It's a tough day in the world of baseball - one of the most unique and endearing voices in broadcasting has been silenced, as Harry Kalas passed away today. A favorite of Philadelphians and sports fans in general, Harry had a voice that will never be replicated. My Uncle Dave and I spent many a family party doing terrible Harry impersonations, they certainly never did the legend justice. Rest in peace Harry - you will be missed.
And in completely unrelated, yet equally sad news, Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych was found dead this afternoon at his Massachusetts home. The Bird's MLB career was cut short by injuries, but he made a huge impact on fans in his short time in the spotlight. We could use more good natured, talented flakes like Fidrych, those are guys that make sports truly fun. RIP.