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
April 15: Bo walks off the Yankees
Apr 15, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
April 15: Bo walks off the Yankees

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Blue Jays' win over the Yankees and break down the NHL’s return to play plan for the Canucks. Kevin Barker talks about how the Blue Jays can get through the next few weeks with their plethora of injuries (1:01:23). Next, Glenn Grunwald breaks down how Jamal Murray's absence will affect team Canada’s bid for the Olympics (1:36:35). Then Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart offers his thoughts on the Leafs this season and previews his band's new album releasing later this year (1:50:48). Finally, Anthony Stewart and Justin Bourne join for Hockey Central at 8:30 (2:02:03).

Apr 14, 2021
April 14: Overtime loss in Rittich’s debut

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs’ overtime loss to the Flames before Gord Stellick offers his thoughts on David Rittich’s debut (32:12). Jeff Marek breaks down how Taylor Hall will fit in with the Bruins and whether he puts them over the top (1:00:03). Next, Josh Thole offers his opinion on whether MLB should implement electronic home plate umpires (1:25:47). Then, Adnan Virk talks about his new role with the WWE and how the opportunity came about (1:36:59). Leo Rautins discusses how much potential he sees in Malachi Flynn (1:54:00). Finally, Dan Shulman talks about how strong Vladdy has been at first base and the holes he sees in the lineup (2:02:38).  

Apr 13, 2021
April 13: Jack Campbell is no longer perfect

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs’ loss to the Habs and whether it is time to implement robot-umpires in MLB. Rick Vaive offers his thoughts on the Leafs' roster after their trade deadline moves (54:32). Next, Kevin Barker talks about whether it is time for MLB to implement an electronic strike zone in place of home plate umpires (1:00:58). Then, Andrew Raycroft breaks down how Taylor Hall can help the Bruins and where he fits in their lineup (1:34:00). Brian Engblom explains the similarities between this Leafs team and last season’s Cup-winning Lightning team (1:50:10). Finally, Eric Francis previews the Leafs versus Flames game tonight on Sportsnet (2:04:04).

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.

Apr 12, 2021
April 12: The Leafs make a splash

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Leafs' acquisitions of Nick Foligno and David Rittich before Gord Stellick joins to offer his thoughts (32:12). Adam Stanley recaps the Masters and how big of a deal Matsuyama’s win will be in Japan (57:49). Next, Elliotte Friedman breaks down the NHL deals that have happened so far and what else to expect before the 3pm deadline (1:07:59). Then, Jon Morosi gives his assessment of the Blue Jays so far this season (1:23:23). Stephen Brunt talks about if it is time to move on from Tanner Roark (1:36:43). Jody Shelley talks about the type of person and player the Leafs are getting in Nick Foligno (1:54:38). Finally, Kris Versteeg breaks down the vibe of the locker room after your team makes “all-in” deals at the deadline (2:03:02). 

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.

Apr 9, 2021
April 9: The Jays lose their third straight

Ziggy and Scotty discuss the Blue Jays' extra-innings loss to the Angels in their home opener. Then, Adam Stanley recaps the first round of the Masters (56:43). Next, Shi Davidi talks about the Jays' offensive struggles and whether we will be seeing Alejandro Kirk in the starting lineup more frequently (1:04:12). Then, Elliotte Friedman previews the NHL trade deadline and what is likely to happen with Taylor Hall (1:37:54). Tim Leiper offers his thoughts on the Blue Jays young season and who has impressed him so far (1:56:41). Finally, Christine Brennan joins Lead Off live from Augusta National to preview round two of the Masters (2:02:03).

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.