Speaking of play-by-play men, as a Giants fan I grew up listening to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons and later Hank Greenwald. I remember when we would go camping, we could always pick-up Vin Scully at night. I had it good! LizzieMaine is absolutely right about the "yawping gasbags" that pass for play-by-play talent today with their overly-stylized "signature calls" Nothing makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck like listening to the local "calls" from around the league on ESPN or the MLB Channel. Some of the worst offenders: "The A-Bomb from A-Rod!", "The Tex Message", "He-Gone", "Stop It!", "You Have Got to be Kidding Me!" and last but not least, "Mercy!" I'll admit that Russ Hodges "lost it" after Bobby Thomson's home run in 1951, but that was a once-in-a-lifetime watershed moment that he was calling. The modern yawping gasbags "lose it" 4 or 5 times every single game. I sure miss Curt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola and sometimes Tony Kubek, doing the Game-of-The-Week, playoffs and World Series. I have to turn off the sound nowadays during the Fox broadcasts.