Lesley Visser’s pep and punch always sparkle; Sean McManus retires in the Spring; Stubborn Herbie won’t shush

On Lesley Visser and Sean McManus at CBS I had a chance to catch up […]


Red Barber and Mel Allen; First two honored HOF broadcast greats, but not the best of buddies

Mel Allen and his relationship with Red Barber + These two pioneers were held […]


Jack Brickhouse earned a statue for decades of calling sports in Chicago; Left for one season with NY Giants

After the war, in 1945, Larry MacPhail took administrative charge of the Yankees and he […]


Vin Scully: A friendly voice who captivated fans with warmth, depth, insight and sweet play-by-play

Last week, sports broadcasters broke into collective tears when the very best baseball announcer ever […]


Halby’s Morsels: Health issues, ESPN and NBA; NHL; Old-time voices; Mets and MLB Giants

Just got word that Tuesday’s scheduled media call with  ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy and Mark […]


Pioneer Red Barber was unique; Keiter was never really appreciated; Johnny Holliday, 85, still at it

The great radio voices For a short period of time from the mid 1950s through […]


Red Barber: Early mentor to Vin Scully, he was all about preparation and execution; Feuded with O’Malley

Remembering Red Barber Red Barber was unique, unpredictable, self-centered and a challenge.  If you would […]


Owners and GM’s make myopic decisions, firing their beloved voices; Derek Jeter is the last to err

This happened recently and it stuck to my craw. It triggered me to list similar […]


Halby’s Morsels: Would Red Barber use ‘swarthy’ today?; Herbstreit’s vapid comments; Suspense for Frick

Herbstreit is bright but I sometimes think he’s a cross between a robot and Mister Rogers. 


Halby’s Morsels: Scully’s first contract; Voices who do both college and NFL; Analysts doing 2 sports

A TMZ story surfaced last week about a letter of agreement covering the employment terms […]


First Major League Baseball game was on television, 80 years ago today on the forerunner to WNBC-TV

Eighty years ago today, August 26, 1939, Major League Baseball hit the television airwaves. Hit […]


Al Helfer, this year’s Frick winner, was likely the most traveled of all the baseball voices ever honored

Ford Frick Award – Fun Facts On NFL Enshrinement Weekend, smack in middle of the […]