Baseball memories

Baseball memories

On Sunday, November 15, Steve Zalusky wrote that baseball and radio were meant for each other. I grew up with radio and still enjoy news, sports and “old fashioned radio” programs.

One thing was missing in Steve’s comments. For “out of town games”, the broadcasters were not there. “Play by play” was settled because most were done by the announcer reading a ticker tape with minimum info like ball or strike and definitely not that the ball was high, low, fast or curve, etc. Bob Elson still did this for White Sox later than many because he had his usual Pump Room concert here in town.

Today’s broadcasts are difficult to listen to due to the emphasis on having a high amount of noise mixed with play-by-play or talk about movie stars and social media posts instead of what is actually happening on the field.

Fred henning

Arlington Heights

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