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Your Dodgers are Back! When, Where, and Reacting to New Rules for 2020 | Blue Heaven Podcast

Episode 130: “Baseball is Back! (w/Guest Ross Stripling)’



It’s official! Baseball is coming back in less than a month and we get our Dodgers back in our lives. Clint and Brook break down the biggest new rules and important notes for the upcoming shortened 2020 season. Plus we react to some of those rules with 4-timer guest Ross Stripling!

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Included in the new rules for the season is the universal designated hitter, big extra innings alterations, and a big opportunity for pitchers to cheat with a to-be-implemented wet rag for moisture to mitigate going to the mouth. Strip shares his thoughts on the DH and how it affects teams on both sides of the ball. 

On the talk of the new extra innings rule, the guys work to greatly refine what the changes should look like — including adding to Justin Turner’s home run derby idea.

Playing Debbie Downer’s, there are also real-world issues set to cause concerns for baseball’s less-than-triumphant return. Nationwide COVID spikes all but guarantees a fair amount of players will likely test positive for the virus when officially checking into spring training 2.0. However, Brook says don’t immediately panic.

Finally, we discuss some fun or easy things that we’d like to see changed or added to the season. That plus too much Brook mustache talk.


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Join your Blue Heaven hosts, Clint Pasillas and Brook Smith, as they talk about this week in Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball. We share the opinions of our 750,000+ fans from Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook to gain insight on what the fans are thinking and do our best to represent all perspectives in the Dodgers Community. Look out for special interviews with other bloggers, celebrities, players, and more, along with giveaways for the best fans on earth!

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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