Monday, April 13, 2009

Here's to Harry, the Greatest Announcer Who Ever Lived

It's a sad, sad day in Phillies Land today. Hell, it's a terrible day for baseball, for the NFL, for all of sports. Harry Kalas, the greatest announcer I've ever heard in my entire life, died at the age of 73 today.

I had been working on a links post, but that's all thrown out the window. This trumps anything else that's out there right now. Watching a Phillies game, or listening on the radio, will never be the same again.

I grew up listening to Harry Kalas, and although I never met him, I loved him the same way every other Phillies fan out there loved him. He was the voice of the Phillies. To me, he always will be. There's so much more that deserves to be said, but honestly, I'm just sad right now. Words can't do Harry Kalas justice. I feel honored and privileged to have had the opportunity to listen to him.

RIP Harry the K. We'll all miss you. I know you're up there calling games with Whitey again.

BallHype: hype it up!


  1. Chase Utley, you are the mannnn!

  2. R.I.P. Harry. You will be missed.

  3. What an awful day. even my friends in Boston are sad about this one.

    "Home Run Michael Jack Schmidt"

  4. hard to believe. RIP Harry. Listening to baseball is NEVER going to be teh same.


  6. Seriously, the best ever. By far. A long drive, way way outta here. God bless him.