Stop, Hey What's That Sound...........

Bob Reinbolt, Chief of Staff for Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner has often said that he never listens to WSPD. Both he and the mayor explain that we are too negative, have nothing to say, and they enjoy other stations programming.
That's why it was so odd this afternoon to get an e-mail from Mr. Reinbolt saying that while listening this morning he heard the discussion on the budget and listeners ideas on how to trim back spending. He was nice enough to include 9 points he wanted me to know about what the city has done so far.
Rather than post them here, I'll read the e-mail in it's entirety Friday morning on air. It deserves a full airing since we allowed listeners to have their say. And even though WSPD is the official right wing radio station for Toledo you are free to call in and tell me how good the city is doing with it's finances. Of course you might want to do that after watching the Erie Street Market tour posted below.

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Fred be da man! Everybody be listening to Fred in da morning and be sayin, hey, dat man be right! He gots the mayor's top commander be listening and Fred be so glad about it he gots to tell it on Swampbubbles. He be big time now. 'Course, if deys shuts down the Erie Street Market and da Blade don't be printing no mo, will our man Fred have anything left to talk about? Where be my material, Fred by sayin. Who did my homework? Where dat mo-fo newspaper? Maybe Fred be cuttin' to weather, sports, and traffic on the 5s instead of da 10s? And be talkin 'bout gift certificates lots more? Be playin' five year old cuts of Carty over and over again, and over again, to fill air space? Fred indeed be da man. Reinbolt be listenin' to him! Fred be arrived. Frederick is indeed the man!

Patience is a great virtue.

or Don Wert? Can't be Don Wert. Gots to be the 'Gator.'

That be you? You doin' all right, man? We'll never forget all those pinch hits, man. Gates be da man before "be da man" was said. The fall of '68 was magic, wasn't it, and you were a big part of it, Gates, bigger than most folks realize, even if you were an ex-con. You could slap a single to left or slam with power to the right. You did whatever needed to be done. Remember the crowds screaming for a pinch-hitter? And who dat pinch-hitter be? Here comes the Gator! This was our team, man. Fucking shame that what we did in St. Louis is remembered by only a few. Take care, man. That was our team. Always will be.
D. Wert (the guy at third)

Patience is a great virtue.

great glove, no stick. Whatcha hit career? About .240? No, not gonna look it up.

True story--Don Wert grew up in the same county in Pennsylvania as I did. They ran a little box in the Sunday paper that summarized his games for the week, what he hit, etc. . Called it 'Wert's Week.'

Your fellow Pennsylvanian made sensational grabs to the left and the right of the third-base bag. He wasn't a Brooks Robinson but he was goddamn good. Mr. Wert also collected his share of clutch hits and drove home his fair share of runs. Pitchers considered him the weak spot, wouldn't try to tease him around the corners and instead fired it right down the pipe. Mr. Wert would always say "Fuck you, I'm driving it into right-center and bringing home Cash from second." Although he would swing and miss on too many occasions. Mr. Wert was always best with men on base. And he had a good glove at third. A very good glove.

Patience is a great virtue.

don, don, don, when are you going to learn not to not eat potato chips before you go to bed? you know it keeps you up, and makes you grumpy and and talk like you don't know proper english. :) you are the guy who, has corrected people on their spelling and punctuation on this site before, remember? did you have to be so mean to fred? : ) fred is just trying to do his job, and you take great pleasure in nit picking his posts. now, go grab baby bear, put your big boy pants on, and climb into bed. remember, it's an exciting day at the old people's home tomorrow, you get to play BINGO!!!!!!! oh boy! oh boy! be a good donny boy and play nice and go to bed. :)

fred, so, what did he say? please excuse don. :)

'Course, if deys shuts down the Erie Street Market and da Blade don't be printing no mo, will our man Fred have anything left to talk about? Where be my material, Fred by sayin. Who did my homework? Where dat mo-fo newspaper? Maybe Fred be cuttin' to weather, sports, and traffic on the 5s instead of da 10s? And be talkin 'bout gift certificates lots more?'

That's good. That's very good. As Johnny Carson used to say, 'Funny stuff.'

Anything you want to ask the Beach Boy man, 'Gator'??

OK, I'll ask...how old are you anyway, Mr. Wilson? You wouldn't disclose that in the daily paper interview with you year or so back. Always wanted to know and why you didn't want to tell. Do tell.

Who be dis Mr. Wilson? The old fart living across da street from Dennis the Menace? I know he don't be the man who wrote "God Only Knows." Dat be 'nother Brian Wilson. We s'posed be all up in shit 'cause dis Brian Wilson be on line? He be accepting questions? We be crawling up da mountain to seek wisdom from this on-line guy? Dis bad ass dude be goin' to lissen to some Beach Boys instead, you know whadda talkin' 'bout?

Patience is a great virtue.

I hope I'm not the only one who finds donwert's brer rabbit style of writing just a little offensive. Oh well, freedom of speech and all that. Rock on don. You do remind me a little of mike coon though.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

nah, I'm just as entertained.

just as I am when I hear mexicans and bostonians and texans write out what it sounds like to them.

ever try to have a conversation with an older than shit Bostonian?

tha caw shore looks na undor dat twee.

but I hate baseball, so I have no idea who don wert is.

Except the Mud Hens. The Mud Hens rock!

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