Saturday, August 8, 2009

Harry Kalas inducted into Wall of Fame as Phils fall

Joe Blanton and Ricky Nolasco both pitched very well last night, but it was Cody Ross's solo shot, which put Florida in front 3-0 at the time, that proved to be the difference maker.

Ben Francisco made things interesting with a two-run shot of his own, his first in a Phillies' uniform, but the Phils fell to the Marlins 3-2.

Harry Kalas was inducted into the Phils' Wall of Fame last night, an honor for the Kalas family as the organization made an exception in entering Kalas into the Wall of Fame. Nothing could be more appropriate for an absolute legend in Philadelphia sports.

Well, almost nothing. I couldn't help but notice that Kalas was not placed next to his former co-worker and best friend, Richie Ashburn. Those two were made for each other, and should be on the wall together, forever.

I'm not quite sure of the rules, but I'm pretty sure they are placed on the wall in the order they were inducted. If that's the case, another exception should have been made so that they could be paired together one last time, which would have been a fitting tribute to the best tandem of broadcasters in Phillies' history. Regardless, it's still great to see Harry up there forever.

Cole Hamels looks to right the ship and get a victory against the Marlins tonight.

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