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R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

R2C2 with CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

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CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the 60-game MLB season and the return of NBA and NFL as they talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

Latest Episodes

Manny Machado on the Electric Padres, the Best Plays He’s Ever Made, and Meeting Kobe Bryant

ESan Diego Padres superstar third baseman Manny Machado joins the show to break down what it feels like to be on the up-and-coming “it team” in Major League Baseball. He talks with the guys about unwritten rules, the Dodgers rivalry, Los Angeles vs. San Diego as cities, the best defensive plays Manny has made in his career, and more. Plus: Machado recounts the first time he met Kobe Bryant. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Manny Machado

59 min3 d ago
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Manny Machado on the Electric Padres, the Best Plays He’s Ever Made, and Meeting Kobe Bryant

The Yankees' Roller-coaster Season With Luke Voit

EThe guys are joined by MLB’s home run leader, Luke Voit, to discuss the quirks of the 2020 Yankees season—including a long slump, their recent hot streak, and what it feels like to play in Yankee Stadium with no fans. Voit also shares some insight into how he became a better defender this offseason, what it takes to be an “all-fields” hitter, and where he’d line up if he played in the NFL. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Luke Voit

64 min1 w ago
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The Yankees' Roller-coaster Season With Luke Voit

Caris LeVert on Fitting in With Kyrie and KD, the Nets’ New Coach Steve Nash, and Playing With Jamal Crawford

ENets’ emerging star guard Caris LeVert joins the show to talk about everything from his superstar teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to the death of his love for Chipotle. Plus: how he heard the news of Steve Nash being hired as the new Nets coach and the toughest players to cover in the league. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Caris LeVert

62 min2 w ago
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Caris LeVert on Fitting in With Kyrie and KD, the Nets’ New Coach Steve Nash, and Playing With Jamal Crawford

Brian Koppelman on ‘Billions’ and How Sports Made Him the Artist He Is Today

EThe guys are joined by ‘Billions’ cocreator and showrunner Brian Koppelman to discuss his sports fandom, how playing sports growing up shaped his TV and film career, and the importance of failure. Plus, of course, the plan to bring back ‘Billions.’ Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

68 min3 w ago
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Brian Koppelman on ‘Billions’ and How Sports Made Him the Artist He Is Today

The Sports World Is on Pause As the NBA, WNBA, and MLB Protest Police Brutality

EThe Milwaukee Bucks chose not to play Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic in protest of police brutality in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the Rockets-Thunder and Lakers-Blazers matchups were also postponed. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds chose not to play, as well as the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants. We discuss the way the sports world hit pause, how far player activism has come since the Clippers’ protest of Donald Sterling, and the way athletes have become leading voices in American politics. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Bill Simmons

38 minAUG 27
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The Sports World Is on Pause As the NBA, WNBA, and MLB Protest Police Brutality

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe on the Political Athlete, Defying Age, and Experiencing the WNBA Bubble Together

EThe sports world’s ultimate power couple joins ‘R2C2’ to discuss how they’ve adjusted to life inside the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Florida, the concept of being “political” as an active athlete, and defying age stereotypes as you progress through your career. Plus: Rapinoe, Bird, CC, and Ryan give their ultimate desert island food and TV shows. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

83 minAUG 20
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Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe on the Political Athlete, Defying Age, and Experiencing the WNBA Bubble Together

Celebrating 100 Years of Negro League History With Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

EWe’re joined by the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, and MLB All-Star Curtis Granderson to discuss the importance of embracing the history of the Negro Leagues, stories about Negro League legends, how the Negro Leagues shaped the game we see today, and the league’s legacy on its Centennial. Visit the Negro Leagues Museum website here. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

85 minAUG 16
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Celebrating 100 Years of Negro League History With Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

Gerrit Cole on Being the Yankees’ Ace, Building Relationships With New Teammates, and Witnessing Aaron Judge’s Greatness

EGerrit Cole is the new guy in the Bronx—CC knows a little something about that. The guys are joined by the Yankees’ new ace to talk about staying intense with no fans in the stands (12:45), getting to know new teammates and developing a relationship with a new catcher (34:00), CC’s ceremonial first pitch (43:47), witnessing Aaron Judge up close and personal (49:42), and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Gerrit Cole

62 minAUG 13
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Gerrit Cole on Being the Yankees’ Ace, Building Relationships With New Teammates, and Witnessing Aaron Judge’s Greatness

Kemba Walker on the Celtics’ Title Hopes, New York Basketball, and MJ Stories

ECC and Ryan are joined by All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker to discuss how he’s adjusted to the Orlando bubble (11:58), New York basketball (25:13), his relationship with Michael Jordan (0:00), and the Celtics’ playoff hopes (48:53) Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Kemba Walker

63 minAUG 6
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Kemba Walker on the Celtics’ Title Hopes, New York Basketball, and MJ Stories

Pitching in a Pandemic, Winning the World Series, and Learning From Vets With Max Scherzer

EIn the Ringer debut of ‘R2C2,’ CC and Ryan are joined by three-time Cy Young Award winner and reigning World Series champion Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. Scherzer describes how it feels to be in a locker room and pitching during a pandemic—especially with the news that the Marlins are currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak (12:11)—before sharing the best pitching tips he’s learned from veterans in his career (37:30), winning the Cy Young vs. winning the World Series, and betting on himself in free agency (48:40). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Max Scherzer

60 minJUL 30
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Pitching in a Pandemic, Winning the World Series, and Learning From Vets With Max Scherzer

Latest Episodes

Manny Machado on the Electric Padres, the Best Plays He’s Ever Made, and Meeting Kobe Bryant

