May 22, 2017
Alan, Jeffery, Jordan, and Chase welcome a local celebrity, baseball player Geoffrey Orr. On this episode, Geoffrey discusses being cut from our local university, rebuilding the program at UAM with 8 players and a 6'11" tuba player, the feeling of reaching the pro level and how easy it is for him to throw up.
We hear about playing in an alumni game in which he wasn't an alumni and why the pitcher "buzzed his tower"! Geoffrey tells us about his "hate/love" relationship with legendary college baseball coach Steve Goodheart and his experience at open tryouts with the Atlanta Braves at Grambling University. We listen as he tells story after story of his heading to Idaho Falls, ID, The Slump, rooming with Chipper Jones, meeting Jane Fonda, Halle Berry and Hank Aaron. Geoffrey tells us about being mentioned in Chipper's new auto-biography on page 81 revealing how he introduced Chipper to his first ex-wife. He also relays a funny story about taking batting practice with Primetime, Neon Deion Sanders and watching him in a foot race with a Dominican while wearing "...about 7lbs of gold around me his neck". He reveals the feeling of finding out his career is ending while in Macon, GA ("I never saw it coming"). We review the article written about Geoffrey called "The Greatest 21 Days".
Finally, we have to let Jeffrey know that his own wife, Amanda, is championship-winning clogger! Geoffrey has his fire rekindled with slow pitch softball. He gives his opinion on making the pros then versus today and his respect for girls fastpitch softball! Poor Chase can't escape the "nose" jokes as they come at "rapid-fire" pace. Jeffrey thinks Facebook Live is the same as the video camera on his iPhone. Alan expresses his love for the S-Town podcast!
We also reveal our "iTunes Review" t-shirt winner for this episode. But, the winner doesn't provide mailing info! If you know "Thelawnranger1985", please let us know!
And special STF™ Breaking News: Jeffrey has a new job!
Reach out to Geoffrey on Facebook at @EliteBaseballsoftballAcademy. If your kid needs help with baseball/softball hitting, reach out to Geoffrey at his Elite Baseball Softball Academy. Phone #318.578.0348
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