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Big Boys Don't Bunt

Big Boys Don't Bunt

By Paddy Johnston
Big Boys Don't Bunt is a podcast about movies about baseball, presented by Paddy Johnston, Samuel C. Williams and Rozi Hathaway.
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Episode #7 - Rookie of the Year

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Episode #11 - Weeds on Fire
It’s our first ever guest episode! We had loads of fun talking about the brilliant Hong Kong baseball film Weeds on Fire with our good friend and comics legend Josh Hicks. Weeds on Fire is on Netflix, and you can check out Josh’s work on his website. Follow us on Twitter @DontBuntPod.
1:28:27
July 16, 2020
Episode #10 - Field of Dreams
If we record it, you will listen! On this episode we discuss the eighties classic FIELD OF DREAMS. We also chat about the CPBL and the KBO, and the baseball that’s been getting us through lockdown. SHOWNOTES First pitch - 50 Cent First pitch - Jerry Seinfeld First Pitch - Carly Rae Jepsen Seinfeld - You’re a Cashier Eleven Sports Taiwan
56:14
July 10, 2020
Episode #9 - Everybody Wants Some!! & The Natural
We’ve had a long offseason, but we are finally back! As we’ve been away for a long time, we thought we’d come back with a doubleheader and talk about two baseball films: Everybody Wants Some!! And The Natural. We also talk about the CPBL (go Uni-President Lions), enjoying baseball in lockdown, and the puns are flowing.
1:12:11
April 19, 2020
Episode #8 - Moneyball
On this episode we discuss the seminal baseball film Moneyball! We also chat about the Yankees’ facial hair policy, submarine pitchers, playing small ball, and are grateful that the Blue Jays aren’t the Orioles. SHOWNOTES Digging in with JP Arencibia - Eric Sogard interview The Cranklet’s Chronicle
1:04:00
June 11, 2019
Episode #7 - Rookie of the Year
We go back to ’93 in this week’s episode, and not just because it was the Jays’ second consecutive World Series win…it was also the year that ROOKIE OF THE YEAR was released! We also talk about crying in baseball, Keanu Reeves’ surprising start in acting, John Kruk’s cheesesteak empire, and Barry Bonds’ illegal use of asthma inhalers. SHOWNOTES Big Ball Chunky Time Absolute Bunts guide to baseball Tigers rally goose The 1993 Phillies John Kruk’s cheesesteaks You Think Your Job Sucks? Try Working for Lenny Dykstra
1:02:52
April 8, 2019
Episode #6 - The Goose is Loose
It's a throwback to the eighties on this episode, as we discuss the 1982 classic THE GOOSE IS LOOSE! SHOWNOTES The Goose is Loose
01:08
April 1, 2019
Episode #5 - Bull Durham
  On this episode we discuss the eighties classic Bull Durham! We also celebrate baseball being back, Manny Machado to the Padres, which baseball players we share our birthdays with, superstitions, and whether birds are real or not. SHOWNOTES Jim Panther Johnny Hustle’s World Famous Ranch Dressing Curtis Granderson will never forget your birthday Paddy’s review of ‘The Arm’ by Jeff Passan Birds Aren’t Real
1:05:54
February 24, 2019
Episode #4 - Trouble with the Curve
Do you have trouble with your curve? Then call 1-500-BUNT-BOYS. On this episode we discuss the 2012 film Trouble with the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. We educate Rozi on the Home Run Derby, discover the surprising original of the Philadelphia Phillies’ name, and talk about Sam’s hatred of how baseball spells the word ‘Socks’ wrong. Also, Bryce Harper loves Monster Trucks. This episode is brought to you by Hazelnut Milk. SHOWNOTES Eric Thames - King of Masked Singer Rammstein - Du Hast Clint Eastwood’s cameo in Casper (1995) Big Boys Don’t Cry - She’s All That Jeff Passan - The Arm
1:02:14
January 28, 2019
Episode #3 - Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
On this episode we review possibility the greatest baseball film ever made, Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch. Can a dog not only play baseball, but be named World Series MVP for making one good play at first base? Anything is possible in the ABCU (Air Bud Cinematic Universe). This episode also includes reviews of the film by Sam’s kids, a history lesson about pets and baseball, and chat about the recent arbitration deadline. Sadly there was a technical issue with Sam and Rozi’s recording that means it’s got a little buzz on it. This is just a one-off and we’ll be back to normal with high quality audio on the next episode. SHOWNOTES Sam’s tweet about J.A. Happ Russell Martin traded to the Dodgers Bad Space King MLB London Series - Films Poll Yasiel Puig loves Minions
1:10:36
January 13, 2019
Episode #2 - Major League
In our second episode we discuss the 1989 film Major League, which none of us had seen before! We recorded this on New Year's Eve, so it's also our New Year party. Also discussed are bullpen carts, the Toronto Blue Jays' recent signings, mascots and the Yankees being squares. Happy New Year! SHOWNOTES Bob Uecker - Miller Commercial Barrel Man Rocky Mountain Vibes San Diego Chicken
52:17
January 1, 2019
Episode #1 - A League of Their Own
What better way to kick off a podcast about baseball movies than to discuss the 1992 classic A League of Their Own? Also discussed: nasty knuckleballs, harmonicas, the Blue Jays signing Bartolo Colon, and a clarification on bunting and bundt cake. Also contains spoilers for Top Gun. This episode is dedicated to the memory of A League of Their Own’s Director, Penny Marshall, who died aged 75 between us recording this episode and us putting it out.
1:02:46
December 18, 2018