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Marty Lurie’s show heads across the Bay

You might have seen reports today that Marty Lurie’s radio show, “Right Off The Bat,” won’t be a part of A’s pre-game programming anymore. Apparently the A’s flagship station, KTRB-860, wanted to go in a different direction. Marty has since landed a gig w/KNBR-680 to host a Giants pre-game and post-game show.

I’ll miss seeing him in the Coliseum press box and dining room, and hearing his voice being piped through the press box speakers during batting practice. Marty has more pure love for baseball than anybody I’ve come across in my three seasons covering the A’s. When you’re standing next to Marty, he wants to engage you in a conversation about the game. Not just to pass the time or be polite, but because he genuinely wants to know your opinion about whatever topic he brings up. I had the same experience whenever he asked me to come on his show. It wasn’t so much an interview as it was an effortless conversation that happened to take place on the air. … He’s just a pleasant guy and a great conversationalist.

Best of luck, Marty. See you over at AT&T …