Be Happy, For Harry Kalas

April 19, 2009 |

You know, just about every person in sports, longs to go out on top, unfortunately very few get the opportunity. If you told Harry Caray that the Cub’s would win the world series and then the good lord would take him, he would of signed that paper faster than you could say “Ernie Banks”. Chuck Thompson would have done the same.  All these great Sportscasters  love their family, their team and the game. I compare them to Merlin and King Arthur. Merlin watched many Kings come and go as he sat and observed them fight on the battlefields. He Knew his place was up above the field observing and recording history. Watching how the players fought, fairly or unfairly, with honor, or without, flashy armour and ego or tainted pewter and guts.  He saw many come and go and all for the love of their Country.  Harry Kalas gave praise and criticism to the players through out the years, but it was always justified and really he was the voice of the fans sentiment. On October 29th, 2008, Harry Kalas was finally able to call the Phillies’ winning moment in a World Series when Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske. Harry became one of the very few to go out on top, so be happy for him, only a select few people on earth get to do what they love and influence so many people with joy.