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    Ailing Sheppard might not return
    Friday, February 08, 2008
    BY ED PRICE
    Star-Ledger Staff

    NEW YORK -- Bob Sheppard, who has been the public-address announcer at Yankee Stadium since 1951, may not be able to resume his duties this season.

    "He's struggling to regain his health," Yankees spokesman Howard Rubenstein said. "He's in poor health. He and the Yankees both hope he's back in the booth. For now he's not."


  • #2
    Originally posted by willisraverchk77 View Post
    Ailing Sheppard might not return
    Friday, February 08, 2008
    BY ED PRICE
    Star-Ledger Staff

    NEW YORK -- Bob Sheppard, who has been the public-address announcer at Yankee Stadium since 1951, may not be able to resume his duties this season.

    "He's struggling to regain his health," Yankees spokesman Howard Rubenstein said. "He's in poor health. He and the Yankees both hope he's back in the booth. For now he's not."


    Wow that's a shame. He's a classic. Hope he can make it through at least one more season, get healthy and enjoy life.

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    • #3
      I knew he was most likely gonna die before the new stadium opened. My grandmother died a couple months ago, and about 4 days before she died, I went to the hospital with my parents to see her, and she seemed like she was doing fine. I don't think he ha much more time to live if he's struggling. Let's just hope his replacement isn't all cherrey and happy, like all the other baseball PA guys.

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      • #4
        My vote is for Suzie Waldman to be the interim announcer.

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        • #5
          Well, he turned 97 years old after last season, so he's had a nice long run. Would have liked to have seen him in the new stadium, though.
          "Simply put, the passion, interest and tradition surrounding baseball in New York is unmatched."

          Sean McAdam, ESPN.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by icee82 View Post
            My vote is for Suzie Waldman to be the interim announcer.
            "Oh my goodness gracious! Derek Jeter is stepping into the batter's box!"

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            • #7
              I had a feeling that he might not have that much longer after he didn't do the Playoffs this year, he is 97 years old! I think the guy that fills in for him might take over when he goes, he has that deep "voice of god" type voice nothing like Bob, but still the same idea. I just hope whoever does the PA after him is still that classic style and not the shock jock type that at some stadiums now. That sucks! I will really miss him when he is gone.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Urbanshocker13 View Post
                I had a feeling that he might not have that much longer after he didn't do the Playoffs this year, he is 97 years old! I think the guy that fills in for him might take over when he goes, he has that deep "voice of god" type voice nothing like Bob, but still the same idea. I just hope whoever does the PA after him is still that classic style and not the shock jock type that at some stadiums now. That sucks! I will really miss him when he is gone.
                yeah, i cant imagine...

                aaaaaaAAAAAAAAnd NOW!!! The starting lineup for YOUR NEW YORK YYYYYYYYANKEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                • #9
                  I really hope that he can regain his health and that he will be able to finish the final season of the House that Ruth Build.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Urbanshocker13 View Post
                    I had a feeling that he might not have that much longer after he didn't do the Playoffs this year, he is 97 years old! I think the guy that fills in for him might take over when he goes, he has that deep "voice of god" type voice nothing like Bob, but still the same idea. I just hope whoever does the PA after him is still that classic style and not the shock jock type that at some stadiums now. That sucks! I will really miss him when he is gone.
                    Actually, that's not a shock jock type voice. It's a morning zoo host type voice.

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                    • #11
                      Maybe we'll get something like these, god forbid...

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-kTcxlLiE

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnpSgMQai0


                      One of the reasons I haven't watched an NBA game in 3 years.
                      Last edited by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock; 02-09-2008, 09:51 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mario Mendoza...HOF Lock View Post
                        Maybe we'll get something like these, god forbid...

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR-kTcxlLiE

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnpSgMQai0


                        One of the reasons I haven't watched an NBA game in 3 years.
                        that'd be horrible

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                        • #13
                          We all know John Sterling will get the gig once Mr. Sheppard departs this life... after Yankee victories the recording of Mr. Sinatra's performance of "New York, New York" will be replaced by Sterling shouting "THHHHHHHHHE YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" over and over and over, and each time he does it his "THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHE"s will be longer and longer and longer, so that by the time the last fan has left that final "THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHE" will go on for twenty minutes.
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                          • #14
                            I heard Chris (I think that's his name) Sheppard will tryout for his father's job this spring. If he sounds like his father, it might just be an easy transition. Of course I want something original from him too. It'd be great to keep the job in the Sheppard family. Hope Bob starts feeling better though, I hope he closes out The Stadium.
                            The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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                            • #15
                              Terrible news, I like many on this board grew up with Bob, all I know, of the only voice I have ever experienced at The Big Park. I wonder if any public address announcers are in the Hall Of Fame, if not there will be one for sure.

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