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Latest podcast episodes about Sandy Koufax

Press Box Access
Bill Koch: “Well, There's My Second Source.”

Press Box Access

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 55:03


Bill Koch knows Cincinnati sports as well as any journalist after covering his hometown for more than 40 years. He goes deep into his story vault about Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins, the subject of Bill's new book. Hear about the time they played each other in basketball, what Huggins was like to cover as a daily beat reporter, and why players have such strong allegiance to their former coach. Oh, and Bill tells the classic DMFHF story. He recalls chronicling University of Cincinnati moments such as the 1992 Final Four, Kenyon Martin's broken leg, and the No Handshake Game against Xavier. Bill also recounts being outside the courthouse in Los Angeles when the O.J. Simpson verdict came down, talking hair (or lack of) with Andre Agassi, and interviewing the reclusive Sandy Koufax one-on-one. Hear about a good screaming match between writers on the night that Pete Rose set baseball's record for career hits. Scribe battles are the best. And there's the time Marty Brennaman had a question for Bill the young reporter.   Koch is the author of five books, the latest out now: “Huggs: Former Players Talk About What it was Like to Play for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Huggins.” Bill covered five Final Fours, two World Series, five baseball All-Star Games, a Super Bowl and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He worked at the Cincinnati Post from 1978 to 2001 and served as sports columnist for nearly his last five years there. Bill worked for the Cincinnati Enquirer from 2002 until Dec. 26, 2014, and then wrote for the University of Cincinnati's sports website for five years until retiring in 2019. His journalism career began in 1976 with stops at the Chillicothe Gazette and at Cincinnati's Community Press before spending three-plus decades – including 23 years as UC beat reporter on football and basketball – at the Queen City's two main newspapers.   You can follow Bill on Twitter: @bkoch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Instant Trivia
Episode 573 - Tv Dualists - Sports Trivia - I Feel Like Such An Idiom - Tv Sports - Tv Title References

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 7:02


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 573, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Tv Dualists 1: Barnaby Jones,Uncle Jed Clampett. Buddy Ebsen. 2: Tom Corbett,Dr. David Banner. Bill Bixby. 3: Sophie Berger,Mrs. Cunningham. Marion Ross. 4: Officer Bill Gannon,Col. Sherman Potter. Harry Morgan. 5: Judge Bone,Uncle Martin. Ray Walston. Round 2. Category: Sports Trivia 1: The 1988 winner of this April marathon beat the 2nd place finisher by only 1 second. Boston Marathon. 2: The Orangemen of Syracuse were NCAA champs in '88 and '89 in this Native American sport. Lacrosse. 3: At age 18, he was youngest ever to defend a Wimbledon singles title. Boris Becker. 4: In July 1987, this wife of baseball star Ray Knight was inducted in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Nancy Lopez. 5: Number worn by Sandy Koufax, O.J. Simpson, and Magic Johnson. 32. Round 3. Category: I Feel Like Such An Idiom 1: To find a reasonable compromise. strike a happy medium. 2: This idiom, meaning to show extreme modesty, has its origin in the Bible's book of Matthew. hiding your light under a bushel (keeping your light underneath a bushel accepted). 3: You can "beat" this 1987 Bond title "out of" someone. The Living Daylights. 4: To not spend more than absolutely necessary. to pinch pennies. 5: It means to be physically overdeveloped to the point of hindrance. to be muscle-bound. Round 4. Category: Tv Sports 1: He was "The Mouth" of "Monday Night Football" until he retired in 1984. Howard Cosell. 2: Jim McKay ABC series that shows "the thrill of victory" and "the agony of defeat". Wide World of Sports. 3: "TODAY" he's a host, but his "Baseball World" show won a Peabody Award in 1973. Joe Garagiola. 4: Sport you'll see if you watch NBC's late-night specials, "Saturday Night's Main Event". wrestling. 5: Thousands protested in 1968 when NBC left a Jets-Raiders game to telecast this kids' special. Heidi. Round 5. Category: Tv Title References 1: Matthew Fox and 47 others survive a plane crash but are stranded on a mysterious Pacific island. Lost. 2: On a primetime ABC soap, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and their neighbors on Wisteria Lane. Desperate Housewives. 3: The Kansas hamlet that's home to the Kents. Smallville. 4: Patricia Arquette, who sees dead people. The Medium. 5: The McCallister brothers, one of whom becomes president in 2040. Jack and Bobby. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

The 'X' Zone Radio Show
Rob McConnell Interviews - BRUCE F ROSEN - If You Ever Need Me, I Won't Be Far Away

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 41:29


An investment officer at a major financial firm by day, Bruce F. Rosen is a writer by night. An award winning writer as early on as in high school, Rosen has written professionally for over three decades and has been featured in such publications as The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, and Asian Week where he was a reporter. In addition to a stint as a journalist in Chinatown, he has crafted essays on sports, politics, economics, and music. The piece that he wrote on his boyhood idol, Sandy Koufax, appeared in the Baseball Hall of Fame. And, his series of 'slice of life' pieces titled "Diary of a Creative Banker", including one that focused on Princess Diana, aired on the BBC. Featured on the cover of the international publication Personal Excellence, Bruce shares this honor with such great company as Deepak Chopra and Nelson Mandela. He is also slated to do an event at Hue-Man Bookstore in New York which has hosted the likes of Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison and former President Bill Clinton. Interviews include Unlimited Realities, Healthylife.net's Healing Heart and Home and Strategies for Living plus the nationally syndicated The Block with Tim. And, a review by a founding member of the National Book Critic's Circle compares Rosen's work to that of Tolstoy. Rosen blends the unique characteristic of being able to grasp the complexity of economics with a graceful narrative writing style. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from U.C. Santa Barbara and an M.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University. His memoir, IF YOU EVER NEED ME, I WON'T BE FAR AWAY, is dedicated to his mom, Alma Lorraine Rush. The father of two sons, he lives and works in San Francisco. - www.almarosepublishing.com.Now listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv*** AND NOW ***The ‘X' Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X' Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Vin Scully, Sandy Koufax, and Jerry Lewis

