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skobabe8
03-28-2005, 12:46 AM
http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050327&content_id=978236&vkey=news_min&fext=.jsp&c_id=min

Epark84
03-28-2005, 01:00 AM
RIP Bob Casey....As much as I dislike the twins, I have nothing but respect for casey. The only good thing about the dome is hearing his pregame introductions and his "no smoking in the metrodome" reminder. Baseball lost a good guy.

ChiWhiteSox1337
03-28-2005, 02:49 AM
Sad to hear about this. Twins games at the Metrodome won't be the same anymore. The Twins PA announcer was always the most recognizable to me next to Gene Honda.

TornLabrum
03-28-2005, 08:32 AM
I'm sad to hear that news. One of my favorite player intros at the Metrodome was for RON COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMER!

whitesoxwilkes
03-28-2005, 09:38 AM
I'm sad to hear that news. One of my favorite player intros at the Metrodome was for RON COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMER!

Let's not forget Cristian GOOOOOOOOOOOOZ-man!

RIP, Bob.

CHISOXFAN13
03-28-2005, 11:28 AM
His intro of Kirby Puckett was also very entertaining. Very sad news.

RIP.

Hangar18
03-28-2005, 02:35 PM
wow, thats sad for the Twins. That guy was definitely the 2nd most recognizable voice in Baseball (next to our Gene Honda)
I actually found Bob Casey borderline annoying, the way he sounded like some
angry old man, no-nonsense, no fuss, wearing a fishermans hat, drinking
a Pabst or Hamms beer on duty, and didnt care the way he sounded over the PA System. Caseys voice is one of the many
I can mock (in my repetoire heh heh) , but in a nice way now seeing the
turn of events.

That voice of his will be missed for sure RIP bob.

Fenway
03-28-2005, 02:55 PM
http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/images/2005/03/26/eVpvMm6A.jpg

Back in 1970 he announced to the crowd at The Met. "Don't Panic. The Bloomington Police say there is bomb in the ball park. Please leave."

skobabe8
03-28-2005, 05:28 PM
wow, thats sad for the Twins. That guy was definitely the 2nd most recognizable voice in Baseball (next to our Gene Honda)
I actually found Bob Casey borderline annoying, the way he sounded like some
angry old man, no-nonsense, no fuss, wearing a fishermans hat, drinking
a Pabst or Hamms beer on duty, and didnt care the way he sounded over the PA System. Caseys voice is one of the many
I can mock (in my repetoire heh heh) , but in a nice way now seeing the
turn of events.

That voice of his will be missed for sure RIP bob.

I agree with you, H. I always found his voice more on the annoying side when watching games on TV, partly b/c alot of the time we were looking up at the twinkies in the standings. He sounded cranky and whiny. I mentioned that in a post a while back, not knowing he had been their PA guy for so long, and took a small beating for it. :D: I never heard him in person.

Viva Medias B's
03-28-2005, 06:36 PM
We cannot forget "CHUUUUCK KNOOOOOOOBLAUCH!!!!"

Bob Casey's passing marks the departure of another legendary PA voice over these past few years. He now joins Sherm Feller (Boston) and Rex Barney (Baltimore) as voices that have left this world.

However, among the older legendary PA voices, Bob Sheppard (Yankees) and Roy Steele (Oakland) are still going strong.

RIP Bob

Fenway
03-28-2005, 07:07 PM
Bob Sheppard
http://ssakai.web.infoseek.co.jp/auto_sheppard.JPG

http://yankeetradition.com/1976Line.ram

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FCI/is_11_63/ai_n6355442


Sheppard is very touchy about his age. However I have been told that he is 94 years old and the internet movie database indicates that.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0791924/

Date of birth (location)
12 October (http://www.imdb.com/OnThisDay?day=12&month=October) 1910 (http://www.imdb.com/BornInYear?1910)
Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, USA (http://www.imdb.com/BornWhere?Richmond%20Hill,%20Queens,%20New%20York, %20USA)AS: Do you remember the first lineup you announced?

BS: At first base, Johnny Mize. At second base, Jerry Coleman. At shortstop, Phil Rizzuto. At third base, Billy Johnson. In left field, Jackie Jensen. In center field, Joe DiMaggio. In right field, Mickey Mantle. Catching, Yogi Berra. And pitching, Vic Raschi. And the first man I ever introduced in my career, which was April of 1951, was the Boston Red Sox center fielder Dom DiMaggio.


Sherman Feller
http://www.shermfeller.com/SHERM1A.JPG

http://www.shermfeller.com/WELCOME.WAV

Viva Medias B's
03-28-2005, 11:28 PM
Doesn't Bob Sheppard, known in New York as the "Voice of God," still do New York Giants football too?

Fenway
03-29-2005, 04:49 PM
Doesn't Bob Sheppard, known in New York as the "Voice of God," still do New York Giants football too?

He does indeed