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Lip Man 1
02-19-2007, 11:12 PM

George has put up the LORN BROWN interview. You can find it on the main page. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed speaking with Lorn who is a funny guy with a lot of stories to tell.


02-19-2007, 11:20 PM
I remember Lorn Brown. He was a nice, sane balance between Harry and Jimmy.


02-20-2007, 01:27 AM
Ah yes, Lorn brown... great announcer and who could forget the Big Payoff Inning! :D:

02-20-2007, 03:57 AM
A very very good announcer despite his tendency to go a little overboard on stats...oh and his endless listing of players who played for both the Sox and Cubs.

Still I was very sad the day he left for Milwaukee.

Medford Bobby
02-20-2007, 09:28 AM
:cool: Great interview....after recently listening to the July 15, 1977 Sox game a few times this winter it was nice to hear Lorn's take on that era with the Sox and his relationship with Harry and Jimmy.

So true with Lorn's take on baseball broadcasters today, just get an XM radio and hear the many different styles of radio announcing today. Some great and some.....:(:

02-20-2007, 11:55 AM
Great job as usual, Lip.

02-20-2007, 12:03 PM
Great job as usual, Lip.

Yep, another great interview LIP.

02-20-2007, 12:41 PM
I love when he told Willie Hayes that he may run like Mays but he hits like ****.

02-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Wow blast from the past. I remember listening to Lorn and Del Crandall on WMAQ way back when.

02-20-2007, 04:43 PM
That was cool! Excellent work!

02-20-2007, 07:04 PM
Yes another great job by our resident sports pro. I really liked Lorn Brown and he sure beats the hell out of what we've got now.

02-20-2007, 07:26 PM
Lip... enjoyed the article... as always... TREMENDOUS JOB!!!
Here's to you... :gulp::gulp::gulp:

02-20-2007, 08:16 PM
Great interview, Lip.

This seems to be in character for LaRussa:
“The second time was when Tony LaRussa came up to me and was upset because he heard that myself and Del Crandell (Author’s Note: Brown’s radio partner in the mid to late 80's) were managing on the air. I asked Tony where he heard this and he said the guy who filled up his car told him about it.”

When do you think Brown was offered the Bulls radio job? It seems like it was after Christmas '87, but Jim Durham and Red Kerr did the simulcast on the radio until at least '91. Was it after Durham left and Doer was hired?

02-20-2007, 08:25 PM
Yes another great job by our resident sports pro. I really liked Lorn Brown and he sure beats the hell out of what we've got now.

I'll second that. He was a true pro and easy to listen to when you were doing something while the game was going on, just like his successor, John Rooney.

Lip Man 1
02-21-2007, 12:39 PM

First off I appreciate the kind words. George already has something in the vault that he's going to release around opening day that should make a number of you very happy.

In addition I had the pleasure of speaking with someone who is one of the smartest and was one of the best pitchers in MLB in the past 45 years recently. That will be a future WSI Interview.

Bump...hope you're enjoying the Florida sun, and that you personally have a great season.

Regarding Brown, from what he told me I'm thinking Reisndorf made him the offer after Westinghouse fired him from WMAQ which would be around 1988-89. If the comment is accurate, that means Reinsdorf was willing to give Lorn the job and either fire Durham or make them 'co announcers.'


Lip Man 1
02-21-2007, 02:13 PM
Just spoke with Lorn on the Bulls offer. He said Reinsdorf offered it to him in the Bard's Room while he was still doing Sox games, in front of Drysdale and Hawk.

Lorn said he appreciated the offer but liked doing Big Ten games and wanted to remain with that network.

After Lorn said no thanks, they went to a simulcast with Durham and Kerr both on radio and TV.


02-21-2007, 08:37 PM
Excellent work as usual, Lip.