Matthew and Toby get serious for once and weigh in on proposals to ban the shift, and all those hot takes around Dee Gordon's PED suspension. Famous baseball blogger and dabbler in presidential politics Jeremy Bird joined the program to discuss being a Cardinals fan, and to explain why he's still unhappy about the price of Budweiser at Busch Stadium. (Fun fact: The Battery Mates Scheduling Department happened to find a day when Jeremy and Matthew's teams were facing off in both baseball and Premier League soccer.) And users of Twitter dot com weighed in on what the New Orleans Triple-A team should be called. All things considered, they kept it pretty tasteful.