Plain Talk: On opening day we talk baseball, not politics


MINOT, N.D. — I’m a baseball nerd.

And a political nerd.

And as a person with a foot in both of those worlds, I can say that there’s a lot of overlap between the two.

There’s just something about baseball that appeals to people who are also deeply interested in politics.

Anyway, today is opening day for baseball, so on this episode of Plain Talk, three political nerds — Congressman Kelly Armstrong, my frequent co-host Chad Oban, and me, of course — take off their political hats and put on their baseball hats.

We talk about our favorite teams (the Mets, the Dodgers, and the Yankees, respectively), our favorite baseball moments, and how we feel about the ways the game is changing.

If you’re a baseball nerd, or aspire to be one, this episode is for you.