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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

Michael Vick Talks NFL Playoffs, the Evolution of the QB, and His Youth Baseball Career

1/20/2022
This week, CC and Ryan are joined by Michael Vick to discuss his favorite hobby post-retirement, last week’s NFL playoff games, and who is looking like a real Super Bowl contender. Then they look back on the role he played in revolutionizing the quarterback position—yes, they talk about ‘Madden’ (14:00). Plus, CC and Ryan share their NFL playoff picks for the upcoming weekend of games (1:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner, Sadye Zillo, Devon Manze Learn more...

Duration:01:06:08

Jon Lester Looks Back On His Career

1/18/2022
On this bonus episode, we’re joined by three-time World Series champion Jon Lester to talk about his retirement, look back on his career, share tips for young lefties, and talk about the toughest outs he ever had to get. Plus: Jon shares the time he wanted Ken Griffey Jr. to hit a home run off him. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jon Lester Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:01:17

Sonny Gray Returns to Nerd Out on Pitching

1/13/2022
This week, CC and Ryan discuss the return of Klay Thompson and make NFL playoff predictions (1:00) before being joined by Cincinnati Reds pitcher Sonny Gray to discuss how he crafts his pitches, learning from rough patches throughout his career, his brief stint with the Yankees, his relationship with CC, and more (30:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:26:16

Kyrie Is Back. Plus: Adam Schefter on the NFL Playoff Picture and Whose Jobs Are in Jeopardy

1/6/2022
We react to Kyrie Irving’s 22-point return to the Brooklyn Nets (1:00) before we’re joined by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter to discuss the Raiders’ chances of beating the Chargers and making the playoffs, the Super Bowl favorites from each conference, and who’s in the hottest seat as we enter the end of the season (15:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:27

Zach Lowe on the Lakers and Nets, the Return of Klay, and Why He Can Never Forgive the Yankees.

1/4/2022
ESPN NBA analyst Zach Lowe joins the show to hit on nearly every storyline from this NBA season, including the struggles of the Lakers, the drama of the Nets, Portland’s Damian Lillard question, and more (1:00). Plus, Zach shares why he’s never been able to bury the hatchet with the Yankees (49:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Zach Lowe Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:07

Holiday Traditions and Listener Questions. Plus: Buck Showalter to the Mets!

12/23/2021
We close out 2021 by talking about some of our favorite traditions during the holiday season (1:00) before getting into the news that Buck Showalter will manage the Mets (25:00). Then we answer listener questions about Brett Gardner, Kyrie Irving, and more (29:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:31

Dansby Swanson on Winning the World Series and How Youth Sports Culture Has Changed for the Worse

12/16/2021
We’re joined by World Series champion Dansby Swanson to discuss Atlanta’s October run, growing up in a competitive baseball environment, playing other sports as a kid, his engagement to Mallory Pugh, the state of the MLB lockout, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Dansby Swanson Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:20:09

MLB Lockout Reactions. Plus: Who Is Going to Manage the Mets?

12/9/2021
We react to the first MLB work stoppage in 26 years (0:00) before running through the list of Mets managerial candidates and making the case for Carlos Beltrán (1:00). Then, CC and Ryan share their Super Bowl predictions and discuss the status of the NBA contenders as we approach Christmas Day (37:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:21

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