John Smoltz on 2021 vs. 1995 Braves comparisons, coming back from Tommy John surgery, pitching vs. Pedro Martinez, golfing with Tiger Woods
We're straying away from the gridiron on this episode and taking it to the diamond. And there's no one better to have on on the heels of a Braves World Series title than someone who has his #29 retired by the organization, John Smoltz. The Hall of Fame pitcher and Emmy award winning broadcaster covers everything from his golf course exploits to Atlanta's recent championship to the franchise's dominance in the 1990s. Smoltz first lets us in on how big of a sports nut he is and if we could see a golf matchup between him and Tony Romo. He then compares and contrasts the 2021 Braves to the 1995 Braves. John details his start day superstitions and which pitcher he enjoyed dueling with the most. The former ace breaks down going up against his childhood idol Jack Morris in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, the advancements of Tommy John surgery, and how many titles the Braves should have won during their stretch of dominances in the 90s and early 2000s. He also dishes some suggestions on how to make baseball more attractive to younger audiences. Finally, the Superlatives section of the show where Smoltz lists his all-time 6-man rotation plus his dream golf foursome and more!
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