July 19, 2008

Robot Bob Sheppard?:
There is a suggestion by some that Bob Sheppard voice (announcer at Yankee Stadium) be converted into a text-to-speech program so that he may always be the announcer at new Yankee Stadium.

One gentleman has compiled a result of what it might sound like.

posted by grum@work to baseball at 05:42 PM - 4 comments

That's a li'l bit too Stephen Hawkings-ish for me.

posted by lsutigers96 at 09:33 AM on July 20, 2008

Next season with the opening of the new stadium would be a good time to retire Sheppard. He's a legend in his field, obviously, but come on. I think the fans and players will be able to carry on just fine. The team was able to continue after Gehrig died; they'll manage without Mr. Sheppard.

posted by dyams at 08:21 PM on July 20, 2008

Jeter uses a recording of Sheppard for his at bats, which is fine. He even had an updated one for the All-Star game. But if I had to listen to it for every player it would be way too creepy.

posted by goddam at 09:18 PM on July 20, 2008

Put me in the creepy category. History is great, but there are better ways to remember him than this. Besides, nothing wrong with making new history.

posted by justgary at 02:47 PM on July 24, 2008

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