When a legend like Johnny Bench makes plans to stop by, you clear your schedule and get comfortable. That’s exactly what Boomer & Craig did in anticipation of the Hall of Fame catcher’s arrival.
Bench arrived shortly before 8:30 a.m., sat down with the guys in the Allstate Studio and talked about a whole host of topics ranging from his stellar playing career to his two young boys, who are 6 and 2.
Bench talked about his relationships with Pete Rose and Ted Williams, the mark PEDs have had on the game, and seemed to get a real kick out of Craig donning the chicken suit (pictured), paying homage to the San Diego Chicken and Bench’s stint on the Emmy-winning series, ‘The Baseball Bunch,’ in the early 80s.
Before saying goodbye, Craig was sure to ask the question on everyone’s mind, what is the 64-year-old Bench ‘benchin’ these days…
LISTEN: Johnny Bench Stops By And Stays Awhile (06/01)