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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 01:29 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: announcers, media, television, yankees

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   1. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: December 04, 2011 at 01:39 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 with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: December 04, 2011 at 01:48 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 12:13 AM (#4006810)
He did mine, Steven Tyler, Adele and James Taylor.


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

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