With the All-Star break now in the rear-view mirror, the lone extended break in the Major League Baseball marathon has come and passed as the second half is underway.

It takes more than just the players on the field and the manager in the dugout to make sure a team successfully navigates (and survives) from Spring Training in February through the early autumn games of September and October.

In The Grind: Baseball’s Endless Season, author Barry Svrluga provides detailed portraits of players and supporting cast members from last year’s Washington Nationals – each of whom is a part of this annual endurance test.

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Audio clip courtesy of Turner Sports

 

About The Author

Brian Wright

With more than a decade’s worth of sports journalism experience, Brian Wright has been featured on Bleacher Report, SB Nation, and The Washington Examiner. In addition to his hosting duties, Brian is the Lead MLB Writer for The Sports Daily, a contributor by way of other freelance work, and a staff writer with the Stafford County Sun (VA). He has conducted several in-depth interviews, outside of this show, with such notables as Don Sutton, Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken, Jr., and Ray Knight. Brian is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) and would be the unofficial Washington D.C. bureau chief of the New York Mets fan club (if there was such a thing).

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