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04-13-2009, 01:33 PM
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God, this is such a ****in bummer

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Sure as hell wouldn't want Chris Wheeler to do it.
... or Sarge.

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Sure as hell wouldn't want Chris Wheeler to do it.
Harry was the nicest guy ever, and he didn't like Chris Wheeler. That tells you something.

I hope they find a laid back kinda guy. Someone who had Harry's attitude.

I certainly wouldn't want to be Harry the K's replacement.

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04-13-2009, 01:36 PM
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I actually agree with something you said JXC. They really should.
Funny, isn't it, how someone one has never met, and with whom one shares little in common, can become part of the fabric of one's life.

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RIP Harry.

I was driving home from school when I heard this. I still cant believe it. The true voice of God. I just finished making my Flyers video blog and was pumped to get it on Youtube, but this just killed the mood. I just added a segment into it to give my condolences to the Kalas family and to look at Harry's life as a broadcaster of the Phils. When I post it up, I hope you guys take the time and enjoy it.

Sucks that it happened, but thats a part of life. Glad that he saw a World Series Championship before he passed.

Once again, RIP Harry Kalas. Forever in the hearts of Phils fans.

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Sure as hell wouldn't want Chris Wheeler to do it.
Almost 1000% sure thats who they'll get to call the game. It would only make this day worse.

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This. Seriously, how can anyone call the game now?
For two generations of Phillies fans his, are unfillable shoes.

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Harry was the nicest guy ever, and he didn't like Chris Wheeler. That tells you something.

I hope they find a laid back kinda guy. Someone who had Harry's attitude.

I certainly wouldn't want to be Harry the K's replacement.
JJ is the best you will most likely get or Scotty Graham, but Harry had that presence and that voice about him that you cannot get from anyone else.

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Harry was the nicest guy ever, and he didn't like Chris Wheeler. That tells you something.

I hope they find a laid back kinda guy. Someone who had Harry's attitude.

I certainly wouldn't want to be Harry the K's replacement.
Well, that was supposedly due to the fact that Wheeler told Harry's wife about his indiscretions on the road.

No one is a saint.

Shame Harry is gone...big role in my life during the summer, that much is certain.

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A sad time for any Philly sports fan.....but I cant help but think that if Harry the K could have picked a way to go....it would be on the road with the Phils....just like Whitey...
I'm actually all teared up writing this. So sad, but it's almost "right" that this happened in the booth. I thank God he got to see, and call, the Series. And get his ring.

They inteviewing his partners..they're all a mess.. ugh....that kills me.

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i have no words. just sadness. RIP Harry.

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I just can't believe it. I really can't. I'm in tears...

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Funny, isn't it, how someone one has never met, and with whom one shares little in common, can become part of the fabric of one's life.
Yeah, agreed.

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For two generations of Phillies fans his, are unfillable shoes.
I sure would NOT want to be his replacement.

If Wheeler gets it I will be PISSED.

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JJ is the best you will most likely get or Scotty Graham, but Harry had that presence and that voice about him that you cannot get from anyone else.
I will be curious what they do this year...I doubt JJ would do it permanently, however, as there is some cross over problems between the Flyers and Phils.

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Almost 1000% sure thats who they'll get to call the game. It would only make this day worse.
My first instinct upon hearing the news was to contemplate.


My second was to get Jules to make me an avatar with Kalas' face and "100% more Wheels".

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I don't know who could fill Harry's shoes. I think the answer may be 'no one.' I know for sure the answer is not Chris Wheeler.

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04-13-2009, 01:43 PM
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They are replaying the final 3 outs of the World Series right now on 610

http://player.play.it/player/player....onestat=wip-am

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Well, that was supposedly due to the fact that Wheeler told Harry's wife about his indiscretions on the road.

No one is a saint.

Shame Harry is gone...big role in my life during the summer, that much is certain.
Yeah, no one is a saint.

It's not Wheeler's place to tell someone's wife about indiscretions, however I would have grilled Harry to confess to her himself.

Either way, I don't hate Chris Wheeler, I just don't want to listen to him.

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Tom McCarthy would be fine, but no, no Chris Wheeler.


When the Phillies won it though, I made sure I had the radio on when it was going down so I could hear him.


WIP is actually replaying the 9th inning of Game 5 vs. the Rays right now.

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His voice was always such a comfort to me. I never liked baseball until recently, but my grandfather never missed a single game. I spent a lot of time growing up at my grandparents' house. More often than not I would hear Harry's voice coming out of the living room, a little loud because my grandfather didn't hear so well. Also coming out of the radio, as they drove me to all sorts of fun places. Every Sunday they'd get in the car and drive for hours just to make me happy. And I'd always hear Harry's voice through the static, calling a game I didn't care about. But little did I know at the time those would be the warmest memories of my life.

Rest in peace Harry.

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WTF?! Come on!!!!! RIP Harry! We will miss you!!!!

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Yeah, no one is a saint.

It's not Wheeler's place to tell someone's wife about indiscretions, however I would have grilled Harry to confess to her himself.

Either way, I don't hate Chris Wheeler, I just don't want to listen to him.
Wheeler annoys me a lot...would rather he be permanently banished...far too repetitive. I think Kalas had degraded considerably the last few years (get confused about stuff, not see the ball as well--too many not-even-warning track home run calls).

I think the Phils booth at the moment is a bit brutal the majority of the time. I hope they can maybe construct a better overall announcing team in the next couple years (I imagine we will see some flux as they work this out).

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My first instinct upon hearing the news was to contemplate.


My second was to get Jules to make me an avatar with Kalas' face and "100% more Wheels".
I immediately thought about making a HK avy....for EVERYONE to wear for a day...maybe the day of his funeral....

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My first instinct upon hearing the news was to contemplate.


My second was to get Jules to make me an avatar with Kalas' face and "100% more Wheels".
I would prefer 100% More Legend

EDIT: Perhaps even Harry the K with 2008% More WS Champs of Baseball

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