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 25:52


TVC 587.5: From 2015: Phil Gries plays more audio highlights from the early broadcast career of Vin Scully, including Scully's call of the ninth inning of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax's perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965, plus a rarely heard celebrity softball game from November 1967 in which Scully shared the microphone with actor/comedian Jerry Lewis. Vin Scully passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the age of ninety-four. Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They're great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email sales@advertisecast.com or click the link below to get started: https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Dingers and Ks
Episode 46 - A Tribute to Mr. Vin Scully

Dingers and Ks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 77:00


Episode 46 - A Tribute to Mr. Vin Scully In honor of Mr. Vin Scully, this week's episode features dingers and ks called by the late broadcaster. The J boys also shared stories about meeting the celebrity in person. This episode also discusses recent splashy and sneaky trades - the hosts discuss whether the deals are good or not. In this episode: [04:44] Jamal shares a story of meeting Vin Scully and Jeremy sharing how his grandfather saw him in public [03:41] Dinger of the week from Jamal: Henry Aaron hitting his 715th home run with fireworks [14:49] Dinger of the week from Jeremy: Charlie Culberson's 2016 homerun, Vin Scully's last call at the Dodgers Stadium [18:12] K of the week from Jamal: the day when Sandy Koufax closed a perfect game [21:23] K of the week from Jeremy: Clayton Kershaw's 15 strikeout performance, no-hitter against the Rockies [24:09] Juan Soto and Josh Bell were traded to the Padres, and other traded players to the team - doing big things after the trade [32:50] Eric Hosmer traded from the Padres to the Red Sox for three years [39:56] Mariners brought in the ace Luis Castillo from the Reds [49:24] Sneaky and splashy deals - Yankees acquiring Franky Montas, Mets acquiring Daniel Vogelbach [56:17] Trey Mancini traded sneakily to the Astros [1:01:14] Jeremy and Jamal like how the Phillies trade their players [1:07:45] Several minor moves to check but Cubs didn't make a move, Wilson Contreras becoming a free agent Meet The Hosts Dingers and Ks is a podcast for baseball fans of all ages—new ones or lifelong ones. You'll learn something new about the baseball scene with Jeremy and Jamal to give you perspective on what it means to be in the pro ball today. Jamal Rousell is a baseball blogger from Sportbumz, a left-handed pitcher since high school, and a lifelong fan of the game. Baseball is Jeremy Altshule's first love in high school, which helped him explore other sports and do shows. Find Jeremy and Jamal here --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dingers-and-ks/support

This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind
Radio Game Highlights August 17, 1957 Brooklyn vs Pittsburgh

This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 21:39


August 17, 1957 @ Ebbets Field  Brooklyn Dodgers and Sandy Koufax face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Roberto Clemente 

Marty Lurie Podcast
8-14 Sam McDowell joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to talk about his life story: The Rise, fall and the comeback. He was considered by many to be the next Sandy Koufax when he signed with the Cleveland Indians, Sam boasted one of the fastest arms in maj

Marty Lurie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 23:07


Sam McDowell joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to talk about his life story: The Rise, fall and the comeback. He was considered by many to be the next Sandy Koufax when he signed with the Cleveland Indians, Sam boasted one of the fastest arms in major league baseball.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KNBR Podcast
8-14 Sam McDowell joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to talk about his life story: The Rise, fall and the comeback. He was considered by many to be the next Sandy Koufax when he signed with the Cleveland Indians, Sam boasted one of the fastest arms in maj

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 23:07


Sam McDowell joins Talkin' Baseball with Marty to talk about his life story: The Rise, fall and the comeback. He was considered by many to be the next Sandy Koufax when he signed with the Cleveland Indians, Sam boasted one of the fastest arms in major league baseball.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A Mick A Mook and A Mic
The Pump Bros. College Basketball Power Brokers - Dana Pump - Ep. #106

A Mick A Mook and A Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 56:38


Basketball is their passion. Identical twins with with the bright red hair, Dana and David Pump, started their first basketball camp for neighborhood kids at the age of 16 in Northridge, CA. Soon thereafter, you could find them sitting in the bleachers of high school gyms throughout Southern California, logging thousands of hours watching games. They quickly established themselves as the go-to resource for college coaches. If a kid was from the West Coast, chances are the Pumps had seen him play.When they were 20 years old, they capitalized on their passion and formed Double Pump, Inc. providing scouting information on the top players in the Western United States. They also organized high school camps, coaches' clinics, exhibition games, tournaments and the Pump-N-Run AAU teams.Today, the Double Pump brand is a staple in the basketball world at every level of the game.But more important than their impact on basketball is the Pump Bros impact on the fight against cancer. The Harold & Carole Pump Foundation (H&CPF) honors a beloved father who lost his battle to cancer in 2000 and a loving mother who passed away in 2012.Using their unique relationship-building talents and skills, Dana and David Pump have raised more than $10 million for the Carole Pump Women's Center, Harold and Carole Pump Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Leavey Cancer Center at Northridge Medical Center and other non-profit community charities.Annually the Pump Brothers bring together the biggest names in sports and entertainment for their annual foundation dinner, held this year in LA on Aug 16.  From John Wooden, to Jim Brown, Mike Tyson, Sandy Koufax, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Artis Gilmore, Pete Rose, Joe Montana, Reggie Jackson, Lionel Richie, Jamie Foxx, Holly Robinson Peete, Smokey Robinson, Jerry West.  If there is a name your can think of the Pumps have them on speed dial.The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds and create awareness for the treatment and cure of cancer. By engaging the community, sports leaders and those touched by this disease, financial support is given to the development of cancer treatments, programs and services, as well as the procurement of advanced medical technology.

