Monday, April 13, 2009

Harry Kalas Phorever...

Legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away today. Harry collapsed while preparing to call today's game against the Washington Nationals. So many phans will feel as though we've lost a member of our own families. I feel as though I've lost a part of myself, but Harry enhanced my love of the great sport we call baseball and I will always carry that love, and Harry, in my heart.

I've stated on this page before that I consider Harry more of a Phillie than anyone who wears the uniform as an active member of the roster. Harry Kalas was a Phillie. Moreso, Harry Kalas was the Phillies.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Harry in the comments section, or send them to PhoulBallz (at) verizon (dot) net.

7 comments:

MVR joe said...

Wow....that came out of left field. Such a shock. Seemed fine just last week. At least he got to call the series win. He will be missed. Baseball in Philadelphia will never be the same.

Chris said...

I'm missing him.

Anonymous said...

That man made Phillies baseball what it was. He was the MVP every year in my book, and it will be a long time before I can enjoy the game as much as I used to when he was calling it. Because of Harry, we'll always have "High Hopes".

Nik Nasty

GM-Carson said...

When asked the popular question, "Who would you most like to have dinner with dead or alive?", I always responded Harry Kalas; and my answer will never change. I love and miss you Harry, and so does all of baseball.

Jersey Hardball said...

A great loss for all baseball fans...

Anonymous said...

Harry always made time for the people. He was a treasure for the team, and the sport. Please keep his family and the Phillies in your prayers.

Amanda said...

I still cant believe it. Harry, YOU are the man!

High Hopes has been stuck in my head 3 days. Phillies baseball isnt gonna be the same. RIP Harry.