In the wake of Ray Rice (and a few other things), Alan calls out the American Moment with particular urgency. The Sendy Rleal Franchise Report looks askance at All-Star voting, and our guests Paul and Jake from Ballometrics try to bring the advanced statistical ruckus to the basketball court. And speaking of which, the harrowing future of sabrmetrics rears its ugly head in this week’s Seventh Inning Sketch.

Editor’s note: in addition to the music cited in the closing credits, we also used this track from the Free Music Archive, which is an incredible resource that we can’t believe actually exists.