RizzoCast

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By: Steven Rissotto

Podcast & Talk Show profiling athletes, coaches, media, entertainers, and more! Hosted by @StevenRissotto.

RizzoCast E88: Former MLB Pitcher John D'Acquisto
Last Saturday at 5:40 PM

In episode 88 of RizzoCast, we are joined by former MLB right-handed pitcher John D'Acquisto to discuss his career, coming up with the San Francisco Giants, brawling with Bob Gibson, being the 2nd to have TJ surgery, today's game, overcoming obstacles, pitching, and more!  

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RizzoCast E87: Baseball Writer & Red Sox Fan Jordan Leandre
Last Wednesday at 4:00 PM

In episode 87 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Prime Time Sports Talk writer and Boston Red Sox fan Jordan Leandre. We discuss the Red Sox offseason needs, Carlos Correa as a fit in BOS, this year's Hall of Fame ballot, voting tendencies for the HOF, his iconic first pitch and more!  

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RizzoCast E86: Former MLB Infielder Adam Rosales
11/17/2021

In episode 86 of RizzoCast, we are joined by former MLB utility infielder Adam Rosales to discuss his big league career, growing up a Cubs fan, sprinting around the bases, dealing with adversity, analytics, managing in the minors, and more!

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RizzoCast E85: 95.7 the Game Host Mark Willard on Buster Posey's career
11/05/2021

In episode 85 of RizzoCast, we are joined by 95.7 the Game host Mark Willard to discuss the legendary career of San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. We talk his about his lasting impact on the organization, favorite Buster moment, his Hall of Fame candidacy, and his replacement for 2022.   

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RizzoCast E84: San Francisco Giants RHP Jay Jackson
10/26/2021

In episode 84 of RizzoCast, we are joined by San Francisco Giants right-hander Jay Jackson to discuss his 2021 season, rotating between AAA and MLB, Gabe Kapler, throwing to Buster, using his slider, dealing with racist comments, playing in Japan, and more!  

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RizzoCast E83: Loaded Bases Podcast Host Mason Hall
10/23/2021

In episode 83, we are joined by Loaded Bases Podcast host Mason Hall to discuss the 2021 MLB postseason, rooting for the Cubs, his upcoming fight to support MiLB, the expensiveness of the sport, and more!  

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RizzoCast E82: Houston Astros LHP Kent Emanuel
10/15/2021

On episode 82 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Houston Astros LHP Kent Emanuel to discuss the 2021 Astros making it to the ALCS, his elbow injury, fighting a bogus PED suspension, his MLB debut, and more!  

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RizzoCast E81: San Francisco Giants Fan Tylor Hall
10/08/2021

In episode 81 of RizzoCast, we are joined by San Francisco Giants fan Tylor Hall to discuss his recap of the 2021 season, growing up a fan, becoming Oracle Park's 22nd K, Barry Bonds' HOF eligibility, looking ahead to the postseason, and more!  

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RizzoCast E80: Say Hey Podcast Co-Host Doug Hayes
10/05/2021

In episode 80 RizzoCast, we are joined by Say Hey Podcast co-host Doug Hayes to discuss the 2021 Giants, their game 162 clinch, key players and moments from the season, looking ahead to the postseason, and more!  

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RizzoCast E79: Sports Performance Specialist Hayden Letts
09/21/2021

In episode 80 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Sports Performance Specialist Hayden Letts from Dynamic Sports Training. We discuss his career in strength and conditioning, creating plans for each athlete, working with baseball players, evaluating velocity, Giants prospect Rohan Handa, and more!  

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RizzoCast E78: Sports Rants Writer Marissa Gonzales
09/07/2021

In episode 78 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Sports Rants and 49ers Gold Mine writer Marissa Gonzales to discuss the San Francisco Giants' unexpected success, Farhan Zaidi's magic, if fans should boo players, her broadcasting dreams, San Diego, and more!  

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RizzoCast E77: LLWS Superstar Gavin Weir
09/02/2021

In episode 77 of RizzoCast, we are joined by South Dakota Little League World Series superstar Gavin Weir. We discuss his experience in Williamsport, his upbringing in baseball, dominating opposing hitters, his reaction to Chris Sale comparisons, what's next for him, and more!  

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RizzoCast E76: September Races, Booing the Mets, & Future HOFers
08/31/2021

In episode 76 of RizzoCast, Jasper Lindsey and Steven Rissotto discuss a few of the tight postseason races around baseball, the New York Mets booing controversy, which current players are future Hall of Famers, and possible offseason trades.

