⚙️ The set-up
Everything you need to know about the 2024 MLB season
Spring vibes, a clean slate, a renewed sense of optimism for your team — there’s nothing quite like MLB Opening Day. And after a historic and chaotic offseason, anything could happen this year.
March 28, 2024
⚾ What are the odds?
Shohei Ohtani’s longtime interpreter and friend Ippei Mizuhara is fired amid gambling allegations
MLB’s season-opening Seoul Series quickly became overshadowed by scandal after news broke Wednesday that LA Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani’s longtime interpreter and friend Ippei Mizuhara had been fired amid allegations he stole millions from Ohtani to pay off his gambling debts.
March 22, 2024
⚾ Sho him the money
Shohei Ohtani signs record-breaking $700M contract with the LA Dodgers
Turn off those tweet notifications and stop tracking that flight: Shohei Ohtani watch is officially over.
December 11, 2023
Secrets, secrets are no fun
Who will win the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes?
MLB’s biggest star is remaining tight-lipped about his future home, fueling a frenzy of rumors, social media investigations, and the hardest-hitting questions as the clock ticks on his free agency decision.
December 06, 2023
MLB's Winter Meetings are officially underway
MLB's Winter Meetings are officially underway
Fire up The Hot Stove because generational talent Shohei Ohtani and more of baseball’s biggest stars could be on the move as MLB’s Winter Meetings get underway.
December 04, 2023
The Oakland A's are officially relocating to Las Vegas
The Oakland A's are officially relocating to Las Vegas
While baseball’s biggest star — and newly crowned American League MVP — Shohei Ohtani’s future home remains uncertain, yesterday brought tough clarity in the ongoing Oakland A’s relocation saga, with all 30 MLB owners approving the club’s impending move to Las Vegas.
November 17, 2023
The Texas Rangers are one win away from their first World Series title
The Texas Rangers are one win away from their first World Series title
As October baseball gives way to November baseball, the Fall Classic nears its completion, with the red-hot Texas Rangers just one win away from their first-ever World Series title.
November 01, 2023
The World Series is delivering an instant Fall Classic
The World Series is delivering an instant Fall Classic
October 30, 2023
And that’s just the beginning, with the 1-1 series shifting venues for Games 3, 4, and 5.
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Ep #374

Olympic trials continue & a celebration of Title IX

June 18, 2024
Olympic trials continue & a celebration of Title IX

Hey there!

On today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-host Steph Rotz and guest host Lauren Tuiskula discuss two big upcoming events: the 2024 Paris Olympics and the anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the landmark U.S. civil rights law.

First up, Steph and Lauren chat through the ongoing U.S. Olympic swimming trials and this weekend’s track & field trials, where some Olympic hopeful’s dreams will come true.

Then in part two, the gals dig into Title IX ahead of the 52nd anniversary this Sunday, June 23rd. The law has been crucial in leveling the playing field for women in sports, but there are still areas where it falls short.

A big thank you to our friends at Aflac for powering today’s episode! Just like The GIST tackles the gap in women’s sports coverage, Aflac closes the gap that health insurance leaves behind. Learn more at aflac.com/thegist.

And another thank you to Gainbridge for supporting today’s pod! The digital financial services leader wants to help you support women’s sports at the grassroots level. Visit ParityNow.co/ParityWeek to apply for $150K in grant money for orgs making a difference for women and girls in sport.

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2023 MLB World Series preview
2023 MLB World Series preview
After three thrilling and unpredictable rounds of postseason baseball, the 119th World Series begins tonight when the American League (AL) champion Texas Rangers host the National League (NL) champ Arizona Diamondbacks.
October 27, 2023
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers advance to the World Series
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers advance to the World Series
Two Game 7s later, the World Series matchup is officially set, with two Wild Card teams — the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers — advancing to this Friday’s Fall Classic.
October 25, 2023
The Texas Rangers force a winner-take-all Game 7 against the Houston Astros
The Texas Rangers force a winner-take-all Game 7 against the Houston Astros
From late-inning heroics to lights out pitching performances to legendary first pitches, October baseball was at its best this weekend.
October 23, 2023
The MLB playoffs just got interesting
The MLB playoffs just got interesting
From almost sweeps to suddenly serious, we’re one week out from the World Series and the Fall Classic tickets are still anyone’s for the taking.
October 20, 2023
The Texas Rangers advance to their first ALCS since 2011
The Texas Rangers advance to their first ALCS since 2011
The American League (AL) and National League (NL) Division Series keep on swinging with one team already punching their Championship Series ticket and another potential upset sweep around the corner.
October 11, 2023
The Philadelphia Phillies upset the Atlanta Braves en route to their second straight NLCS
The Philadelphia Phillies upset the Atlanta Braves en route to their second straight NLCS
Both the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Championship Series (CS) are set, featuring one rowdy intrastate showdown and one clash of scrappy underdogs fresh off massive upsets.
October 11, 2023