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Episode 96: Danny Clinch

11/17/2017
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Danny Clinch, director of Pearl Jam’s “Let’s Play Two” documentary, joins the boys to talk about shooting at Wrigley Field, shares his favorite moments from the Hall of Fame rock band’s legendary two nights at the historic ballpark, recalls his friendship with Blind Melon and gives an update on his planned Shannon Hoon documentary.

Duration: 00:31:53


Episode 95: Brody Stevens

11/10/2017
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Stand-up comedian Brody Stevens joins the boys to talk about his days on the diamond, pitching at Arizona State, remembers the Hall of Fame-worthy career of the late-Roy Halladay and throws his hat in the ring to star in a re-boot of the “Major League” franchise.

Duration: 00:21:49


Episode 94: Dale Murphy

11/3/2017
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Two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy joins the boys to talk about his chances to make the Hall of Fame, the toughest opponents he faced as a big leaguer, catching Phil Niekro’s knuckleball and that time in 1991 when his former skipper Bobby Cox ordered Tom Glavine to hit him with a pitch.

Duration: 00:26:37


Episode 93: Jerry Reuss

10/27/2017
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros hurler Jerry Reuss joins the boys to talk about who he is rooting for in this year's World Series, what it was like performing on “The Tonight Show” (among other television shows) following the 1981 Fall Classic, shares a hilarious story about being stuck in an elevator with Dave Parker and Muhammad Ali and discloses who he’d rather fight…Lou Piniella or Tommy Lasorda.

Duration: 00:29:46


Episode 92: Michael Rooker

10/20/2017
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Mary Poppins himself, Michael Rooker, joins the boys in hopes to get them to root, root, root for the Cubbies, goes behind-the scenes of “Eight Men Out”, spills the beans on who is the better baseball player (him or “Little Chuckie” Sheen), shares which role people recognize him from the most, explains why everyone likes his “Guardians of the Galaxy” character Yondu and, lastly, gives Shawn and Lou a taste of their own medicine by asking THEM questions!

Duration: 00:56:15


Episode 91: Ted Giannoulas aka The Famous San Diego Chicken

10/13/2017
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Old friend Ted Giannoulas joins the boys to talk about growing up a baseball fan in Canada, reveals why he never shows his face, dishes on the hardest (and easiest) players to work with, shares what current mascot he thinks is doing it right, answers the dreaded NSFW question and discloses how much longer he can perform as The Famous San Diego Chicken. Also…could a memoir be in the works? Listen now!

Duration: 00:51:15


Episode 90: Stacy Piagno

10/6/2017
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2017 Glenn Burke Memorial Courage Award recipient Stacy Piagno joins the boys to talk about her historic win this past summer for the Sonoma Stompers, that no-hitter she threw during the 2015 Pan American Games, discloses what Major League hitter she’d least like to face and (along with Shawn) tries to help Lou sort out his love of Wilson Phillips.

Duration: 00:43:43


Episode 89: Jonathan Knight (Drinking Game Edition)

9/29/2017
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Jonathan Knight, the author of The Making of Major League, joins the boys to talk about, you guessed it, the making of the popular movie, spells out its original ending (and explains how it might have invented “moneyball”), compares Wesley Snipes to Omar Epps, breaks down some plot ideas for what should-be an upcoming sequel and, along with Shawn and Lou, mentions “Mr. 3000” way too many times.

Duration: 00:59:39


Episode 89: Jonathan Knight

9/29/2017
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Jonathan Knight, the author of The Making of Major League, joins the boys to talk about, you guessed it, the making of the popular movie, spells out its original ending (and explains how it might have invented “moneyball”), compares Wesley Snipes to Omar Epps, breaks down some plot ideas for what should-be an upcoming sequel and, along with Shawn and Lou, mentions “Mr. 3000” way too many times.

Duration: 00:59:32


Episode 88: A. J. Benza

9/22/2017
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Celebrated gossip columnist and podcast host A.J. Benza joins the boys to talk about about whether or not he believes Kevin Costner almost ended Cal Ripken Junior’s streak, compares Aroldis Chapman to Dwight Gooden, reveals what he thinks might’ve cost the 2003 New York Yankees a World Series championship (hint…it rhymes with “brocaine”), all but confirms the Derek Jeter gift basket rumors and shares some stories about getting bombed with certain members of the Bronx Bombers.

