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Ground Rule Trouble: A Baseball Podcast

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Dec 12, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover money can't buy the Nats LH'd stars, the Winter Meetings are broken down, the Nats try and remake a bullpen, Aroldis Chapman puts Dusty Baker's foot in his mouth at 103 MPH, and so much more...

Nov 23, 2015

in this episode Paul and Leslie delve into the off season, discuss the curious trades of Simmons and Kimbrel, look at the top available free agents, explore the Nats coaching staff, and inaugurate the first annual Bryce Harper LoveFest.

 

Special stats (and show music) provided by @theaceofspaeder.

Nov 4, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the season is over, try to figure out exactly how the hell the Royals did it, and then roll around on the floor crying and throwing a fit over the Nationals managerial choice.  Oh, and they talk about A-rod, because, well, he's freaking A-rod.

Oct 26, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover their child hates your listening experience, discuss the conclusion of the Championship Series, preview the World Series (more predictions!), and play some seriously depressing music.

Oct 16, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover what it takes to make the most bizarre and amazing inning of their baseball lives, Paul wins the Brackets of No Return, and the duo discuss how Maximilian Scherzer's eyes see straight through their trembling souls.

Oct 7, 2015

In this episode we discover Paul and Leslie's playoff breakdowns and predictions (as well as the Brackets of No Return!), review Scherzer's amazing final outing of the year, and discuss what happens to the Nats after the firing of Matt Williams.

Oct 1, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how many ways they can say Jonathan Papelbon is a disgusting and abhorrent human being, and then spend the rest of the show figuring out how to fire him and Matt Williams into the sun.  Or they talk about baseball...

Sep 11, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover just how bad the Nats season can get, look at which teams might actually make the playoffs, hear Paul go on an epic NL MVP rant, and then hear him bask in all his quiz glory.

Sep 4, 2015

In this episode Mick Reinhard--the beat writer for the Nats AA club-- joins us to discuss the Harrisburg Senators, Giolito, Turner, Difo, life in the minors, being a beat writer, sleeper prospects, surviving insect plagues, and, most importantly, he brings his own quiz and a battle for bragging rights ensues!

Aug 28, 2015

In this episode Paul discovers Leslie did not take her baseball anti-depressants. It's all about the Nats!  Season review, dwindling playoff hopes, and injuries.  Also the Trea Turner call up is reviewed and the duo discussed (or drooled) over their trip to see Lucas Giolito pitch live and in person!  Come for the baseball, stay for the tears.

Aug 15, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie interview Doug Thorburn from Baseball Prospectus, Baseballaholics Anonymous, and Rotowire about all things pitching.  Topics covered include a ton of Nats pitcher breakdowns, who are Doug's most liked and most hated pitchers by mechanics, a look at various pitch types, youth pitching workloads, and finding out what the hell spine tilt is...

Aug 7, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover returning from vacation is very cruel--especially when the Nats are all out of sorts, the Trade Deadline is discussed, the Nats bullpen woes and rotation shuffle is examined, and Leslie completely jumps the shark with her quiz.

Jul 24, 2015

In this episode Paul tries to do a GRT Body Issue, Leslie stabs Colin Cowherd's voodoo doll, the Dodgers (Puig, Greinke) are discussed, the Nats trade moves and slumping players get a run, and Paul craters on a quiz.  

Jul 18, 2015

In this episode Paul discovers Leslie's seething hatred of Pete Rose, the HR Derby and ASG are discussed, we discovering how player legacies differ from sport to sport, and a disucssion of the Nats first half--and what their options going forward are now.  Also, Paul does another quiz.

Jul 6, 2015

In this episode we discuss Jerry Dipoto's departure, deferred compensation, the Nats' state, and how mcuh Leslie hates modern baseball nicknames.  Also, Saturn Nuts.  You'll get it later, we promise.

Jun 26, 2015

In this episode, Paul and Leslie discuss the Cardinals' legal trouble, ideas for how to fix the ASG, the Nationals resurgence/manic phase, and hold each other as the storm brings their house down around them.

Jun 21, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie have an interview with ESPN's Mark Simon, Max Scherzer loses a perfect game to a camoflauged elbow guard (or Jose Tabata), and A-Rod's 3000th hit, steroids, and a can full of worms about the Hall of Fame is opened.

Jun 15, 2015

In this episode, Paul and Leslie discover Trea Turner in the present in the box, discuss Max Scherzer throwing down, try to figure out what Danny Espinosa can't do, play a brand new trivia game, and try not to let the Robot Ump Overlords kill us all.  You're welcome.

Jun 6, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they CAN have a guest! It's NatsGM.com's Ryan Sullivan and he absolutely explodes with a crazy amount of draft knowledge.  It's your primer for the MLB Draft and you will be glued to your speakers for the inaugeral guest to GRT!  BUCKLE UP!

May 28, 2015

In this episode Leslie discovers Paul has revealed her inner thoughts about Dan Kolko's ties, the Nats series winning streak continues, Harper and Scherzer are hot, Paul rants about Wilmer Difo and tries to Kill the Save, pitchers hitting 8th is examined, and Leslie talks about Josh Hamilton....again.

May 22, 2015

In this episode Paul bad mouths a billionare owner, makes a provactive statement Matt Williams will ignore, the Nats continued surge is discussed, and Leslie learns what sunscreen does.

May 14, 2015

In this episode Paul discovers Leslie thinks a lot about ball security and transportation, the Nationals' wave is ridden, Harper's highs and Strasburgs' swoons are discussed, and you hear way to much about our parenting strategies.

May 7, 2015

In the episode Paul discovers that Matt Williams is still not listening to the show.  Injuries, season changes, momentum and bullpen usage is discussed, and Leslie wonders if a baseball game happens in an empty stadium, does anyone critique Ubaldo's mechanics?  

Apr 27, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discuss how the Nats season has gone off the rails--and how to get it back on the rails, answer listener questions, talk about Josh Hamilton (again), and discuss the Royals and unwritten rules.

Apr 16, 2015

In this episode Paul and Leslie discuss the Nats season opening, who's hot and who's not in MLB, why the Angels owners are evil, and plumb the depth of Colin Cowherd's stupidity.

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