Ep. 247: Ryan Spilborghs – Former MLB Outfielder, Current Colorado Rockies Broadcaster

Ryan Spilborghs is a former outfielder and current broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies. He is also a radio personality for MLB Radio on SiriusXM. He is the guest on Ep. 247 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting April 15, 2020.
Ryan Spilborghs is a former outfielder and current broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies. He is also a radio personality for MLB Radio on SiriusXM. He is the guest on Ep. 247 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting April 15, 2020.

Dude, it’s SPILLY!

Ryan Spilborghs is one of my all-time Top 3 favorite Rockies (the other two, since you’re likely wondering, are Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado). The reason is that I loved his play, and more importantly, I loved his personality. He was a a big part of the huge beating heart of this team, and I always adored him for it.

On this week’s episode, we talk about if he ever had designs on being a broadcaster (he didn’t – which I found surprising), how his current role as Rockies broadcaster found him, his philosophy of not turning down opportunities, why he didn’t get annoyed at me for texting him for over a year to set this up and a ton more.

More? Like what? Well, like this:

  • What was your favorite opposing park to hit in and why?
  • Who was your favorite opposing pitcher to hit against? (This answer is awesome and hilarious considering just how good the opposing pitcher is)
  • What was your favorite Rockies commercial?

In short, Spilly is the guy you hope he is. He was a great player, a terrific broadcaster, an extremely down-to-earth guy, and just a great dude to have a conversation with. I loved this episode deeply, and I hope you will, too.

Follow Spilly on Twitter and Instagram. Listen to him on MLB Radio on SiriusXM (subscription required).

This episode is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and the Jon of All Trades homepage.

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