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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

A Mid-May Mailbag. Plus: the Insanely Hot Yankees.

5/19/2022
CC and Ryan discuss the Yankees getting out to one of the best starts in recent memory before answering some listener questions and taking stock of the NBA playoffs. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:13

Sue Bird Wears Many Hats

5/12/2022
With CC out this week, Ryan is joined by WNBA legend Sue Bird to discuss the state of the “W,” her experience so far broadcasting, what it was like to be in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, and more. Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: Sue Bird Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:58

Carlos Rodón’s Long Journey Back to Being an Ace

5/5/2022
Ryan opens this week by talking about the torrid start for both New York baseball teams, as well as how sharp the rest of MLB has looked despite the lockout (1:00). Then, CC and guest cohost Adam Jones are joined by Giants starter Carlos Rodón to discuss his career thus far—from being a top-three pick to being knocked off course by injuries to becoming a dominant top-end starter in the big leagues (11:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Adam Jones and Carlos Rodón Producers:...

Duration:00:50:10

Nasty Nestor Cortes Makes His 'R2C2' Debut

4/28/2022
This week, Ryan and CC are joined by breakout star pitcher and Yankees fan favorite Nestor Cortes Jr. to talk about establishing yourself in a rotation, how he mixes up his windup to keep hitters off-balance, and the lessons he learned from struggling early in his career. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Nestor Cortes Jr. Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:39

What’s Wrong With Gerrit Cole? Plus: The Mets Are Hot and Other April MLB Takeaways.

4/21/2022
Even though the Yankees were able to win on Tuesday, their ace Gerrit Cole struggled severely. Can Cole turn his early-season struggles around? Plus: We break down the Mets' hot start, Kyrie’s ongoing feud with Boston, and the rest of the NBA playoffs. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:39

Josh Donaldson on Learning to Play Free

4/14/2022
This week, CC and Ryan head to Yankee Stadium to chat with newly-acquired Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson. The three-time All-Star and 2015 AL MVP shares how he learned to stop being his own worst enemy on the field, and talks about the experience of putting on the pinstripes. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Josh Donaldson Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:46

2022 MLB Predictions and Defending Cy Young Award Winner Corbin Burnes

4/7/2022
CC and Ryan share their World Series and individual awards predictions (1:00). Then, CC is joined by cohost Edwin Jackson and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes to discuss the mental side of pitching, bouncing back from a slow rookie season, the shortened spring training, and more (21:33). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Edwin Jackson and Corbin Burnes Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:34

Tim Anderson on the Expectations of the 2022 White Sox

3/31/2022
This week, CC is joined by guest host Edwin Jackson and White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson at the Cactus League in Phoenix, Arizona. We talk about managing expectations after a successful 2021 White Sox season, continuing to improve as an all-around player, playing for Tony La Russa, improving the game for fans, and more. Host: CC Sabathia Guests: Edwin Jackson and Tim Anderson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:30:41

Ken Rosenthal on the Yankees Offseason, Sleeper Teams, and Remaining Free Agents

3/24/2022
CC and Ryan discuss the Yankees’ post-lockout moves and wonder if there are any free agents—like Max Scherzer or Carlos Correa—that they’ll regret not signing (1:00). Then, they bring on The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal to discuss whether either of those guys were available to the Yankees, which teams he thinks are underrated right now, what trades are on his radar during the season, and more (20:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Ken Ronsethal Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo...

Duration:01:06:26

Aaron Hicks On the 2022 ‘F*** You’ Yankees

3/18/2022
CC and Ryan are joined by Aaron Hicks, straight from Yankees spring training in Tampa, Florida, to discuss the upcoming season, how he’s recovered from his 2021 wrist injury, playing in the Dominican Winter League, and what his personal and team expectations are heading into 2022. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Aaron Hicks Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:33

At Long Last, the MLB Lockout Is Over

3/10/2022
CC and Ryan react just minutes after the tentative deal struck between the MLB and MLBPA to end the league’s lockout and start the season. Then, they break down what this means for the Yankees, and what they’re most looking forward to now that baseball is back. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Sadye Zillo and Bobby Wagner Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:36

Jeff Passan on the MLB Lockout and How to Reach a Deal

3/3/2022
CC and Ryan share their thoughts on the lockout and what it means for baseball (2:00) before welcoming in ESPN MLB reporter Jeff Passan (15:00). He explains why this deal is so important to the players coming off their deal in 2016 (17:00), how rule changes have affected the talks (26:00), and what it’s going to take for a deal to get done (44:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jeff Passan Producers: Bobby Wagner, Sadye Zillo, and Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:49:13

Cameron Maybin on Transitioning to the Booth and the MLB Lockout

2/24/2022
This week, Ryan is joined by fill-in host Cameron Maybin to talk about his upcoming transition to calling Yankees games on the YES Network (1:00). They also discuss Aaron Judge’s future with the Yankees before getting into the MLB lockout (30:00). Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: Cameron Maybin Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:12

Aaron Judge on What It Takes to Lead the Yankees

2/17/2022
CC and Ryan discuss CC’s performance in the Waste Management Open (1:20) and recap the Rams’ Super Bowl victory over the Bengals (16:00). Then, they’re joined by New York Yankees All-Star right fielder Aaron Judge to talk about how he’s grown into a leadership role in the Bronx, his long-term outlook with the Yankees, and what he’s doing to prepare for the 2022 season during the MLB lockout (32:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Aaron Judge Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo...

Duration:01:44:25

Joe Buck on How to Call the Biggest Games

2/10/2022
CC and Ryan are joined by Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Joe Buck to discuss his evolution as a broadcaster, his favorite October baseball moments, and the unique challenges of calling a Super Bowl (10:00). Plus, Ryan shares our Super Bowl picks and the potential stakes as we head into the final NFL game of the season (1:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:59:18

NFL Conference Championships, Brady’s Retirement, and Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Against the League

2/3/2022
CC and Ryan focus on football this week, as we got a slew of off-the-field news in conjunction with two wire-to-wire NFL conference championship games. Plus: Ryan shares more dispatches from new fatherhood. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner, Devon Manze, Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:45

Adam Wainwright on His Baseball Past, Present and Future

1/27/2022
This week, CC and Ryan make their NFL picks, discuss Kyrie Irving’s vaccine drama, and react to the new Baseball Hall of Fame inductees (4:15). Then they’re joined by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright to chat about his post-baseball broadcasting aspirations, how he keeps his pitches effective after so many seasons, what career milestones he still wants to hit, and more (30:23). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner, Devon Manze and Sadye Zillo Learn more about...

Duration:01:34:40

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