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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as 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 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

    Story Time With Marge Sabathia. Plus: James Harden Is the Best Point Guard in the NBA.

    Story Time With Marge Sabathia. Plus: James Harden Is the Best Point Guard in the NBA.

    We kick this week off with Slingin’ Heat on Scott Kazmir reviving his career, James Harden exceeding even his high expectations, and the NBA All-Star Game (0:30). Then, we’re joined by CC’s mom, Marge Sabathia, to talk about CC’s childhood in Vallejo, watching her son become one of the best pitchers of his generation, what it was like when CC made the move to New York, and more (28:17).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Marge Sabathia

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Extension Reactions and Malika Andrews

    Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Extension Reactions and Malika Andrews

    We give our immediate reactions to the Padres extending superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. for 14 years, $340 million (0:37), before breaking down where the Yankees stand at the beginning of spring training. Then, we’re joined by ESPN’s Malika Andrews to talk about growing up in the Bay Area, covering the NBA in a pandemic, her sports journalism path, and more (26:50).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia, Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Malika Andrews

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Nneka Ogwumike

    Nneka Ogwumike

    The guys kick off this week’s episode by chatting about the Super Bowl, including Tom Brady’s case for greatest of all time and Pat Mahomes’s impressive showing despite the huge loss (0:42). Then they’re joined by WNBA champion and MVP Nneka Ogwumike to talk about being a Stanford legend, playing overseas in the offseason, and what she’s learned as president of the Players' Association union (26:36).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Nneka Ogwumike

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Renee Montgomery

    Renee Montgomery

    This week, CC slings heat about Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff, and the Nets' porous defense before we share our bets for the upcoming Super Bowl—including what CC or Ryan will have to do if they’re on the losing end of those bets (1:20). Then, we’re joined by Renee Montgomery of the Atlanta Dream to discuss her activism as an athlete, sitting out the 2020 season, growing up Black in a mostly white community, and more (31:30).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Renee Montgomery

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Leonard Fournette

    Leonard Fournette

    We open the show this week with CC’s unfiltered take on the Hall of Fame voting. Hint: He’s not happy no one made it in (0:41). Then we’re joined by Bucs running back Leonard Fournette to talk about their upcoming appearance in the Super Bowl, what it’s like to be in a Tom Brady locker room, how it feels to be Louisiana football royalty, being cut from the Jags, and more (21:00).

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Leonard Fournette

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Stephen A. Smith

    Stephen A. Smith

    Everything is on the table with sports media legend Stephen A. Smith. He makes the case for James Harden, KD, and Kyrie Irving making it work on the Nets; remembers beefs with Kobe Bryant and Allen Iverson; discusses the player/media relationship; and shares his insights into Jake Paul’s knockout of Nate Robinson.

    Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco
    Guest: Stephen A. Smith

    • 1 hr 5 min

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