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RizzoCast E75: Yokohama BayStars RHP Michael Peoples
08/24/2021

In episode 75 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Yokohama BayStars RHP Michael Peoples! We discuss his decision to play in Japan, learning and adjusting to the culture, the differences between the NPB and MLB, if the baseballs are really different, getting drafted by the Indians, and more!  

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RizzoCast E75: Yokohama BayStars RHP Michael Peoples
08/24/2021

In episode 75 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Yokohama BayStars RHP Michael Peoples! We discuss his decision to play in Japan, learning and adjusting to the culture, the differences between the NPB and MLB, if the baseballs are really different, getting drafted by the Indians, and more!  

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RizzoCast E74: FSU Head Softball Coach Lonni Alameda
08/13/2021

In Episode 74, we are joined by head softball coach at Florida State University Lonni Alameda! We discuss her team's 2021 season, reaching the semifinals, recruiting players, softball and baseball comparisons, her program's mindset, and more!  

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RizzoCast E73: Former 95.7/KNBR Producer and MojoBreak's Cody Pasby
08/09/2021

In episode 73 of RizzoCast, we are joined by former 95.7 the Game and KNBR producer Cody Pasby! We discuss the surprise San Francisco Giants, their starting pitching, offseason plans, working in media, his podcast, and baseball cards!  

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RizzoCast E72: 2021 MLB Trade Deadline Recap!
08/03/2021

In episode 72 of RizzoCast, Jasper Lindsey and Steven Rissotto break down every single trade that occurred before the 2021 MLB trade deadline. We discuss the cause and effect of each move, if playoff hopefuls were helped, and winners and losers of the deadline!  

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RizzoCast E71: Allie Kaylor on Cap Code and Chatham Anglers
07/27/2021

In Episode 71 of RizzoCast, we are joined once again by Chatham Anglers beat reporter Allie Kaylor to discuss her role with the team, the history and competition in the Cape Cod League, and key players to watch from Chatham.  

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RizzoCast E70: MLB ASG, Derby Dingers, and Second-Half Preview
07/20/2021

In episode 70, Jasper Lindsey and Steven Rissotto discuss the MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field, the reaction from the HR Derby, a second-half preview of pennant races, their top three breakout players, and top three under-the-radar trade targets.  

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RizzoCast E69: Minnesota Twins writer Brandon Warne
07/18/2021

in episode 69 of RizzoCast, we are joined by Minnesota Twins writer for Access Twins Brandon Warne! We discuss the recent All-Star Game, the plan for the Twins at the deadline, a possible Berrios trade, his new upcoming podcast, Pete Rose, Joe Mauer, and new MLB rules.

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RizzoCast E68: Former MLB outfielder Eric Young Jr.
07/15/2021

In Episode 68 of RizzoCast, we are joined by former MLB outfielder and current Tacoma Rainers coach Eric Young Jr! We discuss his elite speed, coaching, Jarred Kelenic, growing up with a dad in the bigs, Coors Field, and more!  

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RizzoCast E67: Baseball Trivia #1 ('21 lineups, SFG Champs, & more!)
07/04/2021

In Episode 67 of RizzoCast, Steven Rissotto and Brennan try and guess every San Francisco Giants starting lineup from 1991-2021, every lineup from 2021 Opening Day, and every member of the Giants' three championship teams.  

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RizzoCast E66: Scherzer vs Girardi, ASG uniforms, & awful D-Backs
06/26/2021

In Episode 66 of RizzoCast, Jasper Lindsey and Steven Rissotto discuss the first week of pitchers being check for substances, the new release of uniforms for the All-Star Game, the historically bad D-backs, and more!  

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RizzoCast E65: Sticky Stuff, ASG voting, & baseball nostalgia
06/22/2021

In Episode 65 of RizzoCast, Steven Rissotto and Jasper Lindsey talk about the crackdown of foreign substances for pitchers, fill out their 2021 All-Star Game ballot, and answer some freestyle baseball questions.  

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RizzoCast E64: Riordan Head Baseball Coach Brandon Ramsey
06/19/2021

In episode 64 of RizzoCast, Steven Rissotto and Jasper Lindsey are joined by Archbishop Riordan High School head varsity baseball coach Brandon Ramsey to discuss his baseball career, mastering the art of coaching, the unwritten rules, and more!  

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RizzoCast E63: Former Bay Area Sports Columnist Lowell Cohn
06/16/2021

PODCAST: We are joined by former Bay Area sports columnist Lowell Cohn to discuss his career in writing, issues with befriending athletes, upsetting people, a changing sports media scene, stunning Jed York, & more!


