Allied_six_band

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In my family's home in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area in the middle '70s, on a radio just like this one, I tuned around the AM dial and also to Armed Forces Radio on shortwave to listen to broadcasts of baseball games. In addition to the New York stations, at night I could pick up the Red Sox from Hartford on WTIC, the Orioles from Baltimore on WBAL, the Indians on WWWE, and — but only occasionally because WABC's signal was so strong and conditions normally didn't allow it — the Tigers from Detroit on WJR. Those signals, fading in and fading out, allowed me to follow my favorite team, the Kansas City Royals, through most of their Eastern swings.

I settled in Northern California in the late '80s, and although I still follow the Royals I became a Giants fan as well.

The origin of my SB Nation user name is a line of dialogue from The Mercury Theatre radio production of War Of The Worlds.

Recent Activity
How quickly
Commented on Aaron Crow demoted to AA Northwest Arkansas on Aug 27 2014, 4:14p
Denny and Steve were saying during the game last night
Commented on Fans, media, the internet respond to Ned Yost's comments on the fans on Aug 27 2014, 4:08p
I wasn't listening to anything Ned Yost said before last night
Commented on Fans, media, the internet respond to Ned Yost's comments on the fans on Aug 27 2014, 3:57p
Was listening to this one on XM radio
Commented on Royals win 2-1 on Alex Gordon walkoff home run on Aug 27 2014, 11:19a
Twelve seconds of strong shaking
Commented on Guthrie strong as Royals keep rolling with 6-3 win on Aug 24 2014, 2:48p
I was reading about Joe Posnanski's
Commented on Guthrie strong as Royals keep rolling with 6-3 win on Aug 24 2014, 1:35p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Game 127 Open Thread - Kansas City Royals (70-56) vs. Texas Rangers (49-77) on Aug 22 2014, 8:04p
Christian Köln
Commented on Christian Colon and other punctuation marks on Aug 21 2014, 7:54p
Ned's
Commented on Salvador Perez to get MRI on knee on Aug 21 2014, 4:36p - 1 reply
And just at the time of year
Commented on Royals throwbacks for August 30 on Aug 21 2014, 3:39p
Now Posnanski is more less at it
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 5:55p
You can't stop 'em
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 20, 2014 on Aug 20 2014, 12:54p
2-35
Commented on Omar Infante and the first-place Royals hold off Rockies 7 - 4 on Aug 20 2014, 10:00a - 1 reply
What, you wanted exactly
Commented on First-place Royals hold off Twins 6 - 4, extend Central lead on Aug 19 2014, 12:20a - 1 reply
Who is he
Commented on First-place Royals hold off Twins 6 - 4, extend Central lead on Aug 18 2014, 11:59p - 1 reply
The win tonight
Commented on First-place Royals hold off Twins 6 - 4, extend Central lead on Aug 18 2014, 11:54p - 1 reply
Yes, that's the main thing
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Ballparks and the disappearance of passenger trains on Aug 18 2014, 1:47p
The 49ers continued to play at Candlestick through last season
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Ballparks and the disappearance of passenger trains on Aug 18 2014, 10:10a - 1 reply
I don't believe that anybody named Caleb Thielbar actually exists
Commented on Royals hitters bludgeon Twins pitching, win 12-6 on Aug 18 2014, 1:30a - 1 reply
Also, although it's not significant to anyone but me
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Ballparks and the disappearance of passenger trains on Aug 18 2014, 1:20a - 2 replies
Well, there you go
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Ballparks and the disappearance of passenger trains on Aug 18 2014, 1:14a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Ballparks and the disappearance of passenger trains on Aug 16 2014, 5:40p - 1 reply
They
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 15 2014, 4:31a
Justice was done,
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:25p
I wonder how much of the 1966 setlist
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:16p - 1 reply
Chill
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:08p
"Sorry about the weather."
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:06p - 3 replies
All of it.
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:04p
They're Carl's Jr out west
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 5:03p - 1 reply
That doesn't fall in
Commented on Game 120 Overflow GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:53p
But this one was working
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:50p - 1 reply
As long as the subject of San Jose
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:50p
Not only are they allowed to go first to third
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
Slap, slap, slap,
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:32p
2 bags 4 :
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 4:23p
Meanwhile, Ray Fosse is on the A's radio network
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 3:12p
We got ourselves a playoff atmosphere
Commented on Game 120: Oakland A's vs. Kansas City Royals GameThread on Aug 14 2014, 2:57p
Gotta be
Commented on Royals Review is hiring on Aug 14 2014, 1:22p
Similar to the running lane toward first.
Commented on What do you want in a new MLB Commissioner? on Aug 14 2014, 1:14p
What do I want?
Commented on What do you want in a new MLB Commissioner? on Aug 14 2014, 1:13p - 2 replies
Unlike the events of some of the other tales of the '62 Mets
Commented on Does being in a pennant race change how you feel about Dayton Moore? on Aug 14 2014, 12:10p
Sabean's no poster boy for sabermetrics
Commented on Does being in a pennant race change how you feel about Dayton Moore? on Aug 14 2014, 11:01a - 2 replies
On the East coast
Commented on Where were you the last time the Royals were contenders? on Aug 12 2014, 8:41p
No Subject
Commented on Where were you the last time the Royals were contenders? on Aug 12 2014, 7:42p - 1 reply
for No
Voted on Aug 7 2014, 4:17p
Did I hear that right?
Commented on Kansas City (and South Korea) Celebrates as Royals win 4-3 on Aug 7 2014, 1:16a - 1 reply
Similarly, Bobby Castillo remained at Los Angeles Valley College
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 6:28p
Breaking news in the Mark Souza story
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 6:00p - 1 reply
To put this to rest
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 11:59a
It has been a lot of fun.
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 11:12a
Corbett and Castillo
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 10:23a - 1 reply
Correction
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 6 2014, 9:56a - 2 replies
An interview from 1972 with new Academy director Bill Kearns,
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 5:42p - 1 reply
Silverio signed November 12, 1973, according to multiple sources
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 3:15p - 1 reply
Reference to Silverio in Sarasota in '74
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 12:25p - 1 reply
We can't accept b-r college listings as the final word, either
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 12:11p - 1 reply
OK, but
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 12:07p - 1 reply
Whereas I would require them only to have participated in the Baseball Academy
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:55a - 1 reply
Note that these game summaries
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:44a - 1 reply
Still have nothing
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:41a - 1 reply
And here's a
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:40a
Jeff Cox
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:37a
Joe Gates
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
Mark Williams
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:33a
White may not have graduated from Manatee
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:28a
I've got references now to Sporting News articles
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:14a - 1 reply
Baird participated in the Academy
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 11:03a
I definitely do
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 4 2014, 10:31p
Yet more info, backpedaling, and last guesses for the day
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 4 2014, 10:28p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 4, 2014 on Aug 4 2014, 8:05p - 1 reply
for No
Voted on Aug 4 2014, 5:18p
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