I swear to goodness this happened this morning. I was listening to WFAN this morning circa 5:30 and Tony Paige says, "Ok, well here is a surprise for all of us. For the first time in a long time, here's Short Al."
As BPG pointed out about a year ago, Short Al has been on hiatus from WFAN because his daughter won't let him use the phone or some such thing. This morning he gets on and he's like, "Yeah, Tony, I'm staying at my son's house for a few days and I figured I'd call. Going back to my daughter's tomorrow. I just didn't want everyone to think I wasn't around any more." And then he proceeded to talk about boxing and the Mets and some other random things. It made my day before I even got out of bed.