Some days, it’s pretty easy to make it into the studio. Today’s show was one of those days. We spent the hour first talking about dressing up with Brett Thomas who is hosting a “Dress to the Nines” day at Kauffman this Sunday. We then spent the next 30 minutes talking about the most clutch hit in Royals history with the man who hit it, 1985 World Series Game 6 Hero, Dane Iorg spent the episode with us talking about that series, plus his 1982 Championship with the St. Louis Cardinals and how he turned it around to beat those same Cardinals in 1985. Dane and fellow 1985 Champ Greg Pryor caught up on anecdotes and stories. At the end of the show, we were surprised with a call from Hall of Famer George Brett who spent 20 minutes on one of the coolest 3-way calls you’ll ever hear. This is one you’ll want to hear all the way through.
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We were thrilled to have “The Joker” Joe Randa in studio for the entire hour on this week’s edition of The Ballgame on ESPN 1510 AM. Both Chris Kamler and 1985 World Series Champ Greg Pryor talked with Joe about his career, playing on winning and losing teams, hitting walkoffs and how all of that relates to the current (first place) Kansas City Royals. Thaks to Joe for giving up an entire hour to speak with us.
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“Joe Randa, former Royals Third Baseman joined us to talk about our (first place) Royals team, his career and just basically hang for an hour. Hear then entire show at http://www.theballgamekc.com/ballgame-show-14-joe-randa/”
Our first show of March was a great one as we got to spend a half-hour talking to the third most winningest MLB Manager of All-Time, Three-time World Series Champion and former Kansas City Athletic, Tony LaRussa. Of course Tony is best known for his managerial career winning championships with the Oakland A’s and the St. Louis Cardinals, but his career started right here in Kansas City — A career that included such names as Albert Pujols, Mark McGwire and… Greg Pryor?? Tony was extremely generous with his time and talked with us about that year in Kansas City, and how playing in Kansas City for Charley Finley helped shape him in to the manager that would become number 3 all-time in managerial wins. Following our LaRussa interview, we caught up with former Royals Infielder Big John Mayberry. We talked with Mayberry about his time guarding first base at Royals Stadium, his MLB son, John Mayberry Jr. and whether he thinks Eric Hosmer can hit more homers this year.
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″
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”