One of the great things about being a Padres fan since '76 is the fact that you grow up thinking Jerry Coleman's all there is about baseball on the radio. Sure, there's the other guy in the booth with him who talks so fast and seems to disavow any knowledge of the Padres when they're losing, but the main guy is Jerry Coleman.
This weekend Jerry's receiving the Ford C. Frick award. They'll put his name up in the Hall of Fame Musem as one of the greatest broadcasters of all time. To commemerate, here's some links:
- A nice North County Times piece about Jerry.
- Today, Jerry Coleman gets inducted into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame.
- What Did Jerry Coleman Do Today? It hasn't been updated in forever, but it's still just kinda fun to read. I've been trying to catch up by listening to the radio archives, but you have no idea how tedious this is. Especially when Ted doesn't ask about Jerry's day in the bottom of the sixth. Also, we've had a lot of Flannery in the booth over the course of the month.
- Another article about what Jerry will be up to this weekend. Says Ted Leitner, "This is better than the Kiwanis when they give you the little pencil thing and the letter opener. This is big." And people complain about Vasgersian talking nonsense?
- More self promotion. Talking with Jeff Idelson from the Hall of Fame Just in case you missed it the first time.