Tag: Babe Ruth

Listening Booth – Babe Ruth, “The Mexican”

Listening Booth – Babe Ruth, “The Mexican”

Listening Booth
If '70s prog band Babe Ruth is remembered for one song (and that is about all they're remembered for), it's "The Mexican."  It's from their 1973 debut album First Base and it's one of the catchiest, grooviest prog tracks you'll ever hear. I found a really cool YouTube video with this song played over some Samurai Jack clips, but they faded the song too early for my liking.  Check it out though, it's sweet.
Showdown: Isiah Thomas vs. George Costanza

Showdown: Isiah Thomas vs. George Costanza

Funny Stuff
I'm not a huge basketball fan, but being in the New York radio & TV market and being a sports fan has made it nigh impossible to not know something of the disaster that was Isiah Thomas's reign as head coach and president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks. In four full seasons as the team president and two as head coach, Isiah's Knicks set new standards in futility, twice tying the team record for losses in a season (59 of 82 games). Playing in a city with a proud sports heritage, the Knicks became the real-life equivalent of the Washington Generals. But losing was only part of the humiliation - tawdry scandal and general piss-poor decision-making reared their ugly heads at every turn with Thomas. In trying to think of a sports executive who displayed equal pa...