KXST-AM The Playmakers
"He saw them all"

KXST-AM The Playmakers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 0:31


From Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, and Hank Aaron. Vin Scully saw them all. Listen to the Playmakers with Lindsey Brown and Adrian Hernandez weekday afternoons 3-5pm on 1140 The Bet Las Vegas and the Audacy App!

The Seacoast Sports Forum Podcast
SSF- Bill Russell & Vin Scully Tributes

The Seacoast Sports Forum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 22:14


Sherm flies solo on this edition of the SSF. He pays tribute to two sports legends…The Celtics Bill Russell and Los Angeles Dodger play by play announcer Vin Scully. Bill Russell will always be remembered as the captain of the Celts and led them to 11 NBA Championships. Vin Scully spent 67 years behind the microphone for the Dodgers and was part of some classic Hall of Fame  broadcast moments involving Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron and the Red Sox in the 1986 World Series.   During the Two Minute Drill Sherm recaps the major trades made at the MLB deadline that included a plus/minus for the Red Sox.

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper

Vin Scully masterful call of the ninth inning of Sandy Koufax's masterpiece.

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
Emergency Podcast: Joe Buck on Vin Scully

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 44:11


Episode 229 of the Sports Media Podcast features ESPN broadcaster and longtime World Series game-caller Joe Buck. In this podcast, Buck discusses the life and career of the legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, who passed away on Tuesday at age 94; the friendship between Scully and Jack Buck, the father of Joe Buck; Scully's remarkable ability to call games solo; why Scully always felt relevant even as he aged; Scully's connection to Los Angeles; the time when Tim McCarver told a national audience Scully was not at a ballpark he was at; Scully's call of Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax's perfect game; why this feels like the end of a broadcasting era, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Rich Eisen Show
REShow: Bob Costas - Hour 3 (8-3-2022)

The Rich Eisen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 50:00


Hall of Fame announcer Bob Costas tells Rich his favorite memories of Vin Scully and reveals what the legendary Dodgers announcer told him the first time they met, and names the all-time greatest moment in Scully's storied career that included a Sandy Koufax perfect game, a Kirk Gibson World Series walk-off home run and much more. After a season of heavy gloating, Yankees fan Rich voices his concern for the team after the Pinstripe's ace Gerrit Cole was shelled for 6 runs in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners.  Rich reacts to Tua Tagovailoa's reaction to learning that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross wanted (still wants??) Tom Brady as Miami's QB. Rich recites a statement from lifelong Dodgers fan Bryan Cranston regarding the passing of Vin Scully, and comments on how impressive Tom Brady has been since turning 40 especially when compared to some of the NFL's all-time great quarterbacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

True Blue LA: for Los Angeles Dodgers fans
Dodgers Rewind: Jeff Torborg

True Blue LA: for Los Angeles Dodgers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 20:39


A look back at former Dodgers catcher Jeff Torborg, who caught three no-hitters, including Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

True Blue LA
Dodgers Rewind: Jeff Torborg

True Blue LA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 20:39


A look back at former Dodgers catcher Jeff Torborg, who caught three no-hitters, including Sandy Koufax's perfect game in 1965. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Cellini and Dimino
ESPN's Tim Kurkjian

Cellini and Dimino

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 21:58


HALL-OF-FAMER TIM KURKJIAN joins Cellini and Dimino.  Fresh off his ceremony at Cooperstown, the longtime MLB analyst joins the boys to talk about it, while also reflecting on his amazing career.  Congratulations Tim!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper

Sandy Koufax explains the unexplainable timing in life.

Weekend Warrior
07/16 HR 1: Mazzy Star and Fade Into You

Weekend Warrior

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 58:57


Welcome back weekend warriors! This hour The Doc talks about one hit wonder Mazzy Star's 1994 hit Fade Into You and how you may want your stitches to fade into you or stay around forever. The Doc also looks at Sandy Koufax's early retirement. The phone lines are lit and the Doc is taking your calls. All that and more this hour! Tune in now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper

Doc opens talking about today's theme of absorption in sports, art and surgery. He used examples of Mazzy Star's 'Fade into You', Vin Scully calling Sandy Koufax's perfect game and the sutures, absorption and non absorption of Ethicon in surgery. The Weekend Warrior clinic is open in taking you ache and pain calls.

The Dodger Dugout Dopes
Our First Episode Discussing All Things Dodgers!

The Dodger Dugout Dopes

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 35:35


The Dodger Dugout Dopes (the 3D's) kick off their podcast with discussions of the closer situation; predictions on the Dodger starting shortstop for 2023; who should bat leadoff (Trae vs. Mookie); the weirdness of L.A. Times sports columnist Dylan Hernandez; and what we love and hate about the Dodger Stadium experience.

