Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The penetrating strength of KMOX, a powerful radio station in St. Louis with a tradition of Hall of Fame broadcasters, has helped turn countless families into Cardinals fans since 1926, when it broadcast its first game.With a 50,000-watt signal originating from a transmitter across the Mississippi River, in Illinois, KMOX is said to be heard in 44 states and as far away as Holland, East Africa and Guam, spreading the gospel of St. Louis Cardinals baseball to the far reaches of the planet. [...]
To put it to the test, I set out in my rental car Sunday, the day of Game 4 of the World Series, between the Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox, and headed south, the radio tuned to 1120 AM, to see if I could I outdrive the signal before the end of the game. I even left Busch Stadium two and half hours early, wondering if, before long, the signal would deteriorate into a fuzzy, frustrating mash of crossing signals somewhere in southeastern Missouri.
Posted: October 29, 2013 at 08:07 PM | 23 comment(s)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
This is the essential good news:
Legendary L.A. Dodgers radio broadcaster Vin Scully has already committed to calling games for a 65th season next year, but the playoffs come first. The team says he’ll be there too. Scully will announce all but the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, leaving those to Charley Steiner and Rick Monday.
So we can all switch to another feed for the middle innings.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
“...Sterling’s penchant for miscalling a play, or not describing action with absolute accuracy, is maddening and suggests a problem with his eyesight. On Tuesday in Toronto, he saw something that did not happen, or perhaps he called something he wished had happened.
With R. A. Dickey pitching to Alex Rodriguez, Sterling said: “Swung on and drilled to deep-right-center field. That ball is high; it is far; it is gone! Over the wall.” He paused and then added, “Oh, it hit and kicked over.”
But it had not gone over the wall. After another pause, he said: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I got that call wrong. I got that all wrong. At the wall, Davis made the catch. Honestly, I didn’t think he made it. I thought he gave up on the ball. That’s why I thought it was out.”
Posted: September 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM | 9 comment(s)
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
And the debate is already starting on the announcers for 2014….
“The Yankees are close to completing an agreement that will take them from WCBS-AM to WFAN next season, knocking the Mets off WFAN, their longtime radio home, for a destination to be determined…Whether John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman continue as the Yankees’ announcers on WFAN will ultimately be up to the team. The Yankees will consult with the station but have final approval on their broadcast team. “
Posted: September 10, 2013 at 02:46 PM | 45 comment(s)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
“It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place,” Scully said.
“I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, ‘Why not?’ as well.
“Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement — and looking out the window or something? It’s just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect.”
Posted: August 24, 2013 at 06:24 AM | 62 comment(s)
los angeles dodgers
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Take your NoDoz. SELIG can really put the ZZZZ in answerz.
The latest in SIRIUS XM RADIO’s “Town Hall” series of interviews will be a talk with MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Commissioner BUD SELIG on JULY 15th. CHRIS “MAD DOG” RUSSO will host the show in front of a live audience at MLB’s All-Star Fan Fest in NEW YORK, with fans given the chance to ask SELIG questions. The show will air at 2p (ET) on MLB NETWORK RADIO, MAD DOG RADIO, and SIRIUS XM FANTASY SPORTS RADIO.
Knock on any Iorg
Posted: July 03, 2013 at 11:01 PM | 4 comment(s)
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