The Ringer


CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco guide listeners through the biggest stories in MLB, the NBA, and the NFL. They talk to friends, athletes, and celebrities about the world of sports and much more.

Popular episodes

Joey Gallo to the Yanks and More With Jeff Passan

Jul 29 • 01:16:23

NBA Finals, Yankees Trade Deadline, and Mailbag

Jul 22 • 01:06:29

MLB All-Star Week and Yankees Second-Half Thoughts. Plus, CC Finally Met Shohei Ohtani!

Jul 15 • 56:49

CC shares his experience at the American Century Championship golf tournament and the MLB All-Star game (0:30), before we discuss what the Yankees need to do to get right in the second half of the season (15:00). We finish by answering listener questions (43:00)....

Theo Epstein Is Ready for Baseball to Change

Jul 8 • 01:15:05

This week, we’re joined by former Red Sox and Cubs executive Theo Epstein to discuss the work he’s doing in the MLB office to evolve baseball. We discuss pace of play, offense and defense balance, sticky stuff, shifts, and more....

Suns-Clippers Reactions and CC’s Ohtani Report

Jul 1 • 43:50

We immediately react to the Phoenix Suns and Chris Paul finally making the NBA Finals, Pat Beverley’s meltdown at the end of the game, and Phoenix's chances to beat whoever comes out in the East (1:45). Then, CC shares his experience of watching Shohei Ohtani in the Bronx this past week (27:00)....

Yankees-Red Sox Reactions: Do the Yankees Need a Trade?

Jun 28 • 52:47

Ump Checks, Gary Sanchez’s Hot Streak, and Odicci Alexander

Jun 24 • 51:47

This week, we open with some Slingin’ Heat about the Nets’ exit from the NBA playoffs, umpires checking pitchers for foreign substances, and Gary Sanchez’s recent hot streak at the plate (1:00). Then, we’re joined by former James Madison University pitcher Odicci Alexander to talk about her dazzling run through the Softball College World Series this year (19:00)....

Pitchers Are Waning Themselves Off Sticky Stuff. What Happens Now?

Jun 17 • 01:20:52

This week, Ryan opens by discussing Kevin Durant's legendary Game 5 performance that gave the Nets a 3-2 lead over the Bucks (1:00) before David Cone joins as fill-in host to talk about what baseball looks like now that pitchers can’t use sticky stuff to increase their spin rate (19:52). ...

MLB’s Sticky Stuff Problem, Gerrit Cole, and What Comes Next

Jun 10 • 57:18

This week, we dive into the biggest news story in baseball: foreign substances and how pitchers are using them to manipulate pitches (1:00). What will MLB do about it and how will this affect the Yankees and the rest of the league? Then, we discuss how the Nets have looked against the Bucks so far in the Eastern Conference semifinals (36:00)....

How Do We Bring Back the Contact Hitter? Plus: The Knicks’ Elimination and Dame’s Masterpiece.

Jun 3 • 01:15:00

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