Hansen, Revo, Doocy, Hammer? Yeah, About Time for Some Media Minutiae.
*Mike Doocy back on the air: Love me some Dooce. He's solid and his Sports Sunday on Fox4 is as comprehensive as any weekend wrap-up show. He's been in a bad way recently, suffering from a horrible cold/un-Swine flu that produced a cough that actually damaged a vocal chord. The good news: He was back on the air last night for the first time in about a month. "Still a little hoarse," Doocy emails me, "but the voice is on the way back."
*Jim Reeves out to pasture: Everything I know about baseball I learned from Duncanville BBI and Revo. One of the nicest, brightest guys in what can be a very slimy sportswriting business. Had countless nights traveling and talking and, yeah, sometimes drinking with Revo during my 18 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. So I absorbed the announcement of his retirement as bittersweet. Happy that a good guy is leaving on top. Sad that the Texas Rangers will have one less voice to keep them accountable. 40 years and 5,000 columns. I kneel in awe, Revo.
*Greg Williams ... I've got a call into Hammer. Far as I can tell, there are no imminent plans for him to re-surface on Big Dick Hunter's show. So what's up? Stay tuned ...