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The Hall of Very Good Podcast

The Hall of Very Good Podcast is focused on you, the fan. Each week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen sit down and talk to people in and around the game of baseball that help make America's Pastime great.
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Now displaying: August, 2021
Aug 31, 2021

Longtime umpire Perry Barber re-joins the boys to talk about her lifelong (and prosperous!) love affair with television quiz shows, that time she walked away from Jeopardy! with a year’s supply of Rice-A-Roni and the latest happenings with the International Women’s Baseball Center.

Aug 24, 2021

Prior to heading to Dyersville, Iowa, Frank Thomas joins the boys to talk about his favorite baseball movie of all-time (spoiler alert…it’s NOT “Field of Dreams”), Major League Baseball’s marketing of its current stars and whether or not his former colleague Pete Rose deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Aug 17, 2021

Chris Ivy joins the boys to talk about his position as Director of Sports Auctions for Heritage, tells the story of three of his more profitable pieces (including The Black Swamp Find), shares his “holy grail” item and promotes the recent Willie McCovey collection.

Aug 12, 2021

Just in time for the Chicago White Sox to play host to the New York Yankees at the “Field of Dreams” Movie Site, operations manager Roman Weinberg leads the boys on a tour of the iconic farmhouse 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!

Episode originally aired September 2, 2019.

Aug 10, 2021

Former All-American pitcher Danielle O'Toole joins the boys to talk about representing Mexico during the 2020 Olympics, chasing down Pau Gasol (and running into Yao Ming) while in Tokyo, growing up a fan of the Jackass franchise and how she ultimately ended up getting a role alongside Johnny Knoxville and the gang in their upcoming movie.

Aug 3, 2021

Kevin Thomas and Vince Biffle from the Global Barber Federation join the boys to talk about how they got their start cutting hair, why they approached the Rocket City Trash Pandas with the idea of putting a barbershop in Toyota Field (and why more teams should) and, of course, what athlete needs their help the most.

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