August 04, 2008

Braves Win!

Sad day for America's Team and the baseball world with the passing of Skip Caray. As someone who grew up in Philadelphia as a Braves fan, I spent many a summer night with Skip, Pete, Don and Joe. And of course, I will watch baseball for the rest of my life and won't see a more spine-tingling play than Sid's Slide to send the Braves to the 1992 World Series. There isn't a greater visual in the sports world then the sheer look of unrestrained joy on Sid Bream's face.

Here is a link to a short video which includes Skip's legendary call of the play. I still get goose bumps listening to it. Well worth taking the two minutes (unless you happen to reside in the western part of Pennsylvania. Move along please for your own sanity.) Braves fans everywhere will miss you Skip.

A lotta room in right-center, if he hits one there we can dance in the streets. The 2-1. Swung, line drive left field! One run is in! Here comes Bream! Here’s the throw to the plate! He is…safe! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win! Braves win!…Braves win! They may have to hospitalize Sid Bream; he’s down at the bottom of a huge pile at the plate. They help him to his feet. Frank Cabrera got the game winner! The Atlanta Braves are National League champions again! This crowd is going berserk, listen!


Jimmy said...

Hope Mike Brown reads this on an open stomach. He'll surely hurl at the sight of Sid getting horse-collared on the ground in rapturous jubilation.

Doug said...

Sad stuff. Skip Carey will be missed. He was one of the great voices of the game.