Judge John Hodgman Episode 113: Uniform Code of Podcast Justice


Sports! Paul brings the case against his friend Jeremy. Paul loves to wear his favorite baseball team's gear to games, even when that team isn't playing the game. Jeremy says that this practice is in bad taste. Who's right?


Special thanks to listener Ranjit Bhatnagar, Jason Richards and Jesse Lansner who all sent in the suggestion for this week's title!

(submitted by Paul)

Exhibit A:

Jeremy mocks me for attending a Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers game in "Phul Phillies garb" while he is wearing a hipsterish Brooklyn Dodgers hat. Jeremy is a Boston sports fan and has no affinity for the Dodgers. (That's our friend Shea in Yankees gear. No need to worry about him.)

Exhibit B:

A better look at Jeremy's hipsterish Brooklyn Dodgers hat. Note that our mutual friend Amy says that he is "Representin' Beantown." He is NOT representing Beantown. Also, what is he doing with his hand?)

Submitted by Jeremy

Exhibit A:

Jeremy and friends at a Red Sox game.


Baseball Fan--HAH!

During the closing arguments, Paul made a comment about how there has never been a game between 3 baseball teams....as an avowed fan of the Dodgers, who even took to wearing a Brooklyn Dodger hat, he should have been aware of the game held on June 26, 1944 between the Brooklyn Dodgers, the New York Yankees and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds to support War Bonds.

The setup for a three-way nine inning game was simple: The Dodgers and Yankees played the first inning while the Giants sat out; the Dodgers and Giants played the second inning while the Yankees sat out; the Yankees and Giants played the third inning while the Dodgers sat out. The same order continued to the game's end.

The game, which lasted three hours and four minutes was won by the Dodgers. Here is the line score:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Dodgers 1 2 X 0 0 X 0 2 X 5
Yankees 0 X 0 0 X 0 0 X 1 1
Giants X 0 0 X 0 0 X 0 0 0

Naming plants

Reminded me of a time I had a plant with a name. I don't know what kind of plant it was, but had a woody stem with long blade-like leaves, all up the stem, and had played a role in a Space Station themed LARP as The Ambassador. At the end of the LARP I put The Ambassador in my car and nearly killed it when I left it there a few hours. But I brought it home and nursed it back to health. All the leaves fell off but new ones grew at the top. I don't remember what happened to The Ambassador, but I have a similar plant now that I've just named Judge John Hodgman.