Denny Matthews and Matt Fulks: Hi, Anybody! Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It

Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews and journalist Matt Fulks discuss Matthews’ 40 years broadcasting Royals games and the current state of major league baseball.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Hall of Fame broadcaster Denny Matthews and journalist Matt Fulks discuss Matthews’ 40 years broadcasting Royals games and the current state of major league baseball.

The event will be filmed by Metro Sports. Audience questions will be encouraged.

In Hi, Anybody! Why I Love Baseball and What I’d Do to Fix It, Matthews and Fulks offer an inside look at the events he has witnessed during his more than five decades in broadcasting – from the Royals’ pennant-winning teams of the 1970s and 1980s to the World Series championship in 1985 to the recent troubles of a team struggling to keep up with teams in far larger markets.

Matthews and Fulks cover everything from resurgence in baseball attendance to the blight of performance-enhancing drugs as Matthews details what’s right and what’s wrong with the sport of baseball and explains what he would do to preserve baseball’s place as America’s pastime.

Matthews has been with the Kansas City Royals as a radio announcer since the club’s first season in 1969. Fulks is a freelance writer and editor and co-host of the syndicated radio show, Behind the Stats.