Fox Sports announced a timely addition to their 2021 MLB coverage on Opening Day. Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman are joining the team to write articles and create video content surrounding all the diamond action.
The duo rose to fame behind their successful Céspedes Family BBQ social media accounts, where they have fun with the game without taking themselves too seriously.
They brought their podcast Baseball BBQ to The Ringer in May 2020. The show was recently rebranded as Ringer Baseball and will encompass all of the baseball voices at the company. Along with the rebrand, Ringer Baseball will soon be a Spotify exclusive podcast.
Shusterman and Mintz started Céspedes Family BBQ as a blog when they were in high school. Mintz described the backstory behind the unique name in 2019.
“When he (Yoenis Cespedes) came over from Cuba, he put together a workout tape to send around to teams. Most of those workout tapes are usually like two minutes long, and it’s just guys hitting and running and throwing,” Mintz said in an interview with The Washington Post. “Yoenis’s was 20 minutes long. It was mostly him just lifting weights and, like, catching baseballs behind his back. And then at the end there was like a minute and a half long clip of him roasting a pig over an open spit at a barbecue, which we actually later found out was his birthday party.”