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Ep. 24: Leslie bathes the Nats in a wave of sadness

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.

Ep. 23: The Pitching Episode w/ Doug Thorburn

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…

Ep. 22: You get caught up, and Leslie gets caught out…way out

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.

Ep. 21: Paul tries to do the show naked, and Leslie throws him out like Puig’s luggage

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.

Ep. 20: A Rose by any other name is just as cheat

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.

Ep. 19: Early Exits, or, Leslie hates what you call your favorite player

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.

Ep. 18: Hackers, ASG, and Paul and Leslie almost die in a storm

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.

Ep. 17: ESPN’s Mark Simon interviewed, also Max Scherzer lost a perfect game to a guy you haven’t heard of before

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.

Ep. 16: Trea Turner Day, or please don’t kill us Robot Ump Overlords

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.

Ep. 15: NatsGM’s Ryan Sullivan Fills your cup with draft knowledge

In this episode Paul and Leslie discover they CAN have a guest! It’s’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!

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