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Ep. 78: On To The Next One: Dusty Gone, World Series Begins

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.

Ep. 77: The 5th Inning That Only Exists In Our Timeline

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.

Ep. 76: Let’s Get This Playoff Party Started

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.

Ep. 75: Nats Clinchmas and Donkey Basketball

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.

Ep. 74: The Beatification of Wilmer Difo

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.

Ep. 73: We Emerge from the Dog Days Country Strong

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.

Ep. 72: Paul Speaks Like the Nat’s Bullpen Throws

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.

Ep. 71: The Slippery Slope of Sliding

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.

Ep. 70: #Prospectpalooza & #Draftinomicon w/ Ryan Sullivan

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.

Ep. 69: Joe Ross Is Still In The Danger Zone

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.

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