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

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Hoops icon Dick Vitale voices some support for Mariano Rivera

LESS LES CASON, LESS YELLING!

When Dick Vitale heard prior to Thanksgiving that Mariano Rivera was headed for vocal cord surgery, he attempted to reach out to baseball’s all-time closer.

Having undergone surgery on his vocal cord in 2007, the college basketball television announcer and Yankees fan wanted to recommend the doctor that operated on him.

“I had Dr. Steven Zeitels in Boston,’’ Vitale told The Post. “He did mine, Steven Tyler, Adele and James Taylor. He is the Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter of his profession.’’

...“Not being a singer, we don’t use our diaphragms when we talk,’’ Vitale said. “They taught me to do exercises and try to learn that you don’t have to scream and yell on the phone. I have learned that the day of the game I have to be low key.

“Of course, I make my living with talking. Mariano makes his living with his arm.”

 

Repoz Posted: December 04, 2011 at 02:29 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, media, television, yankees

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. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: December 04, 2011 at 02:39 PM (#4006448)
Anyone else slightly worried about Mo? I just freak out about these mystery symptoms turning out to be throat cancer or something.
   2. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: December 04, 2011 at 02:48 PM (#4006449)
Anyone else slightly worried about Mo? I just freak out about these mystery symptoms turning out to be throat cancer or something.

Nah. One of the cables to the speakers just has a loose contact.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 05, 2011 at 01:13 AM (#4006810)
He did mine, Steven Tyler, Adele and James Taylor.


Hard to tell if this is a net positive or negative for humanity.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
HowardMegdal
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(24 - 12:33am, Oct 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPosnanski: The Beauty of Belief [Royals win Wild Card, headed to ALDS]
(8 - 12:29am, Oct 02)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBaseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game
(41 - 12:29am, Oct 02)
Last: Mark Armour

NewsblogA’s wild swing of a season ends in wild-card loss to Royals
(34 - 12:27am, Oct 02)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogThe Baseball Show with Rany Jazayerli and Joe Sheehan - 9/29/14
(6 - 12:26am, Oct 02)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogUNR study: Temperature affects baseball scores
(9 - 12:24am, Oct 02)
Last: BochysFingers

NewsblogBP: 2014 Internet Baseball Awards
(2 - 12:24am, Oct 02)
Last: Sonic Youk

NewsblogAdam Dunn, 34, calls it a career
(71 - 12:24am, Oct 02)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogSpector: Stats incredible! Numbers from the 2014 MLB season will amaze you
(69 - 12:22am, Oct 02)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(492 - 12:06am, Oct 02)
Last: CWS Keith plans to boo your show at the Apollo

NewsblogDayton Moore's vision for Kansas Royals validated - ESPN
(49 - 12:04am, Oct 02)
Last: zack

NewsblogNL WILD CARD 2014 OMNICHATTER
(283 - 12:03am, Oct 02)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogLinkedIn: 10 Sales Lessons From “The Captain”
(23 - 11:06pm, Oct 01)
Last: Pirate Joe

NewsblogFangraphs (Sullivan): How Jarrod Dyson Stole The Biggest Base Of His Life
(13 - 10:39pm, Oct 01)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogWSJ: Scoring in Baseball Is Down. Blame the Umpires A Study Found That Umpires Have Expanded Their Strike Zone in Recent Years
(2 - 10:22pm, Oct 01)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1727 seconds
52 querie(s) executed