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Ep. 66: On Your Own Time (Sort This Out)

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.

Ep. 65: Bags Are Grabbed, and Grabbed Hard

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.

Ep. 64: Opening Day, Predictions, & Household Redemption

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.

Ep. 63: How Do You Know When You Know (Spring Training)?

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.

Ep. 62: Going Back to San Diego WBC Style

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.

Ep. 61: Ballin on a Budget

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.

Ep. 60: The Outfield, The Bench, and the Ring Finger to Bind Us

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!

Ep. 59: We Found The Horse, and Got Back On It

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.

Ep. 58: Prospects and Pink Slips

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover the price of not being the bridesmaid, delve deep into the Adam Eaton trade, say goodbye to Danny Espinosa, and mourn the loss of another Nats target when Jansen goes back to LA.

Ep. 57: Our World Series Hibernation Ends

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they do remember how to record a podcast, wrap up the World Series, discuss a few award winners, and begin to unpack the Nats off-season.

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