Episode 20: The Dan Epstein Conversation
PLAY BALL!!!!! This week we decided that with the new baseball season upon us that Mowo! should sit down with amazing baseball writer Dan Epstein ( hearty cheer heard round the internets). You may know Dan as the author of the definitive book on baseball in the the 1970’s entitled “Big Hair And Plastic Grass-A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America In The Swinging 70’s”. If you don’t know that book , look it up and make sure to read it as it’s an incredible ride through one of the best decades baseball has ever given us. Some of you however may know Dan from his many years of writing about music for Rolling Stone , Revolver and Rhino Record’s “Single Notes”. Dan’s also got a new book coming out called “Stars and Strikes” but we don’t promote anything here at The Compared To What Podcast so you didn’t hear it from us and we’re also not telling you that the book is about the 1976 baseball season. We just don’t roll that way here. Mowo! and Dan sat down and talked some serious 1970’s baseball and growing up collecting baseball cards. Committing the most mundane stats to memory was a badge of honor as children for the two ( for the record Dan has Mowo! beat by a mile in that category ). Now all you need to do is get a mental image of Ron LeFlore roaming the outfield of Tiger Stadium circa 1976 and then hit the play button below. CLICK BELOW TO HEAR THE BEST BASEBALL STORIES EVER TOLD BY DAN EPSTEIN AND MOWO!….