Nov 19, 2021 • 1HR 16M

Episode 15: Cole Irvin actually quite likes Seattle

The Oakland A's starting pitcher stops by to talk about his first full season in the big leagues, racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his summer of being the 'Bad guy.'

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On Today’s I-5 Corridor podcast:

1. Aidan and Tyson on how a 12-team playoff would benefit the Ducks, and Mycah Pittman’s transfer.

“This comes with the territory of how well Cristobal has been recruiting,” Aidan says, “Oregon four or five years ago was far less likely to have a really talented recruit with his eyes on the NFL getting buried on the depth chart.”

2. (22:40) Former Ducks pitcher Cole Irvin, now with the Oakland Athletics, stops by for some stories on his Oregon days, George Horton, the perks of being in the big leagues, e-racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and what lessons he learned from poking the bear.

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For subscribers of The I-5 Corridor, a written Q&A with Irvin will be posted on Saturday.

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