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Off to spring training

The closest airport to my offseason home in North Carolina is Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International.  It is one of those airports which offers a flight to Toronto once every six months and, thus, labels itself “international.”  It has slightly less true overseas verve than Outback Steakhouse.  

I normally have better luck flying direct out of Raleigh or Charlotte, each about an hour and a half door-to-door from Winston-Salem.  To fly to spring training today, I chose Charlotte and a 10:21 direct flight to Orlando.  So, I got in my car this morning and began my Sunday drive to CLT.  It rapidly became apparent that today was, indeed, Sunday.   The first four stations I clicked to on the radio (including an NPR station) provided me religious music.  The fifth station offered “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”  There’s something faintly symmetrical there.

The final destination is Viera, Florida, the spring training home of the Nationals.  As of this writing, the Chiefs’ parent club is 4-2 this Grapefruit League season, which gives the Nats exactly four more wins than they had in their first 11 games last March. 

Keep an eye on the blog and our Inside Pitch podcast for news and notes from Viera along with interviews with former and soon-to-be-Chiefs all week.  Also, once Kevin joins me on Thursday, we’ll be filling our YouTube page with video updates from Florida.  Drop me an email at and let me know who you’d like to hear from.  If you’re nice, I think I can probably take your suggestion and run with it.

Here’s hoping my flight this morning is significantly less turbulent than DePaul’s basketball season.  


Inside Pitch schedule update

Inside Pitch will air today from 11:00am-11:30am and next Saturday, March 28 from 11:00am-12:45pm.


Baseball fans can listen live this week from Melbourne, FL home of the Washington Nationals to “INSIDE PITCH” the Syracuse Chiefs radio show. The voice of the Chiefs – Bob McElligott and Chiefs General Manager John Simone will report from the Nationals spring training home beginning Monday night from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Sports Radio 620 WHEN. The Special Spring Training shows will continue through Wednesday, March 18th at the same time.

The Chiefs will wrap it all up with a special expanded show on Saturday, March 21st at 11:00 AM as Inside Pitch prepares for Opening Day 2009.

You won’t be able to get this information on Chiefs baseball anywhere else, but here on

Show Times

Monday – 6 PM – 7 PM 620 WHEN
Tuesday, 6 PM – 7 PM 620 WHEN
Wednesday, 6 PM – 7 PM 620 WHEN
Saturday 11 AM – 12:45 PM 620 WHEN

Rob Dibble on Inside Pitch this week

Don’t miss former Cincinnati Reds “Nasty Boy” Rob Dibble on Inside Pitch this Saturday, January 31, at 11 am on SportsRadio 620 WHEN. Dibble was recently added to the Washington Nationals broadcast team on MASN.

John and Bob will also get a Super Bowl report from Joey Lucci of Phil Steele Publications.
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