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Hosts Wayland McQueen and Greg Nix dive into the long history, weird quirks, crazy stats, and best stories of America’s pastime… BASEBALL. Every week they’re joined by a special guest to break down just what makes baseball such a fun and fascinating hobby for millions — and what makes it dull for everyone else. Featuring comedians, sportswriters, characters from baseball history, and tons of other special guests, Ducksnort is either the world’s funniest baseball talk or the world’s baseballiest comedy talk. Give it a listen either way!

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A trip to Angels Stadium for Mike Trout bobblehead night prompts the Ducksnort boys to discuss the lack of great pitchers amongst baseball’s young stars and decide which of them are Hall of Fame locks. Then Kansas City Royals jumbotron director Jeff Johnson tells us about the process that goes into showing everything from the Kiss Cam to rain delay programming at baseball stadiums, why you’ll ...
Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar’s incredible catch reminds Greg and Wayland of their favorite baseball fets (including Chris Sale’s slider and Bo Jackson’s everything), plus the guys do some REALLY great transitions. Then comedian Mary Sasson (Upright Citizens Brigade) talks about being a fan of the Pirates during the Barry Bonds years, and picking back up again in the era of Andrew McC...
Greg and Wayland try to break down what the hell has been going on with Manny Machado and the Red Sox, then Joe guesses what BABIP is. Guest Eric Acosta (Rick and Morty) talks about being a White Sox fan in Cubs crazy chicago, where Frank Thomas ranks among the best hitters of the 90’s, whether Ken Harrelson (aka The Hawk) is a good announcer, and what his wife thinks of his baseball obsession. Then ex-convict Little Charlie Ballstein (Peter Banifax, Veep, The UCB Show) tells the story of how learning baseball in prison saved him from a life of crime and turned him on to Annie: The Musical....
The Ducksnort boys try and figure out if they’re baseball experts, and shine a spotlight on some of the funnest players of 2017, including Wil Myers, Anthony Rendon and Gift Ngoepe. Then Joel Church-Cooper, creator of IFC’s baseball announcer comedy Brockmire starring Hank Azaria, tells us about the show’s origins, notable dead person Ray Chapman, the best sports video games, and attending a Japanese league game. Finally, baseball whiz kid Cody Jenkins (Nicole Byer: Girl Code, Loosely Exactly Nicole) explains how she learned the rules of baseball by growing up in a Target, then almost ge...
Wayland and Greg banter about the absences of Madison Bumgarner and Starling Marte, as well as guess if Eric Thames or Jason Vargas is for real, and if the Blue Jays are screwed. Then comedian Matthew Brian Cohen (SNL Weekend Update, McSweeney’s) judges whether everyone from Alex Rodriguez to Bernie Williams to Jason Giambi to Austin Powers are True Yankees. Finally, best-selling author Maddox (The Best Page in the Universe, The Alphabet of Manliness) tells us his one opinion on baseball....
Wayland, Greg, and Joe reflect on Jackie Robinson Day and celebrate the round mound of the pitching mound, Bartolo Colon. Then stand up comedian and “Mayor of New Orleans Sports” Chris Trew calls in to tell us about spending a week living in the AAA baseball stadium of the newly renamed New Orleans Baby Cakes. Finally, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully (Josh Simpson) stops by accompanied by non-legendary batboy Ronald Turkin (Jake Jabbour), and they both tell stories of their 67 years spent with the Dodgers....
Wayland, Greg, and Joe pick second favorite teams for the 2017 season, and Wayland proposes a rule change. Comedian Emily Schmidt (Netflix’s Girlboss) talks about being a Minnesota Twins fan with typical midwestern politeness, including crushing on Brad Radke and missing Justin Morneau, even as Greg vents about how much he hates the Twins. Then Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson (Carl Tart, MadTV) tries to tell stories of his historic career, but mostly talks about Green Day. ...
Wayland and Greg share observations about the first week of baseball, including Madison Bumgarner’s insane first game and Ken Giles’s insane beard. Then comedian Will Hines (Broad City, Adam Ruins Everything) joins the guys to make 2017 predictions and talk about growing up with Fred Lynn and Jim Rice, life as Red Sox fan in Yankees country during the Pedro Martinez/Manny Ramirez years, and whether Mariano Rivera is overrated. Then they make 2017 predictions, including for AL MVP not named Mike Trout and NL Cy Young not named Clayton Kershaw. ...
Wayland, Greg, and Joe talk about attending the World Baseball Classic semifinal, whether Spring Training is fun, becoming baseball fans, NOT becoming baseball fans, the Black Sox, advanced stats, trumpets, Javier Baez, the Royals, Matthew Brown, and more in a preview of Ducksnort Baseball Podcast -- a new new sports and comedy show on Boardwalk Audio. tl;dr Listen to laugh about baseball. &nbs...