Listen to Jayson Stark & Pat Gallen Talk Baseball on 97.5 the Fanatic! – Phillies Nation

Listen to Jayson Stark & Pat Gallen Talk Baseball on 97.5 the Fanatic!

irOur very own Pat Gallen is hosting a radio show with ESPN’s Jayson Stark every Monday from 6-7pm on 97.5 the Fanatic. It comes to you live from the Green Parrot Pub & Patio in Newtown, PA.

Jayson, of course, is the preeminent baseball writer in the world. He’ll be giving his insights on the Phillies and the world of baseball. Plus, he’ll always have his awesome trivia question ready to go.

Our friend, Pat can be seen on Phillies Nation TV on TCN & CSN and heard on 97.5 the Fanatic on Sundays also. Plus, he’s the Phillies Nation Editor-in-Chief!

Should make for an insanely informative and fun hour of baseball talk! Click below to LISTEN LIVE!

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  1. PaMikeyDC

    May 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Yikes- Frandsen steps up clutch for the Nats
    And the Nats sign Dobbs. Ha, hope they don’t hurt us

  2. wbramh

    May 13, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Okay Pat, here’s an interesting topic for your radio show with Jayson.
    (and you’re welcome – any time – really – my pleasure – stop it!)

    The NY Times has an interesting article in today’s paper on the subject of the shift.
    People can try this link but you have to swear you’ll come right back to PN when you’re done reading, okay?

    To quote a key paragraph:

    “Last year there were 8,134 shifts on balls in play. Through the weekend, teams had already shifted 3,213 times, putting them on pace for nearly 14,000 for the season. Teams that shift regularly are lowering opposing teams’ batting averages by 30 to 40 points on grounders and low line drives.”

    Obviously, there are hazards to the shift. As the article points out, Cano recently beat the shift by bunting down the 3rd base line for a double – and the numbers suggest the shift is not so smart in the outfield. Statistics show that “…pull hitters tended to hit the ball in the air to the outfield either straight away or even to the opposite field roughly 54 percent of the time.”

    This appears to be one of the most dramatic changes to the game since relievers began to rule over hitters in the mid and late innings. And yet another reason why Ted Williams will remain the last .400 hitter in baseball. Makes you wonder how Ted would have fared had every manager employed the “Boudreau Shift,.”

    • schmenkman

      May 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Boudreau Shift, aka the Williams Shift, named after and first employed against Phillie Cy Williams.

      • wbramh

        May 13, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        Apparently employed by a Cincinnati Red Stockings manager all the way back in 1870 when infielders pretty much stood on their bases. Boudreau’s redeployment in the ’46 series is often credited with “The Splendid Splinter’s” horrific series performance. To what ever degree it can be credited with working, Ted was probably more psyched out by it than overmatched by the re-positioning.

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