In Episode 81, Ben rejoins Brock after an extended hiatus & the guys have plenty to discuss. After following the Numbers Game to the 1981 strike, the guys acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the 1994 strike & wonder about the future of labor peace given the controversy surrounding the election of Bud Selig’s successor as MLB commissioner. Brock & Ben check in on the latest officiating controversy – catcher interference on plays at the plate – the most exciting recent call-up – Javier Baez – & the most disappointing (if far from unexpected) season-ending injury – Troy Tulowitzki’s hip. The guys then turn their focus to the stretch picture in the American League, with surprising teams making noise in the AL Central – Kansas City – the AL East – Baltimore – & the AL West/Wild Card – Seattle. Brock & Ben pay particular attention to the AL Central, doing their best to determine just how legitimate Kansas City’s playoff chances are & in just how much trouble Detroit finds itself.