Baseball and BBQ

Baseball and BBQ Episode #100!!! James Beard Award Winning Author, Adrian Miller and Former MLB Catcher, Mackey Sasser

August 08, 2021 Len & Jeff Season 4 Episode 100
Baseball and BBQ
Baseball and BBQ Episode #100!!! James Beard Award Winning Author, Adrian Miller and Former MLB Catcher, Mackey Sasser
Show Notes

It's episode 100!  Time to celebrate as we speak with two great guests and are joined by a special guest co-host.

Adrian Miller is a James Beard Foundation book award-winning author, an American culinary historian, lawyer, public policy advisor, and certified barbecue judge. He was also a consultant on the Netflix show, Chef's Table BBQ.  His latest book is Black Smoke:  African Americans and the United States of Barbecue.  The book is a true masterpiece, filled with fascinating history and tasty recipes.  We were fortunate to be joined by special guest host, Doug Scheiding who brings his own special perspective to the show.  Barbecue has an incredible history and our conversation with Adrian will help bring that history to life as well as make you want to purchase this book. 

Mackey Sasser is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1987 through 1995 for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners.  On July 8th, 1990 while playing for the Mets he was severely injured in a play at home plate in a game against the Atlanta Braves.  He managed to eventually come back from the excruciating injury, but had an issue throwing the ball back to the pitcher which is called, the "Yips."  However, he never let that define him, and he went on to enjoy a wonderful career as a coach and mentor.  Mackey has no issues discussing any part of his career and for that we were very fortunate. 

We also managed to sprinkle in some of our reflections and thanks for all the wonderful guests and listeners who have encouraged us and helped us to reach our 100th episode.  Anyone who has ever listened to and/or appeared on this show knows how much they are appreciated.

We conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.

We recommend you go to Fifth & Cherry, for wonderful cutting boards and for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans and the Pandemic Baseball Book Club,  to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag.

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