Originally Posted by slavko
Ha! You recall what I recall. Supposedly he was more animated before he went off to WWII, but he was surely more terse than Ed Farmer when he came back. Milo and the like did all the heavy lifting.
Remind me, when Harry came here, didn't Elson replace hin in Oakland? It was simply time for a change. Like now with Hawk.
I mean, if all we can remember is White Owl Wallop and Friendly Bob, what does it say for Elson's broadcasts? Something like Hawk's catchphrases being remembered more than the broadcasts. "Catchphrase" is a term used to describe what an outsider would call a cliche.
One catchphrase I remember was when a Sox player made an error;
''Remember fans, errors like hits and runs are all part of baseball''.
Also ''Pierce looking up at the big board in center field''.
In his pre-game show I remember ''I'll be back with some more Dugout Dope in just a minute''
I loved when he touted an upcoming series ''Dont forget fans the Red Sox with Ted Williams, Jackie Jensen, Mel Parnell and all that gang will be here for Friday night game, a Saturday afternoon game and a tremendous Sunday Double Header''.