The Art of Manliness
Life Lessons From the World's Greatest Negotiator

The Art of Manliness

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 47:29 Very Popular


In 1981, Time magazine stated: “If you are ever in a crucial life-changing negotiation, the person you want on your side of the table is Herb Cohen.” Cohen was then known as the world's best negotiator, and had worked with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and US presidents, and also penned the bestselling book You Can Negotiate Anything.Fast forward to today, and his son, Rich Cohen, has written a memoir of his father's life, and life philosophy, called The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Greatest Negotiator. Today on the show, Rich shares stories from Herbie's life, from his colorful childhood on the streets of Brooklyn where he palled around in a gang with future famous figures like Larry King and Sandy Koufax, to coaching basketball in the Army, to becoming a sought-after strategist and dealmaker. Along the way, Rich shares the life lessons that grew out of those stories, including how power is perception, and why you need to care, but not that much.Resources Related to the PodcastLarry King tells the Moppo storyLarry King tells the Carvel storyAoM Article: How to Haggle Like Your Old ManPodcast #234: Haggling and Deal Making Advice From a FBI Hostage NegotiatorAoM podcast and article on the OODA LoopAoM Article: The 7 Habits — Think Win/WinSunday Firesides: Care, But Don't CareConnect With Rich CohenRich's WebsiteRich on Twitter

Holy Crap It's Sports
Holy Crap It's Sports 460 July 9 2022

Holy Crap It's Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 32:23


Braves spank Nats, Ump Angel Hernandez screws up again, future Falcons hall of famers, Bama loses recruit to Clemson 'cos Dabo specializes in young men, Phil Steele's CFB playoff predictions, PGA war vs LIV gets uglier, R&A disses Greg Norman, new female Wimbledon champ, Pete's Tweets, This Day in Sports History, bdays you share with famous folk. Come for the amazing antics of Acuña & Harris, stay for a Brave owning Sandy Koufax & Harry Caray's underwear. Plus nightmares about spiders. petedavis.buzzsprout.com 

Against All Odds with Cousin Sal (Extra Points Edition)
'69 World Series Champion Cleon Jones of the Miracle Mets

Against All Odds with Cousin Sal (Extra Points Edition)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 36:29


Cleon Jones of the '69 World Series Champion Miracle Mets joins Cousin Sal to discuss his new book Coming Home: My Amazin' Life with the New York Mets. Cleon starts the show talking about catching the final out of the '69 World Series and giving the ball to Jerry Koosman. Cleon discusses his 1969 batting title race between himself, Pete Rose, and Roberto Clemente as well as the toughest pitchers he faced including Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax. Sal and Cleon discuss that magical season that involved a black cat at Shea Stadium, a shoe polish incident, and why he missed the World Series parade in New York. Cleon tells Sal about meeting Jackie Robinson, his thoughts on today's game, and the work he is doing in his hometown as well as the rich baseball history of Mobile, Alabama.

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper
The Force of Light Touch

Weekend Warrior with Dr. Robert Klapper

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 54:45


Doc opens talking about the importance of light touch in sports, art and surgery. He uses examples of communicating in braille, how Sandy Koufax's slider defied physics and our guest diagnosing prostate cancer. The phone lines are lit and the Doc is taking your calls. All that and more this hour!

Weekend Warrior
07/02 HR 1: Braille, Stevie Wonder & Sandy Koufax

Weekend Warrior

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 59:30


Welcome back weekend warriors! This hour The Doc talks about the importance of touch by taking a look at how braille works. As well as Sandy Koufax and how his slider defied physics! The phone lines are lit and the Doc is taking your calls. All that and more this hour! Tune in now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Unorthodox
Good Sports: Ep 323

Unorthodox

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:27 Very Popular


This week on Unorthodox, we're packing our trunks and heading to summer camp.   Our Jew of the Week is Meredith Shiner, host of our forthcoming Tablet Studios podcast about Jews and sports. She joins us today to discuss the new Sandy Koufax statue at Dodger Stadium, which was unveiled during Shabbat. Stay tuned for more about Meredith's show, which launches this fall.    Our Gentile of the Week is Swami Tyagananda, a teacher at the Vedanta Center in Boston and Hindu chaplain at MIT and Harvard, who was part of The Tent, Tablet's interfaith project. He explains how religion and spirituality play an important role in modern life, and asks a profound question about what Judaism believes about reincarnation. For more Swami Tyagananda, you can listen to his podcast here. We love to hear from you! Send us your emails and voice memos at unorthodox@tabletmag.com, or leave a voicemail at our listener line: (914) 570-4869. Remember to tell us who you are and where you're calling from.  Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get new episodes, photos, and more. Join our Facebook group, and follow Unorthodox on Twitter and Instagram. Get a behind-the-scenes look at our recording sessions on our YouTube channel. Find out about our upcoming events at tabletmag.com/unorthodoxlive. Want to book us for a live show or event in your area, or partner with us in some other way? Email tabletstudios@tabletmag.com. Unorthodox is produced by Tablet Studios. Check out all of our podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Gotham Variety
Evening Report | June 30, 1962

Gotham Variety

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 16:20


In Mexico, President Kennedy continues his state visit; in Washington, the Supreme Court makes a controversial ruling; in Israel, a convicted spy seeks asylum; executions in Cuba; setbacks in South Vietnam; and Sandy Koufax makes history. Newscaster: Joe Rubenstein.  Please subscribe to this podcast, and thanks for your support! 

The Steffan Tubbs Show Podcast
Steffan Tubbs Show 6-27-22 Hr4

The Steffan Tubbs Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 41:31


The Avs win the Cup, and Denver in Decay will look great, but only for a fleeting moment this Thursday. We discuss. More politics ahead of Primary Day. We wrap up with a great piece on LA Dodgers great Sandy Koufax. Plus our Friday film assignment: "Mildred Pierce" starring Joan Crawford, 1945. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dodger Talk
Charlie Hough (6-26-22)

Dodger Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 10:12


DV catches up with the former Dodgers knuckleballer. They talk about his career, Sandy Koufax, and Kenley Jansen.

