Bryan shares with Hoadley his love for the Chicago Cubs, Harry Caray, WGN Radio and The 7th Inning Stretch. tHen he shares his disdain for Conor McGregor's slaughter of the Wrigley Tradition of singing Take Me Out! Finally, the gang reviews a government produced movie from the 1940's warning soldiers of STD's, loose women and the danger of unclean sex. It's an eye-opening film that shows the backwards attitudes toward women, sex and movie making! LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Or send a text or voicemail to 661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)DBSAlliance For Mental Health HelpMagic Spoon (Use Code TCB)FUM (Use Code TCB) Smokeless Pipe for Smoking SesationMEMPHO Music Fest (Oct 1st-3rd 2021)Castbox is the TCB partner for the Mempho Fest showsSubscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: 1-(661)-BEST-2-YO | (1-661-237-8296)
16 in a row, sup St. Louis. New franchise record. 1 is the magic number. Iggy v. Hrabe starts early this week. StrodeCast. Justin Thomas trolled Riggs. Iggy not impressed by the Foreplay coverage. Ryder Cup recap. Media rules. Cookin' with Ken. Iggy weaves a tale. Missouri takes an L in Beantown. Run defense was suspect. 6-6 looking more and more likely. Arkansas wins another big one. Nick Saban. Harry Caray. The infield fly call yesterday. Mike Shildt tossed because it.
In the last hour, Laurence Holmes was joined by NBC Sports Chicago analyst Steve Stone to discuss how the White Sox are doing everything they can to get to the playoffs healthy. He also discussed left fielder Eloy Jimenez's great catch Tuesday and shared a great story about legendary broadcaster Harry Caray. Later, Holmes celebrated Roberto Clemente Day, taking time to give the late, great baseball player, humanitarian and Puerto Rican icon his flowers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this second in a series of Baseball Hall of Fame books, celebrate the larger-than-life role played by radio and TV baseball announcers in enhancing the pleasure of our national pastime.Commemorate the 100th anniversary of baseball broadcasting. The first baseball game ever broadcast on radio was on August 5, 1921 by Harold Wampler Arlin, a part-time baseball announcer on Pittsburgh's KDKA, America's first commercially licensed radio station. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 8-5.An insider's view of baseball. Now you can own Memories from the Microphone and experience baseball from author Curt Smith. He has spent much of his life covering baseball radio and TV, and previously authored baseball books including the classic Voices of The Game.Relive baseball's storied past through the eyes of famed baseball announcers. Organized chronologically, Memories from the Microphone charts the history of baseball broadcasting. Enjoy celebrated stories and personalities that have shaped the game―from Mel Allen to Harry Caray, Vin Scully to Joe Morgan, Ernie Harwell to Red Barber.HOST: Rob MellonFEATURED BREW: Batting 1000 Red Lager, Beltway Brewing Company, Sterling, VirginiaBOOK: Memories from the Microphone: A Century of Baseball Broadcastinghttps://shop.baseballhall.org/memories-from-the-microphone/MUSIC: Bones Fork
This week we introduce you to a new podcast from one of the Let Me Put a List Together Hosts. Mark Grote launches his super duper @MarkGroteSports podcast, where this week he does a preview of the upcoming Chicago Bears season, interviews Harry Caray (yes he does!), and much more!
In 1945 the Chicago Cubs baseball team was trying to end a many years long losing streak and it was game 4 of the playoffs taking place right there in Chicago. Just before that game, which would have clinched it for them, a local bar owner bought a ticket for himself and his pet goat only to discover that the goat, which he had brought for good luck, wasn't allowed. He demanded to talk to the owner, PJ Wrigley, who told him he could come in but the goat could not. Why, asked the owner. because your goat stinks! was the answer. According to legend, the bar owner put a curse on the team , saying they would never win another series as long as he lived. And the curse lasted until 2016, despite all kinds of efforts to break it. This is the story. Voice of Cubs legendary announcer Harry Caray at end. Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: firstname.lastname@example.org SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time I started asking for support! Thank you. Its a few dollars a month OR a one time. (Any amount is appreciated). YOUR REVIEWS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS AT APPLE/ITUNES AND ALL ANDROID HOSTS ARE NEEDED AND APPRECIATED! LINKS BELOW... Open these links to enjoy our shows! APPLE USERS Catch 1001 Heroes on any Apple Device here (Free): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries-podcast/id956154836?mt=2 Catch 1001 CLASSIC SHORT STORIES at Apple Podcast App Now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-classic-short-stories-tales/id1078098622 Catch 1001 Stories for the Road at Apple Podcast now: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-stories-for-the-road/id1227478901 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-greatest-love-stories/id1485751552 Catch 1001 RADIO DAYS now at Apple iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-radio-days/id1405045413?mt=2 NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 History's Best Storytellers (Interviews) on Apple Devices here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483649026 NEW Enjoy 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories and The Best of Arthur Conan Doyle https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Player.fm FREE: https://player.fm/series/1001-radio-days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6rzDb5uFdOhfw5X6P5lkWn 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries: https://castbox.fm/channel/1001-Heroes%2C-Legends%2C-Histories-%26-Mysteries-Podcast-id1323418?country=us 1001 Stories for the Road on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-stories-for-the-road Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Stitcher here: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=479022&refid=stpr. 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5P4hV28LgpG89dRNMfSDKJ 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories (& Tales from Arthur Conan Doyle) https://open.spotify.com/show/4dIgYvBwZVTN5ewF0JPaTK 1001 History's Best Storytellers: (interviews) on Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/1001-historys-best-storytellers Catch ALL of our shows at one place by going to https://1001storiespodcast.com- our home website with Megaphone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Take it off! Wait, leave some on! In anticipation of the continuing delay of Peter Jackson's Get Back film, T.J. and Tony react to the recent Vanity Fair teaser about said project, then delve into the first revisionist history attempt of The Beatles swan song, 2003's Let It Be... Naked. They dissect the merits and flaws of these stripped down "newer phase" mixes, and reveal which bits they prefer clothed. Meanwhile, Tony impresses T.J. with his Star Wars knowledge, T.J. impresses non-listeners with his musical theatre knowledge, and the two explore Harry Caray backwards masking, Rappin' Rodney and the cola wars. As always our producer Casey comes to the rescue with any trivia T.J. and Tony deem too difficult to google. We hope you dig this episode as much as you dig a pony or a pygmy… Naked. EPISODE LINKS Can't get enough of these rockin' tunes? Find our weekly Untitled Beatles Playlist and the full Let It Be… Naked album on Pandora Send us your fact cheques and disagreements, or just get in on the all the Good Times over on our Facebook page We make this show for free, and we'd like to keep it that way as long as we can, and it'd help us a ton if you can rate and review the show on Apple or wherever you listen
The show starts out with John sharing a story about an extremely large flying squirrel thought to have been extinct in the Himalayas, which then leads to conversation with Liu Yan about other animals that have been assumed extinct, only to be found alive in some remote location. John manages to work his impressions of John Wayne and broadcaster Harry Caray into this episode, as well as a couple of songs from The Four Tops and Playing For Change, to keep things moving along.
Segment 1: Faron Daugs, CFP, Founder and CEO, Harrison Wallace Financial Group, joins John to talk about the market reaction to the Federal Reserve meeting earlier this week and the possibility we see an interest rate hike in 2022. Segment 2: Grant DePorter, CEO of the Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray's Restaurant Group, talks to John […]
A Cubs season so bad that all of baseball decided to just end the season in August...it's 1994 and that's this week's season to savor on Remember This Crap? Andy and Mike D. look back at Tuffy Rhodes' three homers on opening day, the Cubs not winning a home game until after tax day, Harry Caray falling down in Miami, Ryne Sandberg's first wife's press conference dress, the great Anthony Young, Randy Myers poster day and much, much more. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/desipio/message
Chicago Cubs legend now Analyst joins the show to share his thoughts on the Giants-Cubs series and gives us a fantastic Harry Caray impression. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand joins Jesse Rogers to discuss the decisions the Twins will make based on the next 10 days of play, why Oakland could be the perfect fit for Trevor Story, if Mike Rizzo of Jed Hoyer will be more popular at the trade deadline and protecting the health of hitters. Then, Joe West stops by after breaking the record for most games umped to talk about the tributes to him at last night’s game, embracing replay and a text from Kevin Costner. Later, White Sox GM Rick Hahn on his clubhouse rallying in the face of major injuries, Jose Abreu’s leadership, load management and sportsmanship.
