Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

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If Dave calls a game in an empty stadium and no one's there to hear it... (216.2)

Another of the legends of the sports broadcasting world has passed away. Dave Niehaus, who has called the play by play on the radio for the entire existence of the Seattle Mariners franchise, died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 75.

Yesterday, I hear, Safeco Field had recordings of Dave's most popular broadcasts playing at full volume through the stadium speaker system -- even though there wasn't anyone there. Apparently, you could hear it for quite a distance, though.

It's a nice tribute to a guy who put a lot of energy and personality into maintaining a hometown passion for the team even when the team's level of play barely deserved it.

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