A Swing and a Belt: Cherry and Atkins on their baseball careers


Don Cherry was once a Dodgers prospect. (Frank Gunn/CP)

Dan sits down with Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins to discuss his life in the game. Then Don Cherry joins Dan to tell some stories about his baseball-playing days. New radio voice of the Jays, Ben Wagner, explains his unique road to the booth and Ben (Shulman, not Wagner) visits Yankee Stadium as part of his quest to see all 30 MLB ballparks.

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1:32 Ross Atkins talks about growing up as a pitcher, his arsenal at Wake Forest, his best pitch, being drafted twice, and learning to speak Spanish. He also discusses the demands of being Jays GM, preparing for the draft and his connection to the biggest upset in March Madness history.

27:55 Bet you didn’t know Don Cherry was a pretty good baseball player. He joins Dan to reminisce about being recruited by the Dodgers, his love for old stadiums, throwing out the first pitch on Canada Day in 2015 and more.

40:15 This week’s “Voices of the Game” segment features new Blue Jays radio voice, Ben Wagner.

56:10 Ben Shulman reviews Yankees Stadium from the Bronx

Introducing A Swing and a Belt with Dan Shulman
March 31 2018

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