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Chaz Rough: Welcome everyone to his edition of Looking at Louisville. I am Chaz.
Stacey Yates: And I am Stacey.
Chaz Rough: Now, do you remember that jingle?
Stacey Yates: I sure do. We thought we’d put this podcast, we would do our Louisville take on that jingle.
Chaz Rough: Yes.
Stacey Yates: Mainly because we have a really exciting event coming in the town at Louisville Slugger field in July; the Triple-A All-Star Game, we’ll talk about that and your baseball such a—Americas favorite past time, it’s such a apart of the fabric in Louisville with Louisville soccer mats being made here and everything that we have here at Patterson Field, you amount just a—was a World Series in the past two years.
Chaz Rough: Past two years and Valley Sports in the South end of Louisville, one of the little league world championship series.
Stacey Yates: It was a cult community really rallied around. It was an exciting.
Chaz Rough: It was very exciting.
Stacey Yates: Yeah. Now, we’re not only famous for our hotdogs here. We’ve got some good ones but we’ll let our friends up the road in Cincinnati playing the deck but actually in Louisville Kentucky, we are the home of the creation of the cheeseburger.
Chaz Rough: Cheeseburger?
Stacey Yates: The cheeseburger.
Chaz Rough: Cheeseburger.
Stacey Yates: In 1934, so we’ll talk about that.
Chaz Rough: We’re going to go to Kaelin's.
Stacey Yates: We’re going to Kaelin's for dessert. We’re going to the apple pie portion of course we could have talked about Derby pie which may be we’ll talk about that in next years Derby episode with Alan Rupp from Kern’s Kitchen. We’re going to go—get one of there all time best selling favorites is the apple pie at the Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen and then there is the Chevrolet component and this is not Chevrolet land.
Chaz Rough: Nope, nope.
Stacey Yates: This is country Ford Country.
Chaz Rough: Now Ford is one of the Louisville’s largest employers and they had two plants right here in our very city.
Stacey Yates: Right.
Chaz Rough: And we’re going to cruise around Louisville, we’re going to take you at this in a Ford Convertible Mustang.
Stacey Yates: We’ll have a lot of fun in this episode. Let’s play ball!
Hey we are at gorgeous Louisville Slugger Field with the President of the Louisville Bat and we’re going to talk baseball, Gary tell us about this—
Chaz Rough: Wait, wait, Gary you said you are going to let me hit the ball, right?
Gary Ulmer: Well I am positive that I am going to find something for you to do.
Chaz Rough: Can I—Well can I run the basis?
Gary Ulmer: Well I talked about the—
Stacey Yates: Why don’t you do that Chaz? Let’s talk about—
Gary Ulmer: I got a better idea; you see that four-o-five sign at the center field? Why don’t you sprint out there and buck, we’ll time you.
Chaz Rough: Can I do that?
Gary Ulmer: Go ahead. Go for it.
Chaz Rough: All right, I am going to do that.
Stacey Yates: Starting now.
Chaz Rough: Okay.
Stacey Yates: And now that we got rid of him, tell us a little bit about this exciting event.
Gary Ulmer: It’s July 16th, the merry Triple-A All-Star Game come to Louisville along with the Rally’s FanFest on July 14th, a couple of exciting nights and really once in a lifetime opportunity. These events could never go back to Louisville, the opportunity to see future hall famers right here in the center fields. It’s a sought after event, there are a lot of nice cities, a lot of nice stadiums out there and so, the time was right for us to bid upon it and now here it is but it really is a game and event that you’ll not be back in Louisville this way. Maybe your lifetime but I admire them so, we hope the fans embrace it and enjoy it.
Stacey Yates: And the really reason we took it is that I was like 16, yeah.
Gary Ulmer: Hey! Now, you cheated, do it again.
Stacey Yates: Yeah.
Chaz Rough: What?
Gary Ulmer: You’re cheated.
Stacey Yates: It wasn’t nearly long enough.
Chaz Rough: Are you serious?
Stacey Yates: It was only like two minutes, I don’t think we got any of that of on film—I think it was—off camera.
Gary Ulmer: You know one thing when the scouts are out here looking at town, what they like to see is from home to third.
Stacey Yates: Hit it.
Chaz Rough: I’ll get warmed up a little bit more—
Gary Ulmer: Nice shirt, go for it.
Stacey Yates: Okay, we were on affordability, I think the ticket prices are 16 and 20?
Gary Ulmer: Yeah, $16 to $20.
Stacey Yates: Talk more about the FanFest.
Gary Ulmer: Fan fest? Going to be cool, we’ve rented—
Stacey Yates: I can’t write the Convention’s—it’s main Convention’s—
Gary Ulmer: —over 50,000 square feet of the Convention Center so to Sunday through the Tuesday of All-Star Game Week, there will be a FanFest, all kinds of stuff to do; everything form autographs from the All-Star Teams and former Cincinnati Red players to a big wiffleball field, designed to look like a miniature little center field where kids can get out and play but it’s mostly catered for families, bring the children down, spend a few hours on Sunday afternoon.
Stacey Yates: Wonderful. Well we certainly wanted to have folks in town to come to play All-Star Game but especially if you are out of town, go to our website at gotolouisville.com and look your hotel room; get a whole package online and come enjoy some of some great baseball.
Gary Ulmer: Absolutely.
Stacey Yates: Well thanks for a—
Gary Ulmer: Well thank you for coming out.
