By: Bill McAllister
On Wednesday’s show, Stoney and Bill invited listeners to get a famous person to call in to the show for a chance at winning a trip to Lakeland, Florida to take part in Detroit Tiger’s Fantasy Camp. The trip was for you and a friend and included 8 days and 7 nights, airfare, room and board, meals, a home and away jersey with your name and number (yours to keep) and you get to play baseball every day at the Detroit Tiger’s spring training facility in Lakeland, Florida.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Mobility Revolution Envelops the Region
The idea was to get a famous celebrity to call into our show. Whether you knew them or a friend knew them, didn’t matter, get them to call in on your behalf. We didn’t know who they were until they spoke, which made it fun for us. We started out great with a call from Fox Sports Detroit’s play by play guy Mario Impemba! Next up was former Tiger pitcher Frank Tanana, current Detroit Lion DE Lawrence Jackson and former Lions kicker Eddie Murray. Then we got the most random of random calls, former homeless dude turned voice-over actor Ted Williams, the man with Golden Voice! The calls kept coming in, former Lions QB Eric Hipple, then the voice of the Detroit Tigers, Dan Dickerson (Oh Man!!!) followed by Survivor star Mike Skupin.
Then someone raised the stakes, actor/comedian Dax Shepard called our show and was very funny. We thought, “this is it, this is the biggest one yet”