Successfully Wild Episode 1956: Jock and Bull Tales

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about gamers snacking on the sphere and a baseball equal of the EGOT earlier than (23:01) Ben brings on Ron Shelton, the Oscar-nominated author and director of Bull Durham and the creator of The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham, to reminisce about Shelton’s minor league profession, how situations within the minors have advanced, the longer term massive leaguers he performed with, why Crash Davis didn’t stick within the majors, sports-movie verisimilitude, how he wrote Annie Savoy, Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, why Bull Durham nearly didn’t get made, the golden age of baseball films, Bull Durham as a TV sequence, an MLB recreation in Durham, his different baseball tasks, and extra. Then (1:04:02), Ben and Meg speak to well-traveled 45-year-old pitcher Chris Oxspring of the Australian Baseball League’s Sydney Blue Sox about his baseball origin story, his path by means of indy ball, affiliated ball, Japan, South Korea, and the Olympics, tradition shock and the language barrier, his cup of espresso with the Padres, the event of baseball in Australia, the knuckleball’s future, being a player-coach, the toll being a baseball participant takes on one’s household, Australian slang, and the way lengthy he can maintain pitching. Lastly (1:50:04), they finish with a Previous Blast from 1956 and some follow-ups.

Audio intro: Fruit Bats, “The Ruminant Band
Audio interstitial 1: Concrete Blonde, “It’ll Chew You Up and Spit You Out
Audio interstitial 2: Toner, “Ox ’45
Audio outro: Frazey Ford, “One More Cup of Coffee

Link to EGOT Facebook thread
Link to EGOT winners
Link to Academy Juvenile Award
Link to Historic Achievement Award
Link to Lou Brock Award
Link to The Church of Baseball
Link to Shelton’s B-Ref page
Link to Shelton’s IMDb page
Link to ’69 Ports article 1
Link to ’69 Ports article 2
Link to ’69 Ports article 3
Link to Everybody Wants Some!!
Link to Everybody Wants Some!! pod
Link to Ben’s Remake Necessity Score
Link to Ben on movie analytics
Link to story on minor league owners
Link to private equity minors story
Link to players born in Australia
Link to Joe Quinn’s SABR bio
Link to Oxspring’s SABR bio
Link to Oxspring’s B-Ref page
Link to Oxspring’s Blue Sox page
Link to Oxspring’s Instagram
Link to Oxspring’s MLB clips
Link to 2014 story on Oxspring
Link to Kent-Oxspring Cup story
Link to story about leaving Lotte
Link to Ben on the knuckleball
Link to Australian slang
Link to Ben on international The Bachelor
Link to 1956 story source
Hyperlink to EW on Mays documentary
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter
Link to Belt on chicken tenders
Link to Ritz opening story
Link to Pirates job tweet
Link to Pirates job posting
Link to laser measurements story
Link to LIDAR post

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