Brandon Steiner, “serial entrepreneur” and founder of Steiner Sports and CollectibleXchange, joins the boys to talk about how he turned a chance encounter with Thurman Munson into a sports memorabilia empire, how much money he made off of (legally) selling grass, hanging out with Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra and where he thinks the collectible hobby is heading.
Musician and host of “The Son Ranto Show” Danny Rockett joins the boys to talk about the proposed return of Major League Baseball and why he won’t be upset about another Chicago Cubs World Series win, his disdain for the current commissioner and, naturally, his band’s new single…“Rob Manfred Hates Baseball”.
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Brian Volk-Weiss, the creative force behind “A Toy Store Near You”, “The Toys That Made Us” and “The Movies That Made Us”, joins the boys to talk about the challenges of producing his latest Netflix series amid a global pandemic, the creative process behind choosing the toys and movies he does (and the thrill of shooting down the ideas of others), how we’re all collectors at heart and whether or not baseball cards (or Starting Lineup) will ever be showcased on one of his shows.
Olympic silver medal-winning pitcher (and future author?) Don August joins the boys to talk about being part of that fabled team from the 1984 Summer Games, when he knew Mark McGwire was for real, owning “The Bash Brothers”, playing alongside a number of Hall of Fame-caliber players in Milwaukee, making history against the Toronto Blue Jays and, yeah, that time he encountered a lion outside a ballpark in Mexico.
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, joins the boys (for the fifth time!) to talk about the recent civil unrest and why he’s encouraged by the actions of today’s young African-American players, what Buck O’Neil would think of what’s going on in 2020 and whether or not the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues would extend beyond its scheduled centennial celebration.
Renowned ballpark architect Janet Marie Smith joins the boys to talk about being rejected by and then designing Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles, her current gig with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the difference between building a stadium from the ground up and renovating one that’s been standing for almost a century and what baseball fans can expect when they return to Chavez Ravine.
Greg Proops returns to talk to the boys about (and share the behind-the-scenes account of) his role as emcee of the 2019 Negro Leagues Hall of Game celebration, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, explains why he’s always “dressed to the nines” and shares his pandemic reading list.