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The Voice of the Turtle, Episode 23: All limbs are still intact

Baseball games have started, and Rob and HookSlide are ready for action! Your fearless co-hosts dive into the first two games of spring and break down what is meaningful (not much), what isn't (everything else), and who to watch this spring.

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At long last, baseball is finally back! Well, sort of. Games are being played now, and some of them are even on TV. They don't count for anything, and bad results should just be shrugged off, but it's still baseball! Spring is here!

The Detroit Tigers got their Grapefruit League schedule underway this week, playing games against the Florida Southern Mocs and Pittsburgh Pirates. By the time you listen to this podcast, they may have already played the Pirates again, along with a televised (!) game against the New York Yankees. Times are good, y'all.

On this week's podcast, Rob and HookSlide do their best to break down the results of the two games, and discuss which players fans should pay attention to during game action. They also talk about the numerous injuries taking over TigerTown, including Anibal Sanchez's triceps injury and Alex Wilson's bum shoulder. They take another swing at the lightning round during listener questions, rank the top 10 foods at Comerica Park, and rant about bad baseball terminology.

Like the Tigers, they're still getting into game shape.

Topics in this week's episode include:
  • Spring training games! On TV!
  • Anibal Sanchez and the dangers of throwing a baseball
  • What is a shoulder subluxation?
  • Spring training games! And box scores!
  • Why spring training box scores don't matter
  • Players we want to see succeed during spring training (and one we don't)
  • Listener questions!
  • The top 10 foods at Comerica Park
  • Bad baseball terminology, including "complete game shutouts"
  • 3:11 - Rounding the Bases: can you please just be healthy?
  • 18:33 - Warming in the Pen: grapefruits, anyone?
  • 38:41 - High and Tight: spring training storylines
  • 54:48 - Into the Mob Scene at Home: power-ranking ballpark food
  • 1:21:07 - The 7th Inning Kvetch: stop using these baseball terms

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