I I have always liked Ken Korach and enjoyed reading the last posts about him. I wrote for the Barry Zito Forever Blog for the last 7 years but it has been pretty dormant for a long time now. I got into bike racing and was doing that more than anything for the last 2 years until last Sunday when I had a bad accident during a bike race. I broke my femur in many places and have a head injury and my racing career may be over. I was unconcious for 20 minutes and I don't remember anything from the crash til the the intense hip pain as they were lifting me into the helicopter to fly to Regional. Instead of training and bike racing and planning our trip to Europe this summer, my goal is to relearn how to walk. And follow the A's with the same sort of fever I used to have.
I think it's a great time to reinvest myself with the A's. They have a great young team, and listening to Korach is still great too. We went to the bobble head game the day before Baden's perfect game. In my mind our game was perfect too.
I did an interview of Korach in 2004. I found him to be just a great guy on the phone and some of the same things people pointed out about him I found out back then. Maybe someone would like to read the interview? Well it's still online:
The hospital I am in has lousy TV and internet service. TV doesn't have much for me anyway. I got my wife to bring in an am radio and listened to the game last night. Ken was great just like he always is. During the game as Halliday was approaching a perfect game for the Phillies, Ken and Vince were talking about Braden's game, Ken said " Announcers get butterflies too when there's a perfect game in the 9th inning" Then there was a call that went like this: "Fly ball hit deep to center, Rajai's on his horse..." I've heard that "he's on his horse" line before but it does strike me as funny. What's the horse in this metaphor? The players own legs? Isn't Rajai always on his own legs? His legs are only a horse when he is running full speed. When he trots he is not on his horse anymore, but horses trot? I get the picture though, there has been a deep drive and the outfielder has correctly judged that it is deep and making maximum effort to catch it. In this case Rajai didn't get it, but the A's won and took over first place and June starts Tuesday.
It's a good time to get back into the A's.