Big Swing Podcast

Big Swing Podcast

Join Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling and co-host Cooper Surles for the Big Swing Podcast as they connect with professional athletes and give their own analysis about a variety of topics. Listen to the Big Swing Podcast, where athletes go to talk sports.... Show More

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October 21, 2020 37 min

ESPN’s Buster Olney is now a two time swinger as he is back with Strip and Coop. With the World Series set, Olney tells us the advantages and weaknesses that both the Dodgers and the Rays have heading into this matchup. Later Olney, Strip and Coop give their predictions as who will be the World Series Champions as Strip wants a ring! Be sure to write a REVIEW, SUBSCRIBE and be a SWINGER! 


  • 10:09 – Guest Interview with Buster Olney
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    ROSS IS BACK SWINGERS! Strip and Coop are finally reunited. Strip gives us a breakdown of what it is like to be traded to a new team and the madness that went on once he received the news. For The Beast of the Week, Coop throws us a curveball with an actor!? Strip on the other hand tips his cap to the MLB for a variety of reasons. 


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    No. 1 Cornhole player in the world, Jamie Graham, joins Coop to talk about his journey to the top and where he thinks the sport may be in five years. It is the last time we will have our “Take, Text with Ross” as he gives Swingers the news they have been waiting for! SUBSCRIBE and be a SWINGER! 


  • 08:02 – Guest Interview with Jamie Graham
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    Indianapolis Colts Offensive Quality Control Coach Jerrod Johnson, joins Coop as a guest host for this week's show. They discuss Jerrod’s involvement with the young quarterbacks of the Elite 11 QB Camp, and who they’d pick as their top 3 college football players to ever play. Will someone say Reggie Bush? Plus, you don’t want to miss our Beast of the Week as LeBron James is prepping too go after his 4th championship ring.


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    Former Major League pitcher, Brett Tomko joins Coop as a guest co-host. Brett discusses what it’s like being traded to another team as Strip adjusts to being a Toronto Blue Jay. With the MLB postseason right around the corner, who are the dark horses, and who is the favorite to win it all? Plus, Brett and Coop share their Beast of the Week as Albert Pujols, AKA The Machine, makes history. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE and write a REVIEW! 


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    September 16, 2020 22 min

    Coop is solo this week as he gives us his top 5 moments from The Big Swing Podcast. Will CJ McCollum, Joe Kelly, or even a marble racing broadcaster make number one? Strip may not be here yet, but we have a new segment where he is sort of with us. DeAndre Hopkins is a beast! Will his amazing week make him the Beast of the Week? SUBSCRIBE and be a SWINGER! 


  • 06:41 – Top 5 Moments

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    A lot has happened in the past couple weeks regarding Ross and him being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He stops by and gives us a quick message as he prepares for a playoff push with his new team. A lot of great pitchers have been on the show like Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, and David Price. So we are sharing the best highlights from our top interviews. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE and write a REVIEW! 


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    September 2, 2020 23 min

    Is it time for a comeback? 3x All-Star, Scott Kazmir talks about his new team (Eastern Reyes del Tigre) as he is currently in the Constellation Energy League. Scott has played for numerous organizations like the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays but there’s one team he envisions himself playing for when he looks back. This week's Beast of the Week, Coop is joined by their Big Swing's producer, Anthony Silva, AKA “Fake ...

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    NFL Kickers have one of the hardest yet one of the most under appreciated jobs in the NFL. Jacksonville Jaguars Kicker, Josh Lambo, gives us insight into his mentality when preparing for a game and what it was like to play with Johnny "Football" Manziel. With the MLB Trade Deadline approaching, will the Dodgers make any moves despite having the best record in baseball? Strip gives his thoughts about that, and the greatness ...

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    Want the latest college football news and analysis? We have you covered as ESPN College Football analyst, and broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit joins The Big Swing. With the college football season in doubt, Herbstreit explains the difficult decisions that lie ahead for conference commissioners and should college athletes get paid? Do you ever wonder after over 20 years of being on College GameDay why Herbstreit does not age? He gives us...

