SI Staff
Friday September 18th, 2015

Was Jung Ho Kang's season-ending injury the result of a dirty play, or was the Pirates' shortstop simply hurt on a hard yet acceptable slide? On this week's edition of The Strike Zone podcast, hosts Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella put that question to special guest Cliff Floyd, MLB Network analyst and 17-year major league veteran, to get his thoughts on the injury to Kang, as well as his opinion on baseball's unwritten rules and how players police each other in the dugout and on the field.

Also on this week's podcast, Cliff weighs in on the Mets' unlikely run to the top of the NL East and how his former team has turned itself around after a bad start to the year, then shares his thoughts on the playoff race at large and how players prepare themselves for October. He also expounds on why he dislikes expanded September rosters and presents the changes he would make to baseball if he were commissioner for a day, including the return of baseball to Montreal.

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