95.7 “The Game” is bringing back a host they let go two Novembers ago.
“Inside The Bigs” w/ @BigUrbSports returns March 1st & airs Saturdays 9a-12p during baseball season! Plus weekly call-ins on The Wheelhouse!
— 95.7 The GAME (@957thegame) February 19, 2014
I’m guessing “weekly call-ins on The Wheelhouse” means Urban will be a regular guest with John Lund and Greg Papa once per week or so. Also, the new show’s time means he will presumably be going against his old “teammate” at KNBR, Marty Lurie, except Lurie will not just work Saturday mornings, he’ll also take calls on Saturday afternoons, Saturday evenings, as well as before and after every Giants game on Sunday as well.
Urban has a full-time job away from the world of sports radio, so the new timeslot makes sense. It also shows that Urban isn’t much of a bridge-burner. After getting let go from CSN Bay Area, he was later seen as a studio analyst on a part-time/contract basis (something he may do again this year). He also went back to KNBR after parting ways with that station, but soon after his second stint as a weekend host on 680, he left for KGMZ.
Will this mean 95.7 will get to announce the return of the “Unicorn Hour,” featuring Barry Zito? Zeets did pitch for the A’s after all, and 95.7 is still Oakland’s flagship station … as far as I know, anyway. Does anyone even know where Zito is, by the way? My best guesses have him probably either paddling out somewhere in Maui or practicing Jack Johnson songs on his guitar under a palm tree, but I have no idea. For what it’s worth, Jon Heyman says Zito hasn’t retired yet. He’s “taking a break.” Uh huh.
I listened to a good portion of Mychael Urban's show this morning. Overall, I thought it was good. It was nice to hear him on the airwaves again. The only problems I had were, he kind of talked A's a little too long. Yes, it's their flagship station, but I thought the show was supposed to be about the Giants and the A's and all of MLB in general. However, he did have an interesting question regarding the A's and Coco Crisp.
He also didn't take as many calls, and at times kind of rambled a little bit, but overall, I thought the show was good. I wonder if he feels weird being back on the air again.
sad to say I forgot all about Urbs.. now that he's "back" it's kinda sad remembering how things went down for him on 95.7 the game.. but seems like he did good for himself outside the sports talk/writing world.. and having him comeback Saturday mornings with "Inside the Bigs" is just money.. it's what he does best and exactly waht The Game needed on Saturday's
welcome back Urbs.. can't wait to talk sh*t to you on the txt lines again
Urban is OK in small doses. He needs to lose that smug air he has about him, like he's been in MLB clubhouses and you putzes haven't, that type of thing. And, please, do NOT bring back Zito in any way, shape or form. As for competing with Marty Lurie, good luck...
Sounds like from Urban, Zito is waiting for one of the SoCal teams to have a need and hopes to hook up with them (though ex-teammate Mulder's comeback wasn't too good with the Angels). Urban seems like a good dude. Prefer him in small doses which should work. No more pairings with that infant Lund.
Glad there filling up that saturday spot. wasnt a fan of the ESPN stuff they aired. Now that they also brought back Drew Hoffa they showed bring back the hockey show he did with brodie brazil.
I'm happy that Mychael Urban is back on the air! I still don't know why they let him go in the first place. It's kind of too bad that KNBR didn't bring him back though, but Marty owns weekends on KNBR during baseball season now. If Urban would've went back to KNBR, it would've been cool if they would've brought back that segment Damon Bruce had with him on Tuesdays.
I like Marty, but Urban could be a good alternative. That would be interesting to see them both go up against each other in the same timeslot, if the Giants are playing a Saturday day game, or early Saturday road game and Marty does an early Saturday Giants pregame.
But yes, good for Mychael Urban!
I guess calling JB a dictator isn't burning his bridges. Good for him.