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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. They talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. They talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

    MLB Free Agency Is Ablaze, and the Yankees Are at a Standstill

    MLB Free Agency Is Ablaze, and the Yankees Are at a Standstill

    We react to a flurry of massive MLB free-agency news, including Max Scherzer to the Mets, Corey Seager to the Rangers, and much more. Then, we wonder whether the Yankees have missed their window to land a star free agent now that more than half the top targets are off the board.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 46 min
    Aaron Boone on What Went Wrong for the Yankees in 2021 and How to Fix It

    Aaron Boone on What Went Wrong for the Yankees in 2021 and How to Fix It

    CC and Ryan are joined by Yankees manager Aaron Boone to discuss the roller coaster season that was 2021 for the Bronx Bombers. They discuss Boone’s philosophy toward incorporating analytics into his managerial style, the most pleasant surprises of 2021 on the player development side, and what his wish list is for the 2021-22 offseason.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Aaron Boone
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Building the Perfect Pitcher With Jack Flaherty. Plus: Slingin’ Heat Speed Round.

    Building the Perfect Pitcher With Jack Flaherty. Plus: Slingin’ Heat Speed Round.

    This week, we speed through a list of Slingin’ Heat topics, including Justin Verlander re-signing with the Astros, Carlos Correa’s comments about Derek Jeter, the Mets hiring Billy Eppler, Noah Syndergaard signing with the Angels, and the Warriors trouncing the Nets (1:00). Then, we’re joined by St. Louis Cardinals All-Star Jack Flaherty to discuss his Lakers fandom, how he thinks about the business side of baseball as a young star, and what three pitches he’d want to steal from other pitchers in the league right now (20:00).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Jack Flaherty
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sue Bird on the Growth of the WNBA, Retirement, and How Officiating Changes Gameplay

    Sue Bird on the Growth of the WNBA, Retirement, and How Officiating Changes Gameplay

    This week, Ryan is joined by WNBA legend Sue Bird to discuss the biggest moments of the past year in the WNBA, how much the league’s fan base has grown in her time playing, what her post-playing career might look like, and how the NBA rule changes have affected gameplay over the first month of the season.

    Host: Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Sue Bird
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Jay Ellis on the Final Season of ‘Insecure’

    Jay Ellis on the Final Season of ‘Insecure’

    Ryan is joined by actor Jay Ellis to discuss the 2021-22 NBA season, Ben Simmons, Kyrie Irving, and how he came to root for the Nets (1:00). Then, they discuss (SPOILERS) Season 5, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Insecure,’ and what his character, Lawrence, experiences in the final season of the show (35:00).

    Host: Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Jay Ellis
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Braves Closed Out the Astros to Win the World Series. How Did They Do It?

    The Braves Closed Out the Astros to Win the World Series. How Did They Do It?

    We react to Atlanta winning the 2021 World Series behind an offensive explosion and dominant performance from their ace, Max Fried. Plus: We wonder what ultimately sunk the Astros, and discuss the surprising news that Buster Posey is planning to retire from baseball.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Producers: Bobby Wagner and Sadye Zillo
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    • 34 min

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