A friend of mine, John Lane, sent an email after the post I made last week on the death of long-time Braves announcer Skip Carey. It included a great story that I just had to share. After noting that he appreciated baseball and was headed to Fenway next month for a game, John turned to basketball announcers when he wrote:
“That brings to mind Johnny Most, who was for many years the radio voice of the Boston Celtics (1953-1990), one whose allegiance was never in doubt. Catch him on YouTube.
On one occasion the game had gotten very exciting. Most was screaming into the microphone when suddenly his voice was lost, though the crowd noise in the background continued at a roar.
After nearly two minutes of no play-by-play, Most’s voice resumed: ‘Sorry about that Celtics fans. I got so excited I fell out of the press box.'”
If you have stories to tell on your favorite sportscaster, please feel free to write a comment to this post.
Off to hike the Grand Canyon. More to come…