Courtesy of my father, here’s the last half-inning of Vin Scully calling Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on September 9, 1965. I’ve heard a bit of him on the radio during both Dodgers division series games so far, and he still sounds pretty much the same, 43 years later.
During the regular season, for the games [...]
Phil Rizzuto’s death today comes just a couple of days after I (finally) listened to a Christmas present from my father: a 2-CD set containing the radio broadcast of the Yankees and Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1949 World Series (the deciding game). At one point during the game, Mel Allen points [...]
I became a baseball fan the summer I turned eleven. My mother was taking classes towards a degree in social work at a college about an hour’s drive from Carmi, and my brother and I would ride along with her a couple of nights a week to the campus. On the drive, we would tune [...]
On one hand, my car radio could not pick up the NLCS game while in Santa Barbara this evening, although I could pick up the Raiders-Broncos football game on several stations, including the Raiders’ flagship station.
On the other hand, the ice cream stand on Stearns Wharf was serving up Blue Bunny brand ice cream. [...]
Back on March 29th, I mentioned it was a possibility, and now it’s apparently official: this is the last year the Pirates will be on KDKA, so they can capture that all-important youth demographic over on the FM dial.
Seconds ago, as I was sitting in my kitchen editing a post for my other blog, listening to the Cubs play the Rockies, I heard the following exchange between Pat Hughes, Ron Santo, and a surprise mystery guest:
Pat Hughes: Colorado has eight runs on twelve hits and one error, though I think the scorer might [...]
What would be a very bad time for your microphone to go out? If Barry Bonds makes it to 755, I bet KNBR will be putting a few extra microphones in the booth for every game.
1) On the broadcast of today’s Cubs/Padres game:
Pat Hughes: Be careful with this guy, Ron: he spells his name Cla–no “y,” but it’s pronounced “Clay.” I thought it was a mistake. It disturbed me. I couldn’t sleep last night. These things are important.
Ron Santo: You’re bothered a lot of the time, aren’t you?
Pat Hughes: Can’t [...]
Remember, the Cardinals are no longer on KMOX. Now it’s also possible that the Pirates may be leaving their longtime radio home, KDKA.
On Tuesday, DirecTV replaced their Music Choice audio-only channels with a selection of channels from XM Radio. They’re carrying many of XM’s music channels, but only two talk channels — so no Bob Edwards, no BBC World Service, and no old-time radio (although I’m sure Chuck Schaden does a better job than XM).
However, one [...]