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Ground Rule Trouble: A Baseball Podcast

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Jun 28, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover that Lucas Giolito is about to make his somewhat surprising debut, Trea Turner has found a new position, Strasburg is on the DL, the Mets staff is ailing, ask how you decide when your season is done, and appreciate a brand new ballpark.

Jun 18, 2016

In this episode Paul discovers Leslie has a new surprise headline segment, Ichiro and his place in history are discussed, fights in sports are examined, Leslie goes off on Little League parents, and the duo pen an ode to Father's Day baseball.

Jun 6, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the size and scope of Lucas Giolito, rage against the machine that holds down Trea Turner, try to unlock what's bothering the Nats closer, discuss the proposed strike zone changes, MLB moves, and figure out how much a team's soul costs.

May 26, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover how the Nats are staying in first place, which players are trending in the right (or wrong) direction, try to figure out what's going on with Matt Harvey, break down some Bartolo, try to keep Paul from burning the NCAA down, and the return of the quiz--softball style!

May 13, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover what happens when Bryce never swings but gets tossed, Scherzer makes amazingly rare history, Strasburg gets locked up for 7 years out of the blue, and Leslie breaks one off in helicopter parents' asses.

Apr 20, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie cover booing etiquette, Harvey's various woes, Panda's paunch, the Nat's season so far, and then go waaaaaaaaaaaaay off the deep end on a listener question.  Way off.

Apr 8, 2016

In this episode we discover what happens when Paul records on Leslie's schedule, recap the Nats' first three games, talk Strasburg, dive deep into Paul's gross overreactions, and hear Leslie's first Bitch of the Week.

Mar 17, 2016

In this episode Paul discovers Leslie's burning rage for female message board stalkers, the Nats Spring Training gets a recap, Adam LaRoche retires, and Bryce Harper tries to remake the rules of baseball.

Feb 29, 2016

In this episode Paul and Leslie welcome back Ryan Sullivan of NatsGM.com to discuss all things relating to Nats prospects and all of the new faces you might see in Spring Training or the season ahead for the Nationals.  Latin development, prospect rankings, and sleepers lie within....

Feb 1, 2016

In this episode, Paul discovers Leslie fancies herself a storyteller, Nats offseason acquisitions are investigated, Nats offseason misses are brought to light, bullpen and bench options discussed, and Leslie's Quiz returns!

Jan 8, 2016

In this episode, Paul and Leslie have Mike Duncan of The History of Rome and Revolutions podcast fame to discuss something of historical import: The Hall of Fame. Mike brings a lot of great knowledge and insight and memories into our HOF discussion. Then we transition into a discussion of his shows and what he has lined up for the future.  This is a can't miss episode.  Also, Paul reveals how Mike is stealing his own titles for his upcoming book.

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.

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