This has been a tragic few weeks for baseball. First George Kell and Nick Adenhart passed away, and yesterday we learned that Legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas and All-Star fan favorite Mark "The Bird" Fidrych died yesterday.
Kalas was in booth for 43 years, the last 38 with the Phillies. He was also the "voice of football", lending his golden pipes to NFL films for the past 30 years.
I grew up watching Fidrych in Detroit, and was a part of Bird mania. I had the privledge of meeting Mr. Fidrych on a few different occasions, meetings I will treasure.