[asset|aid=240|format=image|formatter=asset|title=RBRiPodLogoSmall.gif|width=180|height=179|resizable=true|align=right]Did you know that the top of the pitcher’s mound is 10 and-a-half inches above the level of home plate? On this edition of Red Belly Radio I just couldn’t help myself. I went into the Red Belly Radio vault and found a gem.
About a year ago I talked to Nolan Ryan. Nolan was a Major League pitcher—well, that is a gross understatement. I guess you could say he was the Major League pitcher. He played 27 seasons and even in his 40s he could throw pitches faster than 100 mph. He holds all sorts of records, is a very nice guy, and I maintain that he is clairvoyant. (listen to understand the fortune telling reference.)
So what is the tie-in with Southwest Airlines and a retired baseball pitcher? Well, in addition to Nolan Ryan being a past spokesman for Southwest, he is now one of the owners of the Texas Rangers who are playing in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. I’m pulling for the Rangers because I live in Dallas and I like Nolan, but in all fairness, I like San Francisco (the city) but have never met anyone form the Giants organization to interview.
I don’t know how often it happens, but this year, (well within a 12 month period,) both the Super Bowl and the World Series will be played in the same city. That city if of course Arlington, Texas, and it is not too far from Love Field in Dallas. Cool.