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

Current Music: "My oh my"

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susandennis From: susandennis Date: November 12th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
There were actually a fair number of people milling around listening yesterday and I just ran into my neighbor who had just driven by and said that he was still blasting out home run calls today. Tomorrow they are having an open house. No formal program. Just come on in the stadium and leave your thoughts in a guest book. I'll bet they get a whole lotta folk.

I had become disenchanted with him in recent years but even so, it will be very very strange to hear a Mariner game without him.
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