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Ep. 822 We Win, They Lose
Summary: In this episode I address the troubling connections uncovered between the players in the Spygate scandal and the legal team involved with Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers. I also address the up-vote for Brett Kavanaugh taken today. Finally, I address the suspicious withholding of congressional testimonies by Comey, Brennan, and Mike Rogers. News Picks: Why is the testimony of Brennan, Comey, and Rogers being withheld? Larry O’Connor’s piece addresses the severe backlash likely to develop as a result of the Democrats’ attacks on Kavanaugh. Hollywood liberals are sniping at each other over Kavanaugh. Were witnesses in the Kavanaugh case pressured to change their stories? A suspicious death in the Spygate case. Is China hacking our sensitive technology? The jobless rate is at historic lows. Copyright CRTV. All rights reserved.
Aired 3 months ago 82:07
114: New Yorks Polo Grounds With Stew Thornley
We cap off the long Memorial Day holiday weekend with a look back at one of the New York metropolitan areaâ€™s most memorable sports stadiums of yore â€“ the Polo Grounds â€“ with author and Minnesota Twins official scorer Stew Thornley (The Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories of New York City's Historic Ballpark, 1880-1963). The â€œPolo Groundsâ€ was actually the name of multiple structures across upper Manhattan during its history.Â As its name suggests, the original venue (1876-1889) was built for, well, polo.Â Located between Fifth and Sixth (Lenox) Avenues just north of Central Park, it was converted to a baseball stadium in 1880, soon becoming home to the cityâ€™s first major league pro teams â€“ the Metropolitans of the American Association and the Gothams (later, Giants) of the National League. Pushed out by a re-gridding of the borough in 1889, the Giants relocated northward to what became the second incarnation of the park in the Cooganâ€™s Hollow section of Washington Heights in 1890.Â Coincidentally, it was also the year that most of the teamâ€™s best players bolted to the upstart Playersâ€™ League â€“ also called the Giants, playing in their own new (and larger) stadium (called Brotherhood Park) right next door.Â When the PL folded at the end of the season, the recombined NL Giants moved over to Brotherhood Park, rechristening it the â€œPolo Grounds.â€Â This third version â€“ later renovated after a fire in 1911 (technically becoming the stadiumâ€™s fourth version) â€“ became the structure most remembered by long-time baseball fans, especially for its distinctive â€œbathtubâ€ shape, very short distances to the left and right field walls, and unusually deep center field. While synonymous with the history of baseballâ€™s Giants (including Bobby Thompsonâ€™s 1951 historic playoff â€œShot Heard â€˜Round the World,â€ and Willie Maysâ€™ dramatic over-the-shoulder catch during the teamâ€™s 1954 World Series run), the Polo Grounds was also home to the New York Yankees from 1913-1922 â€“ and the first two seasons of the NL expansion New York Mets from 1962-63, while waiting for the new Shea Stadium in Queens to be completed. The Polo Grounds was also the center of New Yorkâ€™s burgeoning professional football scene â€“ notably the National Football Leagueâ€™s New York Giants from 1925-55 â€“ but also the NFLâ€™s oft-forgotten Brickley Giants (1922) and Bulldogs (1949). Â In later years, it also became the temporary home of the fledgling American Football Leagueâ€™s New York Titans from 1960-62, and the renamed â€œJetsâ€ in 1963 â€“ including the last-ever sporting event to be played there â€“ a late-season (and typical) loss to the Buffalo Bills on December 14, 1963, in front of only 6,526 diehards. We love our sponsors SportsHistoryCollectibles.com, Audible, Streaker Sports, OldSchoolShirts.com, and 503 Sports â€“ and you will too!
Aired 2 months ago 123:17
Ghostwood 055: The Endgame of Windom Earle"
Charles and Xan are back to discuss the final episodes of the Windom Earle saga, including their commentary for â€œBeyond Life and Deathâ€, the original Twin Peaks series finale, featuring Kenneth Welsh as Windom Earle, Kyle MacLachlan as Dale Cooper, Heather Graham as Annie Blackburn, and Don Davis as Major Garland Briggs! Email Ghostwood atÂ GhostwoodPodcast@gmail.com Ghostwood on Twitter â€” @GhostwoodCast