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R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

The Ringer

CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

Location:

United States

Genres:

Baseball

Networks:

The Ringer

Description:

CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jazz Chisholm Wants to Be an MVP

4/15/2021
This week, CC slings heat about the athleticism of the league’s best stars and the length of games (0:45), before we are joined by Marlins breakout star Jazz Chisholm (30:59). Jazz shares his first interactions with CC and Derek Jeter, as well as what it was like to grow up playing baseball in the Bahamas and how he felt when he got traded for Zac Gallen. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jazz Chisholm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:56

Bonus Mailbag: Most Underrated Yankees, Best Pitches in Baseball, and More

4/13/2021
In this bonus episode, CC and Ryan answer your mailbag questions on the best spots CC ate at on the road, the Yankees' 2019 London trip, Jordan Montgomery’s recent start versus the Rays, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia, Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:44

David Cone on the Modern Pitcher, Sticky Stuff, Gerrit Cole, and the 2021 Yankees

4/8/2021
This week, CC slings heat about Shohei Ohtani, Gerrit Cole, and relievers giving away their pitches to opposing hitters too easily (0:17). Then, five-time World Series champion David Cone joins the podcast to share his insight into the advancement of pitch analytics and sequencing, the catcher-pitcher relationship, using foreign substances to get a better grip while pitching, and more (20:30). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: David Cone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:24:34

Welcome to New York With Francisco Lindor

4/2/2021
Francisco Lindor just signed the third-largest contract in MLB history with the New York Mets, so the 'R2C2' crew invited him on to welcome him to the city. We talk the contract negotiations, his time in Cleveland, who he’s connected with on the Mets, and where he’s going to get his first slice of pizza. Hosts: CC Sabathia, John Jastresmki Guest: Francisco Lindor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:33

MLB Opening Day: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Yankees (and the Other 29 Teams)

4/1/2021
To preview the MLB season, the guys make their Cy Young, MVP, and World Series picks, along with some over/under selections and Yankees-specific hypotheticals. This podcast was recorded before reports that Francisco Lindor agreed to a 10-year, $341 million extension with the New York Mets. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:14:56

Gary Sánchez on Catching CC and Becoming a Vet

3/25/2021
We’re joined by Yankees All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez to discuss the biggest lessons he learned from a tough 2020, how he’s adjusting to fatherhood, what it’s like to call a game when CC is on the mound, the pressure of playing for the Yankees, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia, Ryan Ruocco Guest: Gary Sánchez Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:11

Minor League Rule Changes, Brooklyn Title Expectations, and One Year Podcasting in a Pandemic

3/18/2021
CC and Ryan break down the minor league baseball rule changes and CC shares how he would’ve handled them if they went into effect while he was still playing. Plus: why it’s ridiculous to expect the Nets to be title or bust, whether New York can ever become a Mets, Jets, or Nets town, and what the last year has taught us about our own resilience and senses of optimism. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:01:47

Jordan Montgomery

3/11/2021
The guys kick things off with a Yankees-filled edition of slanging heat (01:30). Later, we’re joined by Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery to discuss his brief high school basketball career, his role on the Yankees this upcoming season, the hardest pitch for him to learn, and more (19:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jordan Montgomery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:35

It’s March, but Gleyber Torres Is Already Building for October

3/4/2021
CC kicks off this week slinging some heat about Marcus Stroman and Hunter Greene (2:41), before the guys are joined by Yankees star Gleyber Torres to discuss his offseason diet, winning a World Series in New York, his 2020 season, and playing 'Call of Duty' with Gio Urshela (20:30). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Gleyber Torres Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:04

Brett Gardner Is Back … on the Yankees and 'R2C2'

3/2/2021
With spring training in full swing, we bring you a bonus episode this week with Yankees lifer Brett Gardner. Gardy talks about returning to the Yankees for his 15th season, his unfinished business in pinstripes, how he’s adjusted to COVID baseball, and what it feels like to be the elder statesman in the Bronx. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Brett Gardner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:22

Story Time With Marge Sabathia. Plus: James Harden Is the Best Point Guard in the NBA.

