After his retirement from baseball, Swoboda was a television sportscaster in New York City on WCBS-TV and for many years at WVUE in New Orleans.
Ron has worked for almost twenty-five years as the color commentator for the AAA baseball team in New Orleans…now named the Baby Cakes. He is available for speaking engagements and baseball card signings and has a book, Here’s the Catch coming out on June 11th.
Katrina was kind to the Swobodas as their New Orleans home managed to avoid major wind and water damage and was several blocks from where the flood waters finally stopped.
The Zephyrs have since recovered and Ron is back with the Zephyrs’ club in their Public Relations activities.
While Ron still follows Baseball in all its glory (especially the NY METS) he has always enjoyed art and architecture (especially New Orleans style) and can often be found at the local Jazz Clubs supporting the local muscians. He knows them all and they know him.
Today, Ron continues to write articles for various trade journals and magazines on artists and their art as well as local musicians and their work. He has even written a cover write-up for a local musician’s recent CD.
It’s not unusual to catch Ron on a local golf course with a local musician or artist or taking a friend or relative for a personal tour of N’Orleans architecture with a welcome stop at the Musician’s Village!
Ron’s son RJ and family live in New Orleans while his son Brian and family are still in Maryland.