Joe Nuxhall, One Last Time
I'm back in the saddle after four thankful days off, after cranking out the holiday TV list last week (which ran Sunday) and helping cover the passing of Joe Nuxhall.
And that's where I'll begin today… I've got three Nuxhall things to pass along, one last time, before I move on to other things:
WEBN-FM: Have you heard the Nuxhall tribute that Joel Moss did on WEBN-FM? It's on his blog. http://www.webn.com/pages/onair_joelMoss.html
He took a song about Joe that a
CET: CET repeats the last two installments of "Joe Nuxhall, My Life: Baseball and Beyond" at 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday (Channel 48). You could call this Joe Nuxhall's greatest hits. Today he talks about Jim Maloney throwing a spitball to Giants Hall of Famer Willie Mays (my favorite Nux story), Jackie Robinson's debut, and his transition to radio in 1967. On Tuesday, the last of the four-part series taped in 2005, he discusses the 1970s World Champion Big Red Machine, Pete Rose, Marty Brennaman and the 1990 wire-to-wire World Championship team in the final show. It ends appropriately with this regular Joe talking about his legacy, a quote we've used several times in the past two weeks: "It's always a nice feeling to be appreciated… But I just want people to think of me as one of the regular guys."
All four episodes are posted at http://www.cetconnect.org/ Search Nuxhall.