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.

GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella 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
Adam M
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(5720 - 5:07pm, Aug 27)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogPosnanski: Blaming the fans
(80 - 5:05pm, Aug 27)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-27-2014
(17 - 5:02pm, Aug 27)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-27-2014
(11 - 4:59pm, Aug 27)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogAJC: O’Brien: Expect B.J. Upton trade talks to be revisited
(29 - 4:58pm, Aug 27)
Last: Colin

NewsblogBrooklyn Cyclones, Nickelodeon to host '90s night
(14 - 4:58pm, Aug 27)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogCameron: Next year really might be THE year, Cubs fans
(27 - 4:57pm, Aug 27)
Last: Harveys Wallbangers

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread August, 2014
(688 - 4:55pm, Aug 27)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(86 - 4:54pm, Aug 27)
Last: DJS and the Infinite Sadness

NewsblogReports: The Astros may still be able to sign top pick Brady Aiken
(2 - 4:53pm, Aug 27)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - August 2014
(345 - 4:45pm, Aug 27)
Last: Jimmy P

NewsblogMariners Extend GM Jack Zduriencik
(45 - 4:05pm, Aug 27)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogRoyals Walk Off; Ned Yost Complains About Attendance
(4 - 3:52pm, Aug 27)
Last: BDC

NewsblogFangraphs: Cameron | Tim Lincecum: Now a Reliever, Maybe Needs to Close
(27 - 3:23pm, Aug 27)
Last: SouthSideRyan

NewsblogFG: A Good Reason To Watch Yusmeiro Petit Pitch
(3 - 2:49pm, Aug 27)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

Page rendered in 0.1184 seconds
52 querie(s) executed