Saturday, September 12, 2009

Flashback Saturday

To borrow (and change) an expression from the blog Faith And Fear In Flushing, today is Flashback Saturday watching the Mets game.

Former Mets TV play-by-play man (and current Radio play-by-play man) Howie Rose is filling in on the FOX Sports telecast with former TV announcer Tim McCarver. The duo never worked together (like when FOX had Ralph Kiner visit the booth for an inning last year working with Tim McCarver), but it's both good and a bit strange to hear both familiar voices in places that I knew them when I was growing up.

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  1. I so wanted Howie to say "put it in the books" when the Mets won. Since the game ended 10-9 in the Mets' favor, it reminded me of another 10-9 victory in Philly. Remember Bob Murphy's infamous "the Mets win the damn thing" call?

    Good memories. Good times. Good win today by the Mets!

  2. "put it in the books" might have warranted an explanation to the national audience. I don't know. I didn't hear his old TV homerun call today either.

    You mentioned Bob Murphy's infamous "the Mets win the damn thing" got it...

    Here's the pitch on the way.
    Line drive, caught.
    The game is over. The Mets win it.
    A line drive to Mario Diaz.
    And the Mets win the ballgame, they win the damn thing by a score of 10-9.

    I think it was 1991 or 1992, somewhere around there. I don't even remember the game.

    remember that you can always hear Bob Murphy's voice on my blog on the top right-hand side.

  3. I still have a vinyl copy of the "Let's Go Mets Go" album from 1986. It had the original version of the song and the extended remixed version on Side A and Side B had Bob Murphy narrating the highlights of the 1986 regular season.

    Sigh, now I'm missing Bob. Glad I can still hear him on your blog as well. I will be listening to WFAN tomorrow night so that I don't have to hear Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on ESPN.

  4. I'm too young to remember the "Let's Go Mets Go" album, other than it being played at the 1986 reunion 3 years ago. I'm surprised I never saw an MP3 for it before.