Willie Mays: From New York to San Francisco; Covered by Russ Hodges and admired by Vin Scully

The loss of Willie Mays It’s not unfair to infer that among two closest broadcasters […]


Halby’s Morsels; TV vs Radio; When the networks ruled; Eric Nadel; Gowdy and Scully; Bill Russell

There’s video coverage of sports for just about every event today. Radio play-by-players paint games […]


From stars, Drysdale to Kell and Kaat to Hoyt, they evolved into the best sportscasters in America

A good number of Play-by-Play announcers were once high-level athletes. (This doesn’t include analysts […]


It’s August 2nd; A year ago today, the greatest sports play-by-player ever died; 100 of his colorful phrases

It’s exactly a year. On August 2, 2022, many in the nation were saddened […]


Evaluating the great national sports announcers, for both material and strength of voices

Reassessing America’s wonderful announcers and how they are graded. These are not necessarily the best […]


Curt Smith: “Vin Scully instantly hauls a story from the shelf” and “to navigate a sea of dead air”

In the last of this series, our interaction with the man who wrote the tome, […]


CBS’ retired Bob Fishman, a giant network TV sports director for 47 years, being honored by DGA

When Bob Fishman graduated Boston University he wanted to get into broadcasting, and when WCAU […]


An admirer of Vin Scully and a UNLV professor, tells how he met the Hall of Famer while a toddler

In August 2022, Jon Weisman, who has written beautiful essays on Vin Scully for his […]


Vin Scully named 2022 Sportscaster of the Year; He died in August at 94; Other notables also identified

SPORTSCASTER OF YEAR – 2022 Vin Scully is inarguably sports’ best ever voice. He had […]


Army-Navy; The durability of over 100 years of battling on the field; Names connected with Vin Scully

Fifty-nine years ago, last November 22nd, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, […]


Halby’s Morsels: Network responses; Larsen’s Perfect Game; Costas; Joe Davis is much better

Ian Eagle and Jim Nantz We’ll start when a long-timer check-in  anonymous pro. “I […]


Remembering past voices, from Bill King and Marty Brennaman to playing greats, Bobby Orr to Randy Myers

With Bob Costas’ legacy back in the play-by-play booth for the ALDS between the Yankees […]