Monday, April 13, 2009

R.I.P. Harry Kalas

Let me tell you what, there are some stories that just break your heart, and this is one of them. There really is no other way to put this other than to bluntly state the tragic news. Harry Kalas has died today.

What a sad, sad, sad, day for Phillies fans and announcing in general. And to think, thank goodness, thank GOODNESS, he lived to see the World Series. When the Phils first won the World Series in 1980, local announcers were not permitted to do broadcasts so the audio that is sometimes played of Kalas calling the championship was a re-make if you will. He did not provide the commentary live. And now, thanks to the 2008 Phils, we have this. On video. Forever.

Rest In Peace, Harry, we all love you.

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