"It was nothing hard hitting," Crawford said. "They asked student-type questions about superstitions, that kind of thing."
Thompkins, who is married to former San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter Joan Ryan, said he has changed the direction of the course and will rename it Storytelling for Broadcasting in the next go-around.
A few of the students also corralled Comcast's Amy Gutierrez for an informal discussion in the dugout.
Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.