Major league sport seasons seem to go on and on. The NBA puts in an 82-game regular season before two months of playoffs.
But that's only half the length of the major league baseball season, which tops all major sports at 162 games plus playoffs.
The players are well-paid, but that's a lot of running, swinging, throwing, bending, and stretching.
Washington Post baseball writer Barry Svrluga followed his local team through a season in his book The Grind: Inside Baseball's Endless Season.
The author stepped up to the plate on The Exchange in 2015, we issue a four-pitch walk to listen again.