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The Catbird

It’s time to resurrect this moribund blog.  To be sure, I have been posting a little on my radio-show blog, Hillbilly at Harvard.  Two posts on the musical life of fiddler (and mathematician-engineer) Tex Logan took a fair amount of time to research and compose, so if country music interests you, click on that link and scroll down. 1,095 more words

Saxonville Journal

Rhubarb in the Reporter

The way it is often told, Red Barber was the best in his time.

He was a natural, they said. Born to broadcast and born to relate the stories of Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers to the masses. 354 more words

Writing Samples

Baseball On the Radio

It goes without saying that it has been a long, long winter, and yet I just said it.  There was a blizzard in my drive way, glaciers in the parking lots, fierce wind, bitter cold, short days, black ice, frozen lakes, rivers and harbors.   394 more words



“Now let’s get back to the game.” When Vin Scully utters those words it means he just told a delightful between-innings story about how Matt Morris met his wife, (a Chicago Cub sportswriter) or the World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers of 1955. 500 more words

World Series

Born in Brooklyn, televised baseball turns 75 today

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first televised baseball game. Mark Langill wrote about it for the August issue of Dodger Insider magazine. (Click the image to enlarge.)

— Jon Weisman


The Catbird Seat

I am not a baseball fan, but this is apparently a rarely (or commonly, depending on your age) used expression for the one who is on top, or having the upper hand, or an advantage, coined by the baseball announcer Red Barber. 154 more words


Column flashback - A conversation with MLB announcer Ernie Harwell

After having a one-on-one, 30-minute dugout chat with announcer Ernie Harwell, before a Diamondbacks-Tigers game, This column appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on June 17, 2002. 667 more words