I remember fondly listening to radio broadcasts of the Twins withÂ my grandfather. We would sit outside enjoying the perfection of a northern Minnesota summer as HerbÂ CarnealÂ would call the game over theÂ pint-size transistor connection to Metropolitan Stadium. That summer, Rod CarewÂ was flirting to hitÂ 400 and Herb’s color commentaryÂ were my stories.
Baseball’s broadcast cathedral was NBC’sÂ Game of the WeekÂ with Joe Garagiola (aÂ last name I could never correctly pronounce) callingÂ play-by-play with aÂ playful style that was emblematic of the game. That’s the year baseball hooked me good. RIP Joe.
“Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”
– Joe Garagiola