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.
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.
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).