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Ron Cameron In One Word:

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borderboy653659200
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:49 am

Mono,Cameron is a fugly,minimally educated, nearly homeless, ill 74-year-old who failed at baseball umpiring,is seeing his radio career fade as younger,more wordly folk (or in far too many cases,reactionary nutjobs) abound,plus he's been on the periphery of others' greatness without experiencing it.He's the prototypical bitter old man who longs for the "good old days" (which might have been good for straight white men;not so good for the rest of us) and gets increasingly crabbier with each passing day .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:53 am

I wonder how many of Cameron's "buddies" really want anything to do with him,as they likely know he repeatedly name-drops them. If "Married With Children" were redone, Ronnie would the perfect choice to play Al Bundy ,a shoe salesman and a dude who can't stop talking about his four-touchdown game at Polk High School.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:11 am

The classy Judge Keith,96 when he passed away Sunday (and who mentored Willie Horton,among scores of others) likely briefly encountered Cameron,and,gentleman that he was,likely engaged Ron a couple of times,leading Cameron to believe Judge Keith and he were boys. How pathetic is it that Ron,whose " life" has become basking in others' glory ,would now use a couple of chance meetings with a judicial and Civil Rights giant to bolster his claim "friendship" with Judge Keith .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Mr.Transistor » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:25 pm

Cowboy, perhaps one of Ron's faithful listeners will ask Ron if he will be in attendance of Judge Keith's viewing which will take place on May 11 at the Charles Wright Museum of African- American history since he was so close I would expect him to be in attendance. It's going on all day so Ron has no excuses. Heck- perhaps we could all meet up there and then go to the Patriot Studio in Canton and you could be an in studio guest with Ron for the couple hours. It would be a very nice host-listener bonding time. Us schlubs can get your take on sports! We could also go out carousing a few of the local nightspots and keep our eyes on some of those buxom blondes as you call them.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:21 pm

As he cravenly seeks to bask in the reflected glory of others, Ron has made some rather dubious claims about his association with the deceased. In his self-serving narrative, Ron was the last person to speak to Jack Adams, Ernie Harwell’s best friend at the end of his life, and one of the few people Geordie Howe recognized deep into his dementia. Ron’s been asked whether he attended services for Harwell and/or Howe and he said no, that’s not his “thing.”



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by JGP1954 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:42 pm

I've been listening to Ron to close to 40 years, and he's the same as always. Just enjoy his act, it's that simple. Enjoy his interviews with Charlie Maxwell, Paul Foytack, and others. His interview last week with Phil Regan was quite good. Regan is an excellent guest with lots of stories, and he's' still working with the Mets in spring training. One note from the past was worth a chuckle: When Ron was interviewing Charlie Maxwell a couple of years ago on WDFN, Maxwell remarked it was good to be interviewed once again on WJR. When Ron informed him he's on WDFN not WJR, you could tell Maxwell was a bit crestfallen. My son and I got a giggle out of that one!



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:49 am

Mr. Transistor,let me assure you that the buxom blondes would be averting my gaze . I'd LOVE to be Ron's in-studio guest,though since I don't drive,I'd have to get one of my motoring buddies to bring me to the studio . (I met Cameron in '84 in a Walkerville-near-East-Side Windsor-bar called Kozak's By The Sea ,and his guest was an agent whose name I've long forgotten,ironic since Cameron,then as now,despises agents,notably Scott Boras,whom Ron dubs, "BORE-A**.")



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:04 am

JGP1954, Regan was my cousin Fergie Jenkins' Cubs teammate from 1968-72. (Next time Regan is Cameron's guest,I'll ask him what it was like to play for the rather rambunctious Leo Durocher .) Also,Regan managed the 1995 Orioles, for whom Brady Anderson hit 16 homers and drove in 64 runs ;next season, a muscle-bound Anderson hit FIFTY homers,with 110 RBI FROM LEADOFF. (What a waste of power,Johnny Oates,though you'll be reading my opinion from Pearly Gates Field.) When I asked Regan if he thought Anderson's one-season power surge was PEDs-related, Regan didn't rule out Brady's
possible (?) involvement,but also said that even in '95,Anderson was hitting more flies in an attempt for more homers .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am

Maxwell is ninety-two,so can be forgiven for confusing the Patriot for WJR .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:14 am

Excuse me,the VERY ALIVE Davey Johnson skippered the '96 Orioles and "slugger" Brady Anderson .(Wonder if Johnson raised a Spockian eyebrow at Brady's bopping ?)



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by JGP1954 » Wed May 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Cowboy, you're one of my favs! And, I heard you talk to Regan that day. I remember him on the Cubs., etc. My grandmother lived in west-central Indiana and didn't own a TV set. So, when we went to visit her, I would listen to the games on WGN in my father's car. Of course, they were always day games from Wrigley. Phil is a great guest for Ron and others. He threw a great spitter, too.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:20 pm

Thanks for the love,JPG 1954 !!!! Regan was mediocre with the Tigers,but learned the spitter during the '65 offseason,when he was traded to the Dodgers for Dick Tracewski. In a '68 game, Regan slid into second and was called out and some slippery elm tablets escaped his uniform,but somehow Regan wasn't ejected because he told the umps he didn't know how they got into his uniform !!!!!



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:21 pm

I mean,JGP1954,of course !!!!!!



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Deleted User 14992 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:25 pm

Come on everyone show Cowboy some love!



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by JGP1954 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:06 pm

Hey Cowboy, I'd love to hear you ask Phil Regan about Leo Durocher. I bet he could talk an hour about Leo the Lip!



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