Showing posts with label Bob Sheppard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bob Sheppard. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring Update

  • C.C. has been labeled, not only, as the Opening Day starter but also will pitch the first day in the stadium (April 16th).
  • The beloved old stadium has been slated for an April demolition.
  • Sliding into Home has a wonderful New Yankee Stadium photo update.
  • Bob Sheppard (The Voice of God) will not be reporting to Opening Day.
  • Pete Abe has tons of juicy details in today's game thread. (Jeter led off today)


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, May I Have Your Attention Please...

Contrary to previous reports, Bob Sheppard will return to the booth this season as Yankee PA announcer. He is currently recovering from pneumonia, and just signed a two-year extension with the Yankees, taking him through age 99, and will return to the booth roughly two months into the season. This is a relief for all Yankees fans, as Sheppard should be able to do the PA in the new stadium.

As a side note, Derek Jeter said that he would have no problem with a blood testing policy for MLB, saying, "You can test for whatever you want to test for. We get pricked by needles anyway in spring training, so we have a lot of blood work to begin with."

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The End of An Era

The New York Yankees are entering their final season in Yankee Stadium, and PA announcer Bob Sheppard may not be a part of it. According to the the New York Times, Sheppard is struggling to regain his health after a bronchial infection. Sheppard, who has done the PA in The Stadium since 1951, may have announced his last lineup. He is 97 years old, and may be replaced by his son, Chris Sheppard, who holds a speech degree from Marquette. Hopefully Bob can recover, because the new Yankee Stadium without his voice will make it seem far more new.

River Ave. Blues has pictures of the new stadium.