The Bleed Los Podcast
Episode 76 - Dodgers Pitcher Tony Gonsolin Drops by the Carne Asada

The Bleed Los Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 66:49


This week we discuss the the last week of Dodger Baseball, the Sandy Koufax statue ceremony, do the Dodgers have a closer issue and we get a visit from the Cat Man.

Almost Cooperstown
Ep. 313 - Kershaw vs. Koufax

Almost Cooperstown

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 39:12


Many baseball fans still feel that Sandy Koufax is the GOAT.  At least as pitchers go. Despite his relatively short career, Sandy had a sustained period of excellence (6 years) that is unrivaled.  382K's in one season is incredible to think about.  But this in no way should sell Clayton Kershaw short.  He has done it for a long time and at times been as good if not better than Sandy Koufax!  The are a surprising amount of similarities in their career statistics.   We talked about that and marveled at how terrific both of these pitchers were and are! Here's the link to Adam Korengold very cool data visualization discussed during the podcast - check it out: https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/adam.s.korengold/viz/KoufaxKershawandAFewThousandKs/Dashboard1Please subscribe to our podcast and thanks for listening! If you have a suggestion for an episode please drop us a line via email at Almostcooperstown@gmail.com.  You can also follow us on Twitter @almostcoop or visit the Almost Cooperstown Facebook page.  If you can please give the podcast 4 or 5 star rating! 

Dodger Talk
Dodger Talk (6-18-22)

Dodger Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 53:52


DV takes your calls and talks to Jose after the Dodgers beat the Guardians, 7-1. We hear from Sandy Koufax on the day his statue is unveiled. And we celebrate the anniversary of Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter in 2014.

Dodger Talk
Dodgers on Deck (6-18-22)

Dodger Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 45:37


Tim Cates walks you up to first pitch between the Dodgers and the Guardians. We hear part of Sandy Koufax's speech on the day the Dodgers unveil his statue.

Dodger Talk
Rick Honeycutt (6-18-22)

Dodger Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 8:12


The former Dodgers pitching coach talks to DV about Sandy Koufax.

The Bleed Los Podcast
Episode 73 - Special Guest Dodgers Historian Mark Langill

The Bleed Los Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 66:10


This week we are joined by Dodgers Historian Mark Langill. We discuss the upcoming Sandy Koufax statue, the Vin Scully hat, Gil Hodges plus so much more.

United States of Dramerica
Episode 89 - David Siegel, former LA Dodgers exec and President of LA Sports Council

United States of Dramerica

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 40:38


We talk to sports exec (and sports fanatic) David Siegel.We discuss his love of sport, pitching to his heroes and how bad some of the national anthems were at Dodgers Stadium.David tells us about a career in a baseball front office, sport as entertainment and his greatest memories with the Los Angeles Dodgers.We talk about LA's sporting riches, his work with the LA Sports Council and what is coming next for this sports-mad city.And we talk Johnnie Walker Blue, Sandy Koufax and Tommy LaSorda.

Menschwarmers
S3E10 - Reigniting the Koufax vs. Greenberg debate with Howard Megdal

Menschwarmers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 45:36


Howard Megdal first published the The Baseball Talmud: The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players in 2009. But a lot of Jewish ball players have come and gone since then. So when the Menschwarmers heard Megdal—whose journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, FiveThirtyEight and elsewhere—was releasing an updated edition in May 2022, we knew we had to sit down for a chat about all things Jewish baseball, including Megdal's hot take on the endless debate over who's better: Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg. Plus, in this episode, Gabe recalls his adventures in sportfishing; we discuss Gabe Kapler's brief protest against America's inaction on gun control; we dig into Joc Pederson's slapping squabble with Tommy Pham; and we catch up on everything else new and noteworthy about the world of Jews and sports. Credits Menschwarmers is hosted by James Hirsh and Gabe Pulver, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Coby Lipovitch, and our outro music is "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π. This show is a member of The CJN Podcast Network. Follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter @menschwarmers or TikTok @menschwarmers. To learn how to support the show by subscribing to this podcast, please watch this video.

Follow Your Dream - Music And Much More!
Larry Berger - Senior Producer, USA Today Video Sports. Talks About Richard Nixon, Michael Jordan, Pete Rose, Sandy Koufax, Mike Eruzione, Phil Rizzuto, Marty Glickman, Howard Cosell, Mel Allen And More!

Follow Your Dream - Music And Much More!

