House of Representatives honors Bob Sheppard

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The United States House of Representatives passed a resolution today saluting the late Bob Sheppard for his service as a public address announcer and a speech professor. Sponsored by New York’s Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, the measure resembles those frequently passed by the House to honor prominent Americans who have recently passed away. The short bill, which I’ve embedded below, commends how “Bob Sheppard’s clear, distinctive voice has set the standard of sports announcing, and has become ingrained in the fans and players as a widely recognized and revered Yankees tradition.” Sheppard’s moniker — the Voice of God — has now been forever memorialized in the Congressional record.

Sheppard House Resolution

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  • Eric Solomon

    And let us all say, “Amen.”

  • Big Stein

    What no filibuster from Boston?

  • Stratman9652

    Wow, the legalese.

  • CP

    He was the public address announcer for the New York Giants? I had no idea.

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  • larryf

    They should have taped him saying “Mr. Speaker, The President of the United States”

  • Teh Compensation Pick

    I’m all for honoring Bob Sheppard, but maybe they should have addressed taxes first,seems a little more crucial to me.

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Lame-duck Congress. They pass these resolutions all the time. Yadda yadda yadda.

    • Dick Whitman

      Half of each session is dedicated to passing resolutions. Whether that be to rename a post office, honor a cub scout for service or honor a specific demographic group, that’s pretty much what Congress does day-to-day.

      • RL

        While I certain;ly appreciate what Bob Sheppard brought to NY sports teams, this is A TOTAL FUCKING WASTE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS!!!!! These people should do some work to straighten out the mess that we call our economy or be voted out of office!

  • Marsha

    At least the resolution wasn’t sponsored by Rangel. It never would’ve passed.

    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      it would have passed, but he would have walked out first.