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Updated: Mar 4, 2023

The Tampa Bay Sports Connection features a sports radio show called "Live at Ferg's". The host of this lively sports radio show is Mike Rickord (heard on 96.7 FM in St Petersburgh, Florida, and is available as a podcast). Mike has been involved in sports on many levels for decades and now delivers this lively program in the midst of Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. The establishment covers two city blocks and is located in the shadow of Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. In this writer's estimation, Ferge's has to be described as one of the most fun and interesting sports bars in the United States. It's not uncommon to hear mike interacting with bar patrons in the midst of conducting his show. It's a fun listen, to say the least. On this particular day in 2022, Mike interviewed the author of this blog, John Bacchia, and covered various topics, including his experiences in sports television, baseball, and the book "Augie: Stalag Luft 6 to the Major Leagues". The biography of legendary National League Umpire Augie Donatelli.

Host Mike Rickord "Live at Ferg's"

Host Mike Rickord interviews Author of "Augie: Stalag Luft 6 to the Major Leagues" John Bacchia

Mike Rickord hosts Live at Ferg's

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