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Hannah Keyser and Zach Crizer follow a few more playoff teams, this time focusing on the Twins and Orioles, but not before breaking news of the arrest of Julio Urías and Shohei Ohtani’s body double on photo day.
In this episode of The trainHannah Keyser and Zach Crizer had to start with the two biggest stories in baseball.
First, Shohei Ohtani’s agent spoke to the media about the superstar’s torn UCL and tried his best to recover some of the injury-related depreciation in the free-agent market. This led to speculation as to why Ohtani isn’t speaking to the media, but that conversation quickly derails as we go through the story of Angel’s “photo tag” and the use of a body double in Ohtani’s place.
The other team in Los Angeles is also doing badly, as Julio Urías has been arrested again for domestic violence and may never play for the Dodgers (or even MLB) again. We go through part of baseball’s history of dealing with domestic violence to predict the future.
In our ongoing preview of the 2023 MLB Playoffs, Hannah tells listeners why they should support the Minnesota Twins in the postseason. They have good pitching and some really fun players who can’t seem to stay healthy. If they are lucky in terms of health, they could become dangerous in October.
Zach selected the Baltimore Orioles as his draft horse, a team so young and inexperienced they don’t know how to lose. They’re doing it a little differently than other teams in the league, but history says they may be the next Houston Astros.