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Ben and Sam slum it with a bunch of bad teams from baseball’s underclass and speculate about which has the least hope of going all the way before 2022, then discuss Jimmy Rollins’ benching and how much running out a popup really matters.


  • Teams least likely to win the World Series before 2022
  • San Diego Padres
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Jimmy Rollins
  • Player hustle


  • Sam thinks that the Padres have many things going against their chances to win including a small market, bad TV deal, and tough division.
  • Despite the fact that the Orioles might make the playoffs and are 14 games over .500, Ben thinks he would pick them to not win a World Series in the next decade.
  • Jimmy Rollins was benched for not hustling out a pop up that ended up not being caught.


  • Effectively Wild Episode 33: The Least Likely Team to Win a World Series In the Next 10 Years/Does it Matter if Jimmy Rollins Jogs?
  • Measuring Hustle by Sam Miller