Episode

6.29.17 – The Glenn Burke Story, Live!

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After being delayed a week by the deadly and horrifying Tropical Storm Allison, Throwing Junk brings you a special live show in honor of LGBT Pride Month! Daniel tells us the story of Glenn Burke, the first openly gay baseball player in MLB history and inventor of the high-five! We also get into some TWIB to discuss Miguel Montero’s [Daniel apologizes for calling him Willson Contreras – ed.] questionable comments and the Cubs’ even more questionable second trip to the White House.

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Satchel Paige Story Time

Satchel Paige Story Time #1

PaigeSatchelIt should be said, up front, before any other considerations or qualifiers, that Satchel Paige was a great pitcher. Possibly the greatest pitcher of all time. Let’s let that steep for a while. Satchel Paige was a great pitcher.

But while that is the ultimate truth, it is not the whole truth. Satchel Paige transcends mere greatness, for reasons both inspiring and heartbreaking. Continue reading

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