ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman christened a tongue-in-cheek nickname for Bert Blyleven with a play on the pitcher’s last name — Bert Be Home Blyleven. Blyleven, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has created a phenomenon as a Minnesota Twins broadcaster that rivals his baseball exploits.
Archive for May, 2013
The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training illustrated this point with the help of an inspirational chant, a defiant kid, and Bob Watson.
West Virginia is more than a state rich with natural resources. It is, in fact, a minor league baseball treasure.
Sparky Anderson is a Cincinnati legend. He managed the Cincinnati Reds — the Big Red Machine — in the 1970s and delivered two World Series championships, four National League championships, and five National League East championships to Queen City. And then he was fired.
As dusk anticipated relieving the sun of its duties during the twilight of October 3, 1956, Paul Newman hustled through the stage entrance of the Mansfield Theatre, an august Broadway institution on West 47th Street in Manhattan. Yes, that Paul Newman.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. But the 1988 film that joined animation’s favorite characters with live action has its roots in a 1981 novel by Gary K. Wolf — Who Censored Roger Rabbit? It’s a different story altogether. Literally.
All in the Family dominated prime time programming in the first half of the 1970s. It was a jewel for the Tiffany Network, a nickname for CBS because of the network’s high quality news and entertainment programming.