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The Players’ Tribune: R2C2

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Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.

Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.
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Two ‘R’s. Two ‘C’s. Two friends with a Star Wars obsession and four days of down time between starts. Thus, a podcast is born. Join Yankees’ pitcher CC Sabathia and media personality Ryan Ruocco as they bring fans inside the mind of one of MLB’s most successful and durable performers. Recorded in-season and exclusively between CC's days on the mound, you never know who will enter the bullpen as the duo discuss sports, music, culture and more.

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Episodes

Opening Day Mailbag

3/28/2018
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Opening Day is upon us, and that has Ryan and CC very excited for the latest installment of R2C2. The guys are joined for their final show in Tampa by some of their friends, who all tell a few behind-the-scenes stories that you may not have heard. Ryan and CC also discuss some final spring training news, and CC talks about feeling good going into his 18th MLB season. He and Ryan then talk about why having a personal chef is the best part of being wealthy, as well as how CC likes Harry...

Duration:00:51:28

On Base with Brett Gardner

3/14/2018
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In this week’s edition of R2C2, Ryan and CC welcome the longest tenured Yankee and clubhouse prankster, Brett Gardner. Gardy reminisces on his journey from walking-on at College of Charleston to grinding through the minors to becoming a leader on the Yankees. He delves into his close relationship with Aaron Judge, including when Judge lived with him at the start of last year. Gardner also relives his greatest pranks, shares his love of fishing and gives CC a hard time about ruining the...

Duration:00:42:07

In the Chambers with DJ Aaron Judge

3/7/2018
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R2C2 continues its Spring Training episodes with a BIG guest as Ryan and CC are joined by American League Rookie of the Year, Aaron Judge. They discuss what Aaron’s first year in the big leagues was like, how he’s adjusted to having people recognize him on the streets and how cool it is to be the face of the Yankees for a new generation of fans. Aaron also talks about his role as clubhouse DJ, what it’s like to have Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes and his thoughts on doing the home-run...

Duration:00:42:10

Trying on the Pinstripes with Russell Wilson

2/28/2018
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This week R2C2 is giving the people exactly what they want as CC’s newest teammate and Super Bowl winning quarterback, Russell Wilson, joins to the show to discuss what he’s up to at Yankee camp this week. They also discuss Russell’s early baseball years, how the sport helps him in football, and if he got nervous taking batting practice with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Wilson also talks about his proposal to Ciara while traveling and how happy he is to have his newly born daughter...

Duration:00:19:34

Bonus Episode: The Players' Tribune Presents My Generation with Paul Pierce

2/21/2018
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This week R2C2 takes a break to present a special bonus episode highlighting a new short-run Players’ Tribune short-run audio series, My Generation. In the spirit of no-nonsense sports talk from the player’s perspective, Ryan and CC hand off the mic to Paul Pierce, who, after 19 years in the NBA, knows a thing or two about the game of basketball — and is not afraid to openly share his thoughts on the experience. During his tenure, Pierce has observed both advancements and regressions in...

Duration:00:20:12

CC is Tampa-Bound

2/14/2018
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On Tuesday, pitchers and catchers officially reported to their teams, which means that it’s time for R2C2’s 2018 Spring Training Preview. In this episode, Ryan and CC touch on a number of baseball-related topics, including a normal day for a player at spring training, and how pumped CC is to play for Aaron Boone. CC also discusses things he does in addition to playing baseball, like going fishing, visiting amusement parks and eating plenty of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. R2C2 is getting ready...

Duration:00:40:20

In the Legends Suite with Desus & Mero

2/7/2018
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In this edition of R2C2, Ryan and CC head back to VICELAND to record on the set of Desus and Mero with the two late-night show hosts, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. These brash Bronx natives discuss how they came together and how their podcast, Bodega Boys, became a popular TV show, including stories of going on The Tonight Show and the time P Diddy sent them cases of Ciroc. They also speak about their rapid rise, being New York City kids, and what it’s like to go from sitting in the...

Duration:00:47:22

Inside Baseball with Harold Reynolds and Matt Vasgersian

2/5/2018
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R2C2 took a trip to MLB Network this week so that Ryan and CC could talk to former MLB player and current analyst Harold Reynolds, as well as the new voice of Sunday Night Baseball, Matt Vasgersian. The four discuss the lack of free-agent signings this winter, their predictions for the upcoming season and their opinions on the art of stealing signs. Matt talks about his new job as the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, and his excitement about working with Alex Rodriguez. The group...

Duration:00:57:34

In it for the long run with Carlos Beltran

1/31/2018
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This week Ryan and CC are joined by 2017 World Series champ and former Yankee Carlos Beltran. Carlos retells stories of guiding Aaron Judge, helping Didi Gregorius hit against lefties, and what it was like to play as a visitor at Yankee Stadium this past postseason. CC and Carlos share stories about when they were teammates, including why Carlos is the reason CC wears a knee brace and what that did to further CC’s career. Carlos also touches on interviewing for the Yankees managerial...

Duration:00:56:37

For Siths and Giggles: A Last Jedi Review

1/24/2018
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*SPOILER ALERT*. R2C2’s The Last Jedi recap is finally here! Ryan and CC are joined by ESPN personality and Star Wars guru Amin Elhassan, who flew in from Los Angeles just to tape this recap. From reacting to discovering Rey’s parents, to Kylo Ren’s villain role, to predicting what is coming next, they touch it all. Whether you’re a Star Wars fanatic or just a common fan, be sure to check out this episode to learn everything you need to know about The Last Jedi.

Duration:00:54:44

It's Just the Two of Us… Now What?

1/17/2018
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This week, Ryan and CC have a one-on-one discussion that covers a variety of topics. They open the show by talking about last weekend’s NFL playoff games — explaining why SpongeBob was involved in CC missing the Vikings’ crazy victory over the Saints, and identifying the best Super Bowl host city. The two then move on to the NBA, and the topic of the Rockets storming the Clippers’ locker room. The dustup prompts CC to tell a story about the time he stopped an angry opposing player from...

Duration:00:52:52

Coming of Age with Caris LeVert

1/12/2018
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R2C2 takes a trip to Brooklyn to talk hoops with young Nets star, Caris LeVert. CC, Ryan and Caris touch on a number of hot NBA topics, look at how Brooklyn has changed into an organization known for their culture, and address the challenges faced by young athletes. Caris also shares some of his top “I made it” moments, including what it was like to meet Jay Z for the first time. The crew then asks Caris to break todays rap scene down into categories to give CC (an unabashed fan of old...

Duration:00:53:52

New Year, New Season ... Who Dis?

1/10/2018
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R2C2 returns from the holidays — and from a major re-signing announcement — with a new look and renewed energy. Ryan and CC play catch-up, discussing their new logo and breaking down CC’s return for one more year with the Yankees. CC’s excitement for the upcoming season is apparent in the way he talks about New York’s newest acquisitions, including Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Boone. CC also gets personal, regaling Ryan with tales from his recent trip to South Africa. Later, the duo answers...

Duration:00:42:19

Tall Tales and Giant Personalities with Michael Strahan

11/29/2017
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This week Ryan and CC welcome Super Bowl champion and sports personality Michael Strahan for a trip down memory lane. Michael shares some colorful moments from his 15-year career, including the 2007 Super Bowl and David Tyree’s improbable catch. Michael and CC also chat about bringing championships to New York, and Michael talks candidly about his shy personality and how he avoided stereotypes while making the transition from athlete to media personality. He also shares some great stories...

Duration:00:34:16

Knicks, Kicks and Cuisine with Action Bronson

11/22/2017
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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ryan and CC are back with another installment of R2C2, chopping it up with rapper and former chef, Action Bronson. The episode was recorded on the set of Bronson’s new television show at Vice studios in Brooklyn, where Ryan, CC and Action break bread and dive deep into New York sports. Action discusses everything from being fired by Omar Minaya, to the time he left Derek Jeter’s final game early, to how to build Frank Ntilikina’s confidence, to LeBron’s...

Duration:00:38:57

Jerry Ferrera talks Power and Entourage, and the future of the Knicks

11/15/2017
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CC and Ryan are back as R2C2 welcomes actor Jerry Ferrara to the show. The trio talk about Ferrara’s work on the Starz series Power, what it’s like to be killed off on a television show (2:20), and which Entourage actors are most like their television alter egos (27:28). Ferrera also reflects on some words of wisdom that Mark Wahlberg shared with him when he was auditioning for the part of Turtle on Entourage (22:22), and discusses his man crush on Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis (48:45)....

Duration:01:10:01

Alex Rodriguez Loosens the Reins ... a little

11/8/2017
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This week Fox Sports analyst, Yankees great and friend of the program Alex Rodriguez sits down with Ryan and CC for a heavy dose of candid conversation and baseball nerdery. Alex speaks openly about his journey from being a baseball pariah to the public’s good graces, and waxes poetic about Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez — and his simple methods for helping a player get the most out of his at bats. Alex also talks about the Yankees’ managerial situation, and discusses whether or not he’d...

Duration:00:53:51

2017 Yankees Season Recap = Bonus Episode!!

11/2/2017
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They’re back! After a great run in the postseason, CC returns to breathe life into R2C2 as the duo does a deep dive on the 2017 Yankees season. Ryan and CC talk ALCS loss, CC answers listener questions, relives his favorite moments of the season and shares his thoughts of on playing with Joe Girardi. R2C2 fans rejoice: you needed closure and our hosts are here to provide it. CC & Ryan are here to provide it. Get ready for R2C2: The Offseason.

Duration:00:46:00

For the Record, CC Ghosted Andy Pettitte Too

10/4/2017
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The Yanks are back in the postseason and R2C2 is back in the driver’s seat. Back in July, CC and Ryan traveled to Houston and sat down with former New York pitcher Andy Pettitte. Andy and CC traded pitching bits of pitching wisdom, and Andy shared his thoughts on what it will take for the latest incarnation of the Bronx Bombers to make a run for the title. Andy also reminisced about his early days as a Yankee, when he was frequently ignored by manager Buck Showalter — all while Ryan was...

Duration:00:54:03

Thumbs-Down, Yanks Up: A Yankees Playoff Preview

10/3/2017
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What’s that? Playoffs you say? The Yankees’ faithful should never doubt that R2C2 has their best interests at heart. We’re back with a special bonus episode and playoff preview. CC shares his excitement about the young team’s chemistry and about how well equipped the club is to handle the postseason. The big lefthander also sets the record straight: Even if the Yanks win it all, he’s not retiring.

Duration:00:41:07

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