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WalkOff Talk: For Fitz


Mar 6, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) watches game action in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

WalkOff Talk is back with another episode. No guest this week but we have a very baseball-centric show for you. I’ll let Audra take it from here.

Episode 18 of WalkOff Talk is brought to you by Marvin Pest Control, Inc. Ben and Audra kick off this episode by bringing you the results of their Oscars guessing competition from last week, but since there’s actually interesting baseball discussion to have this week, they don’t waste too much time on that. In the meat of the show, they each choose two players they’re going to keep an eye on during Spring Training in the hopes of seeing those players improve enough to be key pieces to the 2014 squad. Then they discuss some of the stuff that will be new for 2014, such as the first use of the new replay rule in a Spring Training game, and the new defensive metrics MLB will be rolling out to measure things like route efficiency in the outfield. They close it up with what Audra learned, a revelation from Ben about something new he’s trying, and a short sneak preview of next week.

In this episode…

0:00 – For Fitz

0:56 – How Was Your Week, Audra?

11:11 – Four To Watch

45:53 – Baseball News

56:36 – What Did You Learn This Week, Audra?

1:04:58 – One More Thing…

1:07:27 –  A Call To Action

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FIND/CONTACT US (However, Audra requests you don’t be creepy.)

Ben: @bentherebro
Audra: @audra_marvin
WalkOff Talk: @WalkOffTalk
Email: [email protected]

Previous shows can be found here:

Episode 1: Before We Had a Name

Episode 2: Lost In New York

Episode 3: Kansas City Baseball Vault Presents … WalkOff Talk

Episode 4: WalkOff Talk Thanksgiving Edition

Episode 5: The Show That Doesn’t Exist

Episode 6: The Return of the Podcast That Didn’t Mean to Go Away

Episode 7: The Time The Royals Signed Omar Infante

Episode 8: A Merry WalkOff Christmas

Episode 9: WalkingOff 2013

Episode 10: Royals, Rumors, and Love

Episode 11: Episode of Bleep

Episode 12: Cry Me A River

Episode 13: Life of Brian (Longfellow)

Episode 14: The Ejection of Fake Ned Yost

Episode 15: Hold Me Closer, Jimmy Faseler

Episode 16: Episode of Burp

Episode 17: Dog, I Will Banish You

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