ESan Diego Padres superstar third baseman Manny Machado joins the show to break down what it feels like to be on the up-and-coming “it team” in Major League Baseball. He talks with the guys about unwritten rules, the Dodgers rivalry, Los Angeles vs. San Diego as cities, the best defensive plays Manny has made in his career, and more. Plus: Machado recounts the first time he met Kobe Bryant. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Manny Machado

59 min3 d ago
Comments
Manny Machado on the Electric Padres, the Best Plays He’s Ever Made, and Meeting Kobe Bryant

The Yankees' Roller-coaster Season With Luke Voit

EThe guys are joined by MLB’s home run leader, Luke Voit, to discuss the quirks of the 2020 Yankees season—including a long slump, their recent hot streak, and what it feels like to play in Yankee Stadium with no fans. Voit also shares some insight into how he became a better defender this offseason, what it takes to be an “all-fields” hitter, and where he’d line up if he played in the NFL. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Luke Voit

64 min1 w ago
Comments
The Yankees' Roller-coaster Season With Luke Voit

Caris LeVert on Fitting in With Kyrie and KD, the Nets’ New Coach Steve Nash, and Playing With Jamal Crawford

ENets’ emerging star guard Caris LeVert joins the show to talk about everything from his superstar teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to the death of his love for Chipotle. Plus: how he heard the news of Steve Nash being hired as the new Nets coach and the toughest players to cover in the league. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Caris LeVert

62 min2 w ago
Comments
Caris LeVert on Fitting in With Kyrie and KD, the Nets’ New Coach Steve Nash, and Playing With Jamal Crawford

Brian Koppelman on ‘Billions’ and How Sports Made Him the Artist He Is Today

EThe guys are joined by ‘Billions’ cocreator and showrunner Brian Koppelman to discuss his sports fandom, how playing sports growing up shaped his TV and film career, and the importance of failure. Plus, of course, the plan to bring back ‘Billions.’ Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco

68 min3 w ago
Comments
Brian Koppelman on ‘Billions’ and How Sports Made Him the Artist He Is Today

The Sports World Is on Pause As the NBA, WNBA, and MLB Protest Police Brutality

EThe Milwaukee Bucks chose not to play Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic in protest of police brutality in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the Rockets-Thunder and Lakers-Blazers matchups were also postponed. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds chose not to play, as well as the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants. We discuss the way the sports world hit pause, how far player activism has come since the Clippers’ protest of Donald Sterling, and the way athletes have become leading voices in American politics. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Bill Simmons

38 minAUG 27
Comments
The Sports World Is on Pause As the NBA, WNBA, and MLB Protest Police Brutality

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe on the Political Athlete, Defying Age, and Experiencing the WNBA Bubble Together

EThe sports world’s ultimate power couple joins ‘R2C2’ to discuss how they’ve adjusted to life inside the WNBA bubble at IMG Academy in Florida, the concept of being “political” as an active athlete, and defying age stereotypes as you progress through your career. Plus: Rapinoe, Bird, CC, and Ryan give their ultimate desert island food and TV shows. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

83 minAUG 20
Comments
Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe on the Political Athlete, Defying Age, and Experiencing the WNBA Bubble Together

Celebrating 100 Years of Negro League History With Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

EWe’re joined by the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Bob Kendrick, and MLB All-Star Curtis Granderson to discuss the importance of embracing the history of the Negro Leagues, stories about Negro League legends, how the Negro Leagues shaped the game we see today, and the league’s legacy on its Centennial. Visit the Negro Leagues Museum website here. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guests: Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

85 minAUG 16
Comments
Celebrating 100 Years of Negro League History With Bob Kendrick and Curtis Granderson

Gerrit Cole on Being the Yankees’ Ace, Building Relationships With New Teammates, and Witnessing Aaron Judge’s Greatness

EGerrit Cole is the new guy in the Bronx—CC knows a little something about that. The guys are joined by the Yankees’ new ace to talk about staying intense with no fans in the stands (12:45), getting to know new teammates and developing a relationship with a new catcher (34:00), CC’s ceremonial first pitch (43:47), witnessing Aaron Judge up close and personal (49:42), and more. Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Gerrit Cole

62 minAUG 13
Comments
Gerrit Cole on Being the Yankees’ Ace, Building Relationships With New Teammates, and Witnessing Aaron Judge’s Greatness

Kemba Walker on the Celtics’ Title Hopes, New York Basketball, and MJ Stories

ECC and Ryan are joined by All-NBA point guard Kemba Walker to discuss how he’s adjusted to the Orlando bubble (11:58), New York basketball (25:13), his relationship with Michael Jordan (0:00), and the Celtics’ playoff hopes (48:53) Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Kemba Walker

63 minAUG 6
Comments
Kemba Walker on the Celtics’ Title Hopes, New York Basketball, and MJ Stories

Pitching in a Pandemic, Winning the World Series, and Learning From Vets With Max Scherzer

EIn the Ringer debut of ‘R2C2,’ CC and Ryan are joined by three-time Cy Young Award winner and reigning World Series champion Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. Scherzer describes how it feels to be in a locker room and pitching during a pandemic—especially with the news that the Marlins are currently experiencing a coronavirus outbreak (12:11)—before sharing the best pitching tips he’s learned from veterans in his career (37:30), winning the Cy Young vs. winning the World Series, and betting on himself in free agency (48:40). Hosts: CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco Guest: Max Scherzer

60 minJUL 30
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Pitching in a Pandemic, Winning the World Series, and Learning From Vets With Max Scherzer
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