Boy, if nothing else, today’s broadcast indicates the obvious. For all the nostalgia, fairly tough listen, no?
Contrast that with the snap and pop of the Wimpy & Benetti broadcasts of the past few days. Even the corny or rerun material was fun. And sometimes, there was some insight packed into it.
.@jasonbenetti: "You hungry, Wimpy?— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 4, 2018
PACIOREK: "Sure, always."
.@jasonbenetti: We need to get you some of the new food that's in the ballpark here.— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 4, 2018
PACIOREK: Oh, I've had some of it already. It's early.
.@jasonbenetti: I know you want a funnel cake— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 5, 2018
WIMPY: Who doesn't?
[@JasonBenetti finishes xfinity X1 promo]— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 5, 2018
WIMPY: That's not 11? That's not Roman numerals? They use Roman numerals where I come from.
BENETTI: So if you have xfinity x1, you just speak into your remote and Wimpy will get up and change the UHF dial if you ask him real nice.
.@JasonBenetti: Can we get you a Lemon Chill, wash down the nacho helmet?— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 5, 2018
WIMPY: That nacho helmet was good. Are you supposed to eat the plastic?
BENETTI: I knew something was wrong.
WIMPY: A little indigestion.
BENETTI: A little gamey.
WIMPY: Albuquerque, nice town. I played there in 1970 ...— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
.@jasonbenetti: Were they the Dukes then?
WIMPY: Yes. We had these big, canary yellow uniforms, with red trim. Oh, did we look good in 'em.
BENETTI: Did ya?
Wimpy reveals his two top options for a walk-up song, if he was playing today:— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
1. Beer Barrel Polka (Frank Yankovic)
2. Coffee and Cabbage Roll Polka (The Schmenge Brothers)
[Replay of Eddie Rosario fouling a ball off his hooh-hah]— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: Let's see ... OH! ... [voice cracking] excuse me!@jasonbenetti: It' is an upper-thigh injury.
WIMPY: Yes, he won't be singing bass tonight.
WIMPY: I went 1-for-40 once. That wasn't fun.@jasonbenetti: To start the year?— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: Oh, no, every other month.
BENETTI: How do they normally ship you the Self-Deprecation Award?
JB: Jeff Szynal will put your name in lights— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: A guy who's been around a long time, Jeff, 35 yrs
JB: Sure he'll appreciate you saying that
WIMPY: Yeah, he's very old
JB: Talk abt a captive audience: His scoreboard crew HAS to listen to us
WIMPY: Oh boy, that's a shame
[Tim Anderson hits his first HR of the game.]— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: Every once in a while, a lightbulb will go off in your head ...@jasonbenetti: What's the wattage on the lightbulb in your head?
WIMPY: Not much. Two.
[Wimpy wore Drysdales's #53 with @Dodgers for just 1 day]@jasonbenetti: What'd you do in that game that the clubhouse guy took it away from you?— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: Well, it was just practice! He didn't like the way I walked around in it or something...my overall game didn't appeal to him
.@jasonbenetti: Oh my goodness.— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) May 6, 2018
WIMPY: I was scared to death, look at me.
BENETTI: You were just terrified of cameras? What was off-camera there?
WIMPY: I think somebody was coming after me. Someone much bigger. pic.twitter.com/yIl4ScnuwH