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Thom Loverro's Cigars and Curveballs

In the podcast, "Cigars and Curveballs," veteran sports analyst Thom Loverro selects subjects from his extensive career in print, online and broadcast journalism to deliver engaging conversations each week.
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Jun 28, 2017

From Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Thom is joined by the last Major League pitcher to win 30 games in a season, Denny McLain. Their conversation includes his thoughts on changes to the pitching mound, his less than stellar time with the Washington Senators, what Ted Williams was like as a manager and more.

Jun 21, 2017

From Wednesday, June 21, 2017: Thom talks to Ultimate Fighting Championship's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner about what makes mixed martial arts so popular. Plus, they discuss his time as executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission where he oversaw some crazy moments in boxing history including Fan Man and Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield. Finally, Thom, of course, asks him about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor bout.

Jun 14, 2017

From Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Thom interviews Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. They discuss the World Baseball Classic, the Olympics and connecting with younger fans. At the 21 minute mark, Mr. Manfred responds to Thom's question about resolution to the Orioles and Nationals' MASN dispute — "Somebody's gonna win, somebody's gonna lose."

Jun 7, 2017

From Wednesday, June 7, 2017: Thom talks to former heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney. They discuss his career, his famous bout against champion Larry Holmes, the perils and joys of the sport, and what he thinks of a potential bout between MMA star Connor McGregor and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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