Monday, April 13, 2009

R.I.P. Harry Kalas

Rest In Peace, Harry Kalas.

Rarely do we post non-music news on the blog, but as longtime Philadelphia sports fans who grew up with this man, it's neccessary to take a moment and mourn the loss of a legend. 

The voice of the Philadelphia Phillies for the last 38 years died a few hours ago, and I'm in shock, incredibly saddened and a little empty knowing the Phillies have lost their voice. Harry the K was such a beloved figure to the city of Philadelphia and to sports in general that his sudden passing has truly turned many worlds world upside down, and he will be deeply missed.

Here's the video of his iconic call of the last pitch of the 2008 World Series. I'm glad he got to see another championship before he left.


glass said...

broadcasting legend. RIP

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. He had one of those voices where you just KNEW it was him, you know? I remember hearing his voice on a puppy commercial of all places lol.