I am incredibly saddened by the passing of Dave Niehaus, the announcer who called the Mariners’ baseball games in Seattle for over 30 years.
A game just wasn’t complete without Dave’s commentary. His occasional enthusiastic outbursts “My Oh My” and “Fly Fly Away!” punctuated the very best games and best plays. So often we went to games with radio headphones so that we could listen to his calls. In fact, there were many a game watched from home where we turned down the TV and turned up the radio to listen to him.
My children all love baseball–partly because Dave Niehaus made it come alive for them. We celebrated so many wins and so many near impossible plays with him … and Niehaus knew just how to heighten the excitement.
Oh, we’ll greatly miss you, Dave. Baseball in Seattle will never be the same again.