Sitting in for Bob

The beginning of the end
Ticket prices high for the final game

While we’re all eagerly awaiting Bob Sheppard’s return to the booth, The Times got around to profiling Sheppard’s replacement last week. Jim Hall, the man filling in for the Voice of God, talks about the reception he receives, his efforts at mimicking Sheppard and his 40-year career as the backup Yankee public address announcer. I’m a sucker for stories like these.

The beginning of the end
Ticket prices high for the final game
  • pat

    hes like the matt cassel of announcing

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Bob Sheppard was a smug, condescending douche who dated supermodels and dissed his baby mama? I had no idea…

      • pat

        Possibly. Moreso that jim hall has spent a career in obscurity as a backup to a more well known person.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Bob was a terrible college announcer.

        • pat

          he did college games in like the 1940’s how terrible could it have been?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        I would think Jim Sorgi would be a better comp.

        • pat

          sorgi was a star at wisconsin.. cassel was backup to palmer and leinhart at usc

  • pat

    i hate all of you.