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 33:50


Larry Berger is a Senior Producer for USA Today Sports Video. In over 25 years in the business of sports, he's interviewed 3 U.S. presidents including Richard Nixon and hundreds of sports stars including Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan. He also mentors elite amateur athletes about their brands, and works with young people who want to break into sports journalism. Larry and I discuss, among other things, gambling in sports, payments to amateur athletes, and his favorite sports journalists. Along the way we talk about baseball stars Pete Rose and Sandy Koufax, Olympic hero Mike Eruzione, and famous sports broadcasters Phil Rizzuto, Marty Glickman, Howard Cosell and Mel Allen.My featured song in this episode is my reimagined version of “The ‘In' Crowd”, the Dobie Gray mid-60s hit, from the album PGS 7 by my band Project Grand Slam. Spotify link HERE.--------------------------------------------   Larry and I discuss the following:WFANRichard NixonMichael JordanGamblingPete Rose and Sandy KoufaxAmateur athletesOlympics and Mike EruzioneSports JournalistsPhil RizzutoMarty GlickmanHoward CosellMel Allen If you enjoyed the show, please Subscribe, Rate, and Review. Just Click Here. “The Shakespeare Concert” is the new album by Robert's band, Project Grand Slam. It's been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.  Robert's “Follow Your Dream Handbook” is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. It's a combination memoir of his unique musical journey and a step by step how-to follow and succeed at your dream. Available on Amazon and wherever books are sold. Get your Complimentary DREAM ROADMAP with Robert's 5 steps to pursue and succeed at YOUR dream. Just click here: https://www.followyourdreampodcast.com/DreamRoadmap Connect with Larry at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrybergerprofile/ Connect with the Follow Your Dream Podcast:Website: www.followyourdreampodcast.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/FollowYourDreamPodcastEmail Robert: robert@followyourdreampodcast.com Follow Robert's band, Project Grand Slam, and his music:Website: https://www.projectgrandslam.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/projectgrndslamStore: https://www.thepgsstore.com/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PGSjazzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectgrandslam/Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/04BdGdJszDD8WtAFXc9skWApple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/project-grand-slam/274548453Email: pgs@projectgrandslam.com

Houston Sports Talk
Ep. 610: Big change for Houston Sports Talk | Bob Aspromonte conversation #ThrowbackThursday

Houston Sports Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 54:32


Houston Sports Talk has a new web host. Make sure you're friends didn't lose us in the change over. Host Robert Land explains why you haven't heard new shows recently. In a Throwback Thursday, you'll hear 2 conversations with original Colt 45 and Houston Astro Bob Aspromonte. He shares memories of the Astrodome's early days and the greatest feel-good story in Astros history. He told us what was it like to play with Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, Gil Hodges, Joe Morgan, Dusty Baker & Larry Dierker. He also explains why he got a letter from First Lady Jackie Kennedy & why Astros fans brought him tons of pasta. Plus, he talks Judge Roy Hofheinz, keeping the Astrodome & playing with a country music superstar's dad.Subscribe on Youtube, Spotify, Google & Apple.

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch
Tom Verducci on Roger Angell and the art of baseball writing

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 55:58


Episode 207 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Tom Verducci, the senior writer for Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports and MLB Network game, studio analyst and reporter. In this podcast Verducci discusses the life and times of Roger Angell, the brilliant baseball writer who passed away last week at age 101; Verducci's piece on Angell in 2014 titled, “The Passion of Roger Angell: The best baseball writer in America is also a fan”; spending time with Angell at his home in Maine; why Angell can never be duplicated given he connected Babe Ruth to Shohei Ohtani; how Angell approached baseball writing in his later years; Angell's late start to writing baseball at 41; the literary family Angell grew up in; the luxury Angell had in writing longform; Josh Donaldson's comments on Tim Anderson; the Mets under owner Steven Cohen; Joe Davis replacing Joe Buck; the legend of Sandy Koufax, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

I Used to be Somebody
"Sudden" Sam McDowell: All-Star Player with Hall of Fame Second Act

I Used to be Somebody

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 57:00


What a thrill this week for Carl to meet one of his childhood heroes, "Sudden" Sam McDowell, star of his beloved 1960's Cleveland Indians. Sam was a five time all-star pitcher who was deemed to be the next Sandy Koufax. He was a young superstar under great pressure, however. Sam tells us his career was fueled by alcohol and addiction. You don't need to be a sports fan to be inspired by Sam's amazing second act. After he was "thrown out of baseball", Sam's life hit rock bottom. He lost everything -- his family, his job, his will to go on. But Sam recovered and turned it all around in a big way. He became the very first sports psychologist and counselor for professional sports teams. His programs continue to help hundreds of players and their families deal with the same addictions he suffered. Fun fact: The popular TV Show "Cheers" based their Sam Malone character on Sam. • Sam's new book, The Saga of Sudden Sam: https://tinyurl.com/45nbruc6 • Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Sam-McDowell-Interview-All-Star-Player-with-Hall-of-Fame-Second-Act • Sponsored by Capital Advantage: https://capitaladvantage.com/podcast • Sponsored by How to Retire and Not Die: https://garysirak.com/how-to-retire-and-not-die • Subscribe to the I Used to be Somebody newsletter: https://pickleballmediahq.com/contact/subscribe

The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life
Episode 209 - Classic Baseball (ft. John Rosengren)

