Kalas on DL

Phillies announcer Harry Kalas is off the air for a few games, recovering from surgery to fix a detached retina in his left eye.

Meanwhile, last week voting closed for Radio Hall of Fame voting, of which Kalas was nominated.

To make up for Kalas’ absense, radio announcer Scott Franzke filled in on television and pre and post game host, Jim Jackson, did some innings on the radio.

UPDATE – Kalas returned for Sunday’s Braves/Phillies game, working only radio since today’s game was on Fox.  According to the Phillies, he will travel with the team to Washington, D.C. following the Phillies’ ALS event Monday.

2 responses to “Kalas on DL

  1. Harry is the Great One. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery. After the Phillies Season ends, he does weekly NFL Radiocasts for Westwood One, as well as his NFL and commercial work.

  2. Harry was a very good announcer; I wouldn’t out him in the announcer pantheon with Red Barber, Vin Scully, Jon Miller, etc. Now he makes routine errors and sometimes I sense the other announcer in the booth making note of the error and deciding, along with the producer, where to correct him or let it go. Tough position.

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