R.I.P., Joe Garagiola, who died today at age 90.
Perhaps I date myself, but ol’ Robbo remembers very fondly the major league ball games Joe called for NBC back in the late 70’s along with color man Tony Kubek. I’d played a couple years of little league before that, but listening to Garagiola and Kubek on those lazy summah Saturday afternoons definitely was the primary source of that still, small voice in the back of my head that said, “Ya know? There’s something to this whole baseball ethos…”
Thank Heaven, I’ve never lost it.
God bless, Joe. “Hit ’em where they ain’t.”*
* Spot the quote.