Box Score Baseball Podcast: New Century, Same Old Style Story

Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan celebrate Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday the way Cubs fans were meant to, drinking beers to forget another horrible loss. The boys chat about Michael Pineda’s latest pine tar incident, Clayton Kershaw’s rehab and Cole Hamels’ return to the mound. The guys play a quick game of Buy/Sell/Hold to determine the status of Charlie Blackmon, Bryce Harper, Johnny Cueto and others before attempting to fix Bretsky’s banged up squad. The Good, the Bad and the Upside turns it’s attention to a red-hot Albert Pujols, and struggling and injured Mark Trumbo and young lefty Alex Wood. Finally, Mark and Bretsky take a dip into the mailbag to answer some questions from the listeners.

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Box Score Baseball Podcast – New Century, Same Old Style Story

News and Notes

  • Clayton Kershaw set to make a rehab start Friday
  • Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino, Matt Harrison, Manny Machado and Adrian Beltre on the comeback trail
  • Chris Sale (flexor strain) gives owners a scare
  • Josh Johnson and Ivan Nova headed for Tommy John Surgery
  • Mark Trumbo (foot) has a stress fracture
  • Ike Davis gets a change of scenery


  • Michael Brantley
  • Charlie Blackmon
  • Bryce Harper
  • Julio Teheran
  • Mark Buehrle
  • Johnny Cueto

Fix My Team!

  • Bretsky’s pitching dilemma
  • Managing DL spots

Waiver Wire

  • Closer Carnage continues
  • Replacement Arms

The Good, the Bad and the Upside

  • Albert Pujols gets 500
  • Mark Trumbo was down and now he’s been kicked
  • Can Alex Wood keep it up


The Box Score Baseball Podcast theme is written and performed by William “Wild Bill” Hitchcock

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