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The Jonah Keri Podcast, Episode 42

16 May 2011

Today’s guest is Evan Longoria, All-Star 3rd Baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays.

The topics we cover:

  • 0:30-2:33: Pre-season expectations
  • 2:34-4:03: The youth-oriented construction of the Rays
  • 4:04-6:30: Starting the season with an injury, and the key to the team’s turnaround
  • 6:31-7:33: Joe Maddon’s approach
  • 7:34-9:21: Pitch recognition: innate talent or learned?
  • 9:22-11:05: Signing the most team-friendly contract in Major League Baseball
  • 11:06-12:13: Defensive skill
  • 12:14-13:32: The landscape of the AL East
  • 13:33-14:36: How Evan spent his time on the Disabled List
  • 14:37-end: You can see Evan and many of baseball’s all-time greats in the new Pepsi Max Field of Dreams campaign

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