Episode #111 features another spectacular visit from Ryan Cooper and Sean Ludwig, creators of The Smoke Sheet and NYC BBQ as well as an interview with author, Lawrence Baldassaro who has written an outstanding book on a New York Yankees legend, Tony Lazzeri.
Ryan Cooper and Sean Ludwig are back and better than ever. Ryan is the founder of the BBQ Tourist website, https://bbqtourist.com which is dedicated to celebrating the best barbecue in America. Sean is the founder of NYC BBQ, http://www.nycbbq.com which is a website and newsletter with news and information on all things barbecue in the NYC metro area. Together they are co-founders of The Smoke Sheet, https://www.bbqnewsletter.com which is a weekly newsletter that curates the latest national barbecue news, upcoming events, books to read, podcasts to list to, videos to watch, recipes, and so much more. We are thrilled every time they come on and look forward to having them back again.
Lawrence Baldassaro is a prolific author. Books and articles too numerous to mention in a space this small have flowed from his proverbial pen, landing on paper, and in turn enjoyed by so many. His latest project is Tony Lazzeri: Yankees Legend and Baseball Pioneer. Lazzeri played alongside New York Yankees legends, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as part of the Yankees' legendary Murderers' Row. Lazzeri was afflicted with epilepsy, but he was able to play for 12 years as the second baseman for Yankee teams that won five World Series as well as being their third-most productive hitter. All of this eventually led to his being enshrined posthumously in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Lawrence has written a wonderful book which any baseball fan will be excited to read.
We conclude the show with the song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.
We recommend you go to Fifth & Cherry, https://fifthandcherry.com for incredible 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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