Why Not A "Best of Joe Nuxhall" CD?
I've really enjoyed listening to WLW-AM today and yesterday, with all the talk from hosts and callers about Joe Nuxhall. But the best part was the wonderful archived audio that WLW-AM kept rolling out -- everything from Nux's call of Bench's HR on Johnny Bench night, and Joe Oliver's game-winning single in Game 2 of the 1990 World Series, to Nuxie complaining about an umpire's blown call, Jose Rijo calling the Banana Phone from the clubhouse to complain about those Marty & Joe Potato Chips in the 1990s, or that wacky 1977 iinterview with Jonathan Winters.
Hat's off to Dave "Yiddie" Armbruster and Bill "Seg" Dennison for collecting these terrific audio clips!
Now here's an idea: How about a "Best of Joe Nuxhall" CD with these great soundbites, augmented by remembrances by Marty and Thom Brennaman, and definitely Yid and Seg telling their favorite Nuxie stories.
It's too late to do for Christmas, but they could have it out for Opening Day, and sell it all year, through next Christmas... Maybe even make it a fund raiser for the Joe Hope projects in Fairfield, to finally build that Joe Nuxhall Gym at the One Way Farm for abandoned and abused kids, and the Joe Nuxhall Character Education fund, and the Reds Rookie Success League for needy kids, and his scholarship fund.
Yeah, we can download podcasts from these various WLW shows about Nux... but why not pull together Nux's best audio, and maybe some of his stories they have on tape, and do it as a CD? What a marvelous keepsake!
What would you want to hear? Which are your favorite Nuxhall moments from Reds Radio?