October 18, 2005

Twins Radio broadcaster is back for his 51th season.: Often over-looked, Hall of a Fame broadscaster with be back for his 51st season with the Twins. I grew up listening to Herb. He is one of the rare breed that paints a picture of the game. His voice isnt what it once was and he has "lost a step" in his form, but he is still fun to listen too. No, he is not the best of all time--but Herb is in the team picture!

posted by daddisamm to baseball at 02:06 PM - 4 comments

I know how you feel, daddi. As a Yankee fan, I grew up listening to Phil Rizzuto from the mid 50's to the late 90's. It really was sad to listen to his brilliant and comical broadcasts fade into near incomprehension. I love Mickey and Yogi and Whitey, but Scooter will always be my favorite Yankee (player and announcer).

posted by drevl at 06:24 PM on October 18, 2005

I think my favorite was Scooters backup in NY during the early 50's. Mr Jerry Coleman....Here are some of Mr Padre's misspeaks

posted by sandman at 03:07 AM on October 19, 2005

I think he took speech lessons from Casey and Yogi.

posted by drevl at 08:11 AM on October 19, 2005

Thats true-Many of todays boradcasters have no clue. There are so few of the oldtimers left. Even though I live in the mid-west, i have heard Phil from time to time. Few today can capture the majic of those who blazed the trail. We need to celebrate the guys who are still around-like Herb carneal, like Vin Skully, etc... It indeed a vanishing breed!

posted by daddisamm at 08:19 AM on October 19, 2005

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