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WatchdogEver since I saw the replay of Don Larsen's 1956 perfect game on the MLB Network, I have wondered what Vin Scully thought of the telecast in general and the performance of 28-year-old Vin Scully in particular. My old Big......
WatchdogSpeaking of Al Michaels (see post below), the post earlier this week about the American Sportscasters' Association list of the top 50 sportscasters ever created so much interest I thought I would share my top 15 to promote further discussion......
WatchdogBob Wolff's call of Dan Larsen's perfect game is the most famous one. But that was on the radio. Vin Scully handled the moment on TV, a call heard for the first time by many people when the MLB Network......
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WatchdogThe main element of my Friday newspaper column is a look at SNY's new Mets studio team of Bob Ojeda and Chris Carlin. You can read about that here if you are interested. Due to a technical glitch, the other......
WatchdogOn May 6, Dick Enberg will be honored - along with non-sports people Paul Simon and Jim Lehrer - at WFUV's spring gala at the Puck Building. Enberg will receive the second annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in sports......
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WatchdogDavid Wells, last seen sitting in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium, will debut as a TBS analyst May 3 for the Red Sox-Rays game. What famous announcer would he like to emulate? Charles Barkley, right? Um, no. Ernie Harwell. Ernie......
I lost my dad decades ago. But then this guy comes along who likes to sing as he walks, a jolly Irishman who laughs and cracks wise with a hint of the devil in him and I remember that guy. We become friendly, but then who isn't a friend of his? He...
PHOENIX — We might picture Mark Ellis' 2012 Dodgers season as a smooth road, with giant bumps at each end. The statistics mostly reflect the smooth part. The veteran second baseman, as reliable as your garage door opener, hit .258, with 62...
I'm always looking to make new friends, which is the way I approach a youth baseball draft — new coaches, new buddies. Twenty guys in a community room of the local church, in creaky chairs the preschoolers usually use. Someone jokes, "Who brought...
Tags: Earl Weaver, Sports, Baseball, ESPN (tv network), Mike Piazza
Gio Gonzalez was 20 when I watched him pitch for the first time. He was at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Fla., and it didn't take long to see why Pat Gillick had insisted on him when the White Sox traded for Jim Thome. You don't have to be a...
Mike Piazza would never exist today. He would have to be created by the Hollywood machine that once embraced him. He was taken in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft. There are no longer 62 rounds in the draft. He was given a private tryout at a...
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