Good Seats Still Available

“Good Seats Still Available” is a curious little podcast devoted to the exploration of what used-to-be in professional sports. Each week, host Tim Hanlon interviews former players, owners, broadcasters, beat reporters, and surprisingly famous "super fans" of teams and leagues that have come and gone - in an attempt to unearth some of the most wild and woolly moments in (often forgotten) sports history.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h24m. Bisher sind 170 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 166: MISL Soccer’s Los Angeles Lazers – With Ronnie Weinstein


The Major Indoor Soccer League’s rocket red ball bounces back our way this week for an Eighties-style rewind into the story of the Los Angeles Lazers – as seen through the eyes of one of its chief front office architects, Ronnie Weinstein. Claimed...


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   1h26m
 
 

episode 165: Pioneers of AAGPBL Baseball – With Kat Williams


It’s our deepest dive yet into the legendarily one-of-a-kind All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with Marshall University Professor of Women’s Sport History Kat Williams (). Widely acknowledged as the forerunner of women's professional...


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   1h26m
 
 

episode 164: Negro League Baseball’s Atlantic City Bacharach Giants – With Jim Overmyer


The curious story of baseball’s Atlantic City (NJ) Bacharach Giants originates from a unique intersection of racism, tourism, and politics. In 1915, an independent semi-pro “Atlantic City Colored League” was formed to provide an entertainment...


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   1h30m
 
 

episode 163: Once Again, The XFL is Done (Or Is It?) – With ESPN’s Kevin Seifert


ESPN.com NFL Nation reporter stops by to help us perform a preliminary autopsy on the surprisingly sudden death of the XFL – WWE founder Vince McMahon’s second attempt at creating a viable alternative professional football league to that of the...


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   1h10m
 
 

episode 162: Les Expos de Montréal – Avec Danny Gallagher


We journey north of the border this week to get our first at-bats with the 35-year adventure formerly known as the Montreal Expos, with author and de facto team historian Danny Gallagher (). Created in expansionary haste by the National League in...


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 2020-05-04  1h22m
 
 

Basketball’s Marvin “Bad News” Barnes – With Mike Carey (Archive Re-Release)


We mourn the unexpected passing of longtime Boston-area sportswriter & Marvin "Bad News" Barnes biographer Mike Carey () - with our previous Episode 137 interview from November 3, 2019.


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 2020-04-30  1h59m
 
 

episode 161: Jim Bouton: Baseball Original – With Mitch Nathanson


From the day he first stepped into the New York Yankee clubhouse in 1962 at the age of 23, Jim Bouton was baseball’s deceptive revolutionary.  Behind the all-American boy-next-door good looks and formidable fastball, lurked an unlikely maverick...


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 2020-04-27  1h50m
 
 

episode 160: “Soccertown USA” – With Tom McCabe & Kurt Rudell


Film producers Tom McCabe and Kurt Rudell (“”) join the podcast this week to discuss their newly released documentary about the modest working-class New Jersey town with an outsized influence on the history of the sport of soccer in the United...


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 2020-04-20  1h22m
 
 

episode 159: Chronicling Pro Sports’ “Major” Leagues – With Tom Brucato


Industrial writer and fellow defunct sports enthusiast Tom Brucato () joins this week’s installment of the podcast to delve deep into his all-new update of what can only be described as the Encyclopedia Britannica of forgotten pro sports teams and...


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 2020-04-13  1h17m
 
 

episode 158: “Stealing” Dodger Stadium – With Eric Nusbaum


LA’s Dodger Stadium – opened in April 1962, and now the third-oldest home ballpark in Major League Baseball – is an American icon.  But the story of how it came to be goes far beyond baseball. The hills that cradle the stadium were once...


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 2020-04-06  1h14m