New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski joins the boys to talk about his new book, Why We Love Baseball: A History in 50 Moments, the trouble had whittling the history of baseball down to 50 awesome moments (spoiler alert: there’s actually 108!), who he shared his list with (and who he didn’t), how Duane Kuiper fits into his lifelong fandom and his friendship with the legendary Buck O’Neil.
Come for Joe Pos…stay for Jim Kern, Alan Ashby and Jeff Suppan!
Helmet frontman Page Hamilton joins the boys to talk about how he became a New York Yankees fan, hanging out with Jack McDowell, his love of Don Mattingly, his hatred of Pedro Martinez, hitting the road with Faith No More and his band’s upcoming tour and album.
Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas, joins the boys to talk about BananaBall (and how he makes sure everything remains “fan first”), following the Saturday Night Live framework, the overall importance of Bill Lee and why he’s not always keen on comparisons to the Harlem Globetrotters.
From Dearly Departed Tours, the original death hag, Scott Michaels, joins the boys to talk about his unique collection (and how it led to him working with Quentin Tarantino), the public’s fascination with celebrity and death, the complicated relationship of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe and the crazy connection between “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Disco Demolition Night.
As a bonus, Lou introduces Scott and Shawn to the term “prison wallet”.
For an unprecedented tenth time, Cooperstown correspondent Jeff Katz joins the boys to re-cap the 2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremony, breaks down Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen’s speeches, shares his interaction with “notorious prankster” Greg Maddux, reveals who received the coveted porch invite and talks up Immaculate Grid.