Tag Archives: MLB

Kiner’s Kudos

It’s been a joy to read articles about Ralph Kiner, who died Thursday. He was one-third of the New York Mets broadcast team that I loved watching as a kid. The other two announcers were Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson, … Continue reading

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Well Struck, Sir

Excitement over baseball is in the air, or at least it is thick on my social media fans. A lot of my friends are either St. Louis Cardinals fans or Los Angeles Dodgers fans. There are some Detroit Tigers fans … Continue reading

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Top News Instantly

The top-of-the-hour legal I.D. for WTLP-FM Braddock Heights is misleading. The announcer swallows the L so that it sounds like he’s saying WTOP.┬áIt’s safe to assume that there won’t be any complaints about the pronunciation prestidigitation. WTLP is a 24-hour-a-day … Continue reading

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A Capitol Idea

This week, I’m remembering my Independence Day adventures from the past. Three years ago, my wife and I spent the day in Washington, DC before heading off to a vacation in the Northwest. After a long day downtown, would it … Continue reading

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God Bless the D.o.K.

The noon Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated three things: the Feast of St. Joseph, the inauguration of Pope Francis; and the fourth anniversary of the ordination of Bishop Richard Stika. In his homily, Bishop Stika told a story about … Continue reading

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Stan and Deliver

Bishop Richard Stika wondered why I haven’t written much on my blog about St. Louis lately. I saw the bishop earlier this evening at the annual dinner benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. I explained that I haven’t been to … Continue reading

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Cardinal, Arch, Bishop

A public visitation for the late Stan Musial will be held today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The baseball great played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals and became a pillar of his community. Musial died … Continue reading

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Say McCheese

Back in the ’90s, one of the biggest interview “gets” during my time at KLOS was baseball slugger Mark McGwire. We gave him a KLOS hat, which he then wore during a photo shoot and interview with USA Today. When … Continue reading

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Kidney Bean

Gene “Bean” Baxter made a surprising announcement last week. He will donate a kidney to longtime KROQ employee Scott Mason. The life-saving surgery will take place on November 13, the day before Bean’s birthday. The Los Angeles Times, the Orange … Continue reading

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Third Base!

If not for a report on NPR this morning, I would never have known about Jerry Seinfeld’s appearance on MLB Network. He was interviewed by Bob Costas in a special titled: “Costas & Seinfeld: Who’s on First?” In the program, … Continue reading

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Base Pay

The Knox County School Coupon Book includes a coupon for a pay-per-view movie from Xfinity. My wife and I plan to redeem the coupon when we get the bill for the movie we watched on Sunday. I feel like we … Continue reading

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Peanuts and Cracker Jack

The Christmas gifts that my friend Bean and I exchanged had a childhood flair to them. I sent him peanut butter and jelly from Blackberry Farm, the world-class resort in Walland, Tennessee. Coincidentally, our mutual friend Jimmy Kimmel received a … Continue reading

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Seven, Eleven

St. Louis loves the Cardinals the way Knoxville loves the Vols. I was similarly wowed by an area’s devotion to a team when I first moved to the Washington suburbs and saw the love for the Redskins. During my most … Continue reading

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Arts & Splash

One of the first things to catch my attention at the Bele Chere Festival in Asheville was a human statue who came to life to play his guitar and sing. The WhiteMan, Ralph Longshore, saw the camera and microphone from … Continue reading

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