A lot of gorgeous tributes today to Harry the K.
Bill Lyon, dragged out of retirement to write:
"Close your eyes, and it's a muggy summer evening, and on the TV in your den and on the radio in your car, and you've just tuned into the Fightin's, and all you need hear is The Voice and from the sound of it, without knowing the score, you can tell instantly whether they're winning or losing."
Bob Ford, dragged out of bed to write:
"Somebody stole the Liberty Bell yesterday, unhooked it from its case and carted it off when no one was looking. We won't see the Liberty Bell ever again, and a part of us all, of what makes our city special, is lost."
Lots more you may have seen. And then something you might have missed.
Instapunk, dropping the snarl, and writing from the heart, about how Harry Kalas brought back a young man's love of the game. The writer left Philadelphia after the '64 collapse and found himself surrounded by Pittsburgh Pirates fans. Who could blame him for losing faith? And then The Voice brought him back into the fold.
Read it all here.
Here's a taste:
It's a winner.