Friday, May 25, 2007

Fascinating Trivia

So, I'm reading Kaufman, who is talking about listening to famed baseball announcer Ernie Harwell, and I come across this bit:

The last team to do radio re-creations of road games was the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1951. Harwell, who did re-creations for the minor-league Atlanta Crackers in the '40s, said he smacked a ruler on the table to make the sound of the ball hitting the bat. "Different guys had different things," he said. "Some people had very involved recordings with cheers on them and things like that."
--King Kaufman, Salon.com


The Atlanta Crackers? Goddamn if that isn't a better team name than the fuckin' Atlanta Braves! Someone better get on this, and fast!

I want a commemorative jersey!

2 Comments:

At 11:31 AM, Anonymous levide said...

That paragraph plays even better if you read it out loud like a '40s radio announcer.

 
At 11:42 AM, Anonymous levide said...

Then again, so does anything else.

 

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