Allied_six_band

2X2L

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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.

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Gordon and Perez accounted for 3 of the 4 runs
Commented on Royals bullpen quells Rangers' late charge in 4 - 3 win over the worst team in baseball on Sep 2 2014, 12:06a - 1 reply
That's fair to say
Commented on Royals bullpen quells Rangers' late charge in 4 - 3 win over the worst team in baseball on Sep 1 2014, 11:57p - 1 reply
Don't think so
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 10:52p
How many political parties
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 10:49p - 1 reply
Three more
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 10:48p - 1 reply
Nice win.
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 10:41p
You misspelled
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 10:35p
Retrosheet has all the dope on that at the link
Commented on Royals still in first place! Game suspended in the bottom of the tenth. on Sep 1 2014, 10:34p
Constitutionally.
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 10:08p
Hu
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:57p
Matchups.
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:55p
You can only be referring to
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:24p - 2 replies
The game is resumed
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:08p - 1 reply
At least we don't have to worry about Ventura throwing a ridiculous number of pitches
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:05p
Nope
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 9:02p - 1 reply
Hosmer's
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 8:23p - 1 reply
In Dewan's plus/minus system
Commented on Game CXXXVI Open Thread - The Rangers of Texas versus the Royals of Kansas City on Sep 1 2014, 8:18p
I think that game was
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 7:35p - 1 reply
Reminds me of a game Hillman managed
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 7:17p - 1 reply
Yes, the Royals announced today that they have
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 6:56p
No Subject
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:57p
Starts from the bottom of the 10th
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:53p - 2 replies
I say weird, you say wacky
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:37p - 2 replies
Oh, and
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:12p - 1 reply
Suspended games are weird
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
It's the match-ups
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
He is
Commented on Royals announce September callups on Sep 1 2014, 3:56p - 7 replies
Thanks
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 3:25p
Wow
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 3:11p - 1 reply
It would have looked different
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 1:29p - 1 reply
Just another anonymous band of ballplayers
Commented on Royals still in first place! Game suspended in the bottom of the tenth. on Sep 1 2014, 12:36p
No Subject
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 12:34p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Goodbye to This on Sep 1 2014, 12:29p
If he doesn't go
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 12:03p - 1 reply
All a part of the organizational baserunning philosophy,
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 11:57a
The infield was in
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 11:24a - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 11:12a - 1 reply
Similarly
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 10:52a - 1 reply
MLB.com's online stats
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for September 1 on Sep 1 2014, 10:48a - 1 reply
Gives new meaning to the phrase,
Commented on Royals still in first place! Game suspended in the bottom of the tenth. on Sep 1 2014, 1:42a - 2 replies
At home?
Commented on Royals still in first place! Game suspended in the bottom of the tenth. on Sep 1 2014, 1:31a - 1 reply
Looks like the last one
Commented on Royals still in first place! Game suspended in the bottom of the tenth. on Sep 1 2014, 12:56a - 1 reply
Has ESPN2 got the rights to show the Pine Tar Game?
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:25p
Physioc
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:23p
Insufficiently
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:18p
Excellent opportunity
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:16p - 1 reply
If you ask the broadcaster about that play
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:15p
HEY-O
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:15p - 1 reply
Are you insinuating that TURN
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:09p - 1 reply
WE ARE
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:06p - 2 replies
Grrrrrrr
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:04p
You stick with your fix
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:02p
Sit down, Trout
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:01p
RALLY INTERNET LAG
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:00p
Just need 1 to tie
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 11:00p
Clever of Dayton
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:57p
I'm just going by
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:52p
Ouch
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:47p
One good week
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:46p - 1 reply
Except that a near miss
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:45p - 1 reply
Regression to the mean in clutch situations
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:45p - 1 reply
"Could a squeeze be in order, Dan?"
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:42p - 1 reply
We're a small-market site
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:40p
Have you got a
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:37p - 2 replies
It's the 8th now, right
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:35p
Don't blame it on 2X2L Jr.
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:33p - 1 reply
I take it we didn't score
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:30p - 2 replies
They have to wait until the 8th or the 9th
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 10:00p
And do it now.
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:55p - 1 reply
Moose and Squirrel
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:53p
No joke
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:51p - 1 reply
Shulman cuts him off
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:50p
I've had the same thought
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:45p
They wait until the 6th
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:44p - 1 reply
Somebody say
Commented on Game 136 Open Thread - Royals vs. Indians on Aug 31 2014, 9:42p - 1 reply
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