The Root of Winning

This past week included the three-year anniversary of the present era of Texas Rangers baseball. It was three years ago on July 9th of 2010 that the Rangers traded for left-handed starting pitcher Cliff Lee from the Seattle Mariners. It’s the era of believing the Rangers season should end with the World Series. I recall…

The MLB Broadcasting Lottery

I won the broadcasting lottery twice.  The first lottery win was in 2005 when I was hired to be the radio pre/post game show host of the Chicago White Sox.  I grew up a Sox fan, and the Sox won the World Series in 2005.  The second lottery win, and one could say this was…

Cy Speak & Interviews Gone Bad

Many blogs ago, I shared with you some of the players and other baseball personnel that I have thoroughly enjoyed having as a radio pregame show interview guest. The star power factors into someone being a favorite, but there has to be more to it than that. Hopefully, the listener (and I) will learn something…

Rain Delay Theater

In my first season broadcasting in Joliet (2002), we had two pitchers that were two of the best in the independent Northern League. Brian Mazone was a starting pitcher, and Matt Hammons was the closer. They put up great numbers, and Jack Zduriencik noticed them. At that time, Jack was working in scouting for the…