6/19/2002

That’s a winner

Filed under:General — eric @ 10:07 am

Growing up in Missouri, I listened to a lot of St. Louis Cardinals baseball games on the radio. They were all called by Jack Buck, who passed away yesterday. Since I was fairly isolated in the country, playing basebal with other people was pretty rare, so I had to play my own games with a rubber ball against the side of our shed. The shed was the batsman, and I was the pitcher and fielders. But I wasn’t so much imitating the players (except for Ozzie — trying to do his summersaulting diving catches were just all out fun) as imitating Jack’s play by play. Out loud, even. I thought of him during my own brief stint in radio, though my play by plays of the local parades weren’t near Buck’s quality. He’ll be missed.

2 Comments »

  1. I remember his call of Gibson’s homerun shot in the ‘88 world series. It was great. He was truely a wonderful voice in baseball, and he shall be missed. It’s like the Cubs without Harry Caray, it’s just not the same.

    Comment by Patty — 6/19/2002 @ 2:35 am

  2. “I can’t believe what I just saw!” Yeah, I remember that, too. And “Go crazy, folks! Go crazy” after Ozzy’s miracle left-handed home run. Non-Cardinal fans may have missed that one.

    Comment by eric — 6/20/2002 @ 1:05 am

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