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Rory Markus, Angel pbp announcer, dies

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    On local news outlets.

    Heart attack.
  2. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Holy crap. Only 54. And this just a couple of months after the Angels announced they were dropping Physioc and Hudler and Markas would be the lead TV announcer.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He's had some physical problems.


    Also, he is the USC basketball radio pbp guy.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    RIP, Rory.
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    He was very underrated. I always felt comfortable listening to his broadcasts -- Angels and USC basketball. With his ties to USC, I hoped they'd bring him into the football booth to replace the jerk they have now.
    RIP, Rory.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    One of the good guys in the biz. Very good guy.

  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed listening to him whenever we got an Angels home game on one of the Rogers Sportsnet channels.

  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I wasn't too happy with Physioc and Hudler being let go, but Markas always was a solid announcer and I was looking forward to hearing him on TV this season.

    I immediately thought back to last year's brain surgery when I heard the news. RIP.
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Here's a more-current link:
  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Exactly, TV.

    Markus was one of those versatile, do-everything announcers who did a ton of stuff in the LA market: Angels, USC, the sports on KNX-AM, you name it. He did it.

    I heard this driving in to work on KNX this morning. The announcers were nearly breaking down.

    RIP to one of the good guys in the biz.
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