Episode #96 confirms what we always say, "Baseball and BBQ goes as perfectly together as chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup."
George Georgiades is back for the second half of our wonderfully entertaining conversation and he appears to have saved the best for last. Part two will have you thoroughly entertained as we hear more stories from a chef who specializes in Greek food, but has also opened a restaurant specializing in pizza. This restaurant is in addition to his many locations for Eons. Listen as George talks about his many adventures in the restaurant business, some working out better than others. He also shares a story of a television cooking show contest in which he broke his own rule of "KISS" and the results were not in his favor. This is one of the interviews which, when it ends, you will wish there was a part three.
Andrew Maraniss is the author of Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke. As a New York Times best-selling author, Andrew writes books that make you think, feel, and learn. Glenn Burke was the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, who, while not coming out publicly until his playing days were over, his sexuality was known to his teammates, family, and friends. He also was the inventor of the high five. We had the pleasure of discussing this book and learning about a player who made his biggest impact off the field. Andrew is a Visiting Author at Vanderbilt University Athletics and a contributor to ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com. He has appeared on several national media programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Only A Game, NBC’s Meet The Press, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann Show, ESPN Radio’s The Sporting Life, and the SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum Show
Baseball debates are usually fun and on this episode Jeff and Leonard bring in friend of the show, Gary Mack to be, what we hope is an impartial judge. Listen and tell us your opinions.
We conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Ace and Bobo" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.
We recommend you go to Fifth & Cherry, https://fifthandcherry.com for wonderful cutting boards and http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans and the Pandemic Baseball Book Club, https://www.pbbclub.com to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag.
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