The Robert Wuhl show



8Feb

Sean Ryan is the co-founder of collegebaseballinsider.com. His website is reporting the amazing story of the Wake Forest baseball coach who donated his kidney to a freshman outfielder. Ryan’s conversation with Robert is podcast after the jump.

8Feb

If you didn’t read about it, check it out: The Wake Forest baseball coach donated a kidney to one of his players.

110,312 people are currently on the waiting list for a kidney in the US. If you or someone you know would like to give someone a second shot at life, go here. Over 26,000 transplants are performed each year.

8Feb

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8Feb

If you don’t love college baseball, it’s okay. It’s a little under the radar. But it’s really good, if you know where to look (hint: Pac 10, Big West, SEC).

And then there are stories like this, about Wake Forest head baseball coach Tom Walter (courtesy of collegebaseballinsider.com):

Walter began telling his team what only a very few knew: he was about to make the ultimate sacrifice in trying to pick up the biggest save of his career. The coach, who guided his University of New Orleans program through the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, stood before the Demon Deacons and shared his decision to donate a kidney to freshman outfielder Kevin Jordan.

“Most of the players had no idea what to say,” Stadler said. “We were shocked.”

Added Demon Deacons assistant coach Dennis Healy: “They were pretty overwhelmed. I don’t think they even knew it was on the docket…A lot of guys just went up and put their arms around Coach.”

8Feb

In the 80s classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris and crew hit Wrigley to take in an afternoon Cubs game. It had to be an afternoon game, you see, because Wrigley didn’t get lights until 1988.

Baseball Prospectus has gone deep, deep, deep into the Wrigley scene from the movie, and has unearthed some very awesome trivia.

Ferris Bueller and his pals were at the June 5, 1985, tilt between the Cubs and the Braves. The foul ball that Ferris caught was hit by Atlanta rightfielder Claudell Washington (#15) in the top of the 11th inning. The game was tied at two (not scoreless, like the pizza guy claimed) and backup second-baseman Paul Zuvella (#18) was being held on first by Leon Durham (#10) after a leadoff single (the fourth hit of the game, and Atlanta’s first hit since the fifth). Washington would end his at-bat with a flyball to leftfielder Davey Lopes. The next batter, Rafael Ramirez, would wind up hitting a two-run home run and the Braves would go on to win 4-2. The movie, however, cut away before that happened.

Check out a quick clip from that scene after the jump. It’s pretty apparent that it’s a real game.

8Feb

Jeff Fisher says his former employers made the right call by hiring Mike Munchak to replace him as the Titans head coach. If only all leadership transitions were so seamless.


8Feb

You’ve heard of Keith Olbermann. You’ve heard of Al Gore. If you’ve heard of Current, the San Francisco-based media brand Gore founded in 2005, you know about Olbermann’s new television home.

The former SportsCenter anchor announced today he’ll be hosting a nightly prime-time news and commentary show on the network, beginning later this year. Olbermann will also serve as Chief News Officer, according to Current.

Olbermann has been off the airwaves for less than a month. His show Countdown appeared on MSNBC from 2003 through January of this year. He was suspended, and later released from his contract with MSNBC after internal tension between Olbermann and MSNBC executives stemming from political contributions Olbermann made.

8Feb

855.500.WUHL. Talk to Larry King and Robert today at 3p Eastern/12p Pacific.

8Feb

 

Did you know…

  • King worked as a color analyst on the Miami Dolphins radio broadcasts during the 1970 and 1971 seasons.
  • Larry King was born Larry Zeiger but changed his surname after being told by a radio station general manager that his given name Larry Zeiger was too ethnic.
  • King has been married eight times to seven women. King’s third wife – Alene Atkins – was also his fifth wife.
  • According to CNN, King has conducted 60,000 interviews in his career.

Join the conversation with an American legend today. 855.500.WUHL. Email or tweet at the show.


7Feb

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Full show podcast after the break.