BN Podcast Episode 23: Opening Day Arrived, and Brought With It ... Joy!

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BN Podcast Episode 23: Opening Day Arrived, and Brought With It … Joy!

Chicago Cubs

bnpodcastimagesmallIt’s the 23rd episode of a super awesome podcast featuring me and Sahadev Sharma. You can listen to the podcast there below, or download it for later listening. You can also subscribe via iTunes. Here’s your iTunes link, and you can also find it by searching in the iTunes store. For those of you who use other feed-catching services, here’s the podcast feed. For those of you just tuning in who want to catch up on prior episodes, here’s the whole lot.

As always, you can send questions, comments, etc. to the official podcast email address (podcast AT bleachernation DOT com) if you want your thoughts included on a future show. We had another great set of emails in this one, including why a newbie should be a Cubs fan, how to optimize the Cubs’ lineup (particularly in a post-Soriano trade world), and the desirability (or possibility) of an all-home-grown roster.

Today’s episode is almost exclusively about the Opening Day win against the Pirates, and the story lines emanating therefrom. Samardzija’s dominance, Marmol’s quick hook, Lillibridge’s rough debut, and Rizzo’s emergence.

We also talk about the Cubs’ approach at the plate, and how a 15 strikeout, 1 walk day can actually be a good sign. And there’s another visit from the infamous “Facebook Cubs” Twitter account.

Sahadev also turns up his nose and his pinky, and scolds folks about the virtues of true craft beer.


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.