This week on the podcast we chronicle the latest home run exploits of Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and various other Dodgers, while I also wonder if we’re close to reaching our long ball limit.
Don’t worry, this was not an expletive-laced tirade, nor was Goose Gossage consulted, though I will admit to feeling more and more like an old man yelling and shaking his fist at a cloud.
We also dive deep into the details of the Julio Urias suspension along with our thoughts. During the podcast I mentioned a few long Twitter threads with pointed and passionate fan reactions to the Urias suspension. A few worth reading:
Craig also offered up a home run of a sandwich query during our Questions from Craig segment, which may or may not be getting a theme song soon.
With all the home run talk, we take a look at the first Los Angeles Dodger to hit 30 home runs in a season. Frank Howard mashed 31 long balls in 1962, the inaugural year of Dodger Stadium. He did well in his time in Los Angeles, winning a World Series, then was part of one of the biggest trades of the 1960s.
The back of his 1965 Topps card is appropriate since it captures his entire Dodgers tenure, and also has a cartoon befitting a man of his titanic size.
Episode link (time: 1:18:12)