Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On Harry Kalas and inspired writing

Jeff and I were talking about Harry Kalas. The death of a baseball play-by-play announcer would not seem to rank among the most meaningful things in life, but somehow it does. I said, one of us in here ought to write something about why this matters.

Then Jeff told me to read Chris Otto's piece on 1A today, and when I did, I realized that someone already had -- beautifully.

I am having trouble finding Chris' piece online, so right now, and perhaps fittingly, you'll have to read it the old-fashioned way. Pick up the paper.