Jason “Heavy J” Schwartz, the self-proclaimed “David Hasselhoff of the baseball card art community”, joins the boys to talk about growing up in the competitive world of Los Angeles mathletics, his never ending quest for Platinum Elite status at JOANN Fabric, what prompted him to start Heavy J Studios (and how he ended up creating more than 600 pieces of card art for charity!) and, yeah…that time a certain Tiger Beat coverboy might have (but most definitely probably did) made off with a recipe box full of his high-dollar baseball cards.
Longtime music producer and agent David Fishof joins the boys to talk about his early career representing athletes, the difference between working with them and with musicians and entertainers, the fight that led to him coming up with the idea of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp and, of course, the new documentary “Rock Camp”.
Bill Hetrick, co-founder of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (and big time memorabilia collector!), joins the boys to talk about his massive collection of autographed baseballs, spending time with the likes of Warren Spahn, Vin Scully, Hank Aaron, the New York Mets famed “Million Dollar Outfield” and, of course, those late night trips to IHOP with The Famous San Diego Chicken.
Ethan Bryan, author of A Year of Playing Catch, joins the boys to talk about being a lifelong fan of (and his encounters with) Hall of Famer George Brett, visiting the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville, Iowa, with his dad and, of course, how a chilly New Year’s Day game of catch led to a 365-day journey across the Midwest and beyond!
To celebrate the start of the 2021 baseball season, 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.
Episode originally aired November 3, 2017.
To celebrate the start of the 2021 baseball season, 1991 Hall of Fame inductee Fergie Jenkins joins the boys to talk about his time playing for the Harlem Globetrotters (and his relationship with one of their legends…the late-Curly Neal), shares his excitement over another Canadian joining him in Cooperstown and recalls that time he gave Madison Bumgarner a lesson in autograph etiquette.
Episode originally aired March 27, 2020.