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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Podcast: Braun, Harper, ballpark rankings

By Jim Caple

For Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast I was joined by special guest ESPN.com senior writer Jim Caple. Somehow we managed to avoid talking about the Seattle Mariners for the whole podcast. But we did discuss Jim's ballpark rankings.

1. We spent most of the show discussing Jim's list of 30 ballparks, but we also discussed Evan Longoria's injury.

2. Ryan Braun had a big night. Does this mean he doesn't need Prince Fielder hitting behind him?

3. Yu Darvish was marvelous yet again. Do we see him as a Cy Young contender or will he wilt in the Texas heat?

4. From No. 30 (Tropicana Field, no surprise) to No. 1 (PNC Park), we talk ballparks with a guy who has been to more than Jamie Moyer.

5. Finally, Bryce Harper make his home debut tonight and Jim remembers covering a 19-year-old Ken Griffey Jr.

Check it out on Tuesday's show!