I’ll admit it… I miss Cosell

Yesterday would have been Howard Cosell’s 92nd birthday.  For you young ‘uns, here’s a clip of him broadcasting in Earl Weaver’s last game as a manager:

 

Yes, Cosell was outspoken, egoistic, and even controversial but even as a younger baseball fan I liked him.  I liked his voice and I liked his over-confident, outlandish style. 

There’s no doubt there are many of you out there who disliked him as a broadcaster.  And quite honestly, in this day of cookie-cutter sports analysts and broadcasters, Cosell probably wouldn’t have a job. 

Here’s to you Howard… hope you’re enjoying your birthday wherever you ended up. 

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