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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
But Linus
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 1, 2014 on Aug 1 2014, 10:17a - 1 reply
Finally
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for August 1, 2014 on Aug 1 2014, 10:08a - 1 reply
Thought so
Commented on Royals lineup improves without upgrades, wins 6-3 on Aug 1 2014, 12:42a
I was expecting some runs here.
Commented on Game 107 Open Thread: Minnesota Twins (48-58) vs. Kansas City Royals (54-52) on Jul 31 2014, 9:23p - 2 replies
We made our plans according to the irrational hope
Commented on Trade deadline passes, Royals stay put on Jul 31 2014, 6:07p
We're only 4-5 guys from getting going
Commented on Trade deadline passes, Royals stay put on Jul 31 2014, 5:45p - 1 reply
Bonifacio was moved
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
I wouldn't mind that at all
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
Congratulations A's and Tigers
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:10p - 1 reply
Agreed
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:07p - 1 reply
Beware the deadline deal
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 4:03p
A 12.3% probability of maing the playoffs isn't good
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 3:33p - 1 reply
A dangling Latos can be removed
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:35p
i'd suggest trading the whole franchise
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:31p
News of the day:
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:28p - 1 reply
Oh, and
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:23p - 1 reply
They've already done enough to ensure a mention
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:22p - 1 reply
Not to mention Sherm Joelman
Commented on Trade deadline open thread on Jul 31 2014, 2:00p
Leaders in what?
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2014 on Jul 31 2014, 12:24p
17th in area and 46th in population?
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2014 on Jul 31 2014, 12:18p
No Subject
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2014 on Jul 31 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
You forgot
Commented on Royals Rumblings - News for July 31, 2014 on Jul 31 2014, 11:20a
No Subject
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 9:52p
He certainly has been the best
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 9:48p
Top of the 4th
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 9:33p
No Subject
Commented on Royals looking at former Royal Emilio Bonifacio on Jul 30 2014, 8:58p - 1 reply
Forgot about him!
Commented on Royals looking at former Royal Emilio Bonifacio on Jul 30 2014, 8:56p - 2 replies
That happens, of course,
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
McCarver was really good
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 8:41p - 1 reply
The Mets' TV crew is good
Commented on Game 106 Open Thread - Pairs of Minnesota vs. Nobles of Kansas City on Jul 30 2014, 8:39p - 1 reply
And Sal Fasano
Commented on Royals looking at former Royal Emilio Bonifacio on Jul 30 2014, 8:25p
And Richie Scheinblum
Commented on Royals looking at former Royal Emilio Bonifacio on Jul 30 2014, 8:05p
And Gene Garber
Commented on Royals looking at former Royal Emilio Bonifacio on Jul 30 2014, 7:59p
for No
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 7:23p
for Other - U.S.
Voted on Jul 29 2014, 10:22a
You can soon see one of Chuck Connors' early film appearances,
Commented on OT Monday Thread: No Game, No Pain on Jul 29 2014, 12:38a
I'd like a daily helping of Moose, please
Commented on Royals trade Danny Valencia to Jays for spare parts on Jul 28 2014, 11:06p - 1 reply
That's channel 408
Commented on Saturday's Royals-Indians game nationally televised on Fox Sports 1 on Jul 26 2014, 5:34p
The more things stay the same,
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Lawler / Brown Gateway edition on Jul 25 2014, 5:34p
No Subject
Commented on OT Friday Thread: Lawler / Brown Gateway edition on Jul 25 2014, 4:45p
Cooperstown
Commented on MLB Hall of Fame 2014: Goin' to Cooperstown on Jul 25 2014, 4:42p
For whom should I be rooting?
Commented on Game 101: Cleveland Dalmatians vs. Kansas City Dalmatians on Jul 25 2014, 12:18a - 3 replies
Netflix
Commented on Game XCVIII Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Pale Hoes of Chicago on Jul 21 2014, 8:27p
Ryan Vogelsong just got out of a bases-loaded no-out situation in Philly
Commented on Game XCVIII Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Pale Hoes of Chicago on Jul 21 2014, 8:22p
The Half-Year Of The Second-Half Team II
Commented on Game XCVIII Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Pale Hoes of Chicago on Jul 21 2014, 7:33p - 1 reply
Had yesterday off because of a strained right groin
Commented on White Sox Series Preview: Let's stay out of fourth place on Jul 21 2014, 7:29p
Tanking? No. Except for the really low HR numbers
Commented on Game 97 Open Thread - Royals vs. Red Sox on Jul 20 2014, 4:45p - 1 reply
Royals drop below .500
Commented on Game 97 Open Thread - Royals vs. Red Sox on Jul 20 2014, 4:39p - 1 reply
Throw him about 30 more of those splitters
Commented on Game XCVI Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Americans of Boston on Jul 19 2014, 9:50p
Not likely, not today anyway
Commented on Game XCVI Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Americans of Boston on Jul 19 2014, 9:40p
He's alive
Commented on Game XCVI Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Americans of Boston on Jul 19 2014, 9:29p
Nobody thinks he'll hire anybody good
Commented on Game XCVI Open Thread - The Royals of Kansas City versus the Americans of Boston on Jul 19 2014, 9:22p
Posnanski
Commented on Royals play sloppy, blow three-run sixth inning lead in loss in Boston on Jul 19 2014, 5:30p - 1 reply
I've never heard anyone spoken of with greater respect than Derek Jeter has been spoken of this week,
Commented on Thursday Off Topic Thread: Again, for good measure on Jul 17 2014, 7:26p
Now it's 1977
Commented on Why are you a Royals fan? on Jul 17 2014, 2:21p - 1 reply
That was bad
Commented on Why are you a Royals fan? on Jul 17 2014, 2:20p
I have no excuse
Commented on Why are you a Royals fan? on Jul 17 2014, 1:20p - 1 reply
You can read all about it
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 17 2014, 10:59a
If you're going to bend the truth
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 17 2014, 10:53a - 1 reply
Mickey Mantle Jr.
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 17 2014, 10:50a - 1 reply
His son
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 17 2014, 10:46a - 1 reply
Made the AL All-Star team for the first time in 1951
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 17 2014, 12:12a - 1 reply
Glass was the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1993
Commented on David Glass gives Dayton Moore vote of confidence on Jul 17 2014, 12:00a
And Patek was also a reserve
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 16 2014, 8:42p
It wasn't ever going to happen
Commented on David Glass gives Dayton Moore vote of confidence on Jul 16 2014, 8:08p - 1 reply
Agreed.
Commented on The Royals all-time nightmare team on Jul 16 2014, 7:12p
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