My Frank Thomas Hall of Fame Story

When I was a freshman in high school, I loved reading the sports section of the Chicago Tribune.  I looked at the fine print of the “scoreboard page” to find the stats of the Birmingham Barons.  That was the Chicago White Sox Double-A affiliate, and I was looking for the stats of then 22-year-old Frank…

The Most Meaningful Home Opener

I have looked forward to the home opener of the Major League Baseball season every year since I was a little kid growing up in Deerfield, Illinois. However, it’s the home opener this year that I might be looking forward to the most. I’ll explain why momentarily. When I was growing up in the northern…

October’s Tricks and Treats

The month of October certainly has its fair share of tricks and treats in my broadcasting career. October 26th is a treat, but this was the trick… Join me in a flashback to 2005. The Chicago White Sox had their games broadcast on ESPN 1000. Their pre and post game show host, Dave Wills, bolted…

Family Season Baseball

For the first time since 2009, I have free time this time of year. The Rangers were ousted from the playoffs on Friday, and that ended my run of broadcasting two straight World Series and having seen a World Series in my first three seasons broadcasting in Major League Baseball. I thought it was normal…