Episode 137 features Former MLB Umpire, Dale Scott and David Maluff of Full Moon Bar-B-Que with Guest Co-host, Doug Scheiding of Rogue Cookers
Dale Scott has been a Major League Baseball umpire for almost 40 years. Spending that much time in the game has given Dale many stories which he shares in his autobiography, The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self which he wrote along with Rob Neyer. Dale was an umpire for so many memorable games, including one in which he ejected Billy Martin who had both kicked and thrown dirt on Scott. In 2014 Scott came out as gay and Dale shares what life was like as he tried to keep his private life and professional life separate. From 1985 to 2017 he had the opportunity to interact with some of the most fascinating characters and greats of the game. The path to becoming a Major League umpire is filled with a lot of bumps, twists, and curves. Dale’s book has a plethora of these entertaining stories. He even indulged us as we asked him to eject Jeff from the show.
David Maluff is one half of the Maluff brothers team, who along with his brother, Joe, are the owners of Full Moon Bar-B-Que. Full Moon Bar-B-Que has been in operation since 1986 and the Maluff brothers have been the owners since 1997. Over the years, the siblings have grown the business to include 16 locations in Alabama and one in Mississippi. All 17 of them are serving high-quality barbecue which would make most pitmasters extremely proud to have come off their pit. David discusses his family, from whom he inherited his love of food and the food service industry. Full Moon has a rich history and a deep interest in giving back to the communities they serve. They also have some signature dishes such as Chow Chow, vinaigrette slaw, and Half Moon cookies which are sure to be on a foodie’s bucket list. Joining us to add his unique insight is our guest co-host, Doug Scheiding.
Do not forget about the sale at BBQ Buddha, which is good up until Father’s Day 2022. Go to BBQ Buddha, https://bbqbuddha.com/ for rubs and award-winning sauces and their special 15% discount, using promo code BaseballBBQ15.
We recommend you go to baseballbbq.com https://baseballbbq.com for special grilling tools and accessories, the Pandemic Baseball Book Club, https://www.pbbclub.com to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag, and Magnechef https://magnechef.com/ for excellent and unique barbecue gloves.
We conclude the show with the song, “Baseball Always Brings You Home” by the musician, Dave Dresser, and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.
We truly appreciate our listeners and hope that all of you are staying safe.