Must-click link: R.A. Dickey on “Bullseye” with Jesse Thorn


I subscribe to nearly 50 podcasts (seriously) and Jesse Thorn is personally responsible for two of my favorites and partially responsible for several other must-listen shows on his Maximum Fun network.

One of his podcasts is a long-form interview show called “Bullseye” and this week’s guest is none other than Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who discusses his new memoir and unique journey to big-league success.

I listen to every episode of “Bullseye” and baseball fans should definitely check this one out:

R.A. Dickey on “Bullseye” with Jesse Thorn

Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for Red Sox

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No surprise here: Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox open the season on March 29 in Tampa Bay against the Rays. Sale will oppose Chris Archer.

Sale, 28, is the fifth different Opening Day starter the Red Sox have had in as many years, preceded by Rick Porcello, David Price, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester. Sale started on Opening Day for the White Sox in 2013, ’14, and ’16.

Sale finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting last year and finished ninth for AL MVP. He went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA and a 308/43 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings. Sale and Clayton Kershaw (2015) are the only pitchers to strike out 300 or more batters in a season dating back to 2003.