Fielding Questions

Fielding Questions

Mandy Bell and Sarah Langs are reporters for, covering the most important stories in baseball. They’re also long-distance best friends who talk every day about the big questions inside the game and out, like why baseball makes normally rational people so superstitious and what makes an unforgettable ballpark experience. On Fielding Questions, Mandy and Sarah will try to answer one of those questions each episode by talking to fans, talking to each other and talking to some of the biggest names in MLB.


September 28, 2022 38 mins
Everybody in baseball seems to have a nickname, and each one has a unique origin story. Some are bestowed by a creative broadcaster or a descriptive teammate, while others date all the way back to childhood. Sarah and Mandy wanted to hear how some of the biggest stars in MLB got their nicknames, so they asked Francisco Lindor, Nelson Cruz, Don Mattingly and more! To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: ...
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There’s something magical about the drama of a game that creeps into the late innings with one team still hitless. Mandy and Sarah tell their own favorite no-hitter stories, including one Mandy is still apologizing to her dad for almost 25 years later. Then they hear from Joe Musgrove, Lucas Giolito, Edwin Diaz and a few other Major Leaguers with unique perspectives on why no-nos are such a special part of baseball. To learn more...
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August 31, 2022 36 mins
We’ve come a long way from peanuts and Cracker Jack when ballparks are serving sushi and salad. Mandy and Sarah recall their most memorable stadium meals, including a plate-sized pork chop, and then take us inside MLB clubhouses to hear from Mark Canha, Cole Irvin and others about the best food spreads for players around the league. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit:
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August 17, 2022 37 mins
Sarah's favorite baseball stadium memory was from a game that didn't even count in the standings. Mandy finally felt at home in a new park during a Hall of Famer's final game. Some stadiums just have that special feeling – for players and for fans -- and we want to know why. So we asked Sean Manaea, Rich Hill, and a few other Major Leaguers for help. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.a...
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August 3, 2022 39 mins
Mandy uses the same pencil in the press box when she’s on a streak of strong stories. Sarah’s grandmother hid in the kitchen when the Giants played tight games. Everyone in the baseball world, even the most rational people, seems to succumb to superstition – and we want to know why. So we asked Adam Wainwright, Jordan Luplow, Mike Brosseau and a few others for help.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices vis...
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August 2, 2022 39 secs reporters Mandy Bell and Sarah Langs search for answers to some of baseball’s big questions, with help from players, fans and reporters across the game. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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