Welcome to Toeing the Slab with David Cone! A podcast thats all about pitching and incorporating just the right amount of past and present day thinking into the game of baseball! Hosted by David Cone, Justin Shackil, and James Smyth.
35 | David Wells on perfection, nearly fighting George Steinbrenner & partying with the Yankees
On the 24th anniversary of his perfect game, David Wells sits down with Coney, Justin and James. Wells touches on what Coney did to help keep him loose during the late innings of his perfect game, his transition to a starting pitcher at age 30 and his top-notch control of multiple pitches. Wells discusses playing for Sparky Anderson, teaching pitchers like Roy Halladay and Mark Buehrle, and the information he needed to thrive on the mound. The hosts spend time discussing Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina making history, Hunter Greene on the wrong side of history, Justin Verlander, Pablo Lopez and more.
Get 20% off + free shipping with the code SLAB at manscaped.com.
Introduction/David Wells preview
7:17 The Opener
14:45 David Wells Interview
1:21:59 Recapping the interview
1:25:45 This week in pitching history
1:29:21 Three up three down
34 | Are the Angels more interesting than the Dodgers right now?
David, Justin and James take a look at some pitching storylines with one full month of the season in the books. David wonders which teams in New York (Yankees/Mets) and LA Dodgers/Angels) are better than the other. Coney also believes Nestor Cortes Jr. is the number one pitching story throughout MLB after one month of play. The crew discusses the brutal scheduled stretches that two great pitching staffs, the Dodgers and Yankees, are currently in. Also, David’s thoughts on how to fix the last place Red Sox, a solution for umpires calling balls and strikes by Tom House, Michael Kopech, Logan Gilbert and lots of love for various pitchers/pitching staffs on the west coast.
Go to https://www.GregMorrisCards.com to see their inventory. Follow GMC on IG, FB, and Twitter to see exclusive content and deals
33 | Do combined no-hitters mean anything? Yankees or Mets more interesting right now?
David and James dive into the Mets combined no-hitter and how much value it holds compared to a solo no-hitter, the Yankees pitching staff, Kevin Guasman's ridiculous start along with some more stories around the league!
Celebrate the start of the 2022 MLB season with the 2022 Topps Series 1 Baseball NFT Collection. Visit toppsnfts.com for more info
32 | What are new pitches featured on the Yankees, Mets and Padres telling us?
David, Justin and James dive deep into several new pitches we've seen from familiar names (Gerrit Cole/Luis Severino), breakout pitchers (Tylor Megill) and pitchers back from Japan (Nick Martinez). David takes a look at how relief usage and the humidor effect may be leading to offense being down. The crew breaks down Garrett Whitlock's transition to the Red Sox rotation, why the Brewers are already proving to be the top overall rotation in MLB, and why you need to pay attention to the Mariners pitching staff. Plus, James details his nearly flawless prediction from Miguel Cabrera's 3,000th hit, Michael King's cockiness (a good thing!) for the Yankees, what consistency from Jesús Luzardo could do for the Marlins and more.
31 | The Yankees offense, the Padres top 3, Andrew Heaney; Which Small Sample Sizes Have Been Enough?
David, Justin and James go around MLB and discuss whether they need to see more or have seen enough. The crew touches on the Yankees offense and Nestor Cortés Jr., the Mets rotation thriving without Jacob deGrom, the Dodgers rotation, the Padres top three, Justin Verlander, Noah Syndergaard and more. Plus, thoughts on Alex Cobb, Hunter Greene, Spencer Strider, the interchangeable White Sox bullpen, early baseball composition data and Roki-Mania continues!
Get 20% OFF + Free shipping with code SLAB at https://www.manscaped.com
30 | Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez is baseball's top pitching prospect
The crew welcomes baseball's No.1 pitching prospect, Baltimore Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez, to the show in this bonus episode of Toeing the Slab!
I love to toe the slab
Best Podcast ever
If you’re not Toeing The Slab, you’re not in the game. I love the game of baseball, but I love the stories I get from the guests as well as from the trio of Coney, James & Justin. I have a new found appreciation for analytics which I never cared about as an older guy. Didn’t understand them, & didn’t want to. Still don’t understand some, but having learned some makes the convo’s about baseball more enjoyable. I have learned you can blend numbers with feel for the game/player, so that’s where I land. Analytics (and Jeter haters) can tell me Jeter is one of the worst SS to play the position defensively. But for me, he’s my SS anytime, anywhere in history bc I think he was an ultra special player since he always knew where to be on the field. The Flip & running/flying into the stands. That’s what you feel. You feel his leadership in the game. You can’t put a number on that. Great shows guys. I really enjoy them. The Real Legend2 on Twitter.
boogie down bronx
amazing pod just wish coneys audio was better, would make it a lot more enjoyable!