Our fourth episode is dedicated to Number 5. The greatest Royal. George Brett. Brett spent an evening with our Title Sponsor, the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society this month and talked about his entire career. Brett talked about growing up in California, idolizing his brothers. He talked about his greatest moments through the great Royals teams of the late ’70′s and the 1985 World Series. He also spent a good deal of time talking about his Batting Title run of 1990 against Rickey Henderson. Brett finished the conversation talking about Luke Hochevar and Eric Hosmer. The entire hour we had our recorders running and are bringing the event to you. Thanks for supporting the show and don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter at /theballgamekc.
“George Brett was the feaured speaker at the January 2013 meeting of the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society. I wrote about the event here: http://kingsofkauffman.com/2013/01/25/george-brett-spins-baseball-yarns-guest-post/ but also took some random pictures of the event and the Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium.”
What a great year of baseball we’ve got ahead of us, and The Ballgame wants to kick it off in style. So, the day before Spring Training starts, we’re going to start the season off by having a private showing of the 1989 Classic ‘Major League’ for all the great listeners of The Ballgame.
The movie will be at the Screenland Armour at 4 on February 10. We will have former Royals there, drink specials (Screenland has a full bar and full menu) and plenty of “surprises” to talk about.
It’s our way of saying thanks for listening to the show and supporting us. Tickets are only $5 and all the information is here:
During our third episode of the ballgame, we had on 28 year MLB Umpire Jim Evans. Jim talked about the passing of Earl Weaver and the contentious relationship he had with umpires. Jim is the owner and operator of the Academy of Professional Umpiring and talked with us about arguments with Earl and how he once lost a stopwatch to him.
Bob Dernier was on our second episode of The Ballgame on January 16, 2013. Bobby is a lifelong Kansas Cityian and played with the Phillies and the Cubs. He was a gold glove in 1984 and talks with us about playing for those two teams, growing up in Kansas City and what it was like to hit an inside the park home run in the 1989 playoffs.
Our third show took place eighteen days before 2013 Spring Training and took place the week that we lost two Hall of Famers in Earl Weaver and Stan Musial. We talked with 28 year MLB Umpiring veteran Jim Evans about the passing of Earl Weaver. Evans recounted some of his favorite Weaver stories and talked about his unique method of arguing with umpires. Later in the show we talked about the legend Stan Musial and his ability to hit without striking out. Finally, we finished the show by opening Greg Pryor’s fan mail. Join us every week live on ESPN 1510 AM in Kansas City for The Ballgame from 4-5 Wednesdays. Also take part in the discussion at facebook.com/theballgamekc or twitter.com/theballgamekc.
“Our third show featured @[748275782:2048:Greg Pryor], @[1693418389:2048:Jeff Logan], @[684056924:2048:Chris Kamler] and our terrific sound engineer @[100001501875233:2048:Shane Summers]. Catch the entire episode online at www.theballgamekc.com – http://www.theballgamekc.com/?p=38″
We started off our second show talking baseball with Kansas Citian Bobby Dernier. Bobby was a gold glover with the Cubs and part of classic Phillies and Cubs teams through the 1980′s. Chris and Jeff talked with Bobby about growing up in Raytown, playing for legendary high school basketball coach Bud Lathrop, and the first guy who came up to him when he made the big leagues. We also talked about the latest in Royals news and checked in with the third member of our team, Greg Pryor, out in Las Vegas at the Sports Marketing convention he was at.
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Our first show featured a lively discussion of today’s shutout in the Hall of Fame Voting, a talk about fielding with Bobby Dernier and Greg Pryor and some shenanigans with Chris Kamler and Jeff Logan. The Ballgame is on Wednesday’s live on ESPN 1510 AM in Kansas City or on demand on TheBallgameKC.com. Check us out all season long.
“Jeff Logan, Chris Kamler, Greg Pryor and Special Guest, Bobby Dernier”