"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sheppard hopes to return for last game

Ailing public address announcer Bob Sheppard hopes to return for the final game at Yankee Stadium later this month, according to Jim Baumbach.

Sheppard says his doctor is unsure if he has enough stamina to call an entire game at Yankee Stadium.

So, really, the only thing Sheppard can do is wait and see. And there are other options. Sheppard said his backup Jim Hall, who has filled in for Sheppard all season, is willing to sit by his side during the final game. "And if I begin to get too tired, he would be my relief speaker, like a relief pitcher," he said.
Nothing against Mr. Hall, but games at Yankee Stadium just haven't been the same this season. Hopefully Sheppard can return for the final game and send the Stadium out in style.


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