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C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep 143

This is Episode 143 of the podcast, and we’re chatting with Dayton Moore, C You In The Major Leagues’ Founder and Board President. Dayton talks about Christmas memories and movies, some “Hot Stove” talk, the Texas Rangers’ World Series victory, and so much more. LINKS: For more information about the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program for high school students, visit our website. To make a year-end financial gift — that’ll be DOUBLED — to give students … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 135

This week we’re chatting with C You In The Major Leagues founder and board president Dayton Moore. We discuss the one-year anniversary of the Kansas City Royals firing him, Ned Yost’s Royals Hall of Fame induction, the importance of coaches, and why teams like the Royals can take five out of six games from the Houston Astros, while the Texas Rangers struggle with the Astros. All of that and much more.   LINKS: For more … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 119

If you’re a long-time Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than 14 years with the Kansas City Royals as the Vice President of Publicity. Before that, he was an anchor for eight years on Fox4 in Kansas City. In the spring of 2021, he had a job pivot — in his early 50s — when he left the Royals and became the Director of Public Relations for the University … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ryan Lefebvre, Ep. 114

Periodically since February, we’ve been introducing you to the remarkable people featured in the new book, “One Good Thing.” This week, you’re going to “meet” Ryan Lefebvre. We’re putting “meet” in quotation marks because although you likely know Ryan’s work as a Royals broadcaster for 25 years, you’re going to hear a different side of Ryan in this conversation, as we chat about race, how George Brett’s brother helped Ryan get his first real glove, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Rex and Jennifer Hudler, Ep. 107

  Every couple of weeks you’ve been hearing more about the new book, “One Good Thing,” and, specifically, hearing from the remarkable people featured in the book. As we recorded the interviews for the book, we did so with the idea that they’d be used on this podcast. (If you’d like more information about the book, you can go to OneGoodThingBook.com….or click on the link below. So far in this occasional series, you’ve heard from … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 98

  C You In The Major Leagues Founder and Board President Dayton Moore and CYITML Executive Director (and C-10 Podcast host) Matt Fulks were chatting on January 2, 2023 about the new year, and they started talking about the podcast. After all, it’s been awhile since Dayton’s been on, and we wanted to have him on shortly after the Royals fired him in September, but the timing hasn’t worked. But as Dayton and Matt talked, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Denny Matthews, Ep. 82

  Denny Matthews has been the one consistent radio voice with the Kansas City Royals since their first year, 1969. For his first few years in the booth, Matthews, who grew up in central Illinois, worked with the legendary Buddy Blattner. When Blattner retired in 1974, Matthews became the “voice” of the Royals and has been the Royals’ top broadcaster ever since. From 1974 through the 1998 season – a stretch that includes some of … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Reggie Sanders, Ep. 74

  Reggie Sanders played in the Major Leagues for 17 years, spending time with eight teams along the way, finishing in 2006 and ‘07 with the Royals. Those dates are important, and we’ll get into that during this episode. Sanders had a career year in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds, when he finished with a .305 batting average with 148 hits, including 33 home runs, and 99 RBIs. He was selected for the All-Star team … Read more

C-10 Podcast: CTC Webinar, Ep. 69

  As we mention from time to time, this week’s episode is a little different. But just as powerful as the others. And this is one week you may want to share with others. In fact, a college president was listening when we recorded this, and asked for the link to this podcast episode so he could share it with his team.  Here’s why: this week you’ll hear most of the webinar we did with … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 60

  Our “C” word for this week is COACH. In the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular, a COACH understands the game, so to speak, is an independent thinker, a good self evaluator, and offers enthusiasm. This week’s guest certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who does a good job in public relations, helps personify that definition of COACH. If you’re a Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Sweeney, Ep. 59

  As you may know, the C-10 name of this podcast comes from the name of our leadership and mentoring program for high school students: C-10 Mentoring & Leadership. And that comes from the “C” part of “C” You In The Major Leagues. In short, at the backbone of what we do are 10 leadership traits that start with the letter “C”: Care, Character, Coach, Commitment, Comprehension, Composure, Concentration, Competitor, Confidence and Courage. When Royals … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 58

  With the end of the school year a few weeks ago — meaning nine of our C-10 students graduated — and being in the middle of the Major League Baseball season, we felt this would be a good time to get “C” You In The Major Leagues’ founder and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore with us. Last week, we recorded this conversation while standing in the middle of a large baseball and softball field … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Darwin Pennye, Ep. 24

  We have been looking forward to interviewing this week’s guest for a few months. In fact, as you may recall from an episode in June, we told his “brother from another mother” that we needed to get him on the C-10 Podcast. So it’s a huge honor to introduce you to this week’s guest, the Executive Director of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy Darwin Pennye.  The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Pennye, and he spent … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Marasco, Ep. 22

  After recording the initial episode of the C-10 Podcast with CYITML founder Dayton Moore, he said, “Marasco is someone you need to get on this podcast.” As you’ll hear in this episode, Dayton was right. Marasco, the Royals’ Director of Leadership Development, shares a lot of wisdom about the overall subject of leadership and the differences in leadership styles between players such as Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield…and how that can apply to anyone … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Physioc, Ep. 9

On this week’s episode, we chat with Royals broadcaster — and Kansas City native — Steve Physioc about broadcasting for his hometown team, how he got into broadcasting, leadership lessons he’s learned from great managers and coaches such as Sparky Anderson and John Wooden, and what’s his perfect “Super Soul Sunday.” This interview was recorded in February 2020 at The Otten on Main in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.   … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Gene Watson, Ep. 8

  This week we sit down during a break at our sixth annual baseball camp at the Jewish Community Center with Gene Watson, the Kansas City Royals’ Director of Pro Scouting. Gene, who joined the Royals in 2006, takes a swing at our “7 Questions” before talking about what he’s learned about leadership from Dayton Moore, how the most pivotal trade for the Royals’ 2014 and ’15 postseason runs came to be, and the importance … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Matheny, Ep. 4

In this episode, we’re joined by Royals manager Mike Matheny, plus guest co-host, Max Utsler. Matheny, who became the Royals manager last offseason, is a student of people and leadership. So we go in depth on everything from the importance being a mentor and having mentors around you, following a Hall of Fame manager in St. Louis, and important lessons he’s been passing along to the Royals players during the pandemic. For more information about … Read more

CONFIDENCE: Leo and the Bird

Our “C” word this month is CONFIDENCE. That word can mean so many things, but it boils down to this in the CYITML definition: Accepts constructive criticism; will try something new; positive attitude; views self as a winner. One person who stands out from Royals’ history who exuded CONFIDENCE on the mound is Dennis Leonard. In a career that included 144 wins, a franchise-best 103 complete games and 23 shutouts (both likely will remain at … Read more