Women Dig the Long Ball
Holy cats! It's the final episode of the BNDWGN season! How is it possible that it's time for summer hiatus already? We don't know where the time goes, honestly. We must be getting old.
[Our average age has definitely gone up, what with Roger the Intern having flown the nest]
1:59 - PLAYOFF, PLAYOFFS, PLAYOFFS
The three Bandwagoneers discuss the concurrent NHL and NBA playoff situation. It's clear we're collectively in the tank for the Las Vegas Golden Knights on the hockey side.
6:42 - HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME
What're we planning to watch/do on our summer vacation? Proposed activities include: tennis lessons, visiting Angel Stadium, watching World Cup soccer, running, eating snacks, running through sprinklers, etc.
11:20 - WOMEN DIG THE LONG BALL
If there's one thing we can agree on here at the Bandwagon, it's that more women involved in the game of baseball - as players, umpires, management, coaches, broadcasters, and more - would be a most welcome development. Lisa leads a discussion on some possible strategies for making that happen. Check the links list below for some source material, but we'll include a link to what the discussion started with - an open letter about female coaches from pro basketball player Pau Gasol - here.
The, at 19:12, we interview an Actual Woman In Baseball: Emily Jaenson, General Manager of Triple A baseball's Reno Aces. She's also a graduate of University of Illinois' College of Media, so her trailblazing comes as no surprise.
36:33 - CONTROVERSY
For athletes and those who are athlete-adjacent, what's personal? What's private? When can people bite the hand that feeds interest in their public persona? Yep, we're talking about the saga of the outing of "PFT Commenter"... and some other weird stuff.
48:15 - STATUS UPDATE
That's it! We're off for the summer! You'll hear from us again sometime in August. We'll still be tweeting and Facebooking, so make sure you hit those links and give us a follow. See you in a couple months, and as always - thanks for playing.