Jason opens the show discussing some of the news from around the world of horse racing. Then we welcome in Tom Harris from Emerald Downs to talk about the season in Washington getting underway, his time announcing races, working with Harry Caray and the Cubs, and much more!
With the release of the NFL schedule means one thing: it's time for our hosts to plan their vacations for the remainder of the year. Starting with some quick tales from T's day, we learn that he has been pronouncing "cicada" wrong his whole life and plans to continue doing so (2:01). All jokes aside, our hosts are excited for the upcoming season as it means Saif will be traveling to visit T this time around (5:02). He shares his passion for sports tourism and recaps his recent experience to Houston. Saif is a wanderer, and plans to visit several other spots before coming to Cleveland this fall (16:11), which includes burning 35,000 airline miles to go to Nashville. T is still looking to get free stocks while Saif continues searching for a new dog-sitter (22:37). Thank you for tuning in and giving us your continued support. You may interact with us online @CTSTerry on Twitter or by searching Catch The Sky Podcast on Facebook (and giving us a Like), Instagram, or wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribing. Music by Emby Alexander Shout-out to Noie J #CatchTheSky #Travel #Sports #Cicadas #HarryCaray #ChefBoyardee #ChefBoiardi #Cleveland #Ohio #Moab #Utah #Houston #Podcast #Arizona #Cardinals #Browns #Durango #Colorado #Prius #Navajo #AirlineMiles #Southwest #RobinHood #Socky #DogsOfInstagram #Mattress #Sleep #Naturdays #TrashRocket #NoieJ #EmbyAlexander
It's amazing to me how unoriginal Republicans typically are. I guess there's a reason why most creative people are Democrats – or at least it seems that way.Anyway, what brought that insightful thought to mind is the recent blitz by Trumpsters claiming that President Biden's administration is simply filled with chaos – that they don't know what they're doing and that's why the gas stations were closed and why immigrants are still trying to get into the U.S. along the border with Mexico.Holy cow! As the famous baseball broadcaster Harry Caray used to say. That's incredible.First off, it was the Trump administration that was riven with chaos. He went through government appointees like it was nothing, firing many via Twitter. He was impeached twice because of election chaos the first time around and because of insurrection chaos the second time around.His denial of the pandemic led to healthcare chaos. And it took the election of Joe Biden to get that straightened out and shots in peoples arms.And now, the Republican Party itself is filled with chaos – who's on first? Nobody knows.We take a look at all of this in this commentary from Not Fake News.biz. So take a listen to “Republicans Call Chaos: They Should Know.”
First we start of with some laughs with Rip Micheals. Then things get odd....only here is where you will hear Harry Caray rant about Cracker Jacks and Mike Zohn rave about oddities. Wonder if he has anything Harry Caray in his shop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Visit our website BeautifulIllusions.org for a complete set of show notes and links to almost everything discussed in this episodeSelected References:2:19 - The Yankees beat the Indians 1-0 in Game 3 of the 2017 American League Division Series, see “2017 American League Division Series (ALDS) Game 3, Indians at Yankees” (Baseball Reference) and 2017 ALDS Game 3 Highlights3:25 - Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Box Score, August 2, 20193:34 - Yankee Stadium3:36 - We always park at the Harlem River North Lot, exit 6 off of I-87S (The Major Deegan Expressway)3:55 - It was Adam Ottavino4:52 - Watch Gleyber Torres' Grand Slam vs Red Sox | August 2, 20195:28 - Torres' grand slam leads Yankees to a 4-2 win | Red Sox-Yankees Game Highlights 8/2/19 (YouTube)8:50 - Written in 1908, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is the baseball anthem traditionally sung during the 7th inning stretch - listen to a 1908 recording and watch legendary Cubs announcer Harry Caray famously lead the singing at Wrigley Field9:18 - See “New York Yankees Team History & Encyclopedia” from Baseball Reference, the “History of the New York Yankees” Wikipedia entry, or the “New York Yankees” entry from Baseball Almanac9:45 - Thurman Munson, an avid amateur pilot, died on August 2, 1979 attempting to land his personal plane and crashing short of the runway - see “8/02/1979 - Thurman Munson dies in crash” (SBNation, 2010), “40 years on, Thurman Munson's death remains one of sports' most stunning moments” (Yahoo! Sports, 2019), and “Remembering the Great Thurman Munson 40 Years After His Tragic Death” (How They Play, 2020)10:05 - Watch Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson almost come to blows in the dugout at Fenway Park after Martin pulled Jackson from the game, which the Red Sox won 10-4, see “June 18, 1977: When Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin clashed at Fenway” (Sporting News, 2019) and “New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Box Score, June 18, 1977” (Baseball Reference)14:44 - The Red Sox beat the Yankees 11-0 on Saturday September 6, 2003 at Yankee Stadium, see “Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Box Score, September 6, 2003” (Baseball Reference)16:05 - The Yankees didn’t trade for Jason Giambi, they signed him to a seven-year, $120 million dollar free agent contract in December of 2001, see “Giambi tops Yankees' arsenal of new additions” (ESPN, 2001)16:18 - The Yankees traded Alfonso Soriano for Alex Rodriguez in February of 2004, see “Trades Of The Decade: A-Rod For Soriano” (MLB Trade Rumors, 2009) and “The great A-Rod trade robbery” (Bronx Pinstripes, 2020)16:34 - Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened in 1992 and was innovative and influential for being the first of the “retro” style ballparks that , see “Three Movements in New Retro Ballpark Construction” (Ballpark Ratings)20:06 - See Wikipedia’s list of current Major League Baseball stadiums and the slightly out of date article “MLB Ballparks, From Oldest to Newest” (Ballpark Digest, 2017)20:46 - See “The Steroids Era” (ESPN, 2012) and the Wikipedia entry on “doping in baseball”, also check out what is shaping up to be an excellent podcast summation of the era, Crushed from Religion of Sports20:53 - Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 set in 1927, watch the 61st homer with call by the former Yankee shortstop and legendary broadcaster Phil Rizzuto , and see “Roger Maris Breaks the Home Run Record” (History) or “61 Home Runs by Roger Maris” (Baseball Almanac)21:07 - See the “1998 Major League Baseball home run record chase” Wikipedia entry and “The McGwire-Sosa home run chase helped make 1998 one of MLB's wildest seasons ever” (ESPN, 2020)21:10 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2 at Fenway Park on September 8, 1998, see “New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Box Score, September 8, 1998” (Baseball Reference)21:44 - Watch Mark McGwire’s 62nd homer of 199822:53 - Listen to Beautiful Illusions Episode 09 - Lying About Santa: Naughty or Nice? from December 202024:38 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox 5-4 in 13 innings at Yankee Stadium on Thursday July 1, 2004, this game is notable for being the famous “Jeter In The Stands” game, and is undoubtedly one of the best Yankees vs Red Sox regular season games of all time, see “July 1, 2004: Best regular season win” (Bronx