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    August 13, 2020 44 min

    The episode you have all been waiting for! An exclusive interview with Dodgers Pitcher, Joe Kelly as he gives us the entire scoop on what happened in the recent incident against Carlos Correa and the Astros. When an athlete is suspended it is usually for good reason. However, in Kelly’s case, he is not buying it and is calling the MLB out as he prepares for his appeal. It is usually a nice conversation when you run into a friend in...

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    August 12, 2020 51 min

    The Big Swing is having a big throwback with a rerelease episode with NBA Star Guard, CJ McCollum. When chasing your dream there can be plenty of doubts and hardships. McCollum explains what helped him push through and how he finally got his shot in the NBA. In any professional sport, film study is pivotal for success. McCollum goes over his obsession for film study and the measures he takes to ensure he has an edge on his opponent...

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    This week's episode that was suppose to be with Dodgers pitcher, Joe Kelly has been rescheduled for later this week due to Joe’s MLB hearing for his appeal. However, the show must go on. Although the episode is shorter this week. Strip and Coop talk Dodgers baseball and Clayton Kershaw’s strong 2020 debut. Whether it is blue collar players or a potential MVP, if you have a great week, you will be rewarded with the Beast of the ...

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    July 29, 2020 46 min

    The NBA Season is starting back up and the Lakers are one of the teams preparing to make a championship run. Lakers Guard and 2x NBA Champion, Danny Green talks all things in the Disney World enclosed bubble as he is adjusting to his new temporary space. With the Beast of the Week, you never know who Strip and Coop will choose, “possibly someone out of this WORLD!” Review, subscribe and be a SWINGER!  


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    July 22, 2020 38 min

    From starting off his baseball career as a clubhouse attendant to making plays in left field; Francisco ‘Chico’ Herrera has become a Dodgers fan favorite and discusses the fun he is having playing in the Dodgers intrasquad games. Then, ESPN’s Buster Olney has the fresh MLB scoop as he explains the possible impact having no fans in the stadium for the games will have on the players. The guys indulge a bit on their ideas of who Onley...

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    Strip and Coop dive into Mahomes monster contract and are later joined by Toronto Blue Jays 2nd Baseman, Cavan Biggio. Cavan discusses the surprising hotel that he and his teammates have been staying at before the start of the season as well as his amazing patience at the plate. Later, Cavan explains to the guys how it feels to play baseball in Canada and having a country behind you. Of course, you do not want to miss the signature...

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    Strip and Coop talk baseball as the season is almost here. Then the guys give their MLB award predictions and Ross tests Coop’s knowledge with some trivia. Former Dodgers Pitcher and current Dodgers broadcast analyst, Orel Hershiser joins the pod. Orel discusses how the 60 game season will come with a lot of surprises, how the Dodgers are well equipped to make a run and much more. Join us Swingers and do not forget to Subscribe! 



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    Washington Wizards Director of Health and Wellness Performance, Steve Smith joins Strip and Coop. The guys discuss baseball being back and Steve dives into the different injuries that both basketball and baseball players have as well as which sport has the better athletes. Later, they discuss the NBA bubble in Orlando as there will be challenges continuing the NBA season. To top it off, Strip and Coop give their Beast of the Week a...

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    3x Cy Young Award Winner, Clayton Kershaw, a returning Swinger, talks with Strip and Coop. Kershaw tells us how he has been staying busy while there is no baseball, and his pitching workouts versus some talented young players. Later on, Kershaw dives into when he thinks there will be baseball, the expectations for players when winning an MVP award as well as the BLM Movement and what he has learned from it. Afterward, Strip and Coo...

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    June 17, 2020 63 min

    2018 All Star Pitcher, Trevor Bauer talks with Strip and Coop this week. Bauer explains what lead to him launching the ball over the centerfield wall during his time with the Indians. Later, Bauer dives into how he feels about the negotiations between the MLB Players Association and Owners and if he thinks there will be a 2020 season. Of course you do not want to miss our Beast of the Week as we have a first time recipient! 


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