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June 2, 2017

Mark Littell, Tony Collins, Maya Akai, & Cris Dishman


On this edition of Thursday Night Tailgate our guests are: former Royals & Cardinals Relief Pitcher Mark Littell, former Patriots Pro Bowl RB Tony Collins, Chicago Sports Talk Radio Host Maya Akai, and former Oilers & Redskins Pro Bowl DB Cris Dishman.

Mark Littell - Mark talked about his new role as Director of the Winter League in Cuba. He'll be talking Independent League players down there to play against Cuba prospects. He also talked about his book, One the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball, and how he got the nickname "Country".

Tony Collins - Tony talked about his current health and thoughts for what life could be like for him later in his 50s and 60s after playing the game for decades. Hear if he would do it all again.

Maya Akai - Maya shared her insights into if the Bears drafting Mitch Trubisky was a good idea, Jay Cutler's legacy in Chicago and what's up with the Cubs.

Cris Dishman - Cris shared stories about his playing at his alma mater Purdue alongisde future Hall of Famer Rod Woodson and going against Jim Everett every day at practice. He also talked about the 90's Oilers teams he played on alongside guys like Warren Moon, Haywood Jeffires, Ernest Giving, Mike Rozier, Allen Pinkett, Alzo Highsmith and the rest of their talented offense. He also shared his thoughts on what it was like playing for Jerry Glanville and his upcoming DB camp featuring Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson and Darrell Green.

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