Yesterday, former Bears cornerback Jerry Azumah sang the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field, and prior to the song Cub radio commentator Ron Santo conducted a very entertaining interview with him.
Santo: So you were a running back in college, why did you play defensive back in the pros? Did you tell them you liked to play defensive back more?
Azumah: Well, I guess they saw something in me as a defensive back.
I’m thinking: Uh, Ron, a rookie wouldn’t have told the team where he was going to play, Mark Hatley converted Azumah to DB.
Santo: Of course the biggest news for the Bears was trading for Jake Peavy in the offseason.
Azumah: Uh huh.
I’m thinking: Wow! That would have been even bigger news than the Bears trading for Jay Cutler!
Santo: How tall is Peavy?
Azumah: I think he’s around 6’4″.
I’m thinking: That’s great, but how tall is Jay Cutler?
This went on for a couple more questions about Cutler/Peavy, and Azumah never said anything about it. It was funny. I have no problem with crazy old uncle Ron; it was just entertaining.