Pinstripes), “Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Box Score, July 1, 2004” (Baseball Reference), and watch the Yankees rally and win in the bottom of the 13th28:08 - The 2003 Yankees home opener vs the Minnesota Twins scheduled to be played on Monday April 7, was postponed due to snow and played on Tuesday April 8, the temperature was a balmy 35° at first pitch, the Yankees won 7-3, and Hideki Matsui hit a memorable grand slam in his first game at Yankee Stadium, see “Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Box Score, April 8, 2003” (Baseball Reference)29:17 - See the referenced "poster" which was indeed created with Microsoft Paint31:27 - The Diamondbacks came back in the bottom of the 9th to beat the Yankees 3-2 in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, see the winning hit by Luis Gonzalez off of future Hall of Famer, greatest closer of all time, and absolute Yankee legend Mariano Rivera32:08 - See “Baseball History, American History and You” (National Baseball Hall of Fame) and “The National Pastime” (Our Game MLB Blog)33:05 - Watch James Earl Jones in his role as Terence Mann reciting one of the most famous monologues in movie history from 1989’s Field of Dreams, and while you’re at it watch Ray have a catch with his dad, just because...34:06 - See “Why are Sportswriters Whitewashing Baseball’s Dark Secrets?” (The Daily Beast, 2018)34:33 - See “The Legend of Mickey Mantle” (American Heritage, 2019), and with an extreme grain of salt see “Mickey Mantle’s 10 Longest Home Runs” (TheMick.com)34:40 - See “Time in a Bottle” by Mickey Mantle recounting his struggles with alcoholism from the April 1994 issue of Sports Illustrated36:39 - See the 2010 article in Sports Illustrated adapted from her Mickey Mantle biography The Last Boy, by baseball writer and journalist Jane Leavy 42:14 - See “After 1968’s ‘Year of the Pitcher,’ MLB lowered the mound. Now, the league could do it again.” (Washington Post, 2019) and “Four stats that showed why baseball had to lower the mound after 1968” (Cut4, MLB.com)43:27 - The Secret of Our Success by Joseph Henrich43:32 - Listen to Mindscape Episode 128 - Joe Henrich on the Weirdness of the West from January 202144:05 - See “The cultural niche: Why social learning is essential for human adaptation” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2012), “A cultural species: How culture drove human evolution” (American Psychological Association, 2011), and “How Culture Drove Human Evolution” (Edge, 2012)44:42 - Watch “Why chimps don’t play baseball” (Nature YouTube Channel)50:09 - See “Stats to Avoid: Batting Average” (FanGraphs) and “Stat to the Future: Why it's time to stop relying on batting average” (Sporting News)50:16 - See “State of Analytics: How the Movement Has Forever Changed Baseball – For Better or Worse” (Stats Perform) and “Statistics ruined baseball by perfecting it” (The Conversation, 2019)54:02 - The new Yankee Stadium opened in 200955:40 - “My version” of Yankee Stadium was actually the renovated version of the original stadium built in 19231:00 - Listen to Beautiful Illusions Episode 06 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Politics from November 2020 and Episode 13 - What We Talk About When We Talk About Politics Part 2: Just the Facts from April 20201:01:05 - Watch Trumbull, CT win the 1989 Little League World Series by beating Taiwan, 5-2This episode was recorded remotely via Zoom in April 2021The “Beautiful Illusions Theme” was performed by Darron Vigliotti (guitar) and Joseph Vigliotti (drums), and was written and recorded by Darron Vigliotti
Chip Caray, Grandson of Harry Caray, Former Cubs Play by Play and Current Braves Play by Play Man. What has he taken into broadcasting the most from his dad and grandfather. Talking state of the game. Development and the ability to teach, coach being effected by rules changes? Current rules changes... The post Chip Caray Braves Play by Play Announcer, Talking State Of The Game, Rule Changes, Future Changes. appeared first on Baseball Outside The Box.
This week, Jaymie Scotto Cutaia and B2B Influencer Evan Kirstel sit down with Maven Wave's Top Cloud Advisory Partner, Brad Foster. After revealing that his wife may have had a hand in bringing Tom Brady and a Super Bowl back to Tampa Bay, Brad wastes no time getting raw about the struggles that companies face when beginning the digital transformation journey and making the switch to hybrid or multi-cloud. He provides critical insights as to why enterprises are struggling to harness big data into real, actionable insights. Being a part of an organization that has won the Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the Year title for 3 years straight, there is no shortage of big moments from his time at Maven Wave. But he doesn't leave us without sharing his most cherished memory, which involves a certain notable Chicago sports team, a Wrigleyville bar pool, and Harry Caray.If you are interested in learning more about the people behind our industry’s top headlines, this podcast is for you!Follow Jaymie at @jscotto and Evan at @evankirstelSUBSCRIBE to JaymieScottoTV for the latest Telecom News: https://www.youtube.com/JaymieScottoTVHOMEPAGE: http://www.jsa.netLIKE JaymieScottoTV on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/JaymieScottoandAssociatesFOLLOW JaymieScottoTV on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jsatv
On this bonus episode of Microphone Therapy - Smokey and the Bandit, Charlize Theron, Aeon Flux, and Scarlett Johansson also Harry Caray, Saturday Night Live, Her, Lucy, Anna, Ghost World, Luc Besson, JoJo Rabbit, Taika Waititi, Hunt for the Wilder People, Thor Ragnarok, Don Jon, Under the Skin, Le Femme Nikita, Point of No Return, Atomic Blonde, Will Ferrell, classic snl, Hannah, charlize theron, aeon flux, scarlett johansson, smokey and the bandit Joe and Mike Show, Cinescape Magazine, A Couple of Average Joe's, Microphone Therapy, Podcast, Joe and Mike, Movies, Music, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Video Games, movie review, film criticism,
One of the most colorful figures in baseball broadcasting, Harry Caray began his Chicago career on the South Side calling Sox games at one of the lowest points in the franchise’s history. Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune joins John Landecker for a look back at Caray’s effect on baseball and the larger-than-life personality he […]
The Biden Administration is pushing for the relief of student loans all while the prospect of raising taxes looms. Then, Chris Fenton, author of "Feeding the Dragon" joins Shaun to discuss the nexus of China, North Korea, and Iran and what leverage America has. Plus, a tribute to Harry Caray and Crackerjacks! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
HEY! NERD OVERLOAD HERE! This week, we talk about the return of Blaseball, the announcement of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, The Simpsons get renewed again, something about Roblox, and the rumored Switch Plus, as well as random discussions on King of the Hill, the Monster Hunter movie, Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger AND MORE! The song this week is 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game' by Harry Caray. We'd like to thank David Pencil for our original intro/outro. You can find more of his work at DavidPencil.com (https://www.davidpencil.com/). Hey! Do you like our logo? Do you also like t-shirts, mugs and other cools stuff? Well now you can get a shirt or mug with our logo on it! Head over to our TeePublic (https://www.teepublic.com/user/nerdoverloadnow) page to check them out!
