To celebrate the 45th anniversary of becoming the only 20-game winner in Montréal Expos history, Ross Grimsley joins the boys to look back at October 1, 1978 (and the unlikely Hall of Famer who led the way), that time he and the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff made their way backstage at “Saturday Night Live” and into the good graces of John Belushi, hanging out with KISS, giving up Roberto Clemente’s last home run, being on the field for Jackie Robinson’s last public appearance, his special relationship with Thurman Munson and, for some reason…pickleball.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. joins the boys to talk about heading back out on the road to do standup, what he thinks about the 2023 Chicago Cubs (and Milwaukee Brewers?), his excitement of Major League Baseball playing at Rickwood Field, gives his thoughts on Coach Prime and shares what he’s doing to give back to the community.
Erin Carlson, author of No Crying in Baseball, joins the boys to talk about when she first fell in love with “A League of Their Own”, some of the controversy associated with the film, what Madonna was like on set, Rosie O’Donnell’s connection to the women of the AAGPBL, Penny Marshall’s legacy and the award-winning actress producers gave millions to leave the project.
Montréal Expos supercollector (and Expos Fest organizer) Perry Giannias joins the boys to talk about when he first became a baseball fan, the role Ellis Valentine played in starting his passion, that time a former player asked for something from his collection and answers the age-old question…how does one end up with Gary Carter’s luggage?