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Legendary Phillies announcer Harry Kalas dead at 73

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Wonderlic, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090413_Kalas_passes_out__taken_to_hospital.html

    Here's hoping he comes out of this OK.

    EDIT: To update thread title :(
     
  2. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    I just posted that on the baseball thread; should have started its own thread, but whatever. Let me add my own hopes that he's okay.
     
  3. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    Another report from CSN Philly says he's in "serious" condition at GWU, though still not many details.

    http://csnphilly.com/pages/landing_09/?Harry-Kalas-Collapses-Rushed-to-GWU-Hosp=1&blockID=49000&feedID=717
     
  4. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    He had heart surgery just a few months ago... :-\
     
  5. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    This is not the way I would have liked to have seen Twitter to be a useful news tool. Fuck. RIP, Harry the K.

    http://twitter.com/tzolecki

    Edit to add another source:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20090413_Phils_announcer_Harry_Kalas_rushed_to_the_hospital.html
     
  6. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    Love listening to him. He's one of those guys that, even though I don't care about the Phillies, I'll flip on a Phillies game on XM just to hear him for a few minutes.

    Get well, Harry.
     
  7. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    I rode an elevator with him last year on the final day of the regular season at CBB, he looked good, like he had lost some weight.
    If ever it was an honor to share an elevator ride with someone, he was it.
     
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    I just discovered him last week. I hope all is well.
     
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    At least he got to enjoy one more Phillies World Series title.
     
  10. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

    RIP, Harry Kalas. Great voice. Great man.
     
  11. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    Re: Harry Kalas passes out, taken to hospital

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    God. What an awful loss.

    Rest In Peace.
     
  12. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    RIP Harry Kalas


    Longtime Phillies broadcaster. Just moved on the wire. No link yet.
     
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