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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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Mar 28, 2018

From Wednesday, March 28, 2018: Thom is joined by Hall of Fame legend John Thompson.  They start with his time as a dominant high school player in DC and he says who he thinks is the best local basketball player of all time.  They cover the Hoyas program growth & Thom asks him how some of the biggest names in Georgetown history came to the Hilltop (18:27). Plus John's thoughts on Patrick Ewing's first year (30:33).

Mar 20, 2018

From Wednesday, March 21, 2018: As the NCAA Tournament rolls on, Thom brings on Basketball Coach Pete Strickland. They talk about how he is now the National Coach for Ireland, playing for the famous Morgan Wooten at DeMatha (10:51), his encounters some of the most famous coaches today including Calipari, Izzo, and Coach K (21:23), and finally the evolution of the 3 pointer on the college game (29:33)."

Mar 13, 2018

From Wednesday, March 14, 2018: ‚ÄčThom brings on Dick Bosman, the man who pitched the last Senators game & the first Rangers one.  Throughout the episode they fill in the before & after of that stretch including playing for Ted Williams the manager (15:49), final season in Washington (20:01), pitching a no hitter (33:31), getting into coaching (40:42), and more.

Mar 6, 2018

From Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Thom brings on one of the key behind the scenes figures in Washington landing the Nationals, Bobby Goldwater, this is a must listen for DC baseball fans.  They start with his long career as an executive at Madison Square Garden (7:40), his 1 on 1 meeting with Muhammad Ali (13:17), moving to LA to manage the Staples Center (25:27), coming to DC to among other things try and get a MLB team (30:55), educating those high up in Baseball about how the city was changing and ripe for a franchise (32:25, & finally how he realized that the Navy Yard neighborhood was the perfect spot for a new ballpark (36:32).

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