Rick Vaughn joins the boys to talk about his time as the public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays, his current gig working with Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon’s charity and, most importantly, helps Shawn and Lou begin their quest to track down the infamous Billy Ripken “Fuck Face” bat.
Four-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer of “The Simpsons”, Mike Reiss, joins the boys to talk about his new book, pretends to be interested when Shawn and Lou share their favorite episodes, goes behind-the-scenes of the iconic “Homer at the Bat” episode, grades Ted Cruz’s impressions of everyone’s favorite TV family and imagines a dark, gritty re-boot of “Alf”.
And as a bonus...hear all about that time Lou was served a “meal” of toast!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of "Bull Durham", famed filmmaker Ron Shelton joins the boys to talk about the making of one of baseball's most iconic movies, his days in the minor leagues and Michael Jordan's brief stint as a professional baseball player.
Episode originally aired August 26, 2016.
Writer and director Matthew S. Robinson joins the boys to talk about his new play, “BlackBalled: The Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball", what current players embody the spirit of the Negro Leagues, why Babe Ruth never got a shot at managing in the Majors and, along with Shawn and Lou, get real about kneeling, not kneeling, visiting The White House (or not) and the overall “patriotism” in sports.
Former Major League umpire Dale Scott joins the boys to talk about his 33 seasons behind the plate, the best and worst managers (looking your way, Billy Martin) to deal with, what it’s like calling balls and strikes during a no-hitter, that final concussion that ended his career and why he and his husband Michael would never do “The Amazing Race”.