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R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

The Ringer

CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. They talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. 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 biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. They talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

Language:

English


Episodes

MLB Free Agency Is Ablaze, and the Yankees Are at a Standstill

11/30/2021
We react to a flurry of massive MLB free-agency news, including Max Scherzer to the Mets, Corey Seager to the Rangers, and much more. Then, we wonder whether the Yankees have missed their window to land a star free agent now that more than half the top targets are off the board. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:47

Aaron Boone on What Went Wrong for the Yankees in 2021 and How to Fix It

11/24/2021
CC and Ryan are joined by Yankees manager Aaron Boone to discuss the roller coaster season that was 2021 for the Bronx Bombers. They discuss Boone’s philosophy toward incorporating analytics into his managerial style, the most pleasant surprises of 2021 on the player development side, and what his wish list is for the 2021-22 offseason. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Aaron Boone Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:05:20

Building the Perfect Pitcher With Jack Flaherty. Plus: Slingin’ Heat Speed Round.

11/18/2021
This week, we speed through a list of Slingin’ Heat topics, including Justin Verlander re-signing with the Astros, Carlos Correa’s comments about Derek Jeter, the Mets hiring Billy Eppler, Noah Syndergaard signing with the Angels, and the Warriors trouncing the Nets (1:00). Then, we’re joined by St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Jack Flaherty to discuss his Lakers fandom, how he thinks about the business side of baseball as a young star, and what three pitches he’d want to steal from other...

Duration:01:04:32

Sue Bird on the Growth of the WNBA, Retirement, and How Officiating Changes Gameplay

11/11/2021
This week, Ryan is joined by WNBA legend Sue Bird to discuss the biggest moments of the past year in the WNBA, how much the league’s fan base has grown in her time playing, what her post-playing career might look like, and how the NBA rule changes have affected gameplay over the first month of the season. Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: Sue Bird Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:12

Jay Ellis on the Final Season of ‘Insecure’

11/8/2021
Ryan is joined by actor Jay Ellis to discuss the 2021-22 NBA season, Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, and how he came to root for the Nets (1:00). Then, they discuss (SPOILERS) Season 5, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Insecure,’ and what his character, Lawrence, experiences in the final season of the show (35:00). Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jay Ellis Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:21

The Braves Closed Out the Astros to Win the World Series. How Did They Do It?

11/3/2021
We react to Atlanta winning the 2021 World Series behind an offensive explosion and dominant performance from their ace, Max Fried. Plus: We wonder what ultimately sunk the Astros, and discuss the surprising news that Buster Posey is planning to retire from baseball. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:33:02

Can the Astros Contribute to the Atlanta Sports Curse?

11/1/2021
This week, we discuss the World Series as it heads back to Houston for Game 6 (1:00). Did Atlanta squander their chance to kill the resilient Astros, or will they take home the trophy in Houston? Then we bounce around to NBA and NFL news, before discussing what we’re watching on TV (35:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:36

World Series Reactions Through Two Games. Plus: Doris Burke on the Start of the NBA Season!

10/28/2021
Atlanta and Houston have split the first two games of the World Series. We react to everything so far, including the Braves losing Charlie Morton and getting a so-so start from Max Fried (1:00). Plus, CC breaks down how he’d approach the various hitters in each lineup going forward in this series. Then, Doris Burke joins to discuss the first two weeks of the NBA season, including early struggles for the Lakers, Sixers, and Nets, the best teams in the Eastern Conference, Kyrie Irving’s...

Duration:01:00:17

World Series Predictions, Yankees Clubhouse Rumors, and Raiders Talk

10/26/2021
With the World Series starting, CC and Ryan predict who they think will come out on top between Atlanta and Houston (1:00) before reacting to some of the reporting about the Yankees' rocky clubhouse chemistry (1:00). Then, they answer listener questions about the best pitches of all time, Halloween movies, and more (25:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:34

The Dodgers and Red Sox Are Both on the Ropes. Can Either Come Back?

10/21/2021
The Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves are each a game away from advancing to the World Series. We react to their wins last night and wonder whether either of their opponents can flip the script (1:00). Then we share some observations from the first few nights of the NBA regular season, including thoughts on the Knicks injecting more life back into Madison Square Garden (35:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Additional Production: Brian Waters...

