Reds radio broadcaster Steve Stewart takes you in the booth, on the road and behind the scenes with the 2006 Cincinnati Reds.
Photos from Wrigley
Since this is the "Bad Boy Blog," after all, I figured I’d tell you where I went after Monday’s day game. I didn’t take pics, but my college roommate (and Chicago native) Jim Sweeney and I went out in Wrigleyville (the area of bars and restaurants around Wrigley Field).
We had dinner at a good Mexican place, El Jardin (with the "J" pronounced like an "H"). El Jardin is reputed to have the strongest margaritas in Wrigleyville (I don’t know about the strongest, but they’re good). Later we hit Hi-Tops, which is right across the street from the ballpark. A Wrigleyville staple, it features dancing downstairs, and a bar and restaurant upstairs.
Later we stopped by Tavern on Rush, which is quite the hot spot on Chicago’s famous Rush Street. It’s where the beautiful people go (and me too…)
Yes, I found my brief case (thanks Gary Wahoff), and so here are photos from Wrigley this week.
But first, since it’s my blog (and my son was involved), a couple of photos from George Foster’s baseball clinic at Riverside Park in Newtown during the last homestand:
Big George (I just looked it up, he’s 57 years old, amazingly. Looks 15-20 years younger). He’s soft-tossing to my son, John.
The kids all had a good time, and George was great with all of them.
A confined work space for broadcasters, but you don’t complain because it’s Wrigley Field.
Perspective from where I sit; sometimes the TV monitor can get in the way.
Actor (and Chicago native) Vince Vaughn leads them in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
Sorry about the flash. FYI: Jennifer Anniston was at the game but did not come up to the press box.
Marty at work.
Out the left side of the booth.
On-site prodcuer Ed Murphy takes our picture.
In the ninth inning, I sit in the stands. It allows me to quickly get to the field for a player interview. Not a bad seat, eh?
Of course, I am surrounded by Cub fans.
Looking back at the press box. Notice the Harry Caray tribute with the large glasses.
The view out the back window of the press box gives you a nice view of the Chicago skyline.
View from my seat for a night game at Wrigley.
Fans stand during the seventh-inning stretch
A longtime "Reds on Radio" fan: talented Wrigley Field organist Gary Pressy. He’s listened to WLW from Chicago since the 1970s.
We can see a little bit of Lake Michigan down the right field line.