Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Ten of the National Pastime’s iconic voices have been named as the finalists for the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
The 10 finalists for the 2014 Frick Award are: Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Ken Harrelson, Bill King, Duane Kuiper, Eric Nadel, Eduardo Ortega, Mike Shannon, Dewayne Staats and Pete Van Wieren. The winner of the 2014 Frick Award will be announced on December 11 at the Baseball Winter Meetings and will be honored during the July 26 Awards Presentation as part of Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 in Cooperstown.
Mike Shannon? Hawk? No Skip Caray? Maybe this will be Bill King’s year, I hope.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Today we take for granted how baseball is supposed to “look,” but the man responsible for crafting the game’s broadcast standards is undoubtedly director Harry Coyle. Coyle, who died in 1996, directed 36 World Series and 27 All-Star Games.
This clip, from the end of a June 26, 1982 NBC broadcast at Fenway between the Brewers and Red Sox, features a power outage that leaves Coyle with only one camera (and an operator named Mario) to air the rest of the game. We’re given the privilege of listening in on Harry Coyle and his crew as they make the most of the few resources on hand—and his work here is simply spectacular.
Posted: September 27, 2013 at 02:35 PM | 19 comment(s)
Saturday, August 24, 2013
“It has been such an exciting, enjoyable, wonderful season — the big crowds in the ballpark, everybody is talking about the ballclub, and I really respect, admire and love the management — so everything just fell into place,” Scully said.
“I really still enjoy it immensely. My health is good, thank God. So why not? And my wife said, ‘Why not?’ as well.
“Just the thought of walking away from it to retirement — and looking out the window or something? It’s just too good. As a baseball man, and someone who has always loved the game, the situation and the conditions are perfect.”
Posted: August 24, 2013 at 06:24 AM | 62 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
FOX Sports Detroit is offering fans an additional option for game coverage that includes only natural sounds of the game on select dates during the Detroit Tigers season. The special broadcasts will be available in high-definition on FOX Sports Detroit PLUS and will indulge viewers with a replicated experience of what it’s like to sit in the stands at Comerica Park.
Of course, the crack of the bat will probably be overwhelmed by the sweet strains of “Cotton-Eyed Joe”.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Adam Sandler talks up Grown Ups 2, Kay’s acting prowess in particular.
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