This morning on the Fan, the topic was the great closer Grant Balfour failing his physical and also of course the old saw of Ken Wienman's and others about how the Orioles won't spend money. Now it's unfortunate that Ken Wienman apparently missed the Ryan Sebring shows on the Fan on the topic of the Orioles and spending money because they were by far the best sports discussions (technically shows) that I've heard on the radio in a long long time. He was full of passion and also facts to back up his passion.
Now if you know Ken Wienman, he has been relegated to back up status on the Fan doing only fill in slots. He used to have his own shows. Now up until this morning Ken was my favorite on the fan. Nothing defines relief like turning on the radio in the evening and instead of getting a hyped up motormouth who loves to "sing" along with the music and think it's entertainment like hearing the voice of Ken Wienman. What Ken usually does is talk about sports, no screaming and yelling, no putting down of callers, no schtick, no hype, no blowing his own horn.
This morning when a caller expressed his displeasure with the Orioles signing a player who couldn't pass a physical and his suspicion that Billy Bean might have known about it, Wienman cut him off, hung up on him and then pretty much ridiculed the guy and patted himself on the back for it. He said that the caller was just going to repeat what he had just said.
Ken what are you doing? You're a marginal player on 105.7 The Fan, you're relegated to only fill in status, where do you get off hanging up on people whose views you think aren't worthwhile? Apparently your bosses think your appearances are less than worthwhile too, you'd think you'd have some sympathy. I can listen to an idiot pretty much anytime I want to on the Fan (especially in the evening), I don't need another one. From you, I was used to and expected more. No more.