A Swing and a Belt

Dan Shulman pulls back the curtain on baseball. Because everyone in the game has a story… a human story.

Recent Episodes
Sep 28, 2018
Episode 26: George

In the Season 1 finale, Dan sits down with his boyhood hero, George Brett. In a wide-ranging interview, they discuss Brett's career, from breaking-in to almost hitting .400, as well as the attitude he took into every game: "I was going to be the best player on the field every night." And in a more contemporary story, Brett talks about a recent dinner with Buck Martinez, Mike Babcock and Brendan Shanahan in Toronto, where the first-ballot Hall of Famer and former Blue Jays killer realized he was the least-famous man at the table.

This season was produced by Amil Delic.

Audio Credit: KSMO-TV, MLB Network, SportsChannel Los Angeles and Sportsnet.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Sep 21, 2018
Episode 25: The Storyteller
Dan talks shop with Hall of Famer broadcaster and noted yarn-spinner Jon Miller, formerly of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball and currently the voice of the San Francisco Giants. And a Blue Jays great from the 1980s joins the show, Jesse Barfield. He and Dan talk about Jesse's cannon of an arm and the great outfield he was a part of with George Bell and Lloyd Moseby. Audio Credit: CBS Baltimore, FOX Sports, KNBR, KFTY-TV and Sportsnet.
Sep 14, 2018
Episode 24: Nos Amours
Dan takes an in-depth look at the Montreal Expos, and what makes them so special to their fans to this day. From the birth of the franchise in 1969, through the highs and lows of the 1980's and 90's, to the final season in Montreal, in 2004, the history of the Expos was memorable. Guests include a number of former players, including Larry Walker, plus Dave Van Horne, Jonah Keri and Jeff Blair. Audio Credit: CBC, C-Span, ESPN, Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, McGill University, Montreal City Hall Archives, National Film Board, NBC, Sportsnet, TBS, The Baseball Hall of Fame, TSN & theScore.
Aug 31, 2018
Episode 23: Touch 'em all, Joe
In this special edition of A Swing and a Belt, Dan catches up with many players from the '93 World Series, tracing the Jays path from the moment they won the Series in '92 through to Joe Carter's dramatic home run that made them repeat champions. With play-by-play from Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth guiding you through the game, this episode will make you feel as if you were sitting at Skydome as Game 6 unfolded. Audio Credit: ABC, CBS, CBS Radio, Channel 17, MLB Network, NBC, Sports Channel Pacific, Sports Channel Chicago, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, TSN, Toronto Blue Jays.
Aug 23, 2018
Episode 22: Pioneers
Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils and USA Basketball is one of the most successful cross-over coaches in sports history. He's also a lifelong baseball fan, and chats with Dan about his passion for the Cubs. Nikki Huffman is another pioneer. She's the head athletic trainer for the Blue Jays - just the second woman to hold the post in MLB and the most prominent female in a baseball role in the team's history. Nikki sits down with Dan to discuss her career. Finally, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. made it all the way from Cuba to Toronto via a Canadian connection. With the help of interpreter Josue Peley, Dan and Lourdes dissect that unique journey. Audio Credit: Duke University, ESPN, and Sportsnet.