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Monday, June 27, 2011
Podcast: Ballpark dos and don'ts

By Eric Karabell

The weekend is over and it's time to get back to interesting baseball discussion ... so it was that Mark Simon and I recorded Monday's Baseball Today podcast , with myriad interesting subplots, which I will attempt to summarize here ...

1. It's Power Rankings day! Woohoo! Of course, Mark and I do not agree on which team should hold the top spot, or which surprise team comes in at No. 10, but it’s always interesting.

2. It's Davey Johnson day! The Washington Nationals have a new manager debuting, and while we might not be necessarily rooting for him, it's fun watching a struggling franchise compete.

3. It's Jose Reyes day! OK, enough of this theme. But hey, this is one of the most exciting players in baseball, and of course we disagree on whether the New York Mets should trade the guy.

4. What do you like to do at baseball games? I don't expect a wave of support for a certain act, but then again, someone should produce a rulebook of ballpark dos and don'ts. Perhaps our own Ebenezer Scrooge will do so!

5. Two emerging right-handers face off on ESPN2 Monday night, but there's a later game on the West Coast between "contenders" I've really got my eyes on.

Plus, excellent emails, infield hits for bad teams, David Clyde's day in history, the annoying Los Angeles Dodgers can’t pay the bills and really, so much more on Monday's Baseball Today podcast!