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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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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.

Apr 5, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how great a sporting day can get.  The Nats have a strong opening day, Carolina gets basketball redemption, and stories about pitch velocity, and game length are discussed.  To close it out, Paul and Leslie provide their definitively wrong season predictions.

Mar 21, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover vocabulary differences, recap the WBC so far and look forward, discuss when Spring Training happenings start to matter, talk about minor league labor issues, discuss life in the Dominican Republican for players of Haitian descent, and Paul slays a quiz.

Mar 15, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how much they love the WBC, argue for a different tournament start time, cajole the USA into sending their best players, and talk about the Nats catcher situation, Joe Ross and his woes, and other Spring Training issues.

Mar 2, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover Mike Rizzo shops in the bargain bin, discuss the Nats' pitching staff, potential closer, and catcher log jam, find out Leslie likes Manfred's new initiative, and hear Paul go off on the NCAA as they attack his alma mater.

Feb 17, 2017

In this episode, Paul and Leslie discover how to feel sick before the season even begins, discuss the Nats new outfield lineup, dive into a suddenly new bench arrangement, and Paul briefly lets Leslie off her political leash.  Plus--quiz and a contest!

Jan 28, 2017

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover baseball has another big loss, delve into the Nats roster holes, find out they may have fixed their bench, dive deep into their infield construction, and talk about a new alternative to Tommy John surgery.

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