Fri update: Chris Vernon Show, Marreese Speights, mischief on the Fourth, World Series replica rings to be given away

My favorite sports talk radio show, the Chris Vernon Show, has a new home. Last Friday he announced that it was his last day on 730 AM in Memphis, in order to pursue other, interesting opportunities. Yesterday evening he revealed his plans – he’ll be on ESPN 92.9 from 11 to 2 weekdays, starting Monday, July 9. His producer Roser will come with him. Congrats to Verno and Roser. Looks like the TuneIn Radio app on my iPhone will start tuning in to 92.9.

For the reasons behind Verno and Roser’s move, check out this post on Mediaverse.

Chris Herrington from the Flyer reports that a deal has been reached with Marreese Speights to keep him in a Grizzlies uniform for two more years, with the second year as a team option. Good move. He was a key reason why the Grizzlies kept winning when Zach Randolph was out injured.

I’ve heard reports about a large group of kids running through Tom Lee Park on July 4 beating people. Did anyone else witness this? The Fourth is a holiday that lends itself to mischief, so you have to be careful. It’s probably the biggest day of the year for cruising Downtown. I know that when I walk home on the Fourth (or the Third in years when that’s the big fireworks night) I tend to walk home on the Main Street Mall rather than Second because there’s less chance of people shooting fireworks at me out a car window.

If you’re going to the Redbirds game tonight, get there early… free St. Louis Cardinals World Series replica rings for the first 3000 fans. Gates open at 5 PM.

Office closes at 1:30 today! I’ll be at the Flying Saucer about 2:30.