Quitting the Spitter & the Pitcher Out of Time

Noah & Brandon explore Roy Oswalt and the origins of the spitball!

Short Hops & Tall Tales

Brandon and Noah are back (and now on Saturdays!) with a brand new episode featuring an old pitching soul, the talented fireballer Roy Oswalt! Find out why we call him a pitcher out of time, and why he feels like he should be from 1920. Then, an actual story from that time period, as Brandon recounts the rise and fall of the spitball in Major League Baseball. Yuck! PLUS: Noah has a run-in with Mookie Betts??




(1:00) Our favorite stories from Year One of Short Hops & Tall Tales!

(5:40) Pickoff Trivia!

(8:13) A Pitcher Out of Time: The Roy Oswalt Story

(34:21) Pickoff Trivia 2!

(35:33) Noah’s Run-In with Mookie!?

(39:05) The Pickle Jar – The Eephus

(42:42) The Rise & Fall of the Spitball



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Podcast cover art by Justin Paradis

Noah Scott

Noah Scott is a long-suffering baseball writer and knuckleball connoisseur. If you want to talk old timey baseball names, traffic on the 405, or lukewarm hip-hop opinions you can find him on Twitter @noahascott6

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