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Mario Lanza talks magical Mariners' season, Seattle Kraken, 2021 MLB season


Mario Lanza, creator of The Funny 115 and host of the Survivor Historians Podcast and Staff Picks, makes his annual visit to the Jack Vita Show.


He and Jack take a look at the MLB playoff picture with just six days remaining in the regular season. After a quick rundown of where teams stand, Mario shares his thoughts on what has been a magical season for his Seattle Mariners, who will likely win 90 games, and have a real shot at sliding into the AL Wild Card game. They also talk Shohei Ohtani, and how he has the ability to revolutionize American baseball, collecting baseball cards and other baseball collectibles, visiting MLB ballparks, MLB's attempt to grow the size of its female audience, the diversity and meritocracy of baseball, the escapism and unity sports like baseball provide to fans, the designated hitter inevitably coming to the National League, major stories and takeaways from the 2021 season, and the debut of Seattle's first hockey franchise, the Seattle Kraken.


If you missed last week's episode with Survivor legend Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick, catch it here: Stephenie LaGrossa Kendrick talks 'Survivor', life and Philly sports.

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Check out Survivor contestants on the Jack Vita Show:

1) Survivor: China contestant Leslie Nease on her Christian faith and reality TV (October 28, 2019)

2) Jonny Fairplay talks "dead grandma" lie, faith, and life after 'Survivor' (February 18. 2020)

3) 'Survivor' Contestant Reem Daly on the 'Edge of Extinction', 'Winners at War', and social distancing (April 6, 2020)

4) Former 'Survivor' contestant Albert Destrade previews ALCS, NLCS (October 12, 2020)

5) 'Survivor's Jay Starrett on 'The Challenge' 36, 'Survivor' 33 (February 13, 2020)

6) What if 18 MLB players competed on 'Survivor'? (Feat. Albert Destrade, 'Survivor: South Pacific') (February 20, 2021)

7) 2021 MLB preview: Survivor's Albert Destrade previews the NL East (March 25, 2021)

8) Survivor: South Pacific's Albert Destrade talks Braves, Cubs, MLB trade deadline, injuries (August 4, 2021)


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