The plan was for Marty to sit down with me a couple of hours before the first pitch of last night’s Brewers-Giants game. However, forces out of Marty’s control (the Bay Bridge was closed down to one lane), he was not able to get to the park until game time. Instead of canceling or postponing the interview, Marty graciously invited me up to the dining hall to conduct the interview, certainly a way to kill two birds with one stone. We talked for about 20 minutes, discussing his career transition, his first game at Ebbets Field, the BioGenesis scandal, and the current state of the Giants.
It was a true pleasure to talk to this baseball oracle, and I hope to do so again.
Willie, Ben and Chad sauntered over to Zeke’s following last night’s 4-2 victory over the Brewers at AT&T Park to record yet another “bonusode!” Joining us again were Jen and Ally as we once again lose any sense of decorum and control as we descend into the depths of despair of the Giants’ mediocrity. But, damn, it was fun.
Also, at about the same time the first pitch of last night’s game was being delivered, I sat down with Marty Lurie for a 20 minute interview. It was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining, and you do not need to be a Giants fan to enjoy his dulcet tones and vast baseball knowledge.