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Red Barber heads-up

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by writing irish, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Red Barber retrospective on NPR's Morning Edition tomorrow.
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    His 100th birthday would've been Sunday. Didn't realize he'd been dead more than 15 years already.
  3. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    One of my proudest possessions is a note I got from Red Barber in '88 or '89, after I interviewed him for a story on the first night game, which he broadcast.
    The note was more than just "thanks for interviewing an old coot," it was obvious he'd really read the story, and then he took time to say what he liked about it.
    Incredibly gracious, decent.
    Hard to imagine Red on, say, the WWL.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Hard to imagine the ol' redhead in the cat-bird seat on any broadcast today.

    The only one close to him is another redhead who learned it from the master himself.
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I remember (in the pre-ESPN Classic days) of watching a tape of Game 7 of the 1952 World Series. I later told my dad about how Barber had such a pleasant voice to listen to.

    And I miss the days of Scully and Joe G. broadcasting NBC's Game of the Week each Saturday.
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Along with Chick Hearn and Drysdale and Enberg doing the Angels, part of the soundtrack of my youth.

    I remember hearing on the radio a retrospect on the 40th anniversary of Bobby Thomson's Shot Heard 'Round the World in which Barber was a featured part of the piece. He didn't sound too good then, but what he had to say was interesting, to say the least.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This NPR link has a few Red classics:


    Including "back, back, back, back" describing Gionfriddo's catch on DiMaggio in the '47 Series ... long before the fat piece of shit on ESPN plagiarized it.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Like Scully, NOT a self-promoting douche.

    A vanishing species.
  9. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Thanks, some great stuff.
    Edwards is on XM now, I wonder if he mentioned Barber?
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