Up until a few years ago, I only knew Harry Kalas as the in house narrator for NFL Films. It wasn't until, well, the last decade or so that I found out about his other gig as the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Today, the Phillies, and the sports world in general, is mourning the loss of Kalas, who was found "passed out" in the broadcast booth prior to a game Sunday vs. Washington. While I haven't heard or read of an official cause of death, I have to assume
This is very near and dear to me. I lost my best friend, Jen, in July of 1998, right before I started my senior year of high school. In my 12th grade German class, we had an assignment to write a poem about anything we wanted, I chose to write about Jen. That day, reading that poem (in German) and feeling the tears roll down my face was a task in and of itself. Jen was a great girl, with alot of potential. We used to sit and watch races together, me in my Dale Earnhardt hat and her telling me why
(first post of my blog)
I will update this as much as possible, but not promising a lot.
I'm pretty excited about the Penguins getting home ice in the playoffs. They are playing the Flyers. Another interstate rivalry, I see the Penguins winning it in 5. The way that they turned the season around after getting Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin is great to see.
Also, Malkin won the Art Ross scoring title. Congrats to Geno!
Today's Marlins-Mets game was an old school special. Pitching ruled the day, and the game was over in just over two hours.
Mets ace Johan Santana fanned 13, but was undone by an error by left fielder Daniel Murphy. Florida scored both of their runs in the 2nd inning, and despite the Mets scratching out a run in the 9th, Marlin starter Josh Johnson finished the game himself, giving the bullpen a day off. He earned it, having shut out the powerful New York offense for eight before cracking
Well, things have slowed in the NFL world. The draft is still 2 weeks away, the hype of free agency has died down, the Steelers haters have finally stopped crying the blues over the Steelers winning another Lombardi Trophy. So I think it is time to put up some of my all-time favorite Steelers quotes and facts.
"It's like what they said about the raptor in Jurassic Park - one of us gets your attention, the other one gets you."