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

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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

Marcell Ozuna scratched from Cardinals lineup because he overslept

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Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna was scratched from Wednesday afternoon’s starting lineup because he overslept and missed the scheduled report time to the ballpark. Ozuna appeared in the on-deck circle late in the game but didn’t get a chance to pinch-hit as the Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Royals in 10 innings. The lowly Royals took two of three in the series.

The Cardinals acquired Ozuna from the Marlins back in December. He hasn’t hit much for the Cardinals thus far, batting .253/.295/.331 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 190 plate appearances. He was an All-Star last year, finishing with a .312 average and a .924 OPS along with 37 homers and 124 RBI.

It’s amusing reading some of the replies to Goold’s tweet. More than a handful of Cardinals fans are upset with Ozuna for oversleeping. Who among us has not overslept for school or work? Of course, a lot of the antipathy has to do with Ozuna’s lack of hitting. If he had a .900 OPS, it would be a lot easier for fans to forgive him.