2/25/2021
We kick this week off with Slingin’ Heat on Scott Kazmir reviving his career, James Harden exceeding even his high expectations, and the NBA All-Star Game (0:30). Then, we’re joined by CC’s mom, Marge Sabathia, to talk about CC’s childhood in Vallejo, watching her son become one of the best pitchers of his generation, what it was like when CC made the move to New York, and more (28:17). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Marge Sabathia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:23:56

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Extension Reactions and Malika Andrews

2/18/2021
We give our immediate reactions to the Padres extending superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. for 14 years, $340 million (0:37), before breaking down where the Yankees stand at the beginning of spring training. Then, we’re joined by ESPN’s Malika Andrews to talk about growing up in the Bay Area, covering the NBA in a pandemic, her sports journalism path, and more (26:50). Hosts: CC Sabathia, Ryan Ruocco Guest: Malika Andrews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:30:19

Nneka Ogwumike

2/11/2021
The guys kick off this week’s episode by chatting about the Super Bowl, including Tom Brady’s case for greatest of all time and Pat Mahomes’s impressive showing despite the huge loss (0:42). Then they’re joined by WNBA champion and MVP Nneka Ogwumike to talk about being a Stanford legend, playing overseas in the offseason, and what she’s learned as president of the Players' Association union (26:36). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Nneka Ogwumike Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:01:18:37

Renee Montgomery

2/4/2021
This week, CC slings heat about Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, and the Nets' porous defense before we share our bets for the upcoming Super Bowl—including what CC or Ryan will have to do if they’re on the losing end of those bets (1:20). Then, we’re joined by Renee Montgomery of the Atlanta Dream to discuss her activism as an athlete, sitting out the 2020 season, growing up Black in a mostly white community, and more (31:30). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Renee Montgomery Learn...

Duration:01:18:08

Leonard Fournette

1/28/2021
We open the show this week with CC’s unfiltered take on the Hall of Fame voting. Hint: He’s not happy no one made it in (0:41). Then we’re joined by Bucs running back Leonard Fournette to talk about their upcoming appearance in the Super Bowl, what it’s like to be in a Tom Brady locker room, how it feels to be Louisiana football royalty, being cut from the Jags, and more (21:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Leonard Fournette Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:12:56

Stephen A. Smith

1/21/2021
Everything is on the table with sports media legend Stephen A. Smith. He makes the case for James Harden, KD, and Kyrie Irving making it work on the Nets; remembers beefs with Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson; discusses the player/media relationship; and shares his insights into Jake Paul’s knockout of Nate Robinson. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Stephen A. Smith Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:18

Blake Snell

1/14/2021
We open this week’s pod with an acknowledgement of Nick Saban’s historic greatness, some takes on the White Sox going all in, and a discussion of the Kyrie Irving situation in Brooklyn (2:10). Then we’re joined by former Cy Young winner and brand-new Padre Blake Snell (45:00), who goes deep on how he approaches pitching, what he learned from CC, the Rays-Yankees rivalry, and the emotions of being pulled too early from Game 6 of the World Series. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest:...

Duration:01:29:50

The Eagles Bench Jalen Hurts, Steph Curry Deserves Respect, and Baseball Has a Boring Offseason

1/7/2021
We kick off the new year slinging heat about the Eagles’ decision to bench Jalen Hurts in the fourth quarter against the Washington Football Team, Kevin Durant’s early greatness this NBA season (20:00), the MLB’s mundane offseason (26:00), and the lack of respect for Stephen Curry (30:00). Later, we give our picks for this weekend’s NFL playoff games (41:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:18

Who Has the Best Rotation in Baseball? Plus: Closing Out 2020.

12/31/2020
Happy New Year R2C2 listeners! We close out 2020 with a look back what challenged us and made us grow in this grueling year. Plus: We answer your questions on what the best rotation in baseball is, the best trash talk CC ever received, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:52

Amber Sabathia

12/21/2020
‘Under the Grapefruit Tree,’ CC’s documentary with HBO, is set to release on December 22. That means the most-anticipated guest in the history of 'R2C2,' Amber Sabathia, finally had to sit down for a very special episode. In this episode, CC, Ryan, and Amber touch on everything from addiction and trauma, the shift from Cleveland to New York, and Valentine’s Day stories from when CC and Amber met in high school. You don’t want to miss this one. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Amber...

Duration:01:15:47