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Chicago Cubs baseball is back on the air!

By bullpenbrian at 03.13.2013 2 comments.

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  I’ve twice run my ipod through the washing machine, on accident of course. It still works to this day, and is now seven years old.

This week I accidentally ran my hand held radio through a full spin cycle—after leaving it in the pocket of my sweatshirt.

The front case, as you can see, was knocked off, so was the battery flap, and the tuning knob was spinning like a pinwheel.

As a sports radio junkie, this devise goes just about everywhere I go around the condo—kitchen, bathroom, Man cave. It’s a part of my daily routine, or was, until I gave it a thorough cleaning.

No way it would work again, right? Well, much to my surprise, after drying out for 24 hours it did! Chicago Cubs baseball is back on the air!

Truth be told, I shouldn’t be so shocked this little guy survived. It has, after all, endured two National League Division sweeps and a 101-loss season.

Thankfully, it should also be around for better days ahead, assuming I don’t accidentally iron it, flush it or cook it in the microwave.

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  1. I’ve lost two IPods int he washing machine. Not as lucky as you. And is that an actual transistor radio?

    • bullpenbrian says:

      Yes, it is! I’ve had three in my lifetime.

      The first a J.I. Joe radio…perished.
      Then an identical one (named Sparky, no less) to the radio pictured…lasted until 2006.
      And finally this one, which may or may not last depending how much damage I put it through :)

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