Michael and I spent a half-hour in the KNBR 1050 studios with Damon Bruce yesterday, where we primarily discussed the topic of the day: Whether or not the Giants should have responded to either of the Dodgers’ Code violations over the weekend.
Things we learned: Damon stands when doing his broadcast, and although he hasn’t yet read the book, he really likes the cover.
Listen to the third hour of the program here. We’re on in the second half.
Just came from the local NPR studio, where I remotely chatted with Scott Simon for the upcoming Weekend Edition Saturday. We talked for 45 minutes, which will be cut down to somewhere between four and seven minutes for the broadcast. Tune in Saturday to a station near you.
Michael and I will be heading into KNBR’s San Francisco studio Monday afternoon to spend a half-hour with Damon Bruce, from 2:30 – 3 p.m. (If you’re in the Bay Area, head to 1050 on your AM dial for all the Code talk you can handle.)
KNBR’s Mychael Urban (who also reports for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) will be introducing to his Giants pre-game show a segment on the unwritten rules, using for inspiration The Baseball Codes. The show is on the air right now; the segment will begin at about 5:30 p.m., and will reference the book with copious regularity.
I’ll be on the show before the game tomorrow, at about 11:30 a.m., 680 on your Bay Area AM radio dial.
There must be something about the unwritten rules that makes this book appeal to stations whose listeners love Terry Gross even more than WFAN listeners loved Mike and the Mad Dog. Perhaps it’s the sociological bent. Or maybe they just dig Nolan Ryan.
Either way, I was on WNPR in Connecticut this afternoon for a delightful chat with Patrick Skahill, a guy who had clearly read (and, no less important, appreciated) The Baseball Codes.
You can find it here. My segment begins at the 16:30 mark. (For my previous NPR appearance, in Albany, NY, go here.)
So I was on the radio in Albany. Not Albany, CA, where I live, but Albany, NY, the more noteworthy of the municipalities, at least from a national perspective.
It was a conversation with Ian Pickus from WAMC, which was taped a couple weeks ago but only recently broadcast.
The fact that it wasn’t live actually proved quite beneficial, as a scheduling snafu had Ian calling just moments before I was supposed to drive my kids to school and daycare, respectively. Making them 15 minutes late wasn’t a problem; keeping them quietly occupied with something other than myself, however, was. The older one walked into my office in the middle of the conversation, and although I was able to quietly usher her out, my train of thought was destroyed. A couple minutes later, the younger one started screaming outside the door when he found that he couldn’t get it to open. (Door locks: underrated.)
Ian, ever tactful, offered me the chance to pause and take care of business, with the promise that the part with the two-year-old’s background bellows could be edited out.
(All in all, it was smoother than the time last August, when Scott Boras returned my call for a story I was writing. Unfortunately, it was long after business hours, and I was just getting the kids out of the tub. They ended up running through the house, naked, dripping and screaming, chasing me from room to room as I tried to escape for a moment of quiet concentration. It would have been impossible for Boras not to have heard them, but he continued on as if nothing was happening, determined to say his piece. Needless to say, my note-taking during that particular interview was something less than stellar.)
Had WAMC made the audio embeddable, I’d have done so. Instead, you’ll have to visit their site to hear it.