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04-13-2010, 03:20 PM
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Harry Kalas (3.26.1936 - 4.13.2009) RIP



"Everyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant."

Everyone knows the Flyers can't win this year, right?

R.I.P. HK

Playoffs start tomorrow. Nobody thinks we have a chance. Let's show them what we can do.




I thought this deserved its own thread, but if a moderator feels otherwise, they can move it.

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Wow, can't believe it's been a year since that happened already.

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04-13-2010, 03:26 PM
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R.I.P. HK

A year later, and it's still hard to believe.

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It really is weird to think it's been a year. I said this when he initially died, but Harry was a voice I'd known all my life. In his case, it was the only voice I'd known so strongly from one thing.

This year's still for you, Harry.

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04-13-2010, 03:33 PM
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It's sad. Everyone loved HK. Watching game will never be the same.

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04-13-2010, 03:52 PM
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RIP, you were the man Harry.

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04-13-2010, 04:14 PM
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Still thinking about ya HK

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it's been a year and i still can stand t-mac and chris wheeler. sarge, LA and franzke are all awesome.

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04-13-2010, 05:08 PM
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Still miss him. Seems like just yesterday he was calling games. Forever an idol of mine.

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04-13-2010, 05:15 PM
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It's been a year already? Man.

RIP HK

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04-13-2010, 05:16 PM
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Still miss him. Seems like just yesterday he was calling games. Forever an idol of mine.
Very true. Even though I just recently started watching baseball, the voice was unmistakeable. It was just so majestic.

RIP Harry.

Always in our hearts for sure.

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04-13-2010, 09:40 PM
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Still missing him every time I watch the Phils.
RIP

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04-13-2010, 09:46 PM
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This is the 4th or 5th site I've been to that has made me tear up. This man is a legend in this town. Phillies games will NEVER be the same for me. I'm so happy he got to see us win a World Series before going up to heaven.

I still remember where I was when I learned he had died. I was in class and I left because had to call my brother because I didn't believe it to be true. Needless to say, I didn't go back to class, I couldn't. I just walked around for a half hour thinking about how much I'd miss him. He was a truly genuine guy and he had a PERFECT voice.

RIP Harry, you'll be missed and never forgotten.

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04-13-2010, 09:52 PM
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I remember the day last year, I caught the post here that he had collapsed. I was unemployed and home and bored. Later I found he passed on. The last year has shown how impossible it is to replace him.

RIP Harry, and thanks. Got another NL title while you were watching down on them. Keep up the support.

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04-13-2010, 10:44 PM
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CSN tribute from last year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nTVijQFk9s

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04-13-2010, 11:07 PM
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I remember being so amped up to watch some Phils action in the afternoon that day. I turned the tube on and got the news. I too didn't believe it. I called my dad and he told me he heard it as well. Man, was I taken back. I've been listening to HK since I was a little kid.

RIP HK. City will never be the same without you.

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I was driving home from my class in college, cant remember which one, but I was listening to WMMR, and Pierre Robert, a guy who knows nothing about baseball or sports, for that matter, broke the news that he had passed away. I was 2 minutes from my house and I just couldnt believe it. It was just so unexpected.

That reaction that Michael Barkann had was truly emotional and I felt such sorrow and remorse for him and the entire Phillies team.

It really is terrible that he isn't here with us anymore, but I have never been so happy for someone to witness a Phillies championship than Harry. Was glad he got to see AND call the championship win.

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04-13-2010, 11:34 PM
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I was living in DC at the time, and a friend of mine was an intern working with the National's media relations department.

I got a text as soon as it happened. She was down the hall from where it happened.

My friend and I were both from Philly and both big Phils fans. It was shocking to say the least.

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Rocking my HK patch on my new Halladay jersey for this year.

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R.I.P. Harry the K. Called his last game on my 23rd birthday. Went out and got this right after I heard the news the next day...



EDIT: image fail. damn you facebook. it's a phillies p that says "watch this baby, it's outta here!" and "R.I.P. Harry Kalas."

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04-13-2010, 11:42 PM
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Its one of those events ill always remeber where I was, at home, watching CSN awaiting the Phils-Nats game when news broke Harry had collapsed and was going to the hospital, and then died. Followed the entire story from the second it broke until Shane Victorino hit that home run and pointed to the press box. At which point I left and went to the ball field with a bucket of baseballs and threw them at the backstop for hours. The voice of summer had just died, the voice of my youth, my future children would never experiance.

He was just a broadcaster right? No. He was our voice. For decades, a voice of summer, for millions of Philadelphians, young and old. Many summer afternoons and evenings Harry spoke to me, and others painting the picture of a ballgame, that I'd close my eyes and dream of playing, dreams of me hitting a long drive, outta here, with that deep soothing voice calling my every move. That voice was silenced one year ago today, silenced in the present but not in our hearts. Harry Kalas may you be resting in peace.

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I still remember when I found out, I was in class, on a computer streaming the game instead of following the online notes. I said "oh ****" audibly enough for a few people to look over and wonder what could possibly be alarming about our notes to put that look on my face...

The man had a good run though.

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And I always have to mention this.

Harry Kalas' last home run call was none other than the man, the myth, the legend:



MATT ****ING STAIRS!!!!!

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And I always have to mention this.

Harry Kalas' last home run call was none other than the man, the myth, the legend:



MATT ****ING STAIRS!!!!!
What ever happened to him?

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What ever happened to him?
Padres bench as far as I know.

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