This a conversation that aired recently between Andelman and a caller:
Eddie: Go ahead. You're on the Eddie Andelman show.
Caller: Hello Eddie.
E: How ya doing?
C: Very well.
E: Very gill?
C: No, very well. Excuse me. I just called to answer your questions, and I've got a sports question for you.
E: But, are you an all-around sports fan?
C: Far more than major sports.
E: Well, what else do you cover, like NASCAR auto racing?
C: Well, I can speak about it, sure.
E: And what about badminton, tennis, and golf?
C: Well, I know the rules of badminton....
E: Anyway, go ahead.
C: All right, now....
E: Would you like the Celtics to get Dominique Wilkins or Horace Grant?
C: Before we even ask that question, Eddie, gotta know, why are we signing any of them?
E: Well, you could say, (D) None of the above.
C: I would have to say none of the above for one reason. We need someone who is going to turn this franchise around. If I had the $2.8 million, I'd sit around and use it at an opportune time.
E: But if you were a season-ticket holder, or you own this team, you want to get some television ratings....
C: Then I would sign Dominique Wilkins for two years because he is your go-to man, which the Celtics do not have and he'll play all the time.
E: Now you can ask me a question.
C: OK, here you go. Henry Aaron's 715th home run was hit off of Al Downing. Correct? What was Al Downing's number?
C: Very good, Eddie.
E: Well, that's an easy question. Thanks for calling.
You're all right. That guy had a lot of common sense.