Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Friday, February 28, 2020
Figures a story about French soccer would somehow end up sexual...
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020
#MinutiaMenCelebrityInterview EP12: Rick and Dave interview Susan Bennett, the original voice of #Siri on the #iPhone https://t.co/IVtGUYGdUy— Radio Misfits (@RadiosMisfits) February 26, 2020
~Richie Ashburn 1927–1997 (Cubs 1960-1961)
While it was great to have the Hall of Famer Ashburn covering centerfield for the 1960 and 1961 Cubs, the lifetime .308 hitter was long past his prime. He put up those Hall of Fame numbers mostly for the Philadelphia Phillies. The stories about Ashburn from his early days are legendary. He loved hitting so much he slept with his Louisville Slugger when he was in slump. He was a speedy singles hitter who won two batting titles, finished second three times, and hit over .300 nine times. By the time he came to the Cubs, unfortunately, his career was declining and he no longer had the speed he exhibited early in his career. Ashburn was a five time all-star, but none of those appearances came with the Cubs. The Cubs let him to go in the expansion draft of 1962, and he finished his career as the only all-star on the worst team of all-time, the 1962 Mets. After his playing career ended, he became a beloved announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies. He died in 1997, two years after he was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. (Photo: 1961 Topps Baseball Card)
Fat Tuesday celebration
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
~Jumbo Brown 1907–1966 (Cubs 1925)
When Brown came up with the Cubs as a rookie, he immediately set a record. He was the heaviest player to ever play in the big leagues at that time; tipping the scales at 295 pounds. He may be remembered for his size, but Jumbo was actually a trailblazer in the big leagues. He was one of the first pitchers who was kept on a roster strictly as a relief pitcher. In the first three and last four seasons of his big league career, he didn’t start a single game.
Monday, February 24, 2020
BREAKING: Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein—once revered as one of Hollywood’s most influential power brokers—was found guilty of third-degree rape and a criminal sex act at his watershed rape trial in Manhattanhttps://t.co/YE6w6fOOYa— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 24, 2020
Minutia Men--Bags, Batman & Barney
This week's episode includes an interview with WGN-TV's Mike Toomey. He does his famous Barney Fife and Batman impersonations for us.
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