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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Odds against Bill King for Frick Award

“The Baseball Hall of Fame issued its latest list of candidates for the Ford Frick Award, which is a plaque that has a bunch of baseball broadcasters’ names on it, and two things stick out.

Bill King, the longtime Oakland A’s voice, is on the list of 41, which will eventually be whittled to three by that bane of our existence, internet voting.”

Ratto being Ratto once again.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: September 12, 2012 at 02:24 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rob_Wood Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4234164)
Bill King ftw. One of the greatest sports broadcasters of all time.
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:36 PM (#4234169)
Hasn't Bill King done well in the internet voting in the past? I thought that he and Tom Cheek had each been selected by the fans several times only to be rejected by the final committee.
   3. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: September 12, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4234180)
The internet? That thing's full of jerks!
   4. GregQ Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:22 PM (#4234207)
I was never a fan of the A's, or any East Bay team but Bill King was worth tuning in to listen to even in basketball, a sport I dislike a great deal.
   5. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 06:46 PM (#4234221)
Bill King is too ####### good for this award. Go ahead and give it to Jack Buck, baseball establishment, you know you're going to eventually anyway.
   6. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:05 PM (#4234238)
Go ahead and give it to Jack Buck, baseball establishment, you know you're going to eventually anyway.


Good lord, I hope they already did.

   7. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:21 PM (#4234257)
Good lord, I hope they already did.

D'oh! I meant, of course, his offspring.
   8. Lassus Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4234268)
Post #5, Shooty? NUMBER FIVE? Bill King is disappointed.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:34 PM (#4234270)
Post #5, Shooty? NUMBER FIVE? Bill King is disappointed.

Like Buddha, Bill King is never disappointed, only interested.
   10. TerpNats Posted: September 12, 2012 at 07:38 PM (#4234274)
If John Sterling gets the honor before Bill King -- hell, if John Sterling ever wins the award at all -- I demand a congressional investigation.

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