Stacey Yates: In this—I’ve come out here and notice the privilege to actually be in the field and he’s back.
Gary Ulmer: There, you are not dirty.
Stacey Yates: He’s back, yeah.
Chaz Rough: Yeah I know, saving after Stacey.
Stacey Yates: We’ve done the important work, now we’ll let you play.
Chaz Rough: There we go.
Well since we’re talking about baseball, we had to come to the Slugger Museum where they are having a very, very cool exhibit. It is baseball’s signed by the Presidents, you know when they throw that pitch out to the game started, well, they have tons over here for Bill Clinton to Richard Nixon to—
Stacey Yates: All the way back to Teddy Roosevelt.
Chaz Rough: Yeah you know Teddy Roosevelt, when he signed it was May 30 which was my birthday.
Stacey Yates: All right.
Chaz Rough: So I was like, that was pretty cool and—
Stacey Yates: It’s a really cool exhibit, it is called Play Ball, Mr. President and it is coinciding with election year so it is going to be running through November 30th. In fact, they have special place already reserved for the that a—the McCain sign ball and Obama Sign ball. Now, the big question were, it’s like an a—waiting for who is going to be the president. —
Chaz Rough: Who is going to be able to —
Stacey Yates: True American countries has happened, William Taft was actually the first president to serve only throughout that first pitch in 1910 and every president since has a—had a—
Chaz Rough: Well that, we have finally made it over here to lunch and boy it was a good—we’re here at Kaelin's restaurant in the Highlands where they are the creators of the cheeseburger.
Stacey Yates: And a lot of people dispute that. There are couple other restaurants out there in the U.S. that lay claim to this but it actually done some investigation on it.
Chaz Rough: Yes, it is on the web, go check it.
Stacey Yates: Yeah, it is on the web. The two other restaurants that lay claim to it were head menus dating form the 1935 and 1937 and Kaelin's actually has a menu from 1934 and then the burger been around for a while in the United States from the 1880s on but they say, Carl Kaelin was the first to—in this kitchen one day sitting around thinking, “oh I think I’ll put this slice of American cheese on this hamburger” and as it—it was still hot and as it melted, he said this is the cheeseburger, put it on the menu for 15 cents in 1934 and they have been serving them every since.
I had the mini cheeseburgers which were—and Mark; our faithful producer had actually the big fat, the America Cheeseburger.
Chaz Rough: Mac Daddy. And I actually had a grilled chicken sandwich with some Brussels sprouts. So you can get—
Stacey Yates: And a—put ahead of Pesto. —
Chaz Rough: Yeah, a little pesto.
Stacey Yates: Which was pretty crazy for Kaelin and—
Chaz Rough: So you know the cool thing is that you can come here and get a little bit of the hamburger and the greasy fry fill and then you get to some grilled chicken and some Brussels sprouts so you get a little bit of a healthy fill too.
Stacey Yates: And they also had on the menu, crab cakes? Sounds interesting in saving for fruit cuts.
Chaz Rough: Well we’re going to next?
Stacey Yates: We are going to have dessert at Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen to kind of complete our whole theme of the segment—the apple pie segment.
Chaz Rough: Let’s go.
Stacey Yates: Let’s got.
Chaz Rough: Well Stacey, I don’t know about you but this is a great way to end the day. We get to eat some ice cream here for the home made ice cream and pie kitchen right in the Highlands.
Stacey Yates: That is right.
Chaz Rough: Where they have many locations but his is the first location.
Stacey Yates: This is original. This is one of those home grown Mobil establishments and what a great one. We also have in front of us is their number one seller, kind of fit in our whole theme for the day—baseball, cheeseburgers, apple pie and Ford this is there Dutch Apple with a caramel topping. It is their number one seller, of course they also have Derby pie but like I said earlier, we’re going to talk about that in out Derby episode next year.
Chaz Rough: And what a great thing, we got the All-Stars coming here to Slugger Field, it’s a must see for anyone who want to come to the city.
Stacey Yates: Gary Ulmer said, it is a once in a lifetime event for Louisville so check that out and if you don’t get a chance to come in July 16th through that event, do come to Bats Baseball, they play through labor day—what a great facility that is.
Chaz Rough: And you can actually go to episode one where we actually go to Slugger Field and get a little bit more information and I can’t tell you what a rush it was to actually hit on that field.
Stacey Yates: You finally got the chance to do that.
Chaz Rough: I got a work out too as you guys were interviewing —
Stacey Yates: My hair got a work out today in the Ford Mustang that we go around so—
Chaz Rough: And some other great news coming up in next month, we’re going to what?
Stacey Yates: Oh, we finally get to talk about the Ryder Cup. We’re going to do a preview episode on that. There is that golf event that is coming at Louisville in September so very excited about that.
Chaz Rough: And were going wide screen high doubts so we’re moving up a notch just for you all.
Stacey Yates: Right, so want to fit my hips from all these food.
Chaz Rough: So no more ice cream for you.
Stacey Yates: That is right, yeah.
Chaz Rough: Now it’s very important that you interact with this here in this podcast because if you give us ideas, we’ll send you some Louisville so please send us e-mails; email@example.com and as always.
Stacey Yates: You are looking at Louisville.
Chaz Rough: See you real soon, let’s eat.
So there you go. There is the official game ball I got to hit on here in Slugger Field. That is pretty cool. Thank you Gary, for helping me to have another dream here at Slugger Field.