2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient Claire Smith joins the boys to talk about how she got her start in journalism, shares the story she was most proud to cover, reveals the one story all baseball fans should be following and, lastly, advocates for Billy Williams to join the podcast.
Hours before taking the field during the annual Team of Dreams celebrity softball game, Shane Obedzinski joins the boys to talk about the excitement of riding the Budweiser bus, the rumors surrounding Steve Carlton’s RV and reprising his role of Tommy “Repeat” Timmons when “The Sandlot” returns in 2020.
Team of Dreams veteran Chris Kleveno joins the boys to talk about taking part in the annual Team of Dreams celebrity softball game (2019 marked his fourth year), what it’s like crossing off bucket list items playing alongside Hall of Famers and hitting against Charlie Sheen and introduces everyone to the magic of Steve Carlton’s RV.
Just yards from the iconic baseball field immortalized in the movie, Dan Evans and Tucker LaBelle join the boys to talk about the path both of them took to getting to being involved with the Field of Dreams Movie Site, their plans for the location up to and beyond the New York Yankees-Chicago White Sox game next summer, how a polar vortex helped Dan go from the Majors to dedicating his life to a farm in Dyersville, Iowa.
Also, the former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager shares with Shawn and Lou one of the best Vin Scully stories you’ll ever hear.
Finishing up just a stone’s throw from where he started his day, Roman Weinberg, the Operations Manager of the “Field of Dreams” Movie Site re-joins the boys to talk about this year’s Team of Dreams event, shares what the future holds for the location and lays out the plans for All-Star Ballpark Heaven.
Just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie, Roman Weinberg, the Operations Manager of the “Field of Dreams” Movie Site leads the boys on a tour of the iconic house from the film, explains the “how” and “why” the land situated on Lansing Road in Dyersville, Iowa was selected and, ultimately, how it became one of the baseball world's top tourist destinations.
Oh, Roman also tells Shawn and Lou how a random tourist from New York (kinda) led to a $3.4 million payday for the farm’s original owner!