I rarely stray away from politics here on PD, though I’ve been happy on several occasions to have received well wishes from many of you for birthdays and my engagement.

Today I want to write a little about the passing of a legend here in Philadelphia.

Harry Kalas, the longtime, Hall of Fame voice of the Philadelphia Phillies, collapsed in the announcing booth at the Washington Nationals ballpark, and later was pronounced dead at GW Hospital.

Kalas was the voice of the Phillies for nearly 40 years, and was also the voice of NFL Films since 1975.

Last fall was one of the most joyous in my sports fandom, as the Phils won the World Series. Harry got to call the final out of that World Series, the first and only world championship he would ever call live.

There is no joy in Philadelphia tonight, and I hope you’ll join me in wishing Harry the K a speedy journey to his next stop.

Outta here.

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