In Episode 18, Brock & Dan start off with the subject on every baseball fan’s mind: the World Baseball Classic qualifiers! After briefly discussing baseball and identity, Dan’s inaugural WBC experience and the state of WBC swag, the guys move on to take a look back at the end of the 2012 season, reliving the excitement (or lack thereof) of some of baseball’s major storylines, including:
- What to make of the expanded playoffs and the one-game Wild Card playoff series
- The Oakland A’s dramatic overtaking of the Texas Rangers for the AL West crown, including man-on-the-ground reports from Brock on the scene at the Coliseum for Monday’s playoff clincher and Wednesday’s division clincher
- The Baltimore Orioles and what their improbable playoff berth means to baseball fans
- Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown and why we aren’t more excited about it (Hint: it has something to do with Mike Trout and the AL MVP)
The guys then break to return immediately in Episode 19 for a more in depth discussion of the 2012 postseason.