The DTALKS Podcast - Detoxing from Life

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 39:25


Plaaaaaaaay baaaaaaall!  Baseball season has started here in America and what better way to kick-off the season than by enjoying this episode of the podcast! Author John Rosengren stops by the show to discuss his latest book: "Classic Baseball: Timeless Tales, Immortal Moments." Joe and John cover just a few of the stories covered in John's latest classic. Come listen to this episode, pick up the book, and get ready for an upcoming summer filled with Baseball! Enjoy! About John Rosengren I once interviewed a woman shot in the head by hijackers and left for dead on the tarmac.  I raced my bike against Greg LeMond in South Africa (and beat him). I played a tennis match against the world's top-ranked wheelchair tennis player (and lost). I channeled a 330-pound, Samoan, retired NFL nose tackle who is gay (Esera Tuaolo, for his memoir). I played softball on snowshoes in the summertime (wood chips spread across the infield). I rapped a base hit off former Twins pitcher Rick Aguilera. I listened to a nurse tell me the story of prying a shotgun shell out of Ernest Hemingway's hand when he was intent upon killing himself. I profiled a woman who is a Roman Catholic priest. I attended a powwow with LGBTQ Native Americans. I interviewed a mortician in the room where she embalmed my father. I interviewed a 15-year-old boy in his hospital room after he tried to stop a school shooter. All in a few days' work, stretching back to 1981, when I began freelancing as a senior in high school, same time I got clean and sober. My work has won a couple dozen awards and been nominated for a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize (but didn't win either of those). Along the way, I have lived in Boise, Boston, Florence, London, Paris, and St. Paul. Today I'm at home in my native Minneapolis with my wife Maria, our two children, and a golden retriever named Maya. About Classic Baseball A collection of iconic, unbelievable, and intimate stories from baseball history that celebrate the enduring impact of the national pastime. Baseball—rooted as it is in tradition and nostalgia—lends itself to the retelling of its timeless tales. So it is with the stories in Classic Baseball, a collection of articles written by award-winning journalist John Rosengren and originally published by Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, Sports on Earth, VICE Sports, and other magazines. These are stories about the game's legends—Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Josh Gibson, Bob Feller, Frank Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Kirby Puckett—and its lesser-knowns with extraordinary stories of their own. They cover some of the game's most famous moments, like Hank Aaron hitting No. 715, and some you've never heard of, like the time the Ku Klux Klan played a game against an all-Black team. Whether it be the story of John Roseboro forgiving Juan Marichal for clubbing him in the head with a bat, Elston Howard breaking down the Yankees' systemic racism to integrate America's team, or the national pastime played on snowshoes during July in a remote Wisconsin town, these are stories meant to be read and read again for their poignancy, their humor, and their celebration of baseball.   Thanks to Empire Toys for this episode of the podcast! Nostalgia is something everyone loves and Empire Toys in Keller Texas is on nostalgia overload.   With toys and action figures from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and today, Empire Toys is a one-stop-shop for a trip down memory lane and a chance to reclaim what was once yours (but likely sold at a garage sale)   Check out Empire Toys on Facebook, Instagram, or at TheEmpireToys.com The DTALKS Podcast has also been ranked #9 in the "Top 40 Detox Podcast You Must Follow in 2020" according to Feedspot.com for our work in the Cultural Detox space. Thank you so much to the Feedspot team!  https://blog.feedspot.com/detox_podcasts/

Elton Reads A Book A Week
"GREASY BALLS!" ~ Perfect by James Buckley Jr.

Elton Reads A Book A Week

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 66:41


Enter the realm of what it is to be perfect or close to it anyway. Join Elton as he explores one of the only ways a person can attain perfection. It's not as easy as you think. APOLOGIES SECTION: Elton would like to apologize to the following people, places, and things: Major League Baseball, James Buckley Jr., Medical professionals from the 1800s, Ty Cobb, New Yorkers and their infants, statisticians, baseball fans with a penchant for politeness but, an inability to recognize personal space, Sandy Koufax. An additional apology for anyone that was left out. CONTRIBUTE: [[PATREON CONTRIBUTORS GET ACCESS TO AN EXTENDED EDITION OF THIS EPISODE]] https://www.patreon.com/eltonreadsabookaweek https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week SOCIALS: https://linktr.ee/EltonReadsABookAWeek ((A special thanks to Diedrich Bader and Jenna Fischer.)) MUSIC (Thank you, Kevin Macleod.) Elevator Music by Tim Kulig Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8872-elevator-music License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Jazzy Comping 2 by Agnese Valmaggia Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8550-jazzy-comping-2 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license A Night In The Suburbs by MusicLFiles Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8209-a-night-in-the-suburbs License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Cocktails And Lobsters by Alexander Nakarada Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4791-cocktails-and-lobsters License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8328-space-jazz License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elton-reads-a-book-a-week/support

The Mike Francesa Podcast
Mike Francesa interviews Jim Kaat on his Hall of Fame induction & career - MLB legends & stories

The Mike Francesa Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 46:01 Transcription Available


Mike Francesa interviews Jim Kaat, MLB Hall of Fame inductee, broadcaster and author of "Good as Gold." Kaat discusses his Hall of Fame career and the makeup of current pitching staffs. Mike and Jim also talk about other MLB legends, from Sandy Koufax to Frank Robinson to Carl Yastrzemski and Jack Buck, the famous announcer.00:00 Intro02:10 Jim Kaat was a great fielder (for a pitcher)04:30 Kaat is finally going to the MLB Hall of Fame06:15 Were the 1960's the golden age of pitching?08:19 Kaat comments on the evolution of MLB pitching12:25 Are advanced pitching analytics ruining MLB?15:50 Starters are no longer expected to finish games17:50 Sandy Koufax's extraordinary pitching ability20:19 Memories of the legendary Jack Buck23:10 Jim Kaat's long & award-winning TV career24:55 Game announcing & interpersonal conflicts28:40 Kaat struggled to strike out _______30:55 Frank Robinson & Carl Yastrzemski were MLB icons35:20 Kaat is an ambidextrous golfer!40:10 Kaat is an avid travelerFollow Mike Francesca & BetRivers Network on Twitter:

The LA Report
At 88, questions about Sen. Feinstein's fitness to serve in Congress. Plus: Immigrant tax changes, utility bill credits, and more – The Morning Edition

The LA Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 6:58


What's happening today: Taxpayer advocates spreading word about recent changes affecting undocumented immigrants; Utility bills this month to come with credit of up to $100; Questions about Sen. Feinstein's mental fitness at age 88; Court documents in Sacramento shooting reveal three of six killed were involved in gang dispute; State legislature bill would allow non-violent drug offenders to get treatment; Sandy Koufax statue to be revealed tonight at Dodger Stadium.  This program is made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.   Support the show: https://laist.com

The Buzzer Beats Podcast
Beats 4/14/2022 - Hawks, Pelicans Live to Play Another Day

