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Dr. Vaux Posted: December 19, 2006 at 10:40 PM (#2265271)
The word "class" is tossed around too often, but according to the generally-understood aspect of its meaning, Pete Van Wieren is the epitome of it.
For those of us of a certain age those 1980's Cubs and Braves teams were like our favorite team even if they weren't. To be able to put on WGN in the summer, during the day, and watch baseball was amazing back then. Same with TBS. I used to love watching Murphy, McMurtrey, Garber, Horner, etc.
Always hated the Braves, very much liked Van Wieren. RIP. As mentioned above, the Superstations were baseball in that era, and I spent many a university day enjoying Van Wieren not only once, but twice in those replays during/after Letterman. Gone too soon from the booth, and, as I age, gone before 70 seems way too soon altogether.
8. pthomas Posted: August 02, 2014 at 05:13 PM (#4763117)
Add to WGN and TBS: My cable systems also carried WWOR and the Met's broadcasts. Ralph Kiner was great, and even Tim McCarver was likeable back then.
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