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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

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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

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

The Red Sox Eliminated the Rays. Do They Have a Chance at the World Series?

10/12/2021
We react to a different AL East team advancing to the championship series than we were expecting (1:00), before bouncing around to the other three series and sharing our playoff observations thus far.Then, CC celebrates the Raiders moving on from Jon Gruden (35:00), and we react in real time to the news that Kyrie Irving will not practice or play road games with the Nets until he is vaccinated (46:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more...

Duration:00:56:07

Dodgers, Giants, Rays, Astros: Who Will Win It All?

10/7/2021
Now that the Yankees are eliminated, we take a closer look at the rest of the playoff picture, previewing every divisional-round series and predicting who we think will emerge victorious at the end of October (0:30). Plus: what to look forward to most in a packed weekend of football (40:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:45

The Yankees Weren’t Good Enough. How Do They Change That?

10/6/2021
We react to a disappointing wild-card performance by the Yankees and their ace, Gerrit Cole. Then we try to diagnose the problems facing New York as they assess their future roster and whether or not they can fix those problems without drastic changes. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:58:26

Previewing the Yankees–Blue Jays Rubber Match and Predicting the AL Wild Card Match-up

9/30/2021
We discuss a tough loss for the Yankees in Toronto, before talking about what it’ll take to win the rubber match of the series Thursday against Robbie Ray. Then we make predictions about which two teams will emerge to compete in the AL wild-card. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:18

Yankees–Red Sox Reactions, Toronto vs. Kevin Kiermaier, and Who Will Win the AL Wild-Card Spots

9/27/2021
This week, we react to a huge weekend for the Yankees in Boston that included a sweep and clutch performance from Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton (1:00). Then, we recap the drama between the Blue Jays and Kevin Kiermaier over a dropped cheat-sheet index card, and CC shares how he would’ve handled the situation (30:00). Finally, we lament the current pitiful state of New York football (37:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your...

Duration:00:50:24

It’s Now or Never for the Yankees to Secure a Playoff Spot

9/23/2021
This week, Ryan is joined by former Yankee pitcher and current YES network analyst David Cone to discuss the Yankees' playoff hopes down the stretch of this season. Ryan and David review Luis Severino’s first MLB appearance since 2019, discuss the Bombers’ best lineup, preview this weekend’s Red Sox series, and talk about how dangerous the Blue Jays have become in the AL wild-card race. Host: Ryan Ruocco Guest: David Cone Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:57:24

Reactions From Derek Jeter’s Induction Into the Baseball Hall of Fame

9/9/2021
This week, we welcome Ryan’s baby daughter into the ‘R2C2’ family (0:30) before CC discusses his trip to Cooperstown for Derek Jeter’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction (14:00) and what Jeter meant to the Yankees over the last two and a half decades. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:39:34

Tim Anderson on 'Field of Dreams,' Creating Rivals, and Keeping the .300 Hitter Alive

9/2/2021
CC slings heat about the recent Mets thumbs-down controversy, Justin Fields, and Cody Bellinger’s 2021 struggles (0:30). Then, the guys are joined by White Sox star Tim Anderson to discuss his walk-off in the MLB 'Field of Dreams' game, why he doesn’t mind making enemies among his rival MLB cohorts, what it takes to hit .300 in the modern game, and how he’s drastically improved his defense at the MLB level (29:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Tim Anderson Producers: Bobby...

Duration:01:21:50

Andrew Velazquez Is Living a Bronx Dream

8/26/2021
This week, CC and Ryan discuss the continued Yankees hot streak and they TV shows they’re most enjoying right now (0:31) before inviting on Yankees shortstop Andrew Velazquez to talk about his magical run since being called up, growing up in the Bronx and playing for the Yankees, how positive self-talk helped him get to this point, and more (18:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Andrew Velazquez Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:06:04

The Yankees Sweep the Red Sox. How Far Can They Ride This Momentum?

8/19/2021
We open with another week of positive Yankees results and speculate whether or not this team is starting to look like a World Series contender (0:45) before reacting to the Mets’ recent skid and Steve Cohen’s critical tweet (30:00). Finally, we discuss Shohei Ohtani’s MVP-worthy 2021 campaign and where this season ranks among the all-time greats (41:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:53:50

Have the Yankees Officially Turned Things Around? Plus, Four More Years of KD in Brooklyn.

8/12/2021
We open this week’s show by breaking down whether or not the Yankees' post–trade deadline hot streak is real (0:30). Then, we take the temperature of the NBA after the flurry of offseason moves last week (37:30) before answering listener questions (45:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:03:33

Walker Buehler on Developing With the Dodgers, Vanderbilt Days, and Pregame Rituals

8/5/2021
We talk to Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler about his days at Vanderbilt, the key to success in the playoffs, his game day rituals, and much more (29:00). Plus, CC slings heat about the New York Giants fighting in training camp, NBA free agency, and his suggested change for the MLB CBA. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Walker Buehler Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Production Assistant: Jonathan Kermah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:00

Advocating for Mental Health With Drew Robinson

8/3/2021
We talk to Drew Robinson, who used to play for the Giants and is now a mental health advocate with the team, about his struggles with mental health and why it’s so important to address this topic in athletics. Drew also talks about how he has gotten help and what drove him to help others.Please note that this episode contains discussion about suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco...

Duration:01:05:24

Joey Gallo to the Yanks and More With Jeff Passan

7/29/2021
We talk to ESPN MLB reporter Jeff Passan about the biggest dominoes to fall at the trade deadline, including the Joey Gallo trade. Plus, CC slings heat about Aaron Rodgers, Kendall Graveman, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Jeff Passan Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:14:01

NBA Finals, Yankees Trade Deadline, and Mailbag

7/22/2021
CC is off this week, so Ryan flies solo, talking Bucks-Suns reactions and Yankees second-half plans (1:00). Then we open the mailbag to answer your questions on Brook Lopez, the best games Ryan has called, Yankees legends, and more (21:00). Host: Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:05:14

MLB All-Star Week and Yankees Second-Half Thoughts. Plus, CC Finally Met Shohei Ohtani!

7/15/2021
CC shares his experience at the American Century Championship golf tournament and the MLB All-Star game (0:30), before we discuss what the Yankees need to do to get right in the second half of the season (15:00). We finish by answering listener questions (43:00). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:02

Theo Epstein Is Ready for Baseball to Change

7/8/2021
This week, we’re joined by former Red Sox and Cubs executive Theo Epstein to discuss the work he’s doing in the MLB office to evolve baseball. We discuss pace of play, offense and defense balance, sticky stuff, shifts, and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Theo Epstein Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:14:32