Marc Lichtenfeld is a financial analyst and he moonlights as a boxing announcer. Next Friday he will be announcing The WBA Cruiserweight World Championships. Dick talks to him about both his day and night job.
Sheldon Kennedy played for the NHL for years, but he’s better known for standing up and talking publically about what he went through as a victim of child abuse by one of his coaches. He now works to prevent the abuse of young people through a group he founded to train people to recognize the signs of abuse.
Diane Crump was the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby. It used to be illegal for a woman to be a jockey. Even after the law changed, male jockeys would boycott any woman who tried. Also in this episode, a check-in with Jeremy Lee.
This July, Cody Dent managed to spoil a perfect game by Boston Red Sox minor league affiliate the Lowell Spinners. It’s kind of like the infamous 1978 day in which his father Bucky Dent spoiled a game for the Red Sox.
Kim Ng grew up playing stickball on the streets of Queens, NY and is now one of the most powerful women in baseball. She is vice president and assistant general manager of the L.A. Dodgers. Dick Gordon talks to Kim from her office at Dodger Town. Also in thie episode: producer Joe Vella and behind the scenes with the Beach Boys on their Pet Sounds album recording.
Boxing announcer Marc Lichtenfeld balances his day job in finance with his night job in the ring. Also in his episode, Mike Sacks has spent many nights on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court in order to be first in line to hear the Court’s oral arguments.
Today, the international soccer organization FIFA is holding elections for president. There is only one candidate in the race - Sepp Blatter - and the organization he runs has been dogged by accusations of corruption and bribery. So an enterprising sports writer, Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl, launched a campaign to unseat him.