Episode 016: An Eephus Pitch Without the Knowledge and Foresight

On location in Chicago, Matthew and Toby sit down for a big baseball chat with political guru David Axelrod. Axe explains how he can manage to root for both of Chicago's baseball teams, and tells a few great stories about how his love for baseball intersected with his job as senior advisor to President Obama in the White House. Along the way, he walks Battery Mates Nation through the full backstory behind the curse of the billy goat, and gives a sneak peek at a piece he’s working on about the Cubs' renaissance. EXCLUSIVE MUST CITE: Axe reveals a formative baseball-related moment from the President's early political career.