Duration:00:48:48

The Championship Series Are Heating Up. Plus: Aaron Boone Is Back, and Ben Simmons Is Embarrassing Himself.

10/20/2021
We react to a packed day in sports, with the NBA season getting under way, both MLB championship series playing, and the Yankees re-signing Aaron Boone. Plus: CC gives his take on how he would handle being Ben Simmons’s teammate. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:19

Dodgers-Giants: Who Will Win Game 5? Plus: Previewing Astros–Red Sox.

10/14/2021
This week, we preview the last remaining divisional series, between the two teams with the best records in baseball (16:00). CC also shares what it’s like to face both the Red Sox and Astros in October (3:30). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:59

The Red Sox Eliminated the Rays. Do They Have a Chance at the World Series?

10/12/2021
We react to a different AL East team advancing to the championship series than we were expecting (1:00), before bouncing around to the other three series and sharing our playoff observations thus far.Then, CC celebrates the Raiders moving on from Jon Gruden (35:00), and we react in real time to the news that Kyrie Irving will not practice or play road games with the Nets until he is vaccinated (46:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more...

Duration:00:56:07

Dodgers, Giants, Rays, Astros: Who Will Win It All?

10/7/2021
Now that the Yankees are eliminated, we take a closer look at the rest of the playoff picture, previewing every divisional-round series and predicting who we think will emerge victorious at the end of October (0:30). Plus: what to look forward to most in a packed weekend of football (40:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:45

The Yankees Weren’t Good Enough. How Do They Change That?

10/6/2021
We react to a disappointing wild-card performance by the Yankees and their ace, Gerrit Cole. Then we try to diagnose the problems facing New York as they assess their future roster and whether or not they can fix those problems without drastic changes. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:26

Previewing the Yankees–Blue Jays Rubber Match and Predicting the AL Wild Card Match-up

9/30/2021
We discuss a tough loss for the Yankees in Toronto, before talking about what it’ll take to win the rubber match of the series Thursday against Robbie Ray. Then we make predictions about which two teams will emerge to compete in the AL wild-card. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:18

Yankees–Red Sox Reactions, Toronto vs. Kevin Kiermaier, and Who Will Win the AL Wild-Card Spots

9/27/2021
This week, we react to a huge weekend for the Yankees in Boston that included a sweep and clutch performance from Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (1:00). Then, we recap the drama between the Blue Jays and Kevin Kiermaier over a dropped cheat-sheet index card, and CC shares how he would’ve handled the situation (30:00). Finally, we lament the current pitiful state of New York football (37:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your...

Duration:00:50:24

It’s Now or Never for the Yankees to Secure a Playoff Spot

9/23/2021
This week, Ryan is joined by former Yankee pitcher and current YES network analyst David Cone to discuss the Yankees' playoff hopes down the stretch of this season. Ryan and David review Luis Severino’s first MLB appearance since 2019, discuss the Bombers’ best lineup, preview this weekend’s Red Sox series, and talk about how dangerous the Blue Jays have become in the AL wild-card race. Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: David Cone Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:57:24

Reactions From Derek Jeter’s Induction Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

9/9/2021
This week, we welcome Ryan’s baby daughter into the ‘R2C2’ family (0:30) before CC discusses his trip to Cooperstown for Derek Jeter’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction (14:00) and what Jeter meant to the Yankees over the last two and a half decades. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:39:34

Tim Anderson on 'Field of Dreams,' Creating Rivals, and Keeping the .300 Hitter Alive

9/2/2021
CC slings heat about the recent Mets thumbs-down controversy, Justin Fields, and Cody Bellinger’s 2021 struggles (0:30). Then, the guys are joined by White Sox star Tim Anderson to discuss his walk-off in the MLB 'Field of Dreams' game, why he doesn’t mind making enemies among his rival MLB cohorts, what it takes to hit .300 in the modern game, and how he’s drastically improved his defense at the MLB level (29:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Tim Anderson Producers: Bobby...

Duration:01:21:50