Fox Sports’ Joe Buck is co-hosting a radio program on St. Louis’ KFNS this week with Tim McKernan, and for the show’s test-run, who can blame the duo for pulling out all the stops in terms of star power? Among their initial guests, Buck & McKernan chatted with Jared Allan, Howie Long, and most spectacularly,
Randy Moss, jock-sniffing reprobate Charlie Sheen (above, right). The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Deb Peterson transcribes highlights of yesterday’s love-in.
“I’ve gotta tell you also, Joe, I was in Minnesota for Game 6 ’91,” Sheen said. “I was there. And if I’m not mistaken, you honored your father with the Freese walk off, the same call. It was so cool. I had tears. I was like he’s been waiting 20 years to do that you know…”
Buck answered: “It was almost 20 years to the day and anybody who asks me about it and why I did it, I did it for my mom who was watching and hanging on every word and misses my dad like crazy. It’s in St. Louis. St. Louis kid David Freese hits the home run so it just fit. And I’m not going to be a Jack Buck cover band and do his hits…I’m just going to leave well enough alone and that will be that.”
Expounding further on his baseball fandom — which he referred to as his religion — Sheen said: “That’s the greatest game ever played, by the way. I think it’s just this much better than Game 6 (in) ’75.”