Duration: 00:40:04


Episode 87: Zack Hample

9/15/2017
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Legendary ballhawk Zack Hample joins the boys (for the third time!) to talk about snagging his 10,000th ball (and why he wanted to get it in Baltimore), the science behind getting a ball after the third out, shares what his mom thinks of his YouTube successes, reveals how much longer he thinks he can do what he does and (almost) ponders the existence of God.

Duration: 00:37:26


Episode 86: Robert Flores

9/8/2017
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MLB Network host Robert Flores joins the boys to talk about the Boston Red Sox and their (alleged) cheating, convinces Shawn why he should go all-in on the Houston Astros, assures Lou his Milwaukee Brewers might actually be for real, explains how he got involved with Slammiversary XV and reveals the three songs he’d like to hear before he dies.

Duration: 00:29:34


Episode 85: Phil Hecken

9/1/2017
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With Players Weekend in his rearview mirror, Phil Hecken, the weekend editor (and “bench coach”) for the Uni Watch Blog, re-joins the boys and gives them his thoughts about Major League Baseball’s latest stunt, breaks down his favorite (and least favorite) uniforms, offers up some of his favorite nicknames and reveals the one Players Weekend cap he would actually wear.

Duration: 00:47:37


Episode 84: Charles Leerhsen

8/25/2017
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Charles Leerhsen, the author of Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, joins the boys to talk about about the misconceptions surrounding baseball’s first Hall of Famer, why he thinks the world casts certain people as monsters, calls Cobb biographer Al Stump a “liar” and shares who he thinks is the greatest player he’s ever seen play.

Duration: 00:42:44


Episode 83: Jim Breuer

8/18/2017
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Famed comedian and New York Mets superfan Jim Breuer joins the boys to talk about becoming the voice of Mets fans everywhere, his videos going viral on YouTube and how they’ve affected his standup, compares being a rockstar to an athlete and shares his thoughts on the greatest baseball player he’s even seen play.

Duration: 00:36:56


Episode 82: Barry Levenson

8/11/2017
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Curator and founder of the National Mustard Museum Barry Levenson joins the boys to talk about how (and why) he started the museum, dispenses some advice on what mustard pairs the best with what tubed meat, shares his special relationship with former Milwaukee Brewers slugger Gorman Thomas and answers the age-old question…is a hot dog a sandwich. Lastly, make sure you stick around for the Poupon U. fight song!

Duration: 00:35:02


Episode 81: Jeff Katz

8/4/2017
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Author-turned-Cooperstown mayor-turned author Jeff Katz joins the boys to talk about Bill “The Spaceman” Lee ending up on his front porch during Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, how he became Mayor Quimby for the day and that chance encounter with Elvis Costello. Lastly…what does Milwaukee Brewers playoff baseball have in common with U2 and Nirvana? You won’t know unless you listen to the entire podcast!

Duration: 00:45:39


Episode 80: Josh Kantor

7/28/2017
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Boston Red Sox organist Josh Kantor joins the boys to talk about gigging with The Baseball Project, his “side hustle” working at the “Harvard of the Northeast” and how he and a group of musician friends ended up on a cross country road trip with “the single most important musical instrument in the history of baseball”.

Duration: 00:50:30


Episode 79: Brett Carow

7/21/2017
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This week, Guinness Book world record holder Brett Carow joins the boys to talk about his decades-long love affair with Strat-O-Matic, what possessed him to play the iconic baseball board game for 61-straight hours and shares the story behind the coolest cake a wife can buy her husband. Oh, and the gang comes to the startling realization that Ozzie Smith might be immortal.

Duration: 00:49:52


Episode 78: Ozzie Smith

7/14/2017
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Legendary Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith joins the boys to talk about the 25 anniversary of the popular "Homer at the Bat” episode of “The Simpsons”, where his famous backflip came from, growing up in Southern California with Eddie Murray and the one team he would’ve liked to have played for.

Duration: 00:21:09

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