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Starting 9 Episode 36: Jerry Hairston Jr.

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Baseball season is BACK and there is no shortage of storylines here in the early going. We open the podcast with Dallas discussing his tweet beef with some Big J dork who wasn’t fond of Brian Wilson getting the nod to throw out the first pitch for the Giants on Opening Day, Shohei Ohtani getting a win in his major league debut on the mound and going deep in his major league debut at the plate, Giancarlo Stanton getting booed in his Yankee Stadium debut, the three of us give one key observation for all six divisions, thoughts on the Cardinals signing Greg Holland, a discussion about Brian Dozier and the unwritten rules of the game, Twitter questions from the Grounds Crew and an interview with Dodgers’ pre and postgame analyst, Jerry Hairston Jr.

Topics we hit on in the interview with Hairston — in or out on Ohtani as a legit two-way player, fans booing their own players, where Didi Gregorious ranks among all major league shortstops, his concern level with Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw’s home run troubles, the start to Aaron Boone and Gabe Kapler’s managerial careers, and what Bryce Harper’s stat line is going to look like at the end of the year.

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