Lead Off

Need a few laughs plus ammunition for your sports conversations around the office? Mike Zigomanis and Scott MacArthur are your teammates every morning. Lead Off your day the right way.

Listen live weekdays from 6:00 to 9:00 AM on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Recent Episodes
June 14: The Jays hammer the Red Sox
Jun 14, 2021
Jun 14, 2021
June 14: The Jays hammer the Red Sox

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Blue Jays crushing the Red Sox 18-4 last night. Stephen Brunt explains what the Jays need to add to their roster to be considered a real playoff threat (1:03:42). Next, Ben Nicholson-Smith breaks down what the trade market looks like ahead of the deadline (1:24:56). Then, Kristian Jack recaps the first few days of Euro 2020 and who he sees coming out on top (1:35:32). Andrew Berkshire previews Game 1 between the Canadiens and Golden Knights that goes tonight (1:52:08). Finally, Kris Versteeg offers his thoughts on who will come out on top of each semifinals series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (2:02:41).

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

Jun 11, 2021
June 11: Stanley Cup semis are set

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Golden Knights topping the Avalanche in Game 7 and advancing to face the Montreal Canadiens. Brian Bellows describes the similarities between his 1993 Stanley Cup winning team and this year’s Canadiens squad (1:02:12). Next, James Sharman previews Euro 2020 and reveals who he believes will come out on top (1:25:31). Then, Elliotte Friedman talks about how the Habs aren’t as much of an underdog as people think they are (1:36:46). Mike Keenan breaks down the mentality of a head coach heading into a playoff series against a superior team (1:53:24). Finally, Marly Rivera offers her thoughts on the suspected cheating epidemic in MLB (2:02:30).

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

Jun 10, 2021
June 10: The Jays get one back

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Blue Jays' 6-2 win over the White Sox. Kevin Barker offers his thoughts on who should be the Jays' everyday catcher and weighs in on the juiced balls versus foreign substances in MLB (1:01:21). Next, Rick DiPietro describes the vibe in New York after the Islanders advanced to the semifinals to face Tampa Bay (1:40:20). Then, Connor Brown talks about playing for Team Canada and winning gold at the World Hockey Championship (1:55:32). Finally, Anthony Stewart and Justin Bourne join for Hockey Central at 8:30 (2:05:38).

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

Jun 9, 2021
June 9: The Jays waste Ray’s start

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Blue Jays dropping the opening game of their series against the White Sox. Ben Wagner offers some first-hand insight into how MLB is tracking what balls different pitchers use (54:13). Next, Jeff Marek breaks down whether Vegas or Colorado are a better matchup for the Montreal Canadiens (1:04:21). Then, Emma Baccelleiri talks about her article surrounding the epidemic of pitchers using foreign substances (1:25:48). Adnan Virk explains the difference in how pitchers are doctoring baseballs today than they did in the past (1:37:04). Brian Lawton offers his thoughts on which team is the best setup to win the Stanley Cup (1:54:40). Finally, Dan Shulman talks about the emergence of Vladdy and how the Jays can shore up the bullpen (2:04:00).

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

Jun 8, 2021
June 8: A bad day to be a Leafs fan

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Montreal Canadiens completing the sweep of the Jets last night. Stu Cowan explains how the Habs have been so successful this post-season (47:44). Next, Kevin Barker answers burning Blue Jays questions from listeners (1:04:56). Then, David Amber explains the impact of the Habs series win on the Leafs franchise (1:34:32). Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, explains how the Canadian government decided to allow NHL teams to cross the border (1:50:19). Finally, James Deffinbaugh, the co-creator of SPIDERTACK explains his invention and how much it could effect pitching in MLB (2:03:30).

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