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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.

The Hall of Very Good Podcast The Hall of Very Good

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    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

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.

    Women in Baseball Week: Nicole Sherry

    Women in Baseball Week: Nicole Sherry

    To celebrate Women in Baseball Week, Baltimore Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry joins the boys to talk about how she almost quit baseball to work at a golf course in Hawaii, gets into the specifics of creating grass patterns in the outfield, recalls shagging flies for and getting lost in the dreamy blue eyes of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and, yeah, brags a little (wouldn't you?) about how great her view is from her office window at Camden Yards.
    This episode originally aired July 23, 2018.

    • 45 min
    Women in Baseball Week: Nancy Faust

    Women in Baseball Week: Nancy Faust

    To celebrate Women in Baseball Week, legendary organist Nancy Faust joins the boys to talk about how she got her start with the Chicago White Sox and whether or not she ever imagined spending 41 years on the southside, shares her excitement over finding an old reel-to-reel recording of her first game, recalls the team’s infamous “Disco Demolition Night” and, naturally, picks walk up music for Shawn and Lou.
    This episode originally aired April 23, 2020.

    • 37 min
    Women in Baseball Week: Janet Marie Smith

    Women in Baseball Week: Janet Marie Smith

    To celebrate Women in Baseball Week, renowned ballpark architect Janet Marie Smith joins the boys to talk about being rejected by and then designing Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles, her current gig with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the difference between building a stadium from the ground up and renovating one that’s been standing for almost a century and what baseball fans can expect when they return to Chavez Ravine.
    This episode originally aired June 9, 2020.

    • 35 min
    Women in Baseball Week: Claire Smith

    Women in Baseball Week: Claire Smith

    To celebrate Women in Baseball Week, 2017 J.G. Taylor Spink Award recipient Claire Smith joins the boys to talk about how she got her start in journalism, shares the story she was most proud to cover, reveals the one story all baseball fans should be following and, lastly, advocates for Billy Williams to join the podcast.
    This episode originally aired September 24, 2019.

    • 43 min
    Episode 428: Phil Hecken

    Episode 428: Phil Hecken

    For the sixth time, Phil Hecken, the newly-minted lead dog at Uni Watch Blog, joins the boys to talk about his new gig, when he first got interested in watching unis (get it?), previews the 2024 MLB All-Star Game jerseys, breaks down what makes a good City Connect cap, gives an update on his Monday night curling league and introduces the world to the word “bonspiel”.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 427: Lou Cella

    Episode 427: Lou Cella

    Award-winning sculptor Lou Cella joins the boys to talk about how he got his start in art (including the biggest influence on his career), the hardest part of the human body to sculpt, why the Ryne Sandberg statue outside Wrigley Field might be his most personal piece so far, his special connection to the family of former Seattle Mariners announcer Dave Niehaus and that time someone’s cremains ended up on one of his statues.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Phitter72 ,

Always fun listen

Pretty much the dream podcast - like you’re in the room talking baseball with your buddies AND a guest who may be in baseball or loves baseball or who just has fascinating stories. Funny, entertaining, and often heartfelt interviews by Shawn and Lou.

DDD@Bovine9 ,

Heavy J the New Manny Mota

I just listened to the best Hall Of Very Good podcast ever. Yes, the guys were their usual zany selfs thankfully but they were also
Very interesting thanks to Heavy J. They had many different conversations and their love of the game shined through.

Listen to it, you’ll enjoy too.

NikkiFB ,

Came for Bob Kendrick, can’t leave! :)

Awesome variety of guests and lesser-known (to me, at least) baseball stories. I’m working through the many episodes with women from the AAGPBL; they’re delightful and inspiring. Thanks for bringing us these stories!

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