Episode 102 is filled with baseball, barbecue, and a contest for the greatest podcast audience ever.
Joey Machado is a marketing guru and the barbecue community is lucky he is a part of it. In part two of our interview we learn more about Blues Hog BBQ and Gateway Drum Smokers, but it humorously begins with a Seinfeld TV show reference. From there we learn why Tim Scheer is a genius and has Joey's, as well as the barbecue industry's ultimate respect. Joey provides exceptional information, but more importantly he is a prime example of how barbecue people are some of the friendliest you will ever meet.
Tim Neverett spent last year like most of America, unsure of what each day would bring during a pandemic. The difference though is that most of America does not work as a television and radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2020, the major league baseball season, usually a 162 game marathon became a 60 game sprint played in front of empty/cardboard cutout filled stands. Each day Tim chronicled his time with the team as well as what was happening in this country outside of baseball. The abbreviated 60 game season was hard fought and ultimately won by the Dodgers. Covid Curveball: An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Season is Tim's in-depth look at one of the strangest baseball season's ever, and we were lucky to have the chance to discuss this great book.
Elda's Kitchen was featured in episode 97 as we interviewed co-owner, Brie Blackford. They are now sponsoring a contest specifically for our listeners. We wish everyone good luck.
In-between the two interviews Leonard tells us about a special day he spent at Yankee Stadium. Without spoiling it, the day included Tino Martinez and Mariano Rivera.
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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