4/14/2009 7:13 AM
It's sad to see broadcast icons pass, and Harry Kalas surely is one.
I can't say I was a huge fan of Harry; I always found his voice intentionally overbearing and nasal; and as a native Mets fan I wasn't qualified to worship him anyway. But I knew that voice well from my years living in the Delaware Valley and working for a Phillies radio affiliate. I recognized the legend in the making. Kalas achieved the kind of status sports announcers dream about: Fans knew him on a first-name basis.
Another broadcast demigod silenced.
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By Matt Staszak on
4/14/2009 12:26 PM
Man oh man I used to watch those NFL film specials just to hear Harry lay down the rap and throwdown on the chatter.....Harrys pipes will never be replaced, he's "outta here" and reaching new heights going above and beyond...gonna miis you Harry...have a safe journey on your way to broadcast heaven...
By ralph dattero on
4/27/2010 4:51 AM
harry kalas was one of a kind, and he will be sorely missed. my favorite harry kalas home run call was when joe blanton homered in the 2008 world series. i loved that call.