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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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Feb 28, 2018

From Wednesday, February 28, 2018: Thom welcomes on former Washington Senator slugger Frank Howard.  They discuss getting into the Nats Ring of Honor (4:21), playing for the Dodgers (7:34), playing basketball at Ohio State (18:20), homering in the 1963 World Series (21:23), being traded to Washington (29:01), having Ted Williams as a manager (33:06), DC now as a baseball town (38:01), how he landed the nickname "Hondo" (39:45) & did he actually hit a homer out of Yankee Stadium (42:51)?

Feb 20, 2018

From Wednesday, February 21, 2018: While covering Spring Training in Palm Beach, Thom chats w/ the new Nationals Manager Dave Martinez.  They look back at his well traveled playing career under many different skippers, which included a stop in Montreal (8:40), being with his now predecessor Dusty Baker in San Francisco (12:04), his developing knowledge of pitching (18:02), & learning from Bobby Cox (22:30).

Feb 13, 2018

From Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Thom chats with Joe Maddon, the only man in the last 100 years to be a World Series winning Cubs manager.  They discuss how he's known Nats GM Mike Rizzo since the early 80's (7:45), his idea for fantasy baseball in schools (13:34), what kind of manager Dave Martinez will be for the Nationals (18:16), & his memories of the 2012 pine tar controversy with Davey Johnson (20:08)." ​

Feb 6, 2018

From Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Thom is joined by DMV native and famous sportscaster James Brown. James attended Dematha High School on his way to a long accomplished career in sports television at the highest stage.  They discuss his passion for baseball at a young age (7:25), James' thoughts on Bill Belichick (14:23),  his interactions & interviews with Michael Vick (27:36), and getting chances to anchor the CBS Evening News (28:36). ​

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