Plain Talk: On opening day we talk baseball, not politics

On this episode three committed baseball nerds — Congressman Kelly Armstrong, Chad Oban, and Rob Port — talk about their favorite sport at the dawn of a new season.

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MINOT, N.D. — I'm a baseball nerd.

And a political nerd.

And as a person with a foot in both of those worlds, I can say that there's a lot of overlap between the two.

There's just something about baseball that appeals to people who are also deeply interested in politics.

Anyway, today is opening day for baseball, so on this episode of Plain Talk, three political nerds — Congressman Kelly Armstrong, my frequent co-host Chad Oban, and me, of course — take off their political hats and put on their baseball hats.


We talk about our favorite teams (the Mets, the Dodgers, and the Yankees, respectively), our favorite baseball moments, and how we feel about the ways the game is changing.

If you're a baseball nerd, or aspire to be one, this episode is for you.

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"I expect to be announcing that decision in a matter ... of hours not days," he said, adding that he doesn't expect to make the announcement today, but it's coming soon.

Opinion by Rob Port
Rob Port is a news reporter, columnist, and podcast host for the Forum News Service. He has an extensive background in investigations and public records. He has covered political events in North Dakota and the upper Midwest for two decades. Reach him at Click here to subscribe to his Plain Talk podcast.
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