Leslie for being a bad fan.

Oct 1, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover Alejandro de Aza is one of Paul's triggers, preview the Nats' playoff outlook, make first round playoff picks, hear Paul's Robles rant, and talk about NCAA coaches behaving quite badly.

Sep 12, 2017

In this episode, Paul and Leslie discover the Nats are the first entry into the postseason, cover possible playoff roster configurations, discuss Daniel Murphy's slump, talk about the Marlins new ownership plans and options, learn about a baseball cult, and hear about Leslie's bizarre former life as a donkey basketball player.  Unfortunately the last part is not a joke.

Aug 25, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover just how good Wilmer Difo has been in Trea Turner's absence, marvel at how many injuries the Nats have weathered, find out pop stars in China are leading a baseball revolution, discuss how Leslie deals with watching sports that hit close to home, and do a quiz.

Aug 10, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they still know how to record a show, discuss Joe West and his newest issue, talk about the Nat's new bullpen, injury updates, Paul's new article about Bryce Harper forgetting how to walk, bad behavior in other sports, and Paul stumbles through a new quiz.

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover Paul doesn't know the name of the show, Ken Rosenthal is out of a job, ARod tries to modernize baseball, Paul recounts just how bad the Nat's bullpen has been, and old dudes in baseball is discussed.

Jun 24, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover maybe they (or MLB?) don't really understand the sliding rule, Joe Maddon shows he's not as progressive as we all thought he was, the Nats starters might be showing wear and tear, a look into Bryce Harper, and a rapid fire quiz.

Jun 5, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they're not qualified to talk prospects or the draft--so they call in an expert!  Ryan Sullivan of The Nats GM Show returns and drops a ton of Nationals and other teams prospect info and also talks the draft, Joe Ross, and how to scout 9 year olds.

May 26, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover Joe Ross' great return may just be smoke and mirrors and talk about making him a reliever, Koda is the closer, find out slower games make for harder fastballs, dive deep into MiLB names, have a killer quiz type thing, and lose it over Top Gun and Major League 3.  Mostly just Top Gun though.

May 19, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover ARod has interesting show prep notes, discuss Trea Turner's recent struggles, talk more Nats bullpen and Fedde's new role, learn about the history of Japanese baseball, review player retirement strategies, and decide if crazy ballpark food is good ballpark food. 

May 8, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover Paul's articles can provide show content. Eaton is hurt, Ross is demoted, fixes are discussed, Zim stays hot, the Nats bullpen stays awful, the Mets are a mess, Boston says the wrong thing, and the Quiz of Death finally dies.

Apr 26, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the Nats new back of the bullpen, find out what's kosher to do in your off time, dive once again into a Manny Machado bean ball war, find out who might be the new owners of the Marlins, realize Addison Russell doesn't understand Pokemon, and continue the Quiz of Death.

Apr 14, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the Nats are currently both high and low, topics that range from rally cats to sticky chest protectors are discussed, and the quiz to end all quizzes begins.

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