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270. Honoring Whitey Ford, Joe Morgan, Jimmie Lee Solomon w/former MLB exec Dinn Mann
Major League Baseball lost three icons recently. In October 2020, Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, and former MLB executive Jimmie Lee Solomon all passed away within a few days of each other. This episode pays tribute to all three icons with personal stories about all of them.
Dinn Mann was executive vice president of baseball content for MLB Advanced Media for 17 years. Mann is a treasure trove of baseball stories, including stories of his grandfather, who owned the Astros during the creation of the iconic Astrodome. He was also Seth's boss from 2001-2008, and they tell amazing stories from those days.
Follow Dinn Mann on Twitter @Mooseoutfront.
269. 2020 Pro Football Hall of Famer Donnie Shell
Pittsburgh Steelers legend Donnie Shell joins the show in the year of his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shell played for the Steelers exclusively from 1974 to 1987. He started 11 straight years for the Steelers and was selected to the Steelers All-Time Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, and to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team.
Along with his wife Paulette, Shell created the Donnie Shell Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to fill in the financial gap for students attending South Carolina State University, his alma mater. He recently joined the group Dedication to Community (D2C) which is missioned to educate, enlighten, and empower communities to achieve their business and societal goals. They are very active in recent issues in social injustice.
For more information: https://www.donnieshell.com/ and http://dedicationtocommunity.org/
268. Former LA Dodgers GM Fred Claire
Longtime baseball executive Fred Claire joins the show. Claire served as the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1987 to 1998. He began his career in the media, and joined the Dodgers in their public relations department. He became the general manager after former GM Al Campanis appeared on ABC's Nightline and made derogatory comments about black people. He put the 1988 World Championship team together.
Claire is the subject of a new book, "Extra Innings – Fred Claire's Journey to City of Hope and Finding a World Championship Team." The proceeds of the book (https://amzn.to/3kV31zm) go directly to City of Hope, where Claire is actively involved.
After his career as an executive, Claire went back to the media, joining MLB Advanced Media and MLB Radio during the 2000's, working with Seth Everett.
Follow Fred on Twitter @Fred_Claire.
267. Baseball Writer Mel Antonen
Longtime baseball writer Mel Antonen joins the show. The longtime baseball writer has been battling a uniquely rare liver disease, HLH, as well as a bout with COVID-19. Antonen has been on a long road to recovery, and has not been making media appearances. He tells his harrowing story, but also gets energized to talk about the sport he loves and has covered for decades, baseball.
Antonen was a national baseball writer for USA Today for 24 years. He has also been featured on Sirius/XM Radio, Sports Illustrated, and most recently the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).
266. US Open (golf) 2020 Preview: Dustin Johnson, Justin Leonard, Colin Morikawa, and Tiger Woods
This episode focusses on the 2020 rescheduled US Open golf tournament that is taking place on September 17-21 at Winged Foot in New York. This championship was originally schedule for June but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The championship does not have any fan attendance.
Guests include: #1 player in the world Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, PGA Champion Collin Morikawa, and the iconic Tiger Woods.
Lastly, USGA Director, Men's Championship Communications joins the show to discuss the logistical changes in this year's tournament and the possibility of the event being cancelled instead of rescheduled.
265. 2020 NFL Kickoff w/Tony Romo, Jim Nantz, Charles Davis, Ian Eagle + Fantasy Football!
2020 has been quite a year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL is ready to start a unique season. Some teams won't have fans. No teams had preseason games.
CBS NFL announcers Tony Romo, Jim Nantz, Charles David, and Ian Eagle all took part in a kickoff media virtual press conference, and we hear from all of them.
Then, Sean Ryan, host of many Underdog podcasts such as Functional Sportaholic and Get Paid, discusses the upcoming fantasy football season. Ryan is the author of the "Fantasy Football Almanac.'
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