The Buzzer Beats Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 6:22


Harris Rubenstein covers the sports news of the day in the Buzzer Beats, as the Atlanta Hawks top the Charlotte Hornets and the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the San Antonio Spurs to advance to the 8 seed game on Friday in the NBA Play-In Tournament. He also talks about Clayton Kershaw being pulled despite throwing 7 perfect innings against the Twins, Baker Mayfield saying he feels disrespected by the Cleveland Browns, Trevor Bauer having his administrative leave extended, Jerry York retiring, and Vlad Guerrero Jr's big day against the Yankees. He finishes the podcast by looking ahead to the night in baseball.Follow Harris on Twitter @sportstein, and join along with Buzzer Beats @buzzerbeats, and Buzzer @buzzer.Produced by Jared Moore (@MrJaredMoore) & Brian Roytman (@roytsounds).Music by Royt (@roytsounds).Presented by Buzzer. Download Buzzer wherever you get your apps. Follow your favorite players and teams. We'll send you notifications when the game gets exciting so you can tune in and never miss a moment.

Toeing The Slab with David Cone
27 | Max Fried on the Braves upcoming title defense

Toeing The Slab with David Cone

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 58:04 Very Popular


The Braves Opening Day starter explains what he's gained after pitching in a World Series clincher, how Atlanta is adjusting without Freddie Freeman, and his admiration for Sandy Koufax. David, Justin and James touch on the pitching injuries for the Mets and White Sox. 00:00 INTRO 04:30 The Opener 13:48 Max Fried interview 40:19 Recapping the interview 50:38 This week in pitching history 52:05 Three up! Three down!  

The Bleed Los Podcast
Episode 49 - Special Guest Dodgers Executive Vice President, Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith

The Bleed Los Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 57:33


In this episode we talk to Dodgers Executive Vice President, Planning and Development Janet Marie Smith. We discuss her past work on stadiums like Camden Yards and her recent work at Dodger Stadium on the new Center Field Plaza. We also discuss some Fernandomania and Sandy Koufax. All this plus much more.

BIBLE IN TEN
Acts 5:26

BIBLE IN TEN

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 7:38


Sunday, 6 March 2022   Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. Acts 5:26   The apostles were just noted as “standing in the temple and teaching the people” when they were supposed to be locked up in the prison. With that being the case, Luke next records, “Then the captain went with the officers.”   It doesn't say why the captain has gone with the officers, but the reason seems rather obvious. Anytime there is something sensational or exciting going on, it will add to the spice of life. He was certainly truly curious about the matter and wanted to be in the know concerning it. And more, his men had already been left looking inept or maybe even in collusion with the apostles for them to have been let out of the prison. He probably did not want any repeat in bumbling the matter as had taken place. And so, he, along with the officers, “brought them without violence.”   One can see these officials walking up and, without any force or threats, saying, “You must come with us to the Sanhedrin.” The apostles might have said in front of all of the people, “Ok.” There is no hint of any rebellious words or actions. It is a lawful order from those appointed over them, it doesn't in any way contradict their obligations to the Lord, and so they complied without any conflict at all.   The reason for words from, rather than rough actions by, the temple officers is next explained by the words, “for they feared the people.” This fear of the people is seen elsewhere, such as in Luke 20 –   “Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him 2 and spoke to Him, saying, ‘Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?' 3 But He answered and said to them, ‘I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me: 4 The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men?' 5 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘If we say, “From heaven,” He will say, “Why then did you not believe him?” 6 But if we say, “From men,” all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.' 7 So they answered that they did not know where it was from.” Luke 20:1-7   Due to the passion of the people for the word of God from His apostles and prophets, it was a risky thing to just come against His sent messengers. Depending on the size of the crowd, these temple officers could easily have been overrun or surrounded. From there, their fate would have been sealed. This is what they feared, “lest they should be stoned.”   Exactly what the leaders feared when they challenged the teachings of John the Baptist, so they also feared concerning the teachings of the apostles. Stoning could certainly be a painful and possibly lengthy means of execution. Unless someone was as adept at throwing as Sandy Koufax, it may be a while before anyone got in a headshot suitable for knocking the person out. Until that happened, there would be agony on the checkout line. The officers hoped to avoid this.   Life application: Crowds are a hard thing to control. And when there are passions at work within a crowd, anything can happen, and it can happen very quickly. This is especially true because once something bad happens, it may be from a part of the crowd that is unseen in another part of the crowd. Without knowing exactly what occurred, people may assume the wrong thing and suddenly pandemonium erupts.   This must always be considered. In a crowd of otherwise peaceful but passionate protestors, miscreants may step in and purposefully get the crowd's passions inflamed. In doing so, they are actually using an unsuspecting crowd to work against itself. This was seen in the US capitol on January 6, 2021. Government agents were planted in the crowd, and left-wings terrorist were also there. These incited the people as a pretext to have the crowd subdued, arrested, and persecuted.   If you are going to participate in a demonstration, it is good to be aware of your surroundings and be ready to identify such wicked dements and point them out before they can cause you and your peaceful agenda much harm. The tactics of the left have been used by communists for many years. These are now coming to peaceful nations, and they are quickly being overrun by really bad people.   Be aware and be observant. Above all, however, be ready to share the good news about Jesus. One never knows who will be receptive to the life-changing news that He has overcome the world, and through Him, the evil heart can be changed.   Lord God, it is a fallen and wicked world, but there are opportunities to share the good news with people. Help us to be responsible and do so. The book is written, and someday the ball will drop. When it does, chaos on a global scale will follow. But we can still get the news out before that terrible day comes. Help us in this. Amen.