MJ in the Minors (w/ Curt Bloom, Dir. of Broadcasting, Birmingham Barons)
Pulling Tarp Podcast
Remember when Michael Jordan played one season of Minor League Baseball? Curt Bloom, Director of Broadcasting for the Birmingham Barons, remembers it well! The Hall of Fame Broadcaster joins the Pulling Tarp Podcast to chat about his extremely interesting career and what it was like to work with MJ when he gave baseball a shot.
The Last Dance - Extras 3 (Guest: Curt Bloom - Birmingham Barons Radio) - AIR105
In all Airness - Michael Jordan-era NBA history
My guest is long-time Birmingham Barons Radio Broadcaster, Curt Bloom. This is a special episode as it’s the first devoted purely to Michael Jordan’s baseball career. This conversation was recorded after episode eight of the The Last Dance had aired.Curt talks about first hearing the news that MJ could be headed to Alabama, how Jordan adjusted to life as a Minor League player, his interactions – and later, a special one-on-one interview - with Michael and more.Plus, Curt gave me the thumbs-up to include audio snippets of some iconic calls he made of various MJ milestones as a Barons player; all unheard for over 25 years. Sign-up for Adam's FREE monthly newsletter - receive exclusive details on upcoming podcast episodes and future guests to appear on the show.I appreciate all feedback and welcome ratings and reviews of my show via your podcast app of choice.Follow: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | OvercastFeedback: e-mail (audio welcome)
Curt Bloom was the play-by-play announcer for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, in 1994 for the one (and only) season that Michael Jordan played professional baseball. It's a season he'll never forget and a season that forever bonds those who experienced it. On Episode 33 of the Life Around the Seams, hardwood meats hardball. Bloom was there for every game, every at-bat, every bus ride, every visiting hotel, every mob scene as fans wanted a glimpse of the greatest basketball player alive trying to play professional baseball. We discussed how the Barons front office scrambled to get ready for Jordan, the facts and fiction about the famous bus the Barons used, pickup basketball games, MJ rubbing his wife's pregnant belly for good luck, Jordan's work ethic and improvement as the season progressed, and much more. Bloom's memory is fabulous, and if you want original audio from 1994, we recommend his personal website for clips and interviews: https://curtbloom.com/?page_id=1323
Birmingham Barons Announcer Curt Bloom Joins the Business!
White Sox Business: A show about the Chicago White Sox
Since last episode, it's been decided that James has no taste in music, and that Vanessa Carlton's 'A Thousand Miles' is, one hundred percent, a banger. Speaking of bangers, today's interview with the Birmingham Barons radio announcer, Curt Bloom, is absolutely smashing (4:00)! The guys chat about Curt's near three-decade stint as the Barons announcer, starting back in 1992, and his interactions with a certain NBA star turned bat-toting wonder, Danny Aing...PSYCH...it's Michael Jordan. HA GOT 'EM! The trio delve into 'The Last Dance' and Jordan's magnetic nature in the way he attracted fans as well as Curt's pick-up game with his Airness (10:00), MJ's gradual growth on the field (15:30), the better prospect, Luis Robert or MJ (20:25), and Curt's under the radar MJ tale (28:30). Before we wrap, Tom and SCOOPS pledge their allegiance to a KBO club for the season (37:45).Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomFornelliFollow James on Twitter: @JRFeganFollow Curt on Twitter: @CurtBloom4Follow Jordan's bat on Twitter: @WriteSoxSave 40% off your first-year subscription to The Athletic by visiting: theathletic.com/southside Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices