Monday, July 12, 2010

Now batting for the Yankees in Heaven...

The voice of an angel, that one. (Image/PicApp)
NEW YORK - AUGUST, 1981:  Announcer Bob Sheppard, of the New York Yankees, on the field prior to a game in August, 1981 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York. (Photo by:  Diamond Images/Getty Images)
As I mentioned last night (earlier this morning, technically) I spent Sunday at the beach, and knew nothing of sports or news. When walking home from the gym this morning, I grabbed an AM NY so I would have the crossword puzzle for my commute. Flipping through, looking in vain for the horoscopes, I came across an article that said Bob Sheppard had died at 99 in his Long Island home.

I realize that this is old news, as he was honored at the game yesterday, but I teared up upon learning the news after other fans.

Fans mourn "The Voice of God" for the Yankees (Image/PicApp)
July 11, 2010 - Seattle, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES - epa02245412 Loyal New York Yankee fans acknowledge the passing of their long-time stadium announcer, Bob Sheppard prior to the game between their team and the Seattle Mariners in Seattle, Washington on 11 July 2010.  Sheppard was 99 years old.

Rest in peace, dear sir. I'm glad the Yankees won one more WS for you last year and I hope we get another in your memory this year.

Oh, and tell Joe DiMaggio that I say "Sup?"

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