Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, December 10, 2012

Arnold Dean’s death takes another state sports legend from us

If you are north of 40 and grew up in Connecticut, you knew two voices before all the others. It was Bob Steele in the morning and Arnold Dean at night. The voices of childhood. The voices of the state. The voices you still hear now echoing all the years later.

...

Arnold came from a more civil era. Sports talk was sports talk. Not guy talk. Not shouting. Not cutting off callers. Not self-entitlement. He was a gentleman. And it was through that ironic twist that I first met him.


The first sports radio guy I ever heard. Fortunately, he wasn’t born 35 years later.  His gentlemanly style wasn’t edgy enough for today.

Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: December 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, media

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. villageidiom Posted: December 11, 2012 at 08:24 AM (#4321601)
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't heard.
   2. Charles S. will not yield to this monkey court Posted: December 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM (#4321707)
I am north of 40 and grew up in Connecticut. Dean was just a constant voice through my childhood. WTIC had the Red Sox and the Whalers so it was on my radio year-round. I met him once on an airplane flying from Bradley Field down to Tampa for a spring training trip. I was probably 10 or 11. He helped me with the jumble in the Courant and we talked about the Red Sox prospects for the season for a couple of hours. He could not have be nicer. He even invited me to call his show sometimes even though he didn't usually let kids on. I took him up on the offer later that summer calling in to give my thoughts on the Bristol Red Sox of the Eastern League. After one game I considered myself an expert.

Just a first class guy. He will be missed.
   3. Vailsoxfan Posted: December 11, 2012 at 05:38 PM (#4322252)
He and Bob Steele were the guys on CT radio when I was growing up. Always would wake up on a snowy morning hoping Bob would tell you your school was closed. I also remeber Chuck Kaiton who did the Whalers games on WTIC. He was an umpire in the summers and did our legion games. An honor to be called out on strikes by the voice of the Whale. The media seemed better then in many ways.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
phredbird
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFemale Sportswriter Asks: 'Why Are All My Twitter Followers Men?' | ThinkProgress
(113 - 10:45pm, Nov 21)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution
(7 - 10:38pm, Nov 21)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogOTP Politics November 2014: Mets Deny Bias in Ticket Official’s Firing
(4101 - 10:31pm, Nov 21)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogMLB Transaction Trees «
(23 - 10:27pm, Nov 21)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogJosh Lueke and the Ways of Anger
(6 - 10:20pm, Nov 21)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - November 2014
(921 - 10:19pm, Nov 21)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(55 - 10:12pm, Nov 21)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)

NewsblogMatthews: Cashman sleeps on the street, says all is quiet on the free-agent front
(3 - 10:08pm, Nov 21)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogPablo Sandoval’s Brother: Red Sox Showed ‘First Class’ Attentiveness | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com
(15 - 9:45pm, Nov 21)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogRunning list of 2014 40-man roster additions | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
(37 - 9:29pm, Nov 21)
Last: The kids disappeared, now Der-K has too much candy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2014
(43 - 9:27pm, Nov 21)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogOT:  Soccer (the Round, True Football), November 2014
(367 - 8:17pm, Nov 21)
Last: frannyzoo

NewsblogReds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll | FOX Sports
(8 - 6:41pm, Nov 21)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogMLB to tweak replay system, but managers’ challenges will stay | New York Post
(18 - 6:30pm, Nov 21)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogExamining our assumptions about Pablo Sandoval
(31 - 6:26pm, Nov 21)
Last: tfbg9

Page rendered in 0.1419 seconds
52 querie(s) executed