RizzoCast E62: Former MLB infielder Shea Hillenbrand
06/11/2021

In episode 62 of RizzoCast, Jasper Lindsey and Steven Rissotto are joined by former big league infielder Shea Hillenbrand! They discuss his big league career, his struggles and eventual hatred towards the game, connecting with Barry Bonds, owning a zoo, more on his motivational story, and more!  

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RizzoCast E61: San Mateo High School Baseball Player Ashley Stewart
06/05/2021

In episode 61 of RizzoCast, we are joined by San Mateo High School baseball player Ashley Stewart to discuss how COVID shut down her freshman year, the challenges of being the only girl on her team, how baseball could be more inclusive, playing different sports, and more!


RizzoCast E60: Former Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Mack Jenkins
05/27/2021

In Episode 60, we are joined by former Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Mack Jenkins! We discuss the evolution of pitching in 2021, all the no-hitters, preparation with analytics, spin rate, teaching Johnny Cueto his famous turn, and more!  

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RizzoCast E59: San Francisco Giants PA announcer Renel Brooks-Moon
05/18/2021

In Episode 59 of RizzoCast, Steven Rissotto is joined by San Francisco Giants public address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon! They discuss the weirdness of the 2020 season, other female PA announcers in MLB, how she earned the job, and serving as one of the few black voices in the organization.  

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RizzoCast E58: Former San Francisco Giants RHP Bill Laskey
05/08/2021

In episode 58, Steven Rissotto is joined by former San Francisco Giants RHP and current KNBR host Bill Laskey! We discuss Willie Mays, the Giants' hot month, his playing career, fantasy camps, pitching, coaching softball, and more!

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RizzoCast E57: Former MLB RHP Scott Linebrink
05/03/2021

In episode 57, Steven Rissotto is joined by former MLB RHP Scott Linebrink to discuss his thoughts on today's game, his big league career, playing for the Padres w/ Trevor Hoffman and for Bruce Bochy, and his work at the Water Mission!  


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RizzoCast E56: The Athletic columnist Molly Knight
04/24/2021

In episode 56, we are joined by columnist and staff writer for The Athletic Molly Knight to discuss the 2021 Dodgers, if the rivalry with the Padres is real, Clayton Kershaw getting a ring, Trevor Bauer, her book, and more!


RizzoCast E55: Former San Francisco Giants RHP Russ Ortiz
04/16/2021

In episode 55, Steven Rissotto is joined by former San Francisco Giants RHP Russ Ortiz to discuss his baseball upbringing, his love for the University of Oklahoma, pitching in the 2002 World Series, and his post-career apparel company.  



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RizzoCast E54: The Athletic staff writer Steve Berman (Bay Area Sports Guy)
04/10/2021

In episode 54, Steven Rissotto is joined by The Athletic staff writer Steve Berman. They discuss the start of 2021 for the A's and Giants, covering the Bay Area media scheme, writing about 95.7 the Game and KNBR, podcasting, Dave Flemming's future, sitting in the booth with Jon Miller, and more!


RizzoCast E53: San Francisco Giants beat writer Kerry Crowley
04/01/2021

In episode 53, Steven Rissotto is joined by San Francisco Giants beat writer for the Bay Area News Group, Kerry Crowley! They discuss Opening Day, covering Spring Training, the Giants' pitching staff and lineup, Gabe Kapler's rebound, Buster Posey, Logan Webb, the upcoming offseason, and more!  

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RizzoCast E52: 2021 MLB Preview !
03/30/2021

In episode 52, Steven Rissotto is joined by Daniel Archuleta and Jasper Lindsey, the last two sports editors for The Skyline View. They discuss the upcoming season by previewing the Giants, Rockies, the rest of the league, and predict their MVP and Cy Young winners!

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RizzoCast E51: Former MLB infielder Jeff Frye
03/28/2021

In episode 51, Steven Rissotto is joined by former MLB second baseman Jeff Frye to discuss his brand #SheGone, mimicking new school hitting gurus, his playing career, hitting for the cycle, analyzing today's strategy, and more!  Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/O3jfrye Follow RizzoCast on Twitter and Instagram: @RizzoCast


RizzoCast E50: Frisco Roughriders President & CEO Victor Rojas
03/19/2021

In episode 50, Steven Rissotto is joined by former Los Angeles Angels' TV play-by-play broadcaster and current Frisco Roughriders President & CEO Victor Rojas! They discuss his duties in his new role, behind the scenes in MiLB, leaving the Halos' booth, his brand, and more!