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Episodes

Episode 103: Jay Jaffe

1/19/2018
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Baseball Hall of Fame expert Jay Jaffe joins the boys to talk about, naturally, the upcoming Hall of Fame announcement, why he thinks Lou Whitaker might still have a chance at Cooperstown, that time he took part in the famed Klements Sausage Race during a Milwaukee Brewers game and beer. So much beer.

Duration: 00:37:45


Episode 102: Byron Motley

1/12/2018
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Author and screenwriter Byron Motley joins the boys to talk about his father, legendary Negro Leagues umpire Bob Motley, explains what happened to his screenplay about Effa Manley, gives his thoughts on instant replay in baseball and pulls the curtain back on why he absolutely adores Cuba.

Duration: 00:33:18


Episode 101: Bob Kendrick

1/5/2018
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President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, joins the boys (for the third time!) to talk about the life and legacy of the late, great Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, educates Shawn as to who Rube Foster is and why he is one of the most important people in the history of the Negro Leagues and celebrates the inevitable Hall of Fame induction of longtime Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones.

Duration: 00:42:06


Episode 100: Out of the Park Baseball

12/29/2017
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It's Episode 100, gang! Rich Grisham, TJ Lauerman and Kris Jardine from Out of the Park Baseball join the boys to talk about the history of their award-winning game, the recently completed Hall of Very Good Celebrity Tournament, reveal what’s next for OOTP 19 and explore Lou’s deep, personal hatred of a certain former Major Leaguer.

Duration: 00:40:20


Minisode: A Christmas Miracle

12/24/2017
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In 1980, Willie Mays Aikens was seemingly on top of the world. Along with future Hall of Famer George Brett, Willie Wilson and Dennis Leonard, the former first baseman helped lead his Kansas City Royals to 97 victories and a spot in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Royals would end up losing in six games, but, still…they’d walk away with some pretty sharp American League Championship rings. Less than a year later, Aikens’ ring was gone. Missing. It would stay...

Duration: 00:04:23


Christmasode: Steve Christmas

12/22/2017
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Santa Claus’ favorite former Major Leaguer, Steve Christmas, joins the boys to talk about living with the last name Christmas, playing behind Hall of Fame catchers Johnny Bench and Carlton Fisk, how Tom Seaver got him traded, sharing a locker next to Lee Smith and his unlikely relationship with Rod Carew.

Duration: 00:28:50


Episode 99: Jack McDowell

12/15/2017
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“Black Jack” himself, 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell, joins the boys to talk about throwing inside (specifically the two batters he might have very much hit on purpose), steroid users in the Hall of Fame, the difference between coaching in the minor leagues versus college, reminisces on his lifetime in music and shares his most memorable concert experience.

Duration: 00:46:44


Episode 98: Jody Avirgan

12/8/2017
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Jody Avirgan, the man behind ESPN Film’s acclaimed “30 for 30” podcast series, joins the boys to talk about his love of both sports and politics (and which one he prefers), describes the type of stories they look to tell and shares the process of how that story goes from a simple pitch meeting to showing up in your podcast feed.

Duration: 00:22:48


Episode 97: Tabitha Soren

12/1/2017
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MTV News anchor-turned-photographer Tabitha Soren joins the boys to talk about about going from being on-air in market 99 to 1, explains the genesis of her new book Fantasy Life, wonders if she can travel cross country with a bundle of bone spurs, reveals who she would like to be when she “grows up” and shares her odd relationship with for Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Davey Lopes.

Duration: 00:35:32


Minisode: A Tale of Two Chickens (Part Two)

11/24/2017
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Ted Giannoulas has been the only guy dressing up as The Famous San Diego Chicken for more than forty years...except for that one time. Also, the man behind the mascot reveals the craziest thing ever asked of The Chicken.

Duration: 00:09:35


Minisode: A Tale of Two Chickens (Part One)

11/22/2017
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For more than forty years, Ted Giannoulas has been dressing up as The Famous San Diego Chicken. More impressive, he's been the only guy to do it...except for that one time Giannoulas couldn't get a flight home and hundreds of fans were left waiting for their favorite real life cartoon character. This is the story of that time Andy Strasberg was forced to go behind the beak.

Duration: 00:06:45


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

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