We’re about a month away from the start of the regular baseball season. And we have a special guest in Marty Gitlin, a local author who has recently finished a book about the Cleveland Indians called The Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine which is available from his website from March 1st and then from retailers on April 1st. Gitlin joins us to talk about the unusual events he details in the book about the Indian’s history from its inception in the late 1800s to the demise of the offensive Chief Wahoo.
Gitlin has authored over 150 books since 2006 and has gained increased notoriety for his sports and pop culture trade books highlighting significant sporting moments and athletes. The Ultimate Cleveland Indians Time Machine presents a timeline format that not only includes the Indians’ greatest moments – including World Series appearances and individual achievements – but also some very unusual seasons and events, such as the team’s 20-134 season of 1899, the “Crybabies” of 1940, or the infamous “Ten Cent Beer Night of 1974”. There are dozens of impressive, wild, wacky and wonderful stories over the years regarding Indians history and Gitlin is the perfect person to write it with his trademark humor and thorough knowledge of Indians lore.
We also have new music from two Cleveland bands – Window Dogs and Jivviden.
Window Dogs (pictured above) will be opening to Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band on March 10th.
And Jivviden (pictured above), a band that will be part of the Cleveland Music City’s Best of 2018 showcase at Mahall’s on March 1st along with Ma Holos and The Venus Flytraps.