Sorry, Nationals: It Was All About Harry Kalas


Published: April 14, 2009


... border="0" width="246" height="211" />What was one more loss going to hurt the Washington Nationals anyway? It’s not like Manny Acta was about to be replaced by Flip Saunders, or Stan Kasten was giving away 2-for-1 tickets to every fan able to prove their hatred of the Nats. It was going to be business as usual for a Nationals team that had no motivation other than pleasing a somewhat-partisan crowd.

But no one could really be partisan yesterday, after hearing the news of the sudden death of Harry Kalas, a longtime Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster and the echoing voice of NFL Films for many years. He went out the way many of us would like to, at an age so few of us ever imagine reaching.

Just dropped. Right in the booth. 73-years-old.

So as much as I would’ve liked the Nationals to get their first win of the year on yesterday afternoon, I&...

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