Bobby Bass shares his baseball journey with Mark and BaseballBiz on his life with baseball from a 3 year old watching the Cubs on WGN to being drafted to the MLB, Colorado Rockies.Baseball Life takes many forms - Talent, Passion, Challenges and Love of the game. Bobby's passion began by watching Harry Caray call the Chicago Cubs on WGN with his Mom and GrandmotherAt 15 years old Bobby was throwing 87 MPH ball from the mound and scouts took notice.Later he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies and later worked with the Texas Rangers.Bobby recounts how he sustained injuries to his right arm only to fight back into the game hitting with his left and killing it.Bobby talks about his difficult times with an angry attitude, beer & Jack in the BoxRoad back with dedication and surrender to The LordWe also talk about youth in baseballPressure on youngsters with some travel teams and driving timeUse wisdom - support the youthLittle League, Community baseball, Boys & Girls clubsThe Purity of the game.Life after leaving the moundBobby has since built a career in Real Estate and the Restaurant business in Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY including a sports, dining and game venue, Union Restaurant & Game YardSpecial thanks to XtakeRuX for the music - Rocking Forward
Dale Crover from The Melvins joins Dwyer to discuss his solo album Rat-A-Tat-Tat!, quitting high school to tour with the Melvins, his first drum kit and Vin Scully VS. Harry Caray. Opening Song: "Shark Like Overbite," from Dale's album Rat-A-Tat-Tat!Dale's Bandcamp: HERE Dale's Instagram: @dcroverThe Melvin's website HERE All things Matt Dwyer HEREConversations With Dwyer is Produced, Edited and Hosted by Matt DwyerConsulting Producer: Dustin Marshall See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Grant DePorter has worked at Harry Caray's since 1989 (less than two years after the restaurant group was formed) so he worked closely with Harry himself for quite a while. Not surprisingly, he has some wild stories about Harry back in the day (including an estimated 14,000 bar visits and 300,000 alcoholic beverages consumed in his life). Grant also talks about the hard work he puts in to keep Harry's legacy alive, even if that means embracing some of the great and not-so-great Harry Caray impressions that are out there including Will Ferrell's and Ryan Dempster's. Grant grew up in a hotel, which not everyone can say. He's also a massive sports memorabilia geek, as evidenced by several of the stories he told during this interview. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theheckler/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theheckler/support
On this special bonus episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Adam Hambrick is the guest. The country singer-songwriter is a Capitol Records artist who has written songs for artists like Dan + Shay, Justin Moore, Lindsay Ell, the Eli Young Band and others. In 2019, his solo single "Rockin' All Night Long" hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His latest EP, Give Her a Rose, was released in December 2020. On the show, Adam and Fred talk songwriting, Nashville, Elvis Presley, whiskey, cellphones and plenty more. Whiskeys tasted: Angel's Envy Finished in Tawny Port Casks (21:16) Old Forester Rye (22:49) Kentucky Owl 11 Year Rye (22:49) Michter's 20 Year (38:09) EPISODE SUMMARY Fred and Adam touch on a number of points, such as: Fred starts the show by noting this bonus interview with Adam Hambrick happened in person, pre-Covid. Adam talks about the writing of the Lindsay Ell hit, "I Don't Love You," which he co-wrote, and how he got into writing songs. Adam talks about singing and how he's been singing since age 3, followed by his shift into songwriting - and then back into being a recording artist. Adam says it's "the Wild West" in terms of putting out music in modern times. Adam's impression of Will Ferrell impersonating Harry Caray is a highlight at around the 17:36 mark. Hambrick says he's a slow sipper and details his relationship with whiskey. Fred then breaks down Adam's palate by asking his food and flavor preferences. The verdict: Sweet tooth - but not too Adam: "I'm sneaky old. I've got two kids at home and a mortgage." Adam explains how songwriters do what they do and tells Fred he essentially does something similar with his whiskey and bourbon writing. They talk about how modern phones have become a constant distraction and shortened our attention spans, changing how we think and how we process information. Adam admits this knowledge has given him a "healthy disdain" for his phone. Fred notes that he is in the "eyeballs" business - attracting people's eyes - while Adam is in the "earballs" business, drawing chuckle from the songwriter. Of the Michter's 20-year-old bourbon, Adam says, "Oh my goodness. Holy cow." That about sums it up. They talk "special occasion" whiskeys. Fred says, "You know what's a special occasion to me? Waking up in the morning." On the way out, Fred and Adam decide to "solve some world problems." At that point, the conversation turns back to how cell phones have taken over our world. Adam notes that positive reinforcement on social media offers a hit of dopamine, which makes it a literal addiction. But then they talk about bologna sandwiches and mayonnaise. QUOTABLES Asked if he considers himself more singer or songwriter, Adam responds, "It's kind of all one river. When I'm writing songs, I'm always writing for myself in some way. And sometimes those songs don't fit the project, they don't fit what you're going to put out, so you just leave it open-handed and, like, if this fits for somebody else, by all means please record it." RESOURCES https://www.adamhambrick.com/ https://twitter.com/adamhambrick https://www.instagram.com/adamhambrick https://www.facebook.com/adamhambrickmusic/ FOLLOW FRED htps://www.instagram.com/fredminnick/ https://twitter.com/FredMinnick https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyE_GJtYr3yowks2iv1o4jg https://www.facebook.com/fred.minnick/ SPONSORS Michter's: https://michters.com/ Distillery 291: https://distillery291.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
World Series champ and one of baseball’s funniest storytellers, Ryan Dempster joins us!Ryan’s fun and raucous ride over 16 big league seasons is a must listen for Marlins, Cub, and Red Sox fans alike.Find out why the glove-flapping right hander put host Mark Sweeney’s hotel furniture out on the balcony, how former teammate Kevin Millar changed his career, how Lou Piniella impacted his role as both starter and reliever in Chicago, and Ryan shares with you the greatest World Series celebration story ever told on Major League Beginnings!
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Linda Franklin is one of the strongest people we know - and we mean that literally! She holds world records for power lifting and has ranked at an elite national level for cross fit. Linda was diagnosed with type 1 at age 26 and reveals she struggled with management until she found her community. You may know Linda from the amazing Facebook group, Type 1 Diabetic Athletes In Tell Me Something Good, the dedication of a dad. Innovations this week has an update on the longest wear CGM yet. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Check out Stacey's new book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Click here for iPhone Click here for Android Episode Transcription Stacey Simms 0:00 Diabetes Connections is brought to you by One Drop created for people with diabetes by people who have diabetes by Gvoke hypo pen, the first premixed auto injector for very low blood sugar, and by Dexcom take control of your diabetes and live life to the fullest with Dexcom. Announcer 0:22 This is Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms. Stacey Simms 0:27 This week, Linda Franklin is a world record holder for powerlifting diagnosed with type one at age 26. She's in her early 60s and at an elite level, but she says she really struggled with management until she finally met somebody else with T1D, who shared her passions. Linda Franklin 0:46 And I was trying to do CrossFit and coping with the crazy blood sugars. And I was really having a difficult time when I met him. It was really an eye opener for him and meat. We were just so excited to talk to each other about things, Stacey Simms 1:00 Linda and that friend Daniel went on to create a now well respected and very large Facebook group for athletes with diabetes. We'll hear more of Linda's story and get some great advice about fitness and type one in tell me something good. The dedication of a dad and in Innovations an update on the longest wear CGM yet this podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Welcome to another week of Diabetes Connections. I'm your host, Stacey Simms, and I'm really glad to have you along. We aim to educate and inspire about type 1 diabetes by sharing stories of connection. I don't know about you, I am on the edge. What a stressful time. I mean, this year has already been bonkers. I find myself, as they say, Doom-scrolling through Twitter, I was already on my phone way too much before this year. And it's just multiplied to the nth degree. Now, don't worry, I'm not going to talk politics here. This is not the place for that you do not come here. I am sure to talk politics. And if we were going to have a show about that, because let's face it, sometimes there are issues you would know before you heard me start talking. This is not that. But I do think it's important to acknowledge that politics is exhausting us. Everything is exhausting us right now. And I thought it would just take a minute to share with something that is really helping me. And maybe you have your own version of this. Maybe I'll put this in the Facebook group when this episode comes out. And it's Diabetes Connections of the group. I really hope you can join us on Facebook. It's such a great group of super smart, wonderful people. But what's helping me is another podcast. It is pop culture, happy hour. It's an NPR podcast. It's been going on for years and years. I think they just celebrated their 10 year anniversary. And they just talk about pop culture for 20 or 30 minutes. It's fun, it's distracting. And what I have been doing lately because I just found this podcast this year. So there's a huge back catalogue to me. I'm going back and listening to podcasts from 2016 2018. You know, I'm listening to them talk about movies, and TV shows and things that were popular in the news a long time ago. And you know what? It's a great distraction, and it gives my brain a break. So I know you come here for diabetes news and not necessarily weird podcast recommendations. But man that is really helping me right now. Along with walking my dog. Maybe I should give a little nod to fitness since that was what we're talking about. Actually this episode. You know, I live in the Carolinas. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. We're so lucky. We live near a Greenway and the weather is generally pretty nice. So I have been able to walk my dog almost every single day. She's actually right here under the table as I tape. She's usually pretty quiet and when she's not, We edit that out. But my dog's name is Freckles. She's not very friendly. She likes us but she hasn't met anybody else that she likes yet. Except maybe my dad. He does like when grandpa comes to visit because he also walks her every single day. But man, she's an interesting character. Anyway, we will get to Linda Franklin. That's why you're here. Linda Franklin, who is an amazing, amazing story, not just for her dedication to fitness and her passion for it her world records in powerlifting but her diagnosis story and what she found inspiring early on, and a teenage Bret Michaels how he makes an appearance. So we got a lot to talk about. But first diabetes Connections is brought to you by One Drop. Getting diabetes supplies is a pain. Not only the ordering and the picking up but also the arguing with insurance over what they say you need and what you really need. Make it easy with One Drop. They offer personalized test strip plans. Plus you get a Bluetooth glucose meter test strips lancets and your very own certified diabetes coach. Subscribe today to get test strips for less than $20 a month delivered right to your door. No prescriptions or co pays required. One less thing to worry about not that surprising when you learn that the founder of One Drop lips with type one they get it One Drop gorgeous gear supplies delivered to your door 24 seven access to your certified diabetes coach learn more, go to Diabetes connections.com and click on the One Drop logo. Like many of you, when I have question about sports and diabetes, mostly about my son, I head over to the type one diabetic athletes group. It is one of the biggest Facebook groups there is. But it's also largely drama free and full of support. My guest this week is a big reason why she didn't start the group. You'll hear more about that in our interview. But she is an inspiring and I think larger than life personality, who challenges us each week with flex Friday and other fun posts. Linda Franklin is a world record holder in powerlifting. And before that, she placed 14th Worldwide in the 2014 CrossFit open this interview was conducted live in that Facebook group, you can watch it there it's recorded and then playback in the group. Or you can see it on our YouTube channel Diabetes Connections over on YouTube, I will link all of that up in the episode homepage as usual, at Diabetes connections.com It was great to talk to Linda here is our interview. We don't normally take like this and who the heck knows how it's gonna go. But she's been such a great sport. And I'm so excited to welcome my guest someone a lot of you know quite a bit about but some of you may not and boy but a story. Linda Franklin, thank you very much for letting me in the group and agreeing to do this and fingers crossed, it all works out. Linda Franklin 6:22 Yeah, it will. Stacey Simms 6:23 Let's jump right in. Because this is a group for and about athletes. And I joined this group because of my son, who was a type one. And he's played a billion different sports. Most recently, he's more interested in wrestling. But I'm just so impressed with the amount of knowledge in this group. Do you mind just sharing how the group itself came to be? Sure. Linda Franklin 6:46 So Daniel Borba, who has been a lot a little inactive lately, because he's expecting his second child, which is super exciting. But I met him back in 2013, my brother said called me and said, hey, there's a type one diabetic in my gym, my brother on the CrossFit box. And we were both so excited because he knew I didn't know anybody. And so I met Daniel, we did a little tiny podcast that just disappeared, you know, was wasn't much of anything, but it was so great to get to know him. And he'd been thinking about exercising and not there just wasn't much knowledge out there for how to control blood sugars, exercise, being type one, taking insulin, it's very complicated. So he just got decided to start this group and invited me and here we are. This was seven years ago from June, and it's blown up. Well, unfortunately. Stacey Simms 7:44 Yeah. Well, I mean, there's good and bad, right? Linda Franklin 7:47 Yes, yes. Well, let's Stacey Simms 7:48 talk about the good and a little bit. I mean, we're gonna talk about your story and all of your incredible accomplishments. But I'm really curious seven years ago, and that's about when I started my local Facebook group to the diabetes community was interested in in kind of different things. The technology has changed. Now the knowledge has changed. Do you remember the first kind of questions people had I imagined it was just how do I work out without crashing? Linda Franklin 8:11 It was very small. We were like 300. To begin with, I would say for the first year, three to 500 people. So it got to be very intimate. And as the group grows, larger, questions become more voluminous. And you can start categorizing everything. But at first it was Yes, that was a big, big problem, or spike, what a really big problem was because it was really based around CrossFit to begin with was the spike after exercise. That was a huge, huge problem. And for me, too, because I was doing CrossFit at the time. And it was a that crashing and spiking after exercise was a big, big issue in the group, how to eat before you get started and when and how much and how much protein and I could go on? Stacey Simms 8:57 Well, I'm gonna ask you to so I made a note of that, because I think it would be great to get some of your advice a little bit later on. But you said CrossFit, now I'm looking at your bio, and I don't even know where to start your soccer CrossFit world record holder now powerlifting let's go all the way back before you were diagnosed in your 20s What's your sport in high school? Like Were you always athletic? Linda Franklin 9:24 I was a cheerleader. Okay, this was the 70s, early 70s back in what was cheerleading, Stacey Simms 9:30 the sport that it is now because the leader in high school in the 80s and it was not an athletic sport. Linda Franklin 9:36 No, it wasn't then, but I grew up with a bunch of boys and I climbed trees. I've always been a tomboy. And when I did sports in school and high school classes, I set the standing broad jump record in high school and you know, just stuff like that. I kind of excelled at every sport that I did. Except for basketball. I can't run in triple vault. So that was like, but I think my whole family's pretty athletic. Stacey Simms 10:04 So when you were diagnosed, first of all, what was the process? Were you given an answer immediately or at age 26? Linda Franklin 10:12 Was it? We don't know what it was strange. Like I've told someone before, or many people that women, it's typical when you have a lot of high blood sugars for a long time, or even a short period, yeast infections are a really big problem. And it was for me, and I was actually in the midst of bodybuilding, starting lifting weights. And this is what introduced me to weights which I found a real love for. And I started just eating a lot drinking a lot up on my ping and the yeast infections got super bad. I look like I walked like I'd been riding horse for. So I went to the doctor, gynecologist beat into a company says you need to go to the lab, like today. So I went the next day because I'm 26 living by myself and my back. Yeah, whatever. Okay, right. Yeah. And I drink in syrup all day at the lab. And by the time I was done, I was like, almost 800. So they said, we'll come back in a few days. And you're going to go see your doctor on Monday. And you know, but they let me go home. And it was really casual. I mean, they knew, obviously, I was diabetic, but they didn't put me in the hospital right away like they would normally now. And that's pretty much how it all got started. Stacey Simms 12:07 Did you immediately think? Did someone tell you you can go right back to the gym? Or were you told don't work out? Do you remember anything different? Linda Franklin 10:12 No, I just remember sitting in the doctor's office with a diagnosis on Monday morning. And he just literally went into a fog. He just said you know you're gonna, this is gonna cut your life short. And just all the old 70s routine. And he wasn't trained. I mean, it was an internist, or whatever you call them and wasn't really trained in depth about diabetes, treated mostly type two. So he did tell me not to do activity. But I didn't go back to bodybuilding because I wasn't feeling good. Stacey Simms 12:07 What led you back to your activities at all, though? Because you didn't ultimately wind up not exercising? Linda Franklin 12:14 Yeah, absolutely. So what happened though, is I got really active only to control my blood sugar. I refused insulin, I freaked out. Well, I didn't have parents looking over me gone for doing this. I didn't have Stacey Simms 12:28 an endocrinologist either. As you said, You know, I didn't. It was Linda Franklin 12:31 just pretty, pretty basic. And I just decided, Okay, well, after I eat, I'm just gonna I gotta jump rope. I jumped rope, or walked or ran after every meal for about three months, until I was down to eating out of a jar peanut butter and decided, I think I need insulin. I just couldn't do it anymore. But that's I just, it was ingrained in me to exercise anyway, before that. So I decided, Okay, I kind of laid off for a little bit. And then I got back into snow skiing and doing normal things. But I wasn't in great control or anything. But I still did stuff. Stacey Simms 13:10 Yeah. I mean, you couldn't have felt that great. But you also don't want to sit home and not Linda Franklin 13:13 feel great. No, I'm not wanting to sit behind and watch everybody do stuff when I know. So when did things start to get better? Actually, I would say right before my first pregnancy, I knew that I needed to get my ducks in a row before this happened. That was when I was 33. And I went to the sweet Success Program. But they were both my pregnancies were planned. And I decided I got my a one c under six and got pregnant, had my first baby. And then two years later, did the same thing. And then after that it got a little bit crazy again, you know, with kids and was hard to keep in control. But that's when I realized I need to do better. I didn't have a blood sugar meter, the first two years, I cut my strips into quarters to save money because the meters then would take cut strips, they won't know. So I did that. And I did all these things to save money. But I did a lot of injections to I was stacking insulin a lot up and down, up and down get really low get really high. And it was I was a mess. Before we move on, Stacey Simms 14:21 you mentioned something called Sweet success. Is that a local program to you is that a hospital program actually Linda Franklin 14:27 was a nationwide program, I believe for women type ones that get pregnant and they just start this program suitesuccess. I don't know if it's California based or if it is nationwide. I'm not really sure but it is I do know here in California and it was wonderful. He said he was at a more it was at a UC hospital. I was there every two weeks but they both went fairly well. Stacey Simms 14:54 It's such a different time I think it's hard to understand is Unknown Speaker 14:57 that Unknown Speaker 14:58 not only the insulins were different But as you said the blood sugar meters were new in the mid 80s. It's not like it is now at all. Stacey Simms 15:11 Right back to Linda answering that question and taking a look back. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dexcom. And we have been using the Dexcom G6 since it came out more than two years ago. And it's amazing. The Dexcom G6 is now FDA permitted for no finger sticks for calibration and diabetes treatment decisions. You do that to our warmup, and the number just pops up. I mean, do you remember back before where you had to wait in a two hour warmup, and then you calibrate then it would start populating? It's just a great advancement. We've been using a Dexcom for seven years in December, and it just keeps getting better. The G6 has longer sensor were now 10 days, and the new sensor applicator is so easy to use. Benny does this all by himself. Now. We love the alerts and alarms, and that we can set them how we want if your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions. To learn more, go to Diabetes connections.com and click on the Dexcom logo. Now back to Linda. And she's talking about what technology was like when she was first diagnosed. Linda Franklin 16:20 No, there were no cgms there were no cell phones. I mean. So it was Harry Caray. You know, I especially being diagnosed in my mid 20s. I know some people that were diagnosis, children, their parents kind of monitored them and got them through high school into adulthood with a lot of success, but also got them real regimented. Whereas me, I'm 26 I've already got my routine and this gets in the way. And here I am gone. Uh, well, I'm just going to make do till whenever until you know more good stuff comes along. And I I suck at technology. But I sure do love it. I'm telling you. Stacey Simms 17:00 Well, unless I'm laughing technology, I can't even get my your phone good wired things to behave. And you know when my lighting is insane, so we're in good company, sister. Don't worry about that. But let's talk about you said you started to turn things around a couple years after your second child was born. I'm curious, like, Did you meet somebody? Did you just say to yourself, Linda, I'm not feeling great. I want to do more. I got the CrossFit stuff going like Linda Franklin 17:21 I'm actually no, I never did know anybody until the dots started. So I didn't really know anybody that was type one, until I was probably well, until I met Daniel Borba the founder of the group. That's why my brother called me said I met a type one because I really didn't know anybody than other. I worked in endocrinology office, and there was another girl there that was, but it wasn't the same as meeting and talking about Stacey Simms 17:49 was it until you met him that you've got things. I don't see more under control. But you're such a success story. Um, Linda Franklin 17:57 it did help because it, it made me pay attention to it more, I was kind of brushing it under the rug for a lot of years, like, Okay, I'm just gonna just shoot myself through my chains and just keep doing what I'm doing. And he put it in my face. And I was trying to do CrossFit and coping with the crazy blood sugars. And I was really having a difficult time. So when I met him, it was really an eye opener for him and me to talk about, we were just so excited to talk to each other about things. But before that, my whole connection with type one, and any type of anybody else out there with it. What were diabetes forecast magazines, and I'll never forget when I was in my mid to late 20s. I got one with Bret Michaels on the cover on my porch. I had it I have a T shirt, but it was so cool. I'm like, Oh my God, he's a teenager with type one. Wow. Yeah, it was it was weird. But I had stacks of diabetes forecasts and I would read them. And that's how I connected to it. There was nothing else to connect to really for me. Stacey Simms 19:02 So tell me about CrossFit. This is not for the faint of heart. I don't even sure where to begin. I just think of people flipping tires. Right and to be ranked 14th in the world Linda Franklin 19:13 at one point. Well, that was 2014 CrossFit open. Yeah. What goes into that? I got in. Okay, well, it's at that point in time, I was training five days a week. And in between all that I was riding up and down to the CrossFit box on a bike that had no gears up and down hills, like so, you know, I'm a nut. So that's what I did. And I just trained five days a week and did everything I could I mostly trained with it was all younger people in the box. So you know, at my age I started like I was like 57. So there just aren't weren't that many people who were that age in my box. So all these younger people in there and I'm going I gotta keep up. Cuz that's my, that's how I think. Stacey Simms 20:03 So take us through a little bit of how you manage diabetes, though, for something like CrossFit, when it is it's cardio with strength. There's just so much going on. Linda Franklin 20:10 Right? Yeah. And there's a lot of variables and you don't know from day to day, and I actually had to talk to the owner there to give me the workouts the day before, which she doesn't know, CrossFit box likes to do that, because they don't want you to cherry pick their workouts, they want you to just come and do whatever is on the schedule that day. But I had told her, I can't keep doing this without knowing because I have to plan. And so she was kind enough to work with me and what I would do, I knew that what time the classes were, and after talking to Ronnie, my coach, back then he wasn't my coach, but he knew I was doing CrossFit. And he was actually an admin in the athletes group and said, you know, do some insulin and eat some protein and a small amount of carbs, but do half the insulin for it, and then go and take some Gatorade, put it in a bottle and have something to sip on, which is what I started doing, and it started to get better. But still, it was never perfect. It was really difficult. The ups and downs. And it mostly was the adrenaline afterwards kicked in. And I kicked in while I was working out. But afterwards, the blood sugar's were high for like 24 hours. And it was ongoing, you know, until I had to stop. Some days were different depending on the workout, but just some workouts just hit me really hard. So it was never stable. Stacey Simms 21:30 Did you ever figure out how to handle this? I gotta tell you and I'm only dealing with a teenager. Yeah. Isn't CrossFit that much? Like he hasn't workout like that is what I mean. But we definitely have those adrenaline highs after certain sports. Linda Franklin 21:42 Yeah, they're really tough alone. Yeah, soccer, I have really big problem with that, too. And my bigger problem, I think was all of it was that I would not eat. Like when I did soccer tournaments, I wouldn't, because I couldn't eat when I was out there running because I played striker. And it was, you know, a lot of sprinting, and I just can't eat and do that. So I wouldn't eat. And I think that is part of the problem was that I wasn't consuming enough food and taking insulin for it to get my blood sugar's down into a normal range. I think it's really important that people don't starve themselves around activities, just try to put your food in at a, you're not to stuff yourself, but eat the right things and take insulin for it, and you will get through it. It may not be perfect, but it will be better than if you don't eat at all, because your liver will raise its ugly head. Stacey Simms 22:37 How then did you go to powerlifting, because that's just a natural progression, it's something happened to just see something or set a goal. Linda Franklin 22:43 It was not a natural progression. I CrossFit, well, long term diabetes complications actually probably caused it I did with CrossFit, you do a lot of excessive gripping exercises, a lot of things are like do 100 days and then 50,000 level bar and you do the pull up thing. And with all the gripping that I was doing my overtime, your tendons thicken with diabetes when it's out of range. And so that's what happened and my fingers started to trigger all all of them all. But what happened for people who weren't familiar, Linda, I'm sorry to interrupt you. Can you explain what that is? When you say okay, triggered? Yeah, so trigger finger is you have tendons and all of your fingers. And there are two that go up to side. And there are little if you can imagine a fishing pole with a line on it with a little I don't fish but me there's, you know, there's a little you know, the little things that you thread the, the wire the line through, okay, so those are on your knuckles, and those of your tendons sliding up and down. So the line so when you when they get thick, and like weedy and stuff, then they don't slide as well, they get caught. So with the thickening tendon, it can't slide through the little shields that are on the side there on your knuckles, so they get caught and they get stuck, and then you pop your finger open. But it's a it's a really common problem with diabetes and in women that are my age. So I went to UCLA doctor, he said, No, all your fingers are involved, and we're gonna have to do surgery. So I had a lot of hand surgery. And so I recovered and then I had shoulder surgery several weeks later, so I was just a mess for about a year. But I knew that I needed to get back to lifting I just I missed it so much and I just couldn't sit still my blood sugar's were starting to was gaining weight. I'm like, Oh, I just don't like feeling like this. So I talked to my brother who's a CrossFit expert. He's been in the games four times, and he told me you know, you could possibly power left and went back to the gym, started working on it, put a video in the Athletes group and I said, Okay, I've kind of reached a point where I don't know where to go from here. What do I do? And Rodney saw my video and he's like, let's talk. So we talked. And that's how I got started. Wow. What Stacey Simms 25:11 is appealing to you? About powerlifting? I can think of a lot of things. But I'm curious, like, why do you do it? What do you get from it? Linda Franklin 25:21 Oh, man, that's a really tough question to answer. I think it's a rush of, and there's obviously adrenaline involved, too, but just lifting heavy, it's mental. You know, obviously, there's a physical benefit for it. But the mental part of it for me is that I like feeling strong. I just love the feeling of being strong, or getting stronger. And I don't care about, you know, records are great and everything. But to me, it's just the feeling of being strong is wonderful. Stacey Simms 25:54 What was it like, though? I mean, I know it's not about the records. There's a tremendous picture of you. I think you're breaking a record. And there's a crowd of people. I don't know if it's a video screen. I couldn't tell from the photo that I was looking at. And everybody's kind of cheering and robbed me, especially as cheering. Oh, you know what I'm talking about? Yeah, just Philadelphia Linda Franklin 26:13 meet that. I went to, I believe, yeah. And in fact, that was me. And Roz, such who is in our group and does the daily workouts on the weekends, we did a meet together, Rodney coached six or seven of us out with a group, but there were seven type ones that did that. Wow, that meet in Philadelphia. So I flew out there from California, never flown that far in my life. But I did it. And we It was a blast. And it was a huge type. One thing was so awesome. Stacey Simms 26:46 I'll come back to the other questions and about the records. But what was that like for you? I mean, as you said, You've never flown that far, you came all the way east to be with a group of type ones power lifting. I mean, that must have been an incredible situation just to be around everybody. Linda Franklin 27:00 Yeah. Well, and, and in fact, I hadn't met half of them. But we had talked, you know, over social media and stuff for some length. And although Roz, I knew before that she had come out and handled me for a meet in California, which was amazing. Another one of us flew out from Portland. And it was just, I can't even explain how crazy it was with the blood sugars and all the beeps. And it was just insane. But we were all there cheering each other on. And you know, Rodney had his hands full. Let me tell you. That's awesome. It was pretty incredible. Stacey Simms 27:35 What's different about managing blood sugar's when you're powerlifting? Then CrossFit, do you mind if is like a little bit of advice, maybe to for people who are looking to get into it. Linda Franklin 27:43 What I found is consistency is key. And it doesn't have to be every day. Because when I first when I first started getting really back into exercise, after being diagnosed, I tried to do something every single day. And I don't do that now. And I don't feel that I really have to other than I don't sit down all day long. But what I find with it is, it's more of a weekly pattern, versus a daily pattern. And if you do, train over time, you'll start to see changes in your blood sugar's at first when I first started, it wasn't great, but I started to learn how to treat. I knew what my weak plan was. And I could say, Okay, today, I'm gonna have a little snack before I go. But typically, I know how to combat highs better because it's not random stuff. I know what I'm getting into. Because it's just easier for me. It's more predictable. And now my body feels that it is to Stacey Simms 28:45 Is it a matter of keeping track and logs or looking at your CGM data? Linda Franklin 28:50 A CGM data is important. I used to keep logs ridiculously back before anything was around, so I can't do that anymore. I tried it last two days, and I'm done. But I do keep a workout book. I don't record my blood sugar's though. But I do know that when I go out there, I'm in a range. I either put my exercise mode on, I take my pop off if I see it start to fall, but I typically run fairly flat. Unless I just for some odd reason. Something goes awry. And that happens. Stacey Simms 29:23 You mentioned exercise mode. Do you use control iQ? Is that what Yes, Linda Franklin 29:27 I do. Stacey Simms 29:28 Tandem Dexcom. And it works pretty well for powerlifting. Linda Franklin 29:32 It does when you're doing high reps. When I do heavier weight, lower reps. I don't mess with it. I just leave it alone. But I do. You know I have an exercise bike in the garage. I get on every once in a great while. I do it Stacey Simms 29:47 a couple of minutes ago, you mentioned complications. And I feel like sometimes especially we as parents, we're so afraid to talk about that kind of stuff. Right? And the only way we want to talk about it is did you do it Right, with what did you do? What was your a win? See? How did you eat? Or did you at hell? You know, we were so narrow minded on that, that I just want to ask you, and I guess I'm, I'm trying to figure how to ask you. But first, let me say thank you for talking about complications in the first place, because it is something that happens. It's not something obviously, you have always taken great care of yourself, even when you were saying earlier that you didn't, you're active, healthy person. Is it hard, though, to share those experiences with the diabetes community? Linda Franklin 30:29 Actually, it isn't. And I feel that I'm being helpful when I do that. Because it could be diabetes, it could be anything else. To me, it's part of living life. And I look at it as I've done the best that I can, I don't look at it as a bad thing. I just try to let people know as not to be afraid of it, I do as I get older, I do have some anxiety around it now like seeing my blood work. When I go to the doctor i get i get real anxiety around lab work and stuff like that, I it's just part of getting older. It's not just part of being diabetic. You know, my mother died from type two kidney disease. And I helped her go through the process. And it was really, it left a real whole, you know, and I but it also made me aware that I need to, I really need to be careful. And so when I wait for my labs to come, I'm always like, how are my kidneys, you know, that's the first thing I worry about, because of what she went through. I saw what she went through. But you can only be the best you can from day to day. And I just hate to see people beat themselves up day after day. And I have adapted to what my hands are now they're not pretty and they're not, you know, my palms are strong, my fingertips are weak, but I found something I could do to keep me healthy. So you just adapt around these things. It's what we have to do as human beings, regardless of what we're dealing with. And I think it's good to know. I mean, I had someone reach out to me the other day about trigger fingers. She's been diabetic for almost 20 years, maybe I feel so good that people can reach out to me and talk to me about it. Because it's it's a real thing, just like frozen shoulder and all that other stuff in the end being type one diabetic. And I just think that it's okay. There are ways to handle it. I had a great surgeon, he fixed me up not perfect, but it's another chink in my armor. Now, and now I've got stories to tell right? down Stacey Simms 32:22 it's life with or without diabetes. Yes. You had mentioned before we got started that your daughter had learned a lot from you, in terms of being able to spot diabetes. Can you share that story? Linda Franklin 32:35 Yeah. So you know, with my kids, obviously, I've had two kids while being pregnant at 33 and 35. And both of them have had to give me glucagon. Unfortunately, I know, there's a lot of people that have lived as long with diabetes as I have and have never had to use it. But here I am. And they recognize signs just from being around me. Are you low? All the typical questions, but she worked at a daycare center and in a gym, and the couple brought their daughter there. She was 18 months old, and they dropped her off and she was not well, and my daughter was holding her and said, I think she's diabetic. I don't know what clued her in but there was some symptoms that this little girl was having that, you know, she recognized. I can't really tell you but I'm so thankful in a weird way that she did. Stacey Simms 33:25 And and the 18 month old did wind up getting diagnosed. Linda Franklin 33:28 Yes, she was the youngest in the county. Yeah, at that time. And actually she was it was in the hospital for quite some time and we ended up nannying her after that first my daughter, and then I did and I gotta tell you, kudos to you because I nannied her for six months, and I was a wreck. Oh, the literal wreck. I'm like, I can't do this anymore. Stacey Simms 33:52 There is truly I mean, every there's no good. There's no bad he didn't do the type one right? It all stinks. But there is truly something unique about toddlers and very little ones. It is a it's a circus. Yeah. It's just it you have to laugh. Linda Franklin 34:07 Because thank God, I know. Well, you know, the parents were super cool. And they just wanted her to be they loved having us there. And they knew that I handle it. But the thing is, and they were regimented, but not to the they want her to live a normal life. And it was so great to know that not to restrict her so much that she couldn't have fun. That's great. That's, that's funny. Stacey Simms 34:30 So a world record holder, all this wonderful stuff. You are in your early 60s. Now what do you have any any other goal or is there anything you're working on now? I mean, you've done enough You don't have to. Linda Franklin 34:44 Actually I am signed up for me to November, but it's November 7, in LA there's COVID there's the election. I think I may just pass on this. I'm really giving it some serious thought and I think it might just I might just do a mock meet at home. You know, I'm a little scared about the COVID thing, because I've had diabetes for so long and, and my age, even though I'm healthy, I don't know how much vascular disease I have. And they do say that that's an issue with it. So I just want to be careful. And there's no point in me really stressing out about something like that right now. It's not that important to me to go do so I figured I could just do a fake one in my garage. Hey, Stacey Simms 35:24 I've seen some pictures of your garage, though. Linda Franklin 35:26 I'm not what I was Stacey Simms 35:28 gonna say you. Did you put that together this year? Linda Franklin 35:31 Yeah, actually, some young kids here at the gym locally, the gym shut down. They had it at the gym, back up, and they sold it. And I bought it. Oh, I was very blessed in that regard. But yeah, so it's little tiny, single car garage. But I got it all in there. Just what I need. And it's working great. Stacey Simms 35:49 I'm curious. After all this time, it must be just such a part of your life. But do you still have to get psyched up to work out as often as you do? Are there days where you're just like, I'm laying in bed on none of this nonsense? Linda Franklin 36:00 And not very many? Yeah. I have them every now and then I had one just I think it was Sunday. Actually. It was like, yeah, I'll just put it off to tomorrow. But no, I have to set goals. Oh, to stay motivated, you know, but I I'm always looking for a goal. I can't not have one. And I think it's really important for people to have goals, but not to get so hung up on it. It's not a failure. If you don't meet it, it's the fact that you're working on something is the success. Stacey Simms 36:30 Before I do let you go here. I'm curious. There's so many people in the group here for support here for advice. If somebody is just kind of dipping their toe in the water as an adult with type one or a parent of a kid who's you know, playing high school sports, any advice for them? I mean, I would assume that with the technology that we have, things are easier, but there's still some basics that you have to think about. Linda Franklin 36:50 Yeah, well, there's always a couple things I preach about. And one is when I did have that really bad, low blood sugar, my daughter's boyfriend's a firefighter. And he said, Hey, you need to get up a box of and put on their low blood sugar type ones, snacks, or whatever you want to put on there. But make it bold and let everybody know where it's at. So when you go to sleep at night, and you start to have a low, it's always so important to have something on you or near you all the time. It doesn't have to be like if you're in the house, big deal. It could be across the room. But when you're in bed, and you're sleeping, you should have something by your bed, it gives your parents peace of mind. Or if you go play sports, you need to let everybody know that you're diabetic. I when I first joined a soccer team, that's the very first thing I did. I'm actually proud to be diabetic. Not that I like having it. But I'm proud to tell people look at this is me, this is what I'm going to do. And I want you to support me because I'm going to do this. So I think it's important to embrace it. Just let people know, don't hide it from anybody. And because they'll feel guilty if something happens. It's not fair to them, either. Stacey Simms 38:00 It's a good point. Yeah, it makes it easier for everybody. I always feel bad when people or kids are shy. Linda Franklin 38:04 And it's an educational point to you know, you bring it up and didn't tell people I had a guy asked me the other day goes home. You got it bad. Unknown Speaker 38:12 Yeah, you had the bad kind. Linda Franklin 38:15 Okay, so we sat for about a half an hour after about the night school. Stacey Simms 38:20 I just curious too, is anything ever happened? Where like it's popped off? Or somebody hit it with something? You know, My son has all sorts of crazy stories. Oh, Linda Franklin 38:28 actually, no, I've been pretty lucky. I'll just you know, knock it off on a door jamb or something. But you know, that's happened a couple times. But other than that, I'm pretty careful Stacey Simms 38:37 with a thanks so much. This was so fun. Thank you. Linda Franklin 38:39 You've asked questions I've never been asked before. I love it. Unknown Speaker 38:48 You're listening to Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms. Stacey Simms 38:54 You can find more information on Linda and articles on her and find that picture that I mentioned with Rodney Miller and I will put that in the Facebook group as well. But you can find everything at Diabetes connections.com. Every episode has its own little little almost like a blog post. But every episode has its own page with a transcript as well. You can listen you could download the episodes. You can listen on any podcast player. I mean, at this point wherever there is audio on Stitcher, Pandora, Amazon, we're all over the place. You can find Diabetes Connections. Up next Tell me something good with a very devoted diabetes dad. But first diabetes Connections is brought to you by Gvoke Hypopen. Almost everyone who takes insulin has experienced a low blood sugar and that can be scary. A very low blood sugar is really scary. And that's where the Gvoke Hypopen comes in. It is the first auto injector to treat very low blood sugar. 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She is a preschooler, I know that much. And the pump that they're talking about is the Omni pod here. Andrea goes on to say, Daddy stepped up and volunteer to also get a trial sailing pump. He's not type one to help support and show me see it is no big deal. And this is the cutest photo of the dad right next to me see, and they're both showing off Omnipod on their arm. And she looks a little nervous. Still, you know, preschoolers are doing that smile, and they're a little nervous. But then it's got to be great to have her dad next to her doing that. Kudos. I think by the time this photo has posted the time has gone by maybe two weeks, and she may have already been live with the Omni pond pump. And I hope things are working out great. I tell the story in my book, the world's worst diabetes mom. But one of the things that made me the world's worst diabetes mom is that I never tried on any of the technology. I never, you know, I never tried to make Vinny feel less alone. It sounds terrible when I put it that way. But I never put on a pump instead, I never put on Dexcom several reasons why. First of all, we're so lucky Benny has been surrounded by friends with diabetes, since he was diagnosed. No, we didn't have anybody close to us. We didn't have any people in our town or our school until at the end of first grade. And he was diagnosed at two. But we didn't know people through jdrf. And we didn't know people that we could hang out with and see one of my best friends started a little diet buddies thing for little kids. So we always knew people who had the same tech on that he had. And the other reason I never did it is because I was so afraid that if it hurt me that I would never be able to put it on Benny again. And that's true. I was terrified that if a pump in set hurt or a shot hurt or late by the time I had Dexcom he was he was nine years old, it didn't really matter anymore. But if that hurt, I had hardened my heart in the way that you do in this terrible way that you have to do when you are doing medical things necessary things to your child. And boy that sounds so dramatic when I put it that way but I think a lot of you understand what I mean. And we had caregivers who did it for themselves just because they wanted to experience it and said oh it's no big deal. It'll be fine. I was never sure it would be no big deal. Is that interesting how we as parents do things so differently? But back to this fabulous dad if you have a Tell me something good story, you can always email me Stacey at Diabetes connections.com or just drop it in the Facebook group I every so often, and they are always such great story. So thank you so much. quick look at innovations this week a segment I added this year Sensionic holdings which is the company behind the eversense implantable CGM, they have announced they are filing for a supplement application to extend the wearable life to 180 days. What does that mean? It means Hey, the FDA is now considering letting the eversense CGM system expand 280 days in the US that is quick math six months. And that is up from the three months that it is currently allowed for, you probably haven't heard too much about ever since recently. And that's because honestly earlier this year, wasn't clear that they were going to make it with COVID. Everything else that had happened, it really seemed like the future of the company was in doubt. But they cut a deal with asensia diabetes care, which used to be part of Bayer diabetes. So very, very big company here, which I think is a good move for the ever since we've looked into it because with many wrestling and who knows what will happen with wrestling with COVID. But workouts are starting again pretty soon as I can't imagine they're doing actual wrestling. I'm guessing this is more just fitness workouts. But wrestling is a really tough sport for diabetes technology as you can imagine, because everything's fair game, so somebody could put their hands pretty much on you almost anywhere that you could put a Dexcom or a pump in set. So we've got a lot of great advice from people who've been there. And we've got lots of good methods but we are looking into ever since as a possible backup plan. It's weird to think about because you know, full disclosure here you know, we use the Tandem X to with control IQ which means we need the Dexcom G6 right now. So that kid could have the ever since under his skin and then the Dexcom has Well, not during wrestling season, I don't know what we're going to do. But as always, I will keep you posted on that. But if you have any news for innovations, and that does not have to be a big technology news story, it can be your hack your tip your trick for diabetes, please let me know as well. I said a couple of weeks ago, this was going to be a very busy time in terms of news stories in the diabetes community always seems like fall has a lot going on. And that is definitely the case. podcasting is really hard for breaking news. But I do my best when something happens to kind of go more in depth and give you a perspective on it by talking to the actual players involved. So I hope you're in the Facebook group or follow me on social media, because that really is the best way to stay on top of what we're doing here. I don't mean to be cagey. But in terms of the timing of the podcast, there are a few things that I have that I've taped that I hope to release in the next two weeks. And as I'm talking to you here, as I'm taping this episode, I've got like three different news stories that I'm working on that I don't know, maybe they'll be old news by next week. So got to do the best we can with the weird time shiftiness of podcast, or maybe someday somebody will pay me to do a daily diabetes news show. If that's you, let me know. Ah, thank you, as always to my editor John Bukenas from audio editing solutions. Thank you so much for listening. I'm Stacey Simms. I'll see you back here next week. Until then, be kind to yourself. Benny 46:28 Diabetes Connections is a production of Stacey Simms Media